Keyword: Digital

Resources

Promiscuous Pipelines / Constant

„In computation, a ’pipe’ is a method to enable various software modules to connect to each other, where the output of one program is treated as the input for the next program. ’Pipes’ form the basis of The Unix philosophy, a perspective on software production where multiple task-oriented tools can be chained together to make seemingly endless software combinations possible. While interchangeable and flexible, the assumption that each element should be optimised to ’Do One Thing and Do It Well’ leads to a rather predictable and ultimately normative set. If each tool is designed to be used in any context by anyone at any time, what about situated knowledge? How can we imagine modularity, knowing that software processes are inherently leaky and contextual?“

http://www.constantvzw.org/

The Screenless Office / Brendan Howell, Mikhail Pogorzhelskiy

„The Screenless Office is a system for working with media and networks without using a pixel-based display. It is an artistic operating system.“

http://screenl.es

The Readers Project

„The Readers Project is a collection of distributed, performative, quasi-autonomous poetic ‚readers‘ — active, procedural entities with distinct reading behaviors and strategies. […] Each reader follows traces of linguistic and poetic structure — symbolic idealities — that define their specific focus of attention. Since the their behaviors are derived from a necessarily partial, aesthetically implicated analysis of human reading, they explore and reveal certain contours and outlines of linguistic materiality’s ‚other dimensions‘, in work that we propose to be significant, affective, and literary.“

http://thereadersproject.org

Objectifier / Bjørn Karmann

„Objectifier empowers people to train objects in their daily environment to respond to their unique behaviors. It gives an experience of training an artificial intelligence; a shift from a passive consumer to an active, playful director of domestic technology.“

https://bjoernkarmann.dk/objectifier

Grind the Gap / Plaatsmaken

http://www.plaatsmaken.nl/

Refresh / Leanne Wijnsma

http://leannewijnsma.nl/

Critical Atlas of Internet / Louise Drulhe

„The aim of the “Critical Atlas of Internet” is to use spatial analysis as a key to understanding social, political and economic issues on Internet.“

http://www.internet-atlas.net

Delirious Home / ECAL

„… a series of objects presenting a playful interpretation take on the concept of the smart home.“

http://www.ecal.ch/

Some Digital Humanities projects (ongoing list)

The Preservation of Favoured Traces / Ben Fry
The Homer Multitext

Intro to Digital Humanities / Reader by Johanna Drucker

Square vs. variably shaped pixels / Russell Kirsch

http://www.wired.com/2010/06/smoothing-square-pixels/
Russell Kirsch talks about the variable shaped pixel

Forensics Wiki

Wiki on digital forensics (also known as computer forensics).

http://forensicswiki.org

Lost Formats / Experimental Jetset

http://www.experimentaljetset.nl/
http://lostformats.tumblr.com

Real-time Expression Transfer for Facial Reenactment

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http://graphics.stanford.edu/

Of Instruments and Archetypes / Unfold

„Through this project, measuring becomes something without numbers, but with accurate precision; measuring becomes making.“

http://unfold.be/

Lazy Pen / NAHO

http://www.nahornyj.com/lazypen.html

Pens as „natural“ input

Fidelity and minimal latency as the thresholds for analogueness of digital media?

http://www.wired.com/

Satelliten / Quadrature

Visualization of real-time satellite movement patterns on paper maps.

http://quadrature.co/

BackStory / Floria Kräutli

Interactive tool/piece that visualizes editing processes on text archives (Wikipedia articles in this case).

projects.kraeutli.com/
www.icaphila.org/

Jenny Odell

www.jennyodell.com

allRGB

„The objective of allRGB is simple: To create images with one pixel for every RGB color (16777216); not one color missing, and not one color twice.“

http://allrgb.com

ROLI Seaboard

Digital instrument with a unique and potentially very intuitive analogue interface.

https://www.weareroli.com/

Glassified Ruler / MIT Media Lab

Digitally augmented physical tool.

