Vimeo user vade uploaded video of this art installation/party featuring an appearance by Raspberry Pis.
Eyebeam – Moving Image Fair after party 2014
Live Audio Performance and improv DJ set by Landless Farm.
Video Triptych in the spirit of 60’s video installation art. 3 small HD screens feature generative cosmic imagery, watching themselves and sister universes – feeding back endlessly.
Lighting and refractive surfaces interact with lenses and screens, hand manipulated and performed in physical space. Re-scanned, processed and filtered live.
This setup is a early prototype for “optically coupled” video performance and installation tools. The end goal is to run completely through the displays, doing all processing either optically, with feedback, or on the devices themselves.
3 Raspberry Pi micro computers running custom OpenFrameworks applications generate feedback, star fields / solar systems. Running the Raspberry Pi camera for feedback.
Live coded Arduino powered lights flicker and provide ambiance.
VDMX and v002 effects for post processing.
Thanks to the OpenFrameworks community for the Raspberry Pi port, specifically Jason Van Cleave and Dan Moore.
NEW INC, the first museum-led incubator, is a shared workspace and professional development program designed to support creative practitioners working in areas of art, technology, and design. Conceived by the New Museum in 2013, the incubator is a not-for-profit platform that furthers the Museum’s ongoing commitment to new art and new ideas. Launching in summer 2014, NEW INC will provide a collaborative space for a highly selective, interdisciplinary community of one hundred members to investigate new ideas and develop a sustainable practice.
Creatives today are working in unique ways that are cross-disciplinary, collaborative, leveraging technology, and increasingly straddling the line between culture and commerce. Because they are exploring new modes of cultural production, the professional landscape in which they work is still undefined, and few resources and systems exist to support these enterprises, or to address the unique challenges they are encountering. NEW INC provides a lab-like environment and framework for the development of new ideas, practices, and models in the pursuit of innovation.
Over the course of a twelve-month residency, members will have access to full-time and part-time coworking desk space, shared resources, events, and professional development programming, as well as a robust network of mentors and advisors that includes members of the New Museum’s staff and affiliates. NEW INC members will also benefit from developing their ideas under the umbrella of the Museum, working in close proximity to Museum artists-in-residence, programs, and affiliates like IDEAS CITY and Rhizome, as well as our anchor tenant, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) Studio-X….
We are currently accepting applications for full-time and part-time memberships for the inaugural year of NEW INC, scheduled to kick off in August 2014.
April 1, 2014. Applicants will be reviewed and accepted on a ROLLING BASIS.
Membership is only open to emerging professionals not currently enrolled in an academic program who are US citizens or already have a valid visa for conducting business in the US.
Individuals and small teams of up to four people are eligible for membership.
Full-time memberships require a twelve-month commitment and participation in the professional development program. Part-time memberships are available for shorter terms but are subject to limited access to the space, resources, and programs.
Applicants must have a body of work, project, product, or creative enterprise positioned at the intersection of technology, art, and design.
A limited number of subsidized desk fellowships will be available for applicants who demonstrate exceptional talent but lack financial means.
There are often tears at weddings but you’d need to be careful if you wore one of these creations as they dissolve when they come into contact with water.
The elaborate designs are the result of an unlikely marriage between fashion and engineering students at Sheffield Hallam University.
They combined forces to create a wedding dress that could be dissolved after the wedding to transform it into five new fashion pieces. As each layer of the dress is dissolved it reveals the next piece, while the last layer is intended to be kept as a memento. The layers are made of polyvinvyl alcohol, an environmentally-friendly polymer that dissolves when it comes into contact with water…
Jane Blohm, a lecturer on the fashion design course at Sheffield Hallam, said: “The students wanted to challenge the notion that a wedding dress should only be used once and aimed to explore modern society’s attitudes towards throwaway fashion.
“The project is a union between art and technology which explores the possibilities of using alternative materials for our clothing. The wedding gown is perhaps one of the most iconic and symbolic garments in humanity’s wardrobe and represents the challenges of ‘throwaway fashion’.
Geri Forkner is usually in Tennessee creating felted and woven works of art, but she recently traveled to Thailand to lead an e-textile workshop with fashion design students at Rangsit University. Here are some details of the glowing scarves and more photos can be seen at Weaving School.
I do a wet felting technique that laminates wool fibers to a base cloth. To put it simply, the wool fibers penetrate lightweight silk chiffon with the addition of water, soap, and agitation, and in the process, change the color and texture of the silk. The wool shrinks and the silk doesn’t, so there are lots of possibilities for creating unusual shapes. There are many fibers available to slide conductive yarns through for invisible stitching and ways to create pockets to hide batteries.
I’m just learning how to use micro-controllers in my work, but for folks who have never heard of wearable tech, I’m making it as accessible and easy as possible. I’m telling them what’s available and hope they will take it from there. So, for the Rangsit workshop, we used contact paper as a “battery holder”. The latest stainless steel conductive thread works great, so all the students ended up with a working LED stitched to their scarf. I showed them a demo piece I made with a micro-controller to show what else is available. I had an issue with the Arduino when I set up my project in their art gallery, so I tracked down an electronics shop near the school that had one in stock with an adapter that worked for Thailand electricity. The folks at the shop also knew all about Raspberry Pi — two of the few words I know in Thai now are “red” and “hair”. One of the women at the shop apparently watches Lady Ada’s videos.
I’ve taught this basic felted scarf workshop many times and no two scarves ever come out the same. This time was no exception. The results were spectacular.