Meet artists Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder. They’ll be living in a giant hamster wheel for ten days. via Animal:
“A lot of people associate it with 2001: A Space Odyssey. Others think of a hamster wheel,” artist Ward Shelley tells ANIMAL, standing 25 feet above ground, perched on top of a large wooden wheel where he has been living for four days. Inside the wheel is partner artist Alex Schweder. For ten days, the artists are eating, sleeping and pissing in/on the installation they’ve constructed at Williamsburg’s Pierogi Gallery.
This is the fourth collaboration between Shelley and Schweder in a series they call “The Social Relationship Architecture Project.” Each time they’ve built a different dwelling space that requires them to work together in order to live. This time, they’ve arranged the various components and furnishings of a home on a giant wheel. “In Orbit is a two bedroom apartment, in a sense,” Schweder says. “One is on the inside and one on the outside.”
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.
And one decidedly retrolicious set, first among equals, deserves special mention:
The Commodore 64 version of Archon was responsible for helping me squander a significant fraction of my misspent youth, and now it’s been turned into a 3D printed boardgame with the express written permission of Free Fall games, the geniuses behind the original software. Squee!
If you’re not an Old Person and you’ve never heard of Archon, you can play the original in-browser, on your phone, or with whatever tech with which the kids be SnapChatting these days. Also, get off my lawn.
This is the physical version of computer game cult classic Archon: the Light and the Dark to Atari 8-bit computers. The original game was made by Free Fall Games (former Free Fall Associates) in 1983 and they still own the IP.
Getcha Red Hot Mouflons! I learned of Settlers of Catan relatively late in life; most of middle school was occupied by Axis and Allies (need replacement WWII tanks? get ‘em here), but if I had it to do over again I’d have spent some time building roads and trading sheep for bricks. Catan’s got a huge following among the 3D printing community, so it’s no surprise that talented artists have produced some really wonderful replacements for the card stock pieces.
Lenticularization of an image allows the viewer to be presented with additional visual information within the same space, dependent on angle. Striped of lenticular sheets, we see that information altogether, almost theoretically identical to the Cubist idea of relativity presented as one. This project aims to appreciate the encrypted information as it is as well as decoded with additional media. Also, it aims to highlight and hopefully inspire the idea that there is more that can be done with the GIF medium – new tricks and methods can be applied to animation making, whether it is ‘flipping’ from one image to another, or added depth … Gif making can have additional visual narratives.
“My interests circulate around particular spectrums in newmedia art, specifically work that incorporates discarded technologies. My sensibility tends to pursues encounters with wonderment & visual representations of new deformations.” – Morgan Higby-Flowers`
a diffused gradient forms the basis of this series of machine knit design blankets.
each stitch corresponds to each pixel of the 896 x 1104px digital file producing intricate patterns that emerge as a result of converting a full colour gradient image into three and four colour designs. shown here in white, light gray, black and black, light blue, light gray, white, blankets are a 50/50 merino wool, acrylic blend, 190x155cm (75”x62”)
photography: nathaniel fowler
A tiny, remote control shop selling real boy push pins. The second in a series of creative pop-up shops held on Cat Street, in Harajuku, Tokyo. (the first was in a tree!)
With only 100 of the 1000 limited edition packs of two Real Boy push pins remaining, a special pop-up shop was created to celebrate reaching pack number 900. To build upon their uniqueness, and small size, I wanted to build a tiny shop that held and displayed only a single pack of pins. The shop was also mobile, and movable via remote control, further adding to the designs sense of surprise and playfulness, as well as insuring the minimal design would still be noticed.
Luke Jerram worked with Jewlery designer Tamraker to create a wedding band with a mini lens and transparent slide that projects an image of the couple-to-be. via SlipperyBrick
How do you make your wedding ring stand out these days, among all of the rest? Put a projector in it. Groom-to-be Luke Jerram worked with jewelry designer Tamrakar on this bespoke projector ring design. It has a mini lens and transparent slide with a tiny image of himself and his bride that is ‘projected’ when you shine light through it.
The image can be changed to whatever you want in there, so you aren’t stuck with just one image. Sadly, this is just a one-off design, so if you want one you are on your own.
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.
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Adorn your jean jacket, backpack, or hoodie with these embroidered patches. Let the world know you rep the world of screenprinters, the world of hooligans, and the mighty Midwest! Patches measure approximately 2.5″ across each.