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14 NOVEMBER 2014

Oasis: a virtual pond of synthetic life forms

"A surface covered with black sand turns into a pool full of life when people grab and remove a handful of sand away. In this micro–world, virtual creatures are born, live and perish.They recognize their spatial boundaries and obstacles of living and respond to peoples' touch in various ways.

A real–time computer vision engine has been developed to interpret the physical status of diverse materials of the installation. The program populates creatures with various characteristics and controls their behaviors in real–time. A swarm intelligence has been implemented to simulate the flocking behaviors of the creatures and their life–like motions.

The Oasis is not a device invented for people to 'use'. It's a playful space where people feel nature, find life forms, interact with and create virtual worlds. It elicits peoples' basic instincts to touch natural materials."

(Yunsil Heo and Hyunwoo Bang)

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2008automata • black sand • computer vision • create virtual worlds • creaturesfish pondflocking algorithmflocking behaviour • Hyunwoo Bang • life forms • micro-world • natural materials • Oasis (2008) • OpenGLorganismplayful space • pond • poolProcessing (software)simulated environment • spatial boundaries • surfaceswarm behaviour • swarm intelligence • swarmingswimming • synthetic life forms • synthetic-lifetangible interfacetangible interfaces • tangible visual interface • touchvirtual creatures • Yunsil Heo

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Anna Troisi
14 NOVEMBER 2014

.fluid: speculative proposal for a touch-friendly interface

"Imagine surfaces start to communicate with you. Your mobile gets goose skin when your lover texts you. Your WiFi controller changes the look and feel of it's surface according to different game situations. Your sofa gives you a short massage as a warm welcome when you return home from a hard day of work. Your laptop feels dried out when battery status is getting low.

.fluid is a concept study of an interacting, changing surface. While getting Input from the hands of its spectators, it's surface changes from liquid to solid, from plain to three–dimensional symmetric patterns. It provokes you to get in touch with it, to play with it's open interface and to collaborate with other people to find out how far you can push it.

This object was the result of the two week project »Talk to me–Form follows mood« supervised by Prof. Andreas Muxel at KISD (Köln International School of Design)."

(Hannes Kalk, 2013)

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2013 • 3D pattern • Arduino • changing state • changing surface • Cologne • concept study • design speculations • design student projectfluid • goosebumps • Hannes Kalk • haptic interfaceinput deviceinteraction designer • KISD • Koln International School of Design • liquid • liquid to solid • loudspeaker • material effectsmaterial interventions • non-newtonian fluid • open interface • pattern • plasma • Processing (software) • solid • solid state • speculative designspeculative proposals • state of matter • surfacesymmetrical patterntouchtouch-friendly interface

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Anna Troisi
30 SEPTEMBER 2014

Christian Leborg: Visual Grammar

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abstract conceptsabstract objectsabstractionChristian Leborg • communicate visually • communication design systemscommunication design theory • complexity of dimensions • coordinate systemdesign formalism • design fundamentals • design principles • empty space • formatgeometric primitivegraphic design • ideal shape • language of design • lineline in spacelinesmodernist design principlespictorial systemsplanepoint • simple planes • surfacethree dimensional objects • transcendent line • typographyvisual design • visual design primer • visual fundamentals • visual grammar • volume • volumeswordless

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Simon Perkins
24 FEBRUARY 2012

Explorer Recounts Deepest-Ever Ocean Expedition

"Swiss engineer Jacques Piccard and Navy oceanographer Don Walsh descended to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, seven miles below the sea's surface. It's the lowest point on Earth, and deeper than any human had gone before – or since.

Above is a new video chronicling the explorers' journey, weaving animation with audio from an interview granted by Piccard in 2005, three years before his death. The interview was conducted by New York writer Victor Ozols, but went unpublished and eventually ended up on his blog. There it was found by German design student Roman Wolter, who made the film."

(Dave Mosher, 21 January 2011, Wired Science)

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19602005animated presentationanimationcrushing pressuresdeep • dive • divingdocumentary • Don Walsh • environment • epic journey • exploration • explorer • hostile placeicy coldinfo graphicsinformation designinterview • Jacques Piccard • journeylimit to the world • lowest point • Mariana Trenchmotion designmotion graphicsmysterious worldoceanoceanographerPacific Oceanpioneeringpitch blackplanet • Roman Wolter • seven miles • submarine • surfaceSwissTerrestrialtrench • Victor Ozols • visual design

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Simon Perkins
27 DECEMBER 2010

Brian Dettmer: book autopsies

"In this work I begin with an existing book and seal its edges, creating an enclosed vessel full of unearthed potential. I cut into the surface of the book and dissect through it from the front. I work with knives, tweezers and other surgical tools to carve one page at a time, exposing each page while cutting around ideas and images of interest. Nothing inside the books is relocated or implanted, only removed. Images and ideas are revealed to expose a book's hidden, fragmented memory. The completed pieces expose new relationships of a book's internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception."

(Brian Dettmer)

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20063Daestheticsappropriationartefactautopsybookbook autopsy • Brian Dettmer • carving • cavity • compositioncreative practicedisassembledissection • enclosure • examinationexcavationfine artmaterial cultureorderingpageprintre-purposerelationshipsreverse-engineerscalpelstructuresurfacesurgicaltechniquetypographyvisual spectacle

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Simon Perkins
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