April 23rd, 2010

Andrey Yazev updated his Three Hundred Eighty Ten project with some new HTML / Javascript experiments. Number 388 is very nice. I find this much more exciting than the whining that’s been going on by the flash people lately.

Auto Smiley

March 23rd, 2010

Auto Smiley is the latest F.A.T. project by Theo Watson. It’s a little app that runs in the background while you work. It analyzes your face and each time it detects a smiley, it adds a smiley :) to the front most application. Theo used openFrameworks and MPT for the smile detection. Of course you can download the app and the sources here (I actually had to change some values in the source code so that it would work with my keyboard).


March 22nd, 2010

Kitty is a computer animation made by a group of russian physicists and mathematicians in 1968. They created a model of cat with a BESM-4 computer and were able to animate it. The result was printed out using alphabet symbols and then converted to the cinefilm.

Night Lights

January 6th, 2010

Night Lights is the most amazing interactive projection on a building I have ever seen. YesYesNo were asked to turn the Auckland Ferry Building into an interactive playground for the viewers. There were 3 different types of interaction – body interaction on the two stages, hand interaction above a light table, and phone interaction with the tracking of waving phones. That input was then used to manipulate 6 different scenes. Just watch the video and you’ll know why this is a very impressive project. Here are the names of some of the people involved, some might sound familiar if you reading today and tomorrow: Joel Gethin Lewis, Zach Lieberman, Pete Hellicar, Kyle McDonald, Todd Vanderlin, Daito Manabe.

On Growth and Form

December 15th, 2009

On Growth and Form is an animation by Daniel Brown and it is part of the exhibition Decode: Digital Design Sensations at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. These flowers are generated with Flash actionscript code and look amazing. The petals are have textures derived from works from the museum archive including William Morris textiles and Kimono fabrics.

On Growth and Form by Daniel Brown

On Growth and Form by Daniel Brown

On Growth and Form by Daniel Brown

video by artkidtroy


November 13th, 2009

The Senstor reminded me of another project called Outerspace, I’m so surprised that I didn’t post this before. It was a project which Andre Stubbe and Markus Lerner did during their time at the UDK Berlin in 2004.
Outerspace is a reactive robotic creature with animal-like behaviour. It can react to humans thanks to the photo sensors in the top part and capacitory sensors that react to human body contact. There’re some nice videos on the website showing this interaction.






November 12th, 2009

Temporary.cc is the latest project of Zach Gage. In short, it’s a website that deletes itself.

For each unique visitor it receives, Temporary.cc deletes part of itself. These deletions change the way browsers understand the website’s code and create a unique (de)generative piece after each new user. Because each unique visit produces a new composition through self-destruction, Temporary.cc can never be truly indexed, as any subsequent act of viewing could irreparably modifiy it.

Eventually, like tangible media, Temporary.cc will fall apart entirely, becoming a blank white website. Its existence will be remembered only by those who saw or heard about it.


Another project by Zach worth mentioning is Lose/Lose. It is a video-game with real life consequences. Each alien in the game is created based on a random file on the players computer. If the player kills the alien, the file it is based on is deleted. If the players ship is destroyed, the application itself is deleted.

found at CreativeApplications.Net

Hand From Above

October 15th, 2009

Hand From Above is an interactive installation by Chris O’Shea. He was commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices and Liverpool City Council for BBC Big Screen Liverpool and the Live Sites Network to create something for the BBC Big Screen. Hand From Above interacts with unsuspecting pedestrians, it can tickle, stretch, flick or remove entirely them on the big screen. Chris used openFrameworks and OpenCV to build this software.

Hand From Above by Chris O'Shea


October 14th, 2009

c106 is one of the many Director shockwave pieces Turux.org did between 1997 and 2001. Turux was a collaboration between Lia and Dextro, together they made amazing generative art pieces.

c106 by Turux.org

found at wowgreat


October 7th, 2009

PhotoSketch is an amazing software developed by five Chinese Computer Science and Technology students. They describe it as an Internet Image Montage program, it composes an image based on a sketch using images found on the internet.
It works like this:


This video explains it even a little more: