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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
05 OCTOBER 2014

The Man with the Beautiful Eyes: life lessons in childhood

"Charles Bukowski was a creature of perplexity and paradox, oscillating between romantic pessimism and luminous wisdom on the meaning of life, propelled by an outrageous daily routine. His expressive poems explored everything from the myths of creativity to his 'friendly advice' to young men.

In 1999, British animator Jonathan Hodgson and illustrator Jonny Hannah teamed up on a breathtaking animated adaptation of Bukowski's 1992 poem 'the man with the beautiful eyes' from his final and arguably best poetry collection, The Last Night of the Earth Poems."

(Maria Popova, Brain Pickings)

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199219992D animationabandoned houseallegoryanimatorbamboo • beautiful eyes • Brain Pickings (blog) • bright eyes • Charles Bukowski • childhood imagination • cigar • fearfear of the unknownfish pond • goldfish • hand-drawn animationhand-painted stop motion animationillustrative styleillustrator • Jonathan Bairstow • Jonathan Hodgson • Jonny Hannah • life lessons • Louis Schendler • meaning of life • Peter Blegvad • poempoetpoetry • romantic pessimism • Sherbet (production company) • strong and beautiful • Tarzan • The Last Night of the Earth Poems (Charles Bukowski) • The Man with the Beautiful Eyes (1992) • underlying order • unsettling fear • whisky

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Simon Perkins
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