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Thu, 28 Sep 2006
I really like what I have seen coming from Eastern Europe. Ombea and their team are located in Prague. It seems like artists over there are less inhibited and generally having more fun.
This particular installation would be really creepy, maybe even terrifying if you did not know what was going on. Be sure to check out the videos on their website, there is some good footage of some unsuspecting girls trying to understand what is happening in the room.
From their announcement and website....
26/09/2006 BRIEF DESCRIPTION
_ 4 speakers, 4 light sources and 2 cameras are placed within a space which is at least partially isolated from light and sound coming from outdoors and is provided with a lockable entrance; a computer is located outside the ombea space with max/msp/jitter patch which serves to direct the space reaction
_Ombea is a way of the space to express itself
_Ombea reacts to movement of a visitor within the space depending on: [movement = dark + noise] or [calm = light + silence] and that reaction takes place on various levels depending on the history of behavior of a visitor
_Visitor (or visitors) is „locked“ inside the ombea for 8 minutes the element of time being, therefore, also important part of ombea but anyone can leave sooner or later as he wants
_Pash*: head of project, concept, max/jitter programming
_Mash.64: max/msp sound programming
_Viktor Soukal: eletronics
_Jan Stehlik: eletronics assistant
_Robert Jansa: visual presentation
_professor Milos Vojtechovsky: patronage of the project at FAMU (Film Academy of Prague)
The Ombea website.
From rhizome raw. Wed, 27 Sep 2006
Generative Flowers II
Below is a web video preview of the video(4.6mb). If you would like to grab this video for your blog grab it here.
If you would like to preview a higher resolution mp4(13.5mb) you can download it here.
Sun, 24 Sep 2006
Be sure to check out the videos of the project on their website, very well done term project.
From their announcement and website....
Built as a term project by Eva Schindling (AUT) and Daniel Wilson (CAD) for the Art & Technology Master's program at the IT University in Gothenburg, Sweden, "Deterministic Nonperiodic Flow (1963)" is a dynamic system with magnetic interaction between its parts allowing users to experience a visual metaphor regarding the difficulty of predicting future events.
A large-scale hexagonal grid of rotating units demonstrates a number of phenomena, such as pattern formation, magnetic forces and the trajectories within a dynamical system. Magnetic forces in each of the rotating arms cause a chain reaction of movement affecting neighbour units and moving across the grid. Our physical model gives participants the means of a direct and intuitive interaction with a simple dynamic system, combined with an interesting aesthetic experience. Participants are invited to interact with the sculpture by turning the units, which produces movements along unpredictable lines. A projection on the wall shows the spreading of the movement in realtime, through the application of a motion detection filter a video feed that is taken of the installation from above.
From rhizome raw. Wed, 20 Sep 2006
Camera Toss Flags by Shane English
Shane English aka offstage4 on Flickr
Flags the Camera Toss Way on Flickr
Shane English blog Film crew ramblings on Camera Tossing and how he made his photos.
Camera Toss Blog A showcase photo-blog for the best of camera tossing and general musings on this form of extreme kinetic photography. Mon, 18 Sep 2006
a documentary about art and video games
Premiering October 7th in New York at the Museum of Modern Art (8 pm)
(212) 708-9400 11 West 53 Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, New York, NY.
Second screening: Wednesday, Oct 11, 8.30pm
Marcin Ramocki Director/Original Concept
Justin Strawhand - Producer/Co-Director
organized by Barbara London
poster design by Eboy
Cory Arcangel, Isabelle Arvers, Bit Shifter, Bodenstandig 2000, Bubblyfish, Mary Flanagan, Alex Galloway, Gameboyzz Orchestra, GLOMAG, Rachel Green, Ed Halter, Paul Johnson, John Klima, Johan Kotlinski,Nullsleep, Joe McKay, Tom Moody, Christiane Paul, Akiko Sakaizumi, Eddo Stern, teamtendo,Treewave, Carlo Zanni + additional artwork by Chiaki, Jodi, John Simon, Velvet Strike and many more.
8 BIT is a hybrid documentary examining the influence of video games on contemporary culture. A mlange of a rocumentary, art expose and a culture-critical investigation, 8 BIT ties together seemingly disconnected phenomena like the 80s demo scene, chiptune music and contemporary artists using machinima and modified games. Produced in NYC, LA, Paris and Tokyo, 8 BIT brings a global perspective on the new artistic approaches of the DIY generation which grew up playing Atari and Commodore 64. Some of the artists featured in 8 BIT include Cory Arcangel, BIT SHIFTER, Bodenstandig 2000, Bubblyfish, Mary Flanagan, Alex Galloway, Glomag, Paul Johnson, John Klima, Johan Kotlinski, Nullsleep, Joe McKay, Tom Moody, Akiko Sakaizumi, Eddo Stern, TEAMTENDO, Treewave and Carlo Zanni. With the help of media critic Ed Halter and new media curator and writer Christiane Paul, these very recent artistic strategies are put in the historical context of modernist and postmodernist discourse and examined as potential examples of a transition into fresh, uncharted territory. 8 BIT insists that in the 21st century Game-Boy rock, machinima and game theory belong together and share a common root: the digital heritage of Generation X.
From rhizome raw. Wed, 13 Sep 2006
Through the use of sensors, projection, sound, a prehistoric lithic artifact and other media I will be focusing on the existence of the gallery space itself. I have spent the summer working on an interactive system that will detect and respond to the location of the viewer, allowing the audience to 'perform' the work even as they experience it.
Bryan Leister blog stranger than beauty Sun, 10 Sep 2006
Horvath table art created with The reductionizer by Don Relyea.
Horvath is an edited reduction of the image located in this post from April 2006 about a new generative video at 6168.ORG by Peter Horvath
BTW the new baby is doing really well. He is home now and thriving. Fri, 08 Sep 2006
I totally spaced on posting this track when I finished it a couple months ago, enjoy if you like this sort of thing. I finished a pretty dark heavy evilcomputergenius track a month ago too, just have not had time to upload it. I Will have to get around to it between baby feedings some time. Wed, 06 Sep 2006
leds are electronic eyes vlog from Rhizome RAW. Tue, 05 Sep 2006
More Baby pics
Little guy looking at dad.
Proud dad and big sis with new baby brother. Sat, 02 Sep 2006
untitled table art created with The reductionizer.
The new baby is doing really well. Hopefully he will get to come home soon. Keeping really busy with the kids right now. I will post a collection of new pictures soon when I get a chance.