May 3, 2014
Tauba Auerbach

Tauba Auerbach

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March 18, 2014

Debbie Wijskamp Paperpulp Cabinets
“Inspired by different cultures, making their homes with materials found in their surroundings, Wijskamp wanted to design her own building material. Experimenting with the re-usage of wastepaper resulted in a material with its own characteristic appearance and structure.”

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Photographer Swallows 35mm Film, Allows Digestive Fluids To Create Astounding Images

"The digestive process and the resultant breakdown of the film’s emulsion afford each image its dimensionality, transcending the medium’s traditional reliance on light and shadow to convey space"

More on the process on Beautiful Decay.

Photographer Swallows 35mm Film, Allows Digestive Fluids To Create Astounding Images

"The digestive process and the resultant breakdown of the film’s emulsion afford each image its dimensionality, transcending the medium’s traditional reliance on light and shadow to convey space"

More on the process on Beautiful Decay.

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March 6, 2014

Simple effective use of light / musicvideo by Michael Langan for Hundred Waters

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March 3, 2014
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January 27, 2014
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January 5, 2014
The knowledge of foreign cultures is a vital element of any culture; I don’t believe we can ever have enough of it. A culture must be open to foreign influences if it wants to keep its own creative power alive.

Paris Review conversation with Italo Calvino.

Because, as Anaïs Nin put it“It is a sign of great inner insecurity to be hostile to the unfamiliar.”

Pair with Calvino’s heartening new year’s resolution, his wisdom on writing, and his thoughts on America.

(via explore-blog)

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Face Substitution

Creative coding in-browser experiment by Audun Mathias Øygard uses facial recognition to mask a face in webcam feed in realtime using a javascript library:

This is a demo of face substitution using the javascript library clmtrackr. Keep your face still until the facemodel has fitted and try out different masks from the dropdown.

Note that the face substitution works best with good, even lighting. The demo also needs support for WebGL, and works best in Google Chrome.

The demo was inspired by Kyle McDonald & Arturo Castro’s face substitution, and includes bits from a computer vision library by wellflat for blending the faces.

You can try this demo out for yourself here

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December 12, 2013

20Hz observes a geo-magnetic storm occurring in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Working with data collected from the CARISMA radio array and interpreted as audio, we hear tweeting and rumbles caused by incoming solar wind, captured at the frequency of 20 Hertz. Generated directly by the sound, tangible and sculptural forms emerge suggestive of scientific visualisations. As different frequencies interact both visually and aurally, complex patterns emerge to create interference phenomena that probe the limits of our perception.

Audio Data courtesy of CARISMA, operated by the University of Alberta, funded by the Canadian Space Agency. Special thanks to Andy Kale.

20Hz is co-commissioned by Arts Santa Monica + Lighthouse. Supported by the British Council. Commissioned for the Invisible Fields Exhibition at Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona. 2011-2012.

Awarded the ‘Golden Gate Award for New Visions’ at San Francisco International Film Festival, 2012.
Awarded the ‘Art and Science Award’ at Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2012.

http://semiconductorfilms.com/art/20hz/

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Claire Curneen

Claire Curneen

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November 19, 2013
Photographer Tapes a $50 Lens To His P&S Camera To Take Stunning Macro Snowflake Photos

Photographer Tapes a $50 Lens To His P&S Camera To Take Stunning Macro Snowflake Photos

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October 31, 2013

The so-called “Starpath” is a type of solar-enhanced liquid and aggregate made by Pro-Teq Surfacing, a company headquartered southwest of London near the awesomely titled town ofStaines-upon-Thames. It’s in the prototype phase, with a test path running 460 feet in a Cambridge park called Christ’s Pieces. (The British and their delightful names!) The material works by absorbing UV rays during the day and later releasing them as topaz light. In a weird feature, it can somehow adjust its brightness levels similar to the screen of an iPhone; the path gets dimmer on pitch-black nights “almost like it has a mind of its own,” says Pro-Teq’s owner, Hamish Scott.

The so-called “Starpath” is a type of solar-enhanced liquid and aggregate made by Pro-Teq Surfacing, a company headquartered southwest of London near the awesomely titled town ofStaines-upon-Thames. It’s in the prototype phase, with a test path running 460 feet in a Cambridge park called Christ’s Pieces. (The British and their delightful names!) The material works by absorbing UV rays during the day and later releasing them as topaz light. In a weird feature, it can somehow adjust its brightness levels similar to the screen of an iPhone; the path gets dimmer on pitch-black nights “almost like it has a mind of its own,” says Pro-Teq’s owner, Hamish Scott.

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"The focus of the Cross-fire series was to examine the intangible characteristic of the spoken word and investigate the unseen affect of sound upon its inhabited environment."
https://vimeo.com/9256428
mrmann.co.uk

"The focus of the Cross-fire series was to examine the intangible characteristic of the spoken word and investigate the unseen affect of sound upon its inhabited environment."

https://vimeo.com/9256428

mrmann.co.uk

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October 26, 2013
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