„Instant Art Career“ von Niklas Roy & Kati Hyyppä

YouTube: Instant Art Career (via rebel:art)

Mal wieder eine schöne Installation von Niklas Roy, der in Zusammenarbeit mit Kati Hyyppä für das Katowice Street Art Festival den Kunstbetrieb ein bisschen auf die Schippe genommen und einer Menge Menschen ein Lächeln ins Gesicht gezaubert hat. Mehr auf seiner Seite:

There are many artists in this world, but also many people who could be artists, although they are not. These people might just be stuck in their daily business, being unaware of the exciting possibility to lead the prestigious life of a professional artist. We tackled this issue at the Katowice Street Art Festival by providing anyone with the opportunity to become an artist instantly. For that purpose, we constructed a “Public Painting Machine” and installed it inside a gallery window. People on the street could paint with the machine by pulling on ropes which were hanging outside. The machine bridged the gap between ordinary street life and the glamorous world of art. It launched hundreds of art careers and created skyrocketing fame, which culminated in cash revenue for the artists… Niklas Roy: Instant Art Career

Eine gepixelte Mädchen-Skulptur am Bahnsteig

Maya – Pixelated Sculpture by Luke Jerram from lukejerram on Vimeo.

YouTube: Maya – Pixelated Sculpture

Luke Jerram hat seine Tochter zu einer Skulptur vervoxelt und am Bahnhof in Bristol aufgestellt, mehr dazu auf seiner Webseite. Ich hätte gern noch ein paar Reaktionen von Passanten gesehen – oder sind die in Bristol einfach alle so abgeklärt? (via Prosthetic Knowledge)

A young girl can be seen standing alone at the end of the train station platform. Who’s she with? Is she travelling alone? Engrossed in her own world, she is still and focuses on the phone she carries. As a concerned member of the public approaches, her form appears to digitize and fragment into cubes. Maya is a sculpture which acts as a three-dimensional pixilated portrait. As with a heavily pixelated two dimensional image made of squares, from a distance the sculptures can be easily read. As the viewer gets closer the object appears to fragment into cubes. The artwork is installated on platform 1 at Bristol Temple Meads train station…

Großstädte als Kaleidoskop-Video im Zeitraffer

Vimeo:Mirror City Timelapse (via Beautiful/Decay)

Michael Shainblum nimmt uns mit auf einen psy­che­de­lischen Städte-Trip nach Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles und Chicago. Noch ein paar Tage Hitze und ich schieb so eine Kaleidoskop-Optik auch ohne Video.

Mirror City is a visual story through some of the great American cities: Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. These clips were all processed from their original form, into the kaleidoscopic visuals that you see in this video. Many people visit these large cities every day, and all of these places have been shot and filmed, but I wanted to emulate these urban landscapes in a way that nobody has even seen before. I wanted to put man-made geometric shapes, mixed with elements of color and movement to create less of a structured video, and more of a plethora of visual stimulation. The video starts off with simple mirrors and recognizable architecture, as the video progresses, so does the visual stimulation, showing the real abstraction of the piece. I have worked on this piece for an extremely long amount of time. I have spent time mirroring images and videos for the past five years, and I have been working on this specific piece for about four months. I felt it was time to combine Timelapse photography and the simplicity of a kaleidoscope, and create Mirror City.

Die Durchschnittsgesichter von Filmen berechnet


Die koreanische Künstlergruppe Shinseungback Kimyonghun hat mit einer Art aufgebohrten Gesichtserkennungssoftware ein paar bekannte Filme gescannt und aus den gefunden Gesichtern jeweils ein Durchschnittsgesicht berechnen lassen. Ich hab mal „Kill Bill Vol.1“ und „Matrix“ rausgepickt, mehr gibt’s auf der Projekt-Seite. Das Video unten zeigt den Rechenprozess an Hand von „Avatar“.

‘Portrait’ is a series of portraits representing an identity of a movie. A custom software detects faces from every 24 frames of a movie, and creates an average face of all found faces. The composite image reflects the centric figure(s) and the visual mood of the movie.

Vimeo: Avatar-Portrait by Shinseungback Kimyonghun (via adafruit industries blog)

Anagramatron: Tweets zu Anagramme


Anagramatron ist ein kleines Script, das auf Twitter nach Anagrammen sucht, sprich zwei passende Tweets zusammenstellt. Zum Teil kommen da fast schon lyrische Paarungen raus, nachzulesen im zugehörigen Tumblelog oder direkt bei @anagramatron(via coudal)

This script connects to the twitter stream. When it receives a new tweet it runs it through some filters, ignoring tweets that contain things like links or @mentions, or that contain less then a minimum number of characters. It then sorts the characters in the text in alphabetical order, ignoring non-alphabet characters; this ordering serves as an anagram-unique hash, i.e. any pair of anagrams sorted this way will produce identical strings. This hash is checked against a list of all the hashes we have stored so far. If nothing is found, the hash and the original text are saved in a database. If a match is found, the original text of both tweets are run through some comparison tests to check for like-ness. If they pass that text they are flagged for review, to make sure they aren’t too similar, or haven’t been posted previously, etcetera…

The Teletext Social Network

Social-Teletext-Network-03The Teletext Social Network ist ein Projektvorschlag von Philipp Ronenberg, redundant gewordene elektronische Informations-Technologie für persönliche Zwecke zu nützen. Ich wäre sofort dabei… (via prosthetic knowledge)

The Teletext Social Network uses analogue television broadcasting to provide a wireless communication infrastructure. Users can communicate without depending on network providers or governmental institutions. The network users themselves maintain the network. In 2012, most of the broadcasting television channels in the UK switched from analogue to digital broadcasting, resulting in the analogue spectrum frequencies becoming free.