Folksonomy | Randomness is a structured repository of digital culture and creative practice. en-au Creative Commons License: (cc), Simon Perkins Thu, 24 Nov 2016 12:28:56 +1000 Thu, 24 Nov 2016 12:28:56 +1000 Constellations 2.0 60 Download Finished 2006 a procedural video machine Download Finished was an online ressource which transformed and re-published films from P2P networks and online archives Found footage became the rough material for the transformation machine which translated the underlying data structure of the films onto the surface of the screen The original images dissolved into pixels thus making the hidden data structure visible Through Download Finished file sharers became authors by re-interpreting their most beloved films Download Finished questions the relationship between the original and its copy in a digital environment It deals with questions arising from the cultural practice of file sharing and the breakages and voids it makes evident within the copyright system Mediengruppe Bitnik Thu, 24 Nov 2016 12:28:56 +1000 What is the Cut-Up Method The writer Ken Hollings examines how an artistic device called the cut-up has been employed by artists and satirists to create new meanings from pre-existing recorded words Today s digital age has allowed multi-media satirists like Cassetteboy to mock politicians and TV celebrities online by re-editing - or cutting up - their broadcast words But the roots of this technique go back to the early days of the avant-garde The intention has always been to amuse to surprise and to question The founder of the Dadaist movement the poet Tristan Tzara proposed in 1920 that a poem could be created simply by pulling random words cut from a newspaper out of a hat And it was this idea of the random juxtaposition of text of creating new meanings from pre-existing material that so appealed to the painter Brion Gysin in the late 1950s when he and his friend the American writer William S Burroughs began applying the technique not just to text but to other media too - including words recorded on tape Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:03:00 +1000 An Informal Catalogue of Slit-Scan Video Artworks and Research Slitscan imaging techniques are used to create static images of time ndash based phenomena In traditional film photography slit scan images are created by exposing film as it slides past a slit ndash shaped aperture In the digital realm thin slices are extracted from a sequence of video frames and concatenated into a new image Recently I ve seen many new ndash media projects based on slit ndash scan techniques They range from student projects to Java demonstrations on the Processing org site to works by recognized pioneers of video and interactive art My inclination to make lists is irresistible and so I ve put together this catalogue as an aid to researchers and students My aim is to be as inclusive as possible rather than attempt to winnow the projects down to just a few ideal exemplars or the most significant historic precursors Thus not all of the examples are even computational some of the projects described below use motion ndash picture film still photography or analog video techniques Golan Levin Compiled by Golan Levin Begun 1 March 2005 Last edit 17 July 2010 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:14:53 +1000 Automatic Art human and machine processes that make art Exhibition 3 July ndash 10 September 2014 GV Art gallery London 49 Chiltern Street Marylebone London W1U 6LY This exhibition presents 50 years of British art that is generated from strict procedures The artists make their work by following rules or by writing computer programs They range from system ndash based paintings and drawings to evolving computer generated images Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:07:56 +1000 Handwritten directions from strangers used to map Manhattan A map of Manhattan composed of hand ndash drawn maps by various New York pedestrians whom the artist asked for directions Pretending to be a tourist by wearing a souvenir cap and carrying a shopping bag of Century 21 a major tourist shopping place I ask various New York pedestrians to draw a map to direct me to another location I connect and place these small maps based on actual geography in order to make them function as parts of a larger map Nobutaka Aozaki 2012 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:12:37 +1000 Digital Revolution an immersive exhibition of art design film music and videogames Exhibition Digital Revolution at The Barbican Centre London from 3rd July ndash 14th September 2014 Digital Revolution is the most comprehensive presentation of digital creativity ever to be staged in the UK This immersive and interactive exhibition brings together for the first time a range of artists filmmakers architects designers musicians and game developers all pushing the boundaries of their fields using digital media It also looks at the dynamic developments in the areas of creative coding and DIY culture and the exciting creative possibilities offered by augmented reality artificial intelligence wearable technologies and 3 ndash D printing Contribute to new commissions including Google s DevArt an installation by global music artist and entrepreneur will i am and artist Yuri Suzuki and works by artists Umbrellium Universal Everything Seeper and Susan Kare Mac Paint designer Experience Oscar ndash winning visual effects behind Christopher Nolan s Inception and Tim Webber s Gravity or go back in time to play classic videogames like Pacman and Space Invaders Chris Milk The Treachery of Sanctuary 2012 The Creators Project a partnership with Intel and VICE photography by Bryan Derballa Fri, 30 May 2014 13:30:30 +1000 An extensive online resource for creating new ideas Sat, 29 Mar 2014 19:36:45 +1000 Dinca a space for experimental film new media art and video art Fig 1 Directed by Max Hattler Sound and music Eduardo Noya Schreus Animation Matt Abbiss Tony Comley Valeria Fonseca Max Hattler Siobhan Mcelhinney Luiz Stockler Special Thanks to Sandra Sykorova Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:26:10 +1000 Mathematics is the foundation of activities such as knitting stitching measuring and cutting that are crucial to crafting and fabrication The exhibition Beauty is the First Test runs form 27 April ndash 30 June 2013 at The National Centre for Craft amp Design Navigation Wharf Carre Street Sleaford Lincolnshire NG34 UK The group show explores how mathematical concepts underpin craft techniques aiming to demystify a subject that intimates both adults and children