Sleepwalkers from Dan Rosenfeld on Vimeo.
Sleepwalkers is an interactive installation about beings that live inside the walls of a historic building. It was commissioned by Urban Putt, an indoor miniature golf course built by artists and designers in San Francisco.
Sleepwalkers combines a host of techniques to make it seem that a three inch tall luminous being is interacting with the physical world—including the hands of participants—while illuminating its environment.
1096 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110
Waves: An Installation by Daniel Canogar. Film by John Carrithers from Daniel Canogar on Vimeo.
Waves, a suspended sculptural LED video installation in Houston, Texas, echoes the flow and constant current of people walking through the atrium. The video display content is the result of a public-participation performance, a signature method of the artist. Over one hundred workers and tenants of the building complex, as well as passersby, performed over a green-screen surface while being captured by Canogar’s over-head video camera. They were first asked to crawl, and then encouraged to be creative. They danced, ran and cartwheeled. The result is a dynamic video animation featuring the building’s residents and workers and the local Houston community in both realistic and abstract forms.
Waves is the first permanent piece of public art in the U.S. by Daniel Canogar. The installation is situated in the atrium of 2 Houston Center, an office building in downtown Houston.
Life Lights is an interactive artwork that is permanently installed at the River Market in New Westminster B.C. I teamed up with interactive artists Miles Thorogood to conceptualize and build Life Lights and our exciting partnership yielded some fantastic results. The work has hundreds of color changing lights and a specialized sound environment that allow participants to play with the work like a musically illuminated sculpture. Life Lights was commissioned by Mark Shieh of the River Market and fits nicely into the fun and exciting River Market cultural program.
810 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC
Canada V3M 6B9
(25 miles from Vancouver)
Located in Terminal 1 Departures Lobby
The name of the work, a collaborative piece between Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo-based ultra-technologist group TeamLab Inc. and famed Japanese calligrapher Shishu, is “What a Loving, and Beautiful World.” It makes use of the largest of Narita Airport’s 100 “Sky Gate Vision” digital signage fixtures, the roughly 385-inch “concave organic EL Panorama Vision” display in the Terminal 1 departures lobby.
A sensor detects people who approach the text on the signage. The text then takes the shape of an animal or other animate object to create an original, virtual fantasy world. As its creators explained, “The embodied creations interrelate with each other. A bird approaches a tree, or plants sprout when the rain falls. It constantly recreates the landscape.”
Join us on the second Thursday of every month from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m
Open late – and no kids allowed*! The second Thursday of the month, TELUS Spark is open for extended hours, from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. With no children around, we bring out authentic materials, expanded challenges and more involved programs. Each event features a different theme and you’ll always enjoy access to a licensed bar and music throughout the evening.
Pixel – extraits from Adrien M / Claire B on Vimeo.
Pixel is a dance show for 11 dancers in a virtual and living visual environement. A work on illusion combining energy and poetry, fiction and technical achievement, hip hop and circus. A show at the crossroads of arts and at the crossroads of Adrien M / Claire B’s and Mourad Merzouki’s universes.
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Viktor – 5000 Years of Chairs from Jürg Lehni on Vimeo.
The Long Now Foundation commissioned Jürg and his team in Switzerland to build a custom version of his Viktor chalk-drawing machine and create software to interface with it for our San Francisco bar/cafe/museum venue The Interval. We are working with Jürg to develop content for the machine and eventually make it a platform for use by visiting speakers and artists.
The design of the chalk-drawing machine is extremely elegant, using an unconventional system of pulleys that is driven by high-quality Maxon Swiss servo motors to triangulate the drawing tool. The motors are coordinated by an open-source controller developed by Jürg himself.
The Interval at Long Now
Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94109
BeachBot is a project from ETH Zurich with collaboration from Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and Disney Research Zurich. Will look forward to seeing where BeachBot appears next!
The BeachBot is an autonomous robot that can create large scale sand art. The robot will be deployed at a public beach to amaze beachgoers who pass by. Not only the final picture is important, the whole drawing process will provide an exceptional, magical show.
The BeachBot is not just a lifeless, mechanical being; it is a friendly looking creature with a soul.
A digital installation, Blueprint embraces the relationship and parallels between art and science, creating compositions through the mathematical principles of logic that underpin life.
Exploring analogies between DNA and computer code, UVA have created the Blueprint series; works that pair genetics and code as the blueprints of artificial and natural systems. As the work slowly changes over time, patterns fluctuate between varying degrees of complexity. Blueprint uses the basic concepts of evolution to create an ever-transitioning image. With cells literally transferring their genes to their adjoining others, color flows like paint across the canvas.
Drawing up a unique colorful composition every minute, Blueprint presents the unlimited outcome that results from a single algorithm or a single set of rules.