22.10.15 by Staff

Bicycle Casts Elephant Shadow

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Another bike-based projection project, this time by Swiss coder and graphic designer, Michael Flückiger. Made using “a speedometer, a projector, a car battery, an iPad mini and OpenFrameworks,” Flückiger’s bicycle casts a projection made to look like the shadow of an elephant walking and/or galloping (depending on how fast he peddles).

Wait… Do elephants gallop? Is “stampeding” inaccurate if there’s only one?

Watch the video and feel free to weigh in on the whole “galloping” thing in the comments below!

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14.10.15 by Staff

Innovative Virtual Reality Experience Allows You to Rediscover the Forest as an Animal

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London-based design studio Marshmallow Laser Feast isn’t just about pushing creative boundaries; it’s about encouraging people to see things from a different perspective. Using custom software to combine footage from lidar (remote sensing technology) and CT scanning, photogrammetry and a 360º aerial camera, their latest project is a virtual reality experience that lets viewers rediscover the Grizedale Forest through the eyes of its natural inhabitants. See more images and watch the short teaser video below!

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12.10.15 by Staff

Invention of the Day: Stone Drum Machine by DevKid

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Jamky is a “postdigital” machine that creates drum patterns when small stones are placed onto its grid. The project was developed by Ján Šicko and Roman Mackovič of Bratislava-based design studio, DevKid. Check out more images and a video demonstration (complete with light installation) below!

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24.09.15 by Jeff

Interactive 3D Printed Wearable Detects Viewers’ Gaze

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“Caress of the Gaze” is a concept video for an interesting piece of 3D printed clothing that instantly reacts according to viewers’ gaze. The work was created by interaction designer, Behnaz Farahi, as part of Autodesk’s Pier 9 Artist in Residence program. Watch the video below.

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22.09.15 by Staff

Giant Art Labyrinth

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“The Peristal Singum” is a large-scale installation by German artist, Tim Henrik Schneider. The interactive project spans ten different chambers that visitors must walk, climb, and crouch through. Of course, the physical challenges of navigating the space are entirely intentional.

Mimicking the human digestive system, “Peristal Singum” is a response to how quickly (and dismissively) art tends to be consumed. According to Schneider, “the physical experience of art is the only way people will start to self-reflect.” The labyrinthine layout is meant to force people to take their time and really engage with the art that surrounds them.

The installation opens at the Aus Berlin Festival in Tilburg on November 28th. See below for images from the original Berlin show.

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15.09.15 by Staff

Hubbub’s Brilliant Designs are Reducing London’s Street Litter

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Environmental charity Hubbub (in collaboration with Common Works) has figured out a way to trick litterers into being better human beings! Capitalizing on Londoners’ love of sports and strong opinions, smokers can now use their cigarette butts to make their voices heard on various burning questions, like whether Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi is the best in the world. Their Neat Streets initiative has many brilliant campaigns, one of which turns chewing gum into paint-by-numbers sorta drawings! See more below.

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24.06.15 by Kimi Hamada

Serpentine Pavilion

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Designed by Spanish studio SelgasCano, this year’s Serpentine Pavilion pays homage to the London Underground and features an enticingly coloured secret corridor. See more images below!

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02.06.15 by Staff

Giraffe’s Eye

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Hammerhead Studio in Yokohama, Japan closed in 2014 but this new interactive installation by Lens gives a unique take on what used to be. Shot from above in ultra high resolution video, Giraffe’s Eye allows you to see the daily routines of the artists who inhabited the building with a simple touch of a screen. Really cool idea! See more images and video below.

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