according to the centre The exhibition demonstrates how mathematics is the foundation of activities such as knitting stitching measuring and cutting that are crucial to crafting and fabrication Showcasing works in disciplines including textiles and sculpture the show will feature work from artists including Michael Brennand ndash Wood Janice Gunner Lucy McMullen and Ann Sutton Alongside the visual proof that maths can indeed be fun ndash and pretty ndash the exhibition also presents case studies of five makers including Gail Baxter and Margo Selby exploring how the development of their work was furthered by an understanding and appreciation of mathematics Emily Gosling 27 March 2013 Design Week Fig 1 Janette Matthews Optical Ellipse Fig 2 Ann Sutton Four Ways from a Square 2009 Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:19:58 +1000 Resolume VJ Software for producing realtime generated visuals Resolume is created by Edwin de Koning amp Bart van der Ploeg together with Tim Walther Daniel Berio Joris de Jong Menno Vink and a few specialized freelancers Resolume was born because we wanted to VJ But we wanted to do it better Back in 1998 VJ ndash ing was done with VHS tapes and an mx50 video mixer so it was hard to quickly improvise video to music because tempo could not be adjusted or even reversed Effects were limited to what the mx50 had to offer We thought software would allow us to improvise more and be a better VJ We could not find any VJ software that did what we wanted back in 1998 so we started programming our own We quickly realized our software was much better than our VJ ndash ing so we work on Resolume full ndash time since 2002 Edwin de Koning and Bart van der Ploeg Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:44:03 +1000 Daito Manabe Nosaj Thing Eclipse Blue We first got the chance to ascend into Nosaj Thing s sonic dreamworld at our The Creators Project New York 2011 where he performed alongside some fittingly fantastical installations like Zigelbaum Coelho s Six ndash Forty by Four ndash Eighty and Team Dis ndash Kinect s motion ndash mimicking puppet Engaged in a subtle dance with his MPD32 Nosaj wove together a pounding wistful set before projected visuals As surreal as that live experience was its visual component is nothing compared to what technology artist Daito Manabe has accomplished for Nosaj Thing s Eclipse Blue With support from The Creators Project and collaborating with Perfume choreographer MIKIKO Manabe created a dynamic virtual environment to serve as the backdrop for two dancers whose movements across the stage are amplified by the graphics behind them making each action feel larger and more emotive The Creators Project Mon, 03 Dec 2012 10:08:33 +1000 The Exquisite Clock dynamic selection of real-world objects Exquisite Clock is a clock made of numbers taken from everday life ndash seen captured and uploaded by people from all over the world The project connects time play and visual aesthetics It s about creativity collaboration and exchange Exquisite Clock is based on the idea that time is everywhere and that people can share their vision of time Through the website www exquisiteclock org users are invited to collect and upload images of numbers that can be found in different contexts around them ndash objects surfaces landscapes cables anything that has a resemblance to a number The exquisite clock has an online database of numbers ndash an exquisite database ndash at its core This supplies the website and interconnected physical platforms The online database works like a feeder that provides data to different instances of clocks in the form of the website and installations mobile applications designed products and urban screens All uploaded numbers are tagged according to a category selected by their creator and are added to the growing database People viewing the clock can then choose to view all types of numbers or can make a selection to view only numbers from a specific category ndash a clock made of vegetables or clouds or garments etc Joao Wilbert Fig 1 Exquisite Clock was created and developed Joao Henrique Wilbert at Fabrica in 2009 creative direction by Andy Cameron Wed, 23 May 2012 19:06:43 +1000 Glitch art created purposefully through databending and corruption Data glitches are unavoidable As technology gets more complex it s easier and easier for a small bug to creep in and ruin your perfect data But a growing number of artists in different fields are coming to value these glitches and have begun attempting to insert them purposefully into their work using a technique called databending Glitch art is a term that there s some debate over Many argue that it can only apply when a glitch is unintentional ndash ndash when it occurs naturally due to an error in hardware or software that leads to the corruption of whatever it is the artist was trying to create But there are ways of intentionally inducing some of these glitches a process called databending Databending draws its name from the practice of circuit bending ndash ndash a practice where childrens toys cheap keyboards and effects pedals are deliberately short ndash circuited by bending the circuit board to generate spontaneous and unpredictable sounds Duncan Geere 17 August 2010 Wired UK Fig 1 Don Relyea glitched out video Fig 2 David Szauder supra glitch Wed, 18 Jan 2012 22:05:45 +1000 DataisNature weblog of computational art Dataisnature is a weblog of personal and recreational research containing information and links covering the following topics ndash Robot Art Algorithmic and Procedural Art Computational Aesthetics Glitch Aesthetics Vj ing Video Art Computational Archaeology and similar subjects My impetus behind this weblog is to share and collate my findings in a central repository and publish for the benefit of interested communities Paul Prudence Fig 1 2 A test sketch video sent to Francisco Lopez while working on a collaborative ambisonic audio ndash visual performance Sat, 07 May 2011 10:00:05 +1000 Cologne Cathedral pixelated stained glass window In August 2007 Gerhard Richter s new stained glass window for the south transept of Cologne Cathedral was unveiled The original window was destroyed in World War II and had been replaced with plain glass Inspired by Richter s 1974 painting 4096 Farben the window consists of around 11 500 hand ndash blown glass squares in 72 different colours Echoing the colours of the surrounding windows Richter s illuminated abstraction blends a modernist aesthetic with the Gothic ecclesiastical architecture of the cathedral Gerhard Richter Fri, 06 May 2011 15:47:46 +1000