BNPJ.exe (2011) - Jon Rafman and Tabor Robak


A virtual environment, with multiple levels, produced for Philadelphia's Extra Extra Gallery.

Tip: Also see Tabor Robak's Mansion, another virtual environment created by the artist.


Psychic Circuits: Peter Blasser of Ciat-Lonbarde


Peter B with Deerhorn tapestries

If Don Buchla, mastermind of early modular synthesizers, was the technician behind the lysergically tinted spiritualism of countless ‘60s timbric explorations, Peter Blasser is an audio alchemist: technician, musician, and guru rolled into one. Blasser’s electronics company based in Baltimore, Ciat-Lonbarde, produces small runs on some of the most ingeniously quirky electro-acoustic audio systems on the market.


Sequence of Waves


Martyna Szcz's White Ring

I visited the one-day exhibition “Sequence of Waves” last weekend at St. Cecilia’s Convent in Greenpoint. 40+ artists were included in the show, and it was a culmination of a two-week residency within the space. The building itself – a 19th century convent – is impressive, and it’s always a treat to see how artists respond to the environment. While “Sequence of Waves” was not exclusively a sound art show, many of the invited artists did work with sound.

Photos by Jessica Findley

Titled Lo Siento por Sonido by Victoria Keddie and Jessica Findley, this work was a playable zither instrument whose strings extended over two rooms, and fed through furniture found within the building. (You can listen to a sound sample here.)

Ben Wolf disassembled a boat and used the parts to complete a sculpture within the stairwell, which stretched out over three floors.

G. Lucas Crane piled amps in the basement, which amplified sounds from microphones placed throughout the convent.


Darkgame (2008-Ongoing) - Eddo Stern


Darkgame head gear

Currently in the prototype stage, Darkgame is a sensory deprivation computer game. The user wears custom made head gear, which triggers sensations. For more information about the project as it progresses, check the site.


Originally via CreativeApplications.Net

iRiS (Immediate Remote Interaction System)


By combining a recently developed mobile software application with the multimedia facade of the ARS Electronica building we intend to lower participation barriers for end users when interacting with such facades. We developed two prototypes: in the first application, users can paint interactively on the building using touch input on the mobile device. In a second application, users are able to solve a jigsaw puzzle displayed on the facade. iRiS (Immediate Remote Interaction System) is a joint research project from the University of Saarbrücken, Germany and University of Munich, Germany.


Originally via Mediaarchitecture


Krzysztof Wodiczko: Designer Adam Whiton on Art21


In this short clip, from a segment on artist Krzysztof Wodiczko from the Art21 episode Power, designer Adam Whiton of MIT's Interrogative Design Group talks about developing technologies for Wodiczko's complex interactive installations.


HTML5 and Actionscript experiments by Mr.doob


Water - 01

Anaglyph Render

Cluttered Desk

Zoom blur - 03

For more, visit Mr.doob.


Arduino: The Documentary (2010) - Rodrigo Calvo Eguren and Raúl Díez Alaejos


Originally via mediateletipos


Ulrich Fischer: Walking the Edit: Innovative System to "Walk a Movie" / Interview on VernissageTV


VernissageTV interviews artist Ulrich Fischer on the occasion of the presentation of Walking the Edit as part of Image-Mouvement at the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève. More on the project below from VernissageTV:

Conceived by Ulrich Fischer, the system allows the user to create an individual video using already existing images that are connected to a certain place via geotagging. Depending on which route one takes and how fast the user walks, an individual movie is created.

Technically, “Walking the Edit” is based on GPS, geotagging, iPhone app and iPhone. By walking through the streets, the iPhone reveals and collects the audiovisual memory of the place. While walking you hear the movie that you are just editing. Once the movie is finished, you can watch it online on the website and share it with other people.


Mansion (2010) - Tabor Robak





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Mansion is a virtual environment designed by artist Tabor Robak, exhibited as part of Jstchillin's ongoing series.