http://www.creativeapplications.net/

Telephony / Thomson & Craighead

„Telephony allows gallery visitors to dial into a wall based grid of 42 Siemens mobile telephones, which in turn begin to call each other and create a piece of ‚music.'“

See also other projects of the artists.
http://www.thomson-craighead.net/

Future Tools Blog

http://blogs.lgru.net/ft/

culturemachine.net

Free journal for culture and theory.
http://www.culturemachine.net

interface / Ralf Baecker

„… camera and monitor function as a mirror that links the images of the viewers. […] The software, which runs between camera and monitor, attempts to re-construct each face from image fragments of the other. The image of one face cannot be realised without the other and vice versa.

See also other works about materiality, aesthetics and potential of digital technologies:
http://www.rlfbckr.org/

ExtraFile

„New image file formats for artistic purpose.“

http://extrafile.org

Moving Pixel Portraits / Oliver Laric

http://oliverlaric.com/

Superstitious Fund Project / Shing Tat Chung

A trading algorithm based on superstition (moon phases, numerology). An objectively subjective apparatus.

http://www.creativeapplications.net/

Big Data

„The Petabyte Age is different because more is different. Kilobytes were stored on floppy disks. Megabytes were stored on hard disks. Terabytes were stored in disk arrays. Petabytes are stored in the cloud. As we moved along that progression, we went from the folder analogy to the file cabinet analogy to the library analogy to — well, at petabytes we ran out of organizational analogies.

This is a world where massive amounts of data and applied mathematics replace every other tool that might be brought to bear. Out with every theory of human behavior, from linguistics to sociology. Forget taxonomy, ontology, and psychology. Who knows why people do what they do? The point is they do it, and we can track and measure it with unprecedented fidelity. With enough data, the numbers speak for themselves.“

„The End of Theory“, Chris Anderson in WIRED (+ weitere Kurzartikel zum Thema)

http://www.wired.com/

HyperImage

Research project about the possible role of networked images in the sciences. A system to assamble, categorise, annotate and link images wants to explore new forms of working with images in other scientific contexts than in art history. Some examples on the website.

http://www.uni-lueneburg.de/

Descriptive Camera / Matt Richardson

The camera produces no image but a textual description of the motive, written by some strange user of Mechanical Turk web service.

http://mattrichardson.com/

Serendipity Engine / Enquiry Machine

„Each of the components of The Serendipity Engine will highlight problems observed by digital theorists, designers and technologists with the way the Web currently works – linguistic barriers, echo chambers – by proposing one vision of how the technology can be re-tooled to increase serendipitous encounters.“
„[…] the aim is to render visible other factors that could produce more inclusive digital technologies that better-represent being human in code.“
“[…] render visible the labour of knowledge making.”

http://www.katjungnickel.com/
http://theserendipityengine.tumblr.com/
http://alekskrotoski.com/

Blow Up / Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Blow-up is a high resolution interactive display that is designed to fragment a surveillance camera view into 2400 virtual cameras that zoom into the exhibition space in fluid and autonomous motion. Inspired by Antonioni, the piece is intended as a an exercise to underline the construction of presence through a simulated, live compound eye.

http://www.lozano-hemmer.com/
See also other projects:
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Communion / Field

Digitally augmented room filled with algorithmically evolving graphical „life forms“. Interesting arrangement and atmosphere.

http://www.creativeapplications.net/

Videorative Portrait / Sergio Albaic

Tool for drawing with tagged video content to create a dynamic networked image.

http://www.sergioalbiac.com/videorative-portrait-post/

Selective Memory Theatre / Matthias Dörfelt

The installation tries to simulate and visualize the process of memory by algorithmically combining visual material from newsfeeds.

http://www.mokafolio.de

extracts of local distance / FELD

Algorithmically extracted and combined elements of architectural photographs creates new images/interpretations of spaces.

http://www.localdistance.org/

Objects for Arithmomaniacs / Julijonas Urbonas

http://www.julijonasurbonas.lt/p/objects-for-arithmomaniacs/