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Jurg Lehni’s Chalk-Drawing Machine at The Interval (San Francisco, California)

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.

http://blog.longnow.org/02014/11/24/chalk-drawing-machine-unveiling/

The Interval at Long Now
Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94109

Blueprint by United Visual Artists (UVA) at 3737 Market St (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

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.

https://www.sciencecenter.org/science-center-news/world-renowned-united-visual-artists-to-install-artwork-in-3737-market-street-lobby

http://www.flyingkitemedia.com/innovationnews/blueprint121614.aspx

The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium (Berkeley, California)

Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 Theme:
Art, Technology, and Activism on the 50th Anniversary of the Free Speech Movement

New Location:
Monday Evenings, 7:30-9:00pm
The David Brower Center, Berkeley CA
Lectures are free and open to the public.

http://atc.berkeley.edu/

Upcoming speakers:

Jan 26 2015
Caroline Woolard
Desire Narratives for a Solidarity Art Economy: from Mutual Aid to Community Land Trusts

March 9 2015
Tarek Atoui
DeafSpace and Making Musical Instruments

April 6 2015
Jose Carlos Martinat / Enrique Mayorga

April 13 2015
Jesse Drew / Glenda Drew

Silent Lights installation by Urban Matter Inc near the Navy Yard in Brooklyn (New York)

Silent Lights from Urban Matter Inc on Vimeo.

Silent Lights is a light installation by Urban Matter Inc created over a pedestrian pathway that responds to the large amount of traffic noise on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) at the intersection of Park Avenue and Navy St. Since the noise is invisible but ever-present, we created an installation that visualizes the noise. This allows the pedestrians to see the noise in various patterns versus just hearing it.

http://urbanmatterinc.com/silent-lights/

Art on the Marquee at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (Massachusetts)

Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority have teamed up to create “Art on the Marquee,” an ongoing project to commission Public Media Art for display on the new 80-foot-tall multi-screen LED marquee outside the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in South Boston. The largest urban screen in New England, this unique digital canvas is one of the first of its kind in the U.S. to integrate art alongside commercial and informational content as part of the MCCA’s longstanding neighborhood art program.

“Art on the Marquee” offers artists more than 3,000 square feet of digital display on seven screens, providing full-motion video and a viewership of more than 100,000 pedestrians and motorists. The marquee is visible for a half a mile in many directions.

http://www.artonthemarquee.com/artworks/

Flow 5.0 by Daan Roosegaarde at 21c Museum Hotel (Bentonville, Arkansas)

Smart Wall FLOW 5.0 by Daan Roosegaarde from Studio Roosegaarde on Vimeo.

This interactive sculpture by Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde is a smart wall composed of hundreds of ventilators that respond to visitors. As viewers approach, sensors located within the sculpture are activated as fans, blowing air onto passersby and into the surrounding space. By walking, speaking, and interacting with its surface, the viewer triggers the emergence of an illusive landscape created out of transparent fields and artificial winds. One of a series such works, this site-specific FLOW 5.0 heightens the visitor’s consciousness—of self, of space, of others, while actually becoming the connection between space and technology. In default mode, FLOW 5.0 creates a series of changing geometric patterns, and, sometimes, a letter may appear: A, E, or R.

http://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/bentonville/museum/exhibits/flow-5-0/

Installations in Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles Airport (LAX)

LAX – Case Study from Moment Factory on Vimeo.

Moment Factory was commissioned by Los Angeles World Airports to work with Marcela Sardi of Sardi Design and Mike Rubin of MRA International as the executive multimedia content producer for seven iconic media features at the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The result is the largest immersive multimedia system of any airport in the Americas. Moment Factory focused on the passenger experience, the iconography of Los Angeles, and the destinations served by the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Four hours of original video content were created, as well as multiple interactive capsules, using the latest in high-resolution imaging, 3D effects and interactivity based on people’s movements and real-time airport information.

http://www.momentfactory.com/en/project/walls/LAX_-_Los_Angeles_International_Airport