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The Twingly screensaver visualizes lobal blog activity in real time, giving you a 24/7 stream of all (viewer discretion advised) blog activity, straight to your screen. To use the screensaver you need a PC with Windows and a graphics card supporting OpenGL.

Some of you may want to seriously consider developing projects for this:
http://aire-ville-spatiale.org/blog/expositions-exhibitions/synchronicity/ (Translate the page into English with google chrome – works beautifully!)

I will be participating myself, for sure!

 

At www.mta.me, Conductor turns the New York subway system into an interactive string instrument. Using the MTA’s actual subway schedule, the piece begins in realtime by spawning trains which departed in the last minute, then continues accelerating through a 24 hour loop. The visuals are based on Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 diagram.

Read more here.

This video has been created by MosMax Hax/Max Moswitzer and is based upon his synthetic performance “Semiautonomous Puppet Architectonics” in Second Life. While this does not appear to be a documentation of the actual, almost hour long performance, involving the participation of multiple non-player-character avatars, it still gives a powerful sense of the event as well as the custom created, magnificent architectural space in which it occurred:

Read related material here:
http://mosmax.wordpress.com/
http://npirl.blogspot.com/MosMaxHax

Also of interest in terms of art and computation is the “nybble engine”, an earlier (collaborative) work of the artist which already shows strong early visual references to Whitenoise:

Having just come home from the “Beyond Darwin: The co-evolutionary path of art, technology and consciousness” conference in Valencia, I want to post the links to the works of 5 of my colleagues from the Planetary Collegium, which I think may be of interest to you:

Guto Nobrega works with plants, robots and artificial systems to create emotional, delicate and ultimately very beautiful/meaningful works of art. Especially check out his latest project, “Breathing”:
http://www.gutonobrega.co.uk/

Monika Weiss:
http://www.monika-weiss.com/main.php
Simply stunning!

Nicolas Reeves:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/berzowska/158173375/

Unfortunately, Nicolas’s website is being rebuilt at the moment so the best that I can do is provide a link to one of his works on Flickr and also this http://www.newmediaart.eu/montr.html, where you will need to scroll down a bit to find him. These giant, gentle, flying cubes possess curiously animal/human attributes, reacting to one another and the people in their environment very much like living creatures do.

Natasha Vita-More creates artwork as well as research in the controversial area of Life Extension and Transhumanism, working with robotics, medicine, computer science and nano technologies:
http://www.natasha.cc/primo.htm

Luis Miguel Girão is a sound designer/musician who showed some very interesting output. Unfortunately I could not find a website for Luis, however pdf’s of some of his work are here:
http://www.nime.org/2005/proc/nime2005_164.pdf
http://www.icdvrat.rdg.ac.uk/2008/papers/ICDVRAT2008_S09_N02_Almeida_et_al.pdf

See a digital hologram of smart grid technology come to life in your hands. Please follow online instructions and get amazed…

http://ge.ecomagination.com/smartgrid/#/augmented_reality