Videorative Portrait of Randall Okita

November 30th, 2011

A videorative portrait is a new kind of digital painting technique developed by Sergio Albiac. He wanted to create a more “realistic” contemporary portrait of the physical and the psychological of a person. He starts with collecting personal videos of the person portrayed, tagged by him/her with relevant concepts and descriptions. Then, using a custom developed tool, the artist “paints with meanings” and generates a video portrait, subtitled with generative personal narratives.


July 26th, 2011

Pierre Commenge aka Emoc wrote a Processing app to transform photographs into these very painterly, knitted pictures. Of course he isn’t the first one to do something like this, but you have to admit that the outcome of his code is very nice.

found at CreativeApplications.Net


June 23rd, 2011

I really have a sweet spot for drawing machines. Sandy Noble developed his own version: the Polargraph. He was heavily inspired by Hektor, the spraycan robot, but also by the AS200 drawbot and Harvey Moon’s drawing machine. I really like the style of the drawings, which is probably defined by the dual-polar coordinates the system uses internally.
I guess it’s no surprise that he used an arduino board and processing to build the Polargraph.

found at triangulation blog

Content is Queen

May 24th, 2011

“Content is Queen” is a new project by Sergio Albiac, it is a generative video painting that comments on democracy and power.

At the same time, is a paradoxical dialogue and strange marriage between the banal and utterly majestic: to create the series, the most popular (in a truly democratic sense) internet videos of a given moment are used as the input of a generative process that “paints” with action the image of a contemporary Queen.

You might also want to check out a more static version by Sergio called “Divided Experiences“.


Fragments of RGB

March 22nd, 2011

Fragments of RGB is an interactive installation by onformative. The classic LED screen as a medium was simulated and disintegrated by the creation of a pixel-like LED optic with the ability to change and transform with the viewer’s movement and, hence, his perspective and point of view.

found at creativeapplications

Divided Experiences

January 24th, 2011

Divided Experiences, a generative sketch by Sergio Albiac, made with Processing.

My little piece of Privacy

October 14th, 2010

Niklas Roy his workshop is located in an old storefront with a big window facing towards the street. In an attempt to create more privacy inside, he decided to install a small but smart curtain in that window. The curtain is smaller than the window, but an additional surveillance camera and an old laptop provide it with intelligence: The computer sees the pedestrians and locates them. With a motor attached, it positions the curtain exactly where the pedestrians are.

The Moon

October 14th, 2010

Aaron Meyers mapped NASA’s topographical LIDAR data from the moon to frames of a Paul Robertson animated gif. Imagine if this would be an animated gif …

The original animated gif:

One Perfect Cube

August 16th, 2010

“One Perfect Cube” by Florian Jenett is made of three synchronized clocks that form a sign every 12 hours for exactly one second. There’re actually 43200 constellations within every 12 hours.
This video is a time lapse of the work running for 24 hours.

found at CreativeApplications

Rectified Flowers

July 9th, 2010

Golan Levin and Kyle McDonald wrote a piece of software to unwrap the 360-degree panoramic digital videos of the Sony Bloggie. But then they modified their software to unwrap photos of flowers. The results are stunning.
You can download the open-source code here and you’ll have to run it with Processing.

found at CreativeApplications