“Phone Arts is an International collaborative project experimenting using only the mobile phone as the medium to create unique compositions. They explore the boundaries of the phone to create graphic illustrations and designs.”
FRAMED* – a platform for new art forms – was first conceptualized by Yugo Nakamura of tha ltd. to display diverse forms of expression including interactive art, web applications, motion graphics & illustration in everyday interior spaces. FRAMED* looks and is a display, but with an integrated computer. The interesting thing is the integration with an iPhone app which lets you choose which piece to display but also allows you to interact through the touchscreen with digital artwork. The iPhone app has also a build in store to buy and install new works. I think it’s quite an interesting concept for a digital art market. I wouldn’t having a FRAMED* on one of my walls …
“The Future Piggy” Bank is project made by Wang Chao, Maggie Kuo, and Jordi Parra, at the Umeå Institute of Design, in Sweden. In just a few days, they made this mock-up of piggy bank that accepts credit cards. By using very simple components like an arduino board, a sensor and an iphone as a display, they were able to create a piggy bank which behaves like a Tamagotchi. If you don’t feed it with a credit card it will become sad and the other way around. Very nice work!
found at Co.Design
Flitser.org is probably one of the coolest websites I’ve seen lately. It’s basically a website with a lot of photos of people taking pictures of themselves in a mirror while using the flash of the camera. The interesting part is that the center of the flashlight follows your mouse pointer. There’re also a few automated animations and one interactive one called “Click, Drag, Throw”. It’s a project made by Conditional Design.
found at It’s Nice That
If you’re into pixel art you’ve probably heard of eBoy, they create the most amazing pixels worlds. Together with Delicious Toys they’ve developed a very nice iPhone/iPod Touch game called FixPix. It doesn’t have a revolutionary gameplay, they’ve sliced up their artwork into different layers and you have to put them back together by tilting you iPhone. Unfortenatly the app isn’t available yet, but this preview video made by Filip of CreativeApplications will give you a good idea what to expect.
The Sonic Wire Sculptor is an iPhone app version of a musical instrument by Amit Pitaru. It allows you to draw in 3D and turns your scribbles into sound. It is actually quite intuitive and anybody should be able to generate something nice with it.
Zach Gage did most of the programming with Amit’s support, but also Zach Lieberman and James Paterson. They’ve used the ofxIphone and openFrameworks open source libraries.
Maybe this looks quite familiar to you, you could actually call it the sound version of the drawing tool Rhonda, made by the same team.
Analog Digital Clock is an iPhone app designed by Maarten Baas. Actually, it’s just the iPhone version of one of his Real Time clocks which he presented during last years Salone del Mobile in Milan. The clock is actually a film, you can see an actor painting the segments of a giant digital clock black and then wiping them clean again.
So, this is of course a pointless iPhone app but still a very nice one. And $0.99 or €0.79 are worth it.
This is a behind the scene photo, showing you how they filmed it.
DustTag is an iPhone application designed for graffiti writers that visualizes the motion involved in the creation of a tag. It is basically the iPhone version of Evan Roth his Graffiti Analysis tool, just with a little less bells and whistles but some typical iPhone features. You can write tags on the iPhone and upload them as .gml files (Graffiti Markup Language) to the 000000book.com website. Evan designed this app together with Chris Sugrue. Support them and buy this app for just $1.99!
This is how my tag looks like when the .gml file was loaded into the Graffiti Analysis tool. Thanks Evan.