May 2009

Time Bomb – Interactive Graffiti

by Andy Polaine on May 22, 2009

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Graffiti and technology are all the rage these days. Holler’s Lukasz Karluk and Sydney sculptor/painter Maddi Boyd (KissKiss) have created a work for Creative Sydney called Time Bomb that will exhibited in Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art on May 27th.

Nine urban artists contributed to the TimeBomb piece over the course of four days. Their painting of different layers and styles was captured with time-lapse time-lapse photography, creating an animated film of the whole process. The exhibit will show the final work and a projection of it side by side. Using camera tracking and the fluid dynamics distortions, interactors can poke through into the history of the artwork, scraping back the layers via their distortions and movements. Like many interactives, the video above shows it much more clearly than is possible to explain in words.

The project uses OpenFrameworks together with memo’s extraordinary Fluid Dynamics library to create these distortions in the footage.

There will be a second film once the exhibition has opened to focus more on the interaction. Lukasz, the man with a surfeit of consonants, has more technical details on his blog post about Time Bomb.

Tickets for the event are free, but you have to register for them here.

(Thanks to Holler’s CD, Tim Buesing for the heads up on this).


Interaction Forum ’09

by Andy Polaine on May 18, 2009

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I’m going to be giving a talk over at Interaction Forum ’09 at the Design School in Hildesheim next week (Tuesday 26th). If anyone is in that neck of the woods, come and say hello – maybe send me a tweet and we can catch up.

I’m going to be talking about play as guiding principles to interactivity, but I’m much more looking forward to listening to the other two speakers, Jona Piehl from Land Design Studio and Mark Hauenstein from AllOfUs.


The Art of Isolated Thousands

May 11, 2009

Bicycle Built for Two Thousand from Aaron on Vimeo. Information used to be scarce, held by the rich and powerful and carefully guarded. Now we have and overwhelming amount of the stuff and each leave huge trails of it wherever we go, online and offline. It is no wonder that Data Visualisation has become such […]

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Pole La.

May 5, 2009

Geddit? (Thanks to Ben for the snap).

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