1. prostheticknowledge:

    Flow Cam

    Browser-based webcam toy by artist Andrew Benson is a WebGL realtime visual distorter with a smooth yet digital grainy effect - the GIFs above do not do it justice.

    Try it out for yourself here


  2. new-aesthetic:

    Technology - FreeD Technology

    Up until now, video, broadcasting, and film has consisted of cameras capturing two-dimensional image data, which is essentially a sequence of changing flat “pixels” that represent reality. These images are then processed by either post-production facilities, or by ever-growing consumer applications, and end up transmitted and shared digitally. Our technology works by capturing reality not as just a two-dimensional representation, but as a true three-dimensional scene, comprised of three-dimensional “pixels” that faithfully represent the fine details of the scene. This information is stored as a freeD™ database, which can then be tapped to produce (render) any desired viewing angle from the detailed information. This enables a far superior way of capturing reality, which allows breaking free from the constraints of where a physical camera with a particular lens had been placed, allowing a freedom of viewing which has endless possibilities.

  3. prostheticknowledge:

    "rate" - super high frequency lighting

    Latest project from Daito Manabe and Motoi Ishibashi are lamps which normally give off white light, yet when recorded with a digital camera are shown to emit animated coloured patterns - video embedded below:

    It looks just white with human eyes because it is changing it’s color in super fast speed (about 1000hz ~ 1000000hz ).But if you shoot it with a digital video camera you can see the patterns in the image.




  5. Extracts of local distance

    Countless fragments of existing architectural photography are merged into multilayered shapes. The resulting collages introduce a third abstract point of view next to the original ones of architect and photographer.

    Digital scans of analogue architectural photography form tiny pieces of a large resulting puzzle. The original pictures are being analysed and categorised according to their vanishing-points and shapes. Based on this analysis, slices are being extracted from the source image. These slices retain the information of their position corresponding to their original vanishing-point and thus form a large pool of pieces, ready to be applied to new perspectives and shapes.

    Using the extracted image segments, it is now possible to form collages of originally different pictures with a new common perspective. In order to compose a collage, a perspective-grid is defined and a lining of matching image segments is being applied. The segments are not altered to match the frame but fitting ones are chosen from the sheer mass of possible pieces. By defining additional keywords which describe the content of the original photographs, the selection of segments used for the final composition can be influenced. Thus a contextual layer is added through the semantic linking with the source material.

    The recompositions mix and match the views and perspectives of both the architect and the photographer with a third, newly chosen frame. The resulting fine-art prints are entirely unique each time.




  8. brucesterling:

    *My kind of cinema


  9. yearoftheglitch:

    Details from Retinal Pigment Epithelium

    Part of the High Voltage Image Making project on Kickstarter.

    (via joltanine)


  10. prostheticknowledge:

    Hi Five Camera

    Wearable tech put together by Andrew Maxwell-Parish that records Hi Five moments when you raise your hand - video embedded below:

    Controlling a GoPro with an Arduino Yun, I was able to create a camera that would automatically take short video clips of the high fives I gave strangers.

    You can find out more (as well as find instructions to make your own) at Instructables here


  11. Facial recognition and mood software



  13. [code for] Interactive dance performance with Klaus Obermaier and Daito Manabe.


  14. Speaking Piano - (by TheMcphearson)


  15. prostheticknowledge:

    Line Segments Space

    Installation by Kimchi and Chips features a polygon web of nylon strips, projected on to great effect - video embedded below:

    An architectural web of threads subtends a null space. It hangs abstract and undefined, a set of thin positive elements segmenting the dark negative space between. Dynamic imaginary forms are articulated into the physical volume by the material of this thread, and the semi-material of the light. The visual gravity of the filaments occupying the space between.

    A 2D canvas is reduced from a surface piece into a line segment, but then constructed into another dimension, a volume. Light creates contrast and order on the lines to articulate digital matter. Digital forms inhabit the interconnected boundaries of space, moulding visual mass,

    The artists reference Picasso’s light painting, and Reticuláreas of Gego who’s work offers a contemplation of the material and immaterial, time and space, origin and encounter and art and technology.

    You can find out more at Kimchi and Chips’ website here