Category Archives: Artists

The eyewriter

Free Art and Technology (FAT), OpenFrameworks and the Graffiti Resarch Lab: Tempt1, Evan Roth, Chris Sugrue, Zach Lieberman,Theo Watson and James Powderly have teamed-up with a legendary LA graffiti writer, publisher and activist, named TEMPTONE. Tempt1 was diagnosed with ALS in 2003, a disease which has left him almost completely physically paralyzed… except for his eyes. This international team is working together to create a low-cost, open source eye-tracking system that will allow ALS patients to draw using just their eyes. The long-term goal is to create a professional/social network of software developers, hardware hackers, urban projection artists and ALS patients from around the world who are using local materials and open source research to creatively connect and make eye art.

http://www.eyewriter.org/




Mapping Festival 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

The 2010 edition of the Mapping Festival held in Geneva, Switzerland brought over 10,000 people in 10 days from all across the globe, it has become the largest specialized international event  and represents the work of artist who share a passion for real time images.

The festival comprises everything from lectures, conferences, live a/v performances, workshops, exhibitions, video installations, vjcontest and crazy parties with live DJ/VJ sets.

www.mappingfestival.ch/2011

 

It was the introduction of madmapper wich provides a simple and easy tool for mapping projections, demystifying the process and allowing the artist to focus on creating content.
It runs on syphon and can be use with Modul8, Quartz Composer, VDMX 5, OpenFrameworks, MaxMsp / Jitter, Processing (soon), Resolume, Isadora.

www.madmapper.com

Under Scan

UNDER SCAN by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is definetly Big Budget (110 000 Lumen) but a wonderful, interesting work. Have a look at the showreel.

It is a large-scale public art project commissioned by the East Midlands Development Agency in England. Thousands of “video-portraits” taken in Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Northampton and Nottingham will be projected onto the ground of the main squares and pedestrian thoroughfares of these cities. At first, the portraits will not be visible because the space will be flooded by white light coming from the world’s most powerful projector.

As people walk around the area, their shadow will be cast on the floor, revealing the video-portraits. The short video sequences begin with the subjects in a still position turned away from the camera. As they appear within pedestrians’ shadows, their bodies move and their heads turn to look straight at the pedestrian, potentially giving rise to an interesting range of interactions.

When a shadow moves away from a portrait, the portrait likewise reacts by losing interest and looking away. With the assistance of a large team of developers, ArtReach production and Stage Right staging.

If you liked Under Scan, check out the video for an earlier work done by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: body movies

Under Scan

Light attack

Light attack – by Daniel Sauter. The Project started in 2004.

Light Attack is a media artwork, as well as social experiment, performed in public urban spaces. While driving through the city, an animated virtual character is projected onto the cityscape, exploring places ‘to go’ and places ‘not to go’, according to the popular Lonely Planet travel guide. Check the Showreel

Light Attack