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GPS, video camera mounted on a vehicle fitted with a fisheye lens, a microphone attached to the data collected before and after the vehicle was rebuilt as an installation space in a way consistent with the actual direction.

The data: collected by GPS, Fish-eye lens mounted video camera, microphones that put on the car. They are reconstructed as an installation. The direction in the video and real-space are synchronized.

http://counteraktiv.com/wrk/cmp/

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He is best known for creating theatrical interactive installations in public spaces across Europe, Asia and America. Using robotics, real-time computer graphics, film projections, positional sound, internet links, cell phone interfaces, video and ultrasonic sensors, LED screens and other devices, his installations seek to interrupt the increasingly homogenized urban condition by providing critical platforms for participation. Lozano-Hemmer’s smaller-scaled sculptural and video installations explore themes of perception, deception and surveillance. As an outgrowth of these various large scale and performance-based projects Lozano-Hemmer documents the works in photography editions that are also exhibited.

http://www.lozano-hemmer.com/

Within the Sabin+Jones LabStudio, architects, mathematicians, materials scientists and cell biologists are actively collaborating to develop, analyze and abstract dynamic, biological systems through the generation and design of new tools. These new approaches for modeling complexity and visualizing large datasets are subsequently applied to both architectural and biomedical research and design.

http://www.sabin-jones.com/

“Yekpare” is a storyteller which narrates the 8500 year story of Istanbul. The story embraces symbols from Pagans to Roman Empire, from Byzantine Empire to Latin Empire, and finally from Ottoman Empire to Istanbul at the present day.

Haydarpaşa Train Station, with its brilliant architectural forms, is the building on which the story is projected. The connection between middle east to west has been provided by Istanbul and Haydarpaşa since 1906. In the 50’s it served as a door for millions of internal emigrants who have triggered the chaos in Istanbul’s dialectical daily life scenes.The project’s conceptual, political and geographical positioning, the location’s depth of field and the fact that the entire show can be watched from Kadıköy coast; make “Yekpare” a dramatic presentation.

More info: http://www.vimeo.com/12584289

well, who needs a computer if it’s mechanical.. of course, i don’t know how balint made the calculations to build this machine (computer, on paper, ?)  but it’s an amazing idea. i didn’t think of posting this because of its non-computational nature but anyway, here it is.

needless to say. cool. check out balint’s portfolio too!

quoted from balint’s page:

Trace is a sculptural device that alludes to scientific discoveries and pseudoscientific concepts such as phrenology, physiognomy, and craniometry. A revolving plaster cast of the artist’s head is slowly deconstructed into a mathematical diagram that changes as time passes. The peculiarities of the human face that as humans, we attach so much importance to, is dematerialised into a changing drawing that embodies the differential undulations of the human anatomy. ‘Trace’ questions our notion of self and how through technology we have found different visual representations for the individual. DNA profiling, retina scans and the fingerprint are all things that are conjured up by the meticulous mechanical process of the work. The topographical images are turned into a new form of three-dimensional representation that draws our attention to the ‘space within’.

Celestial Mechanics is a planetarium-based installation that visualizes the statistics, data, and protocols of man-made aerial technologies — a graphic display of the paths and functions of the machines hovering, flying, and drifting above our planet. The sky is filled with aircraft that transport people from place to place, perform utilitarian duties, assist in communications, enact military missions, or wander above us as debris. Celestial Mechanics combines science, statistical display, and contemporary art by presenting these mechanical patterns and behaviors as a dynamic visual experience. The artwork is intended to be viewed in a planetarium dome, and as time permits the authors, it is updated. [CM-Labs]

Communication Satellites and Geostationary Ring

LAX airport sound patterns

LAPD helicopters

http://www.cmlab.com/

“The Earth is a globe ?
In our perception, the ground exists as a plane.
In the ordinary sense, human sense of direction, what’s called bearing is applicable to that plane.
How our perception would be changed when we get the bearing for the Earth as a sphere ?
It might be like a sense when we’re thrown into the void of outer space where even up-down sense is lost.”

(quote from website)

http://counteraktiv.com/wrk/gb/index.html

This is a projection based installation where a web site is visited and its visual appearance is translated in such a way to create a topographical landscape (or wave) based on the site’s content and color.

“The internet has covered all over the surface of earth by connecting net and net like its spelling.
This may be like ocean in physically.
Search engine might be beach, browser might be surf board and user might be swimmer who can’t swim without surf board.
The structure that can be seen when we drifting without interface is the figure of the internet, truly nonlinear, out of control by any user. Isn’t it ?”

(quote from website)

http://counteraktiv.com/wrk/dnt/index.html

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:

for those who are interested in virtual sound installations and intereactive/generative music projects.

visit the site for the experience

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

http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/10/view/3684/bending-space-photography-of-georges-rousse.html

although french artist georges rousse is a photographer, his work contains a lot of painting. his works are photographs of paintings done on buildings which are made to look like overlays of colour. from the single point perspective of rousse’s camera, his paintings are made to appear 2-dimensional. in reality you would see that the paintings are strategically done in 3 dimensions. this illusion is what makes rousse’s work so intriguing. his ‘durham’ project is currently the subject of the documentary ‘bending space’, a fitting tile to describe rousse’s work.

http://www.rousseprojectdurham.com