Keyword: Standards & Formats

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One Two Tie My Shoe / Sonia Malpeso

„The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of the physical body within a digital working environment by examining how certain physical motions take on gestural meaning and how these motions translate into the digital gestures that they subsequently create.“

https://onetwotiemyshoe.info

Marc Buchy

Palm Dial

„Inspired by different technics (dating back from XVIth century until our contemporary „survivalists“) the three gloves of Palm Dial transform the hand of the user in tools to measure the passing of time, creating a direct link between the position of the body and the course of the sun.“

O&I

„0&I is a computer software, freely downloadable and installable by the user-viewer on his computer.

This software creates a discreet but permanent modification on the way the computer works. The software changes the blinkrate of the cursor in any program in which the user can type data (Micro- soft Word, for exemple). The rate is slowed down to the same number an adult body breathes per minute.

The cursor is considered as one of the precise entry point between sensible and virtual, between reality and data. By slowing down a digital rhythm and adapting it to a natural rhythm the artist questions the closest and closest relation between « natural » and « digital » occuring nowadays.“

Accelerated Logic / Ryan Gandler


„Printed, laser die-cut orange acrylic stencil containing annotations made by the artist, to page 11 of John Berger’s Ways of Seeing. The annotations select, highlight, as well as censor the still in-print publication. Mirroring the mass production of the available book, the work considers the possible multiplication of a personal perspective through the function of the stencil.“

The Shape of History

„But what would it mean if we took a different view of what visualization could do? What would it mean if a visualization was designed to be difficult and abstract? If it was intended to send us back to the original source of the data in order to make sense of the image we encountered? What if the goal of visualization was to allow each person, individually, to interpret the image for herself?

This was the aim of Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, the nineteenth-century writer, editor, and educator. Inspired by a system developed in Poland earlier in the century, she devised a method of translating historical events into shape and color. In her textbook, she explained her desire to appeal to the „mind’s eye“ so that each student could create a personal account of the past.“

http://www.shapeofhistory.net

img_0001.jpg; Intimacy of the Uneventful / Yotam Hadar

„Anthropological Taxonomy in first photographs taken with a new digital camera.“

https://vimeo.com/122396072

Sonder E-Ink Keyboard

Keyboard with e-ink keys for customizable contextual key layouts.

https://sonderdesign.com

what3words

Global addressing system based on a 3×3 m grid of the world, where each cell is identified by a unique three word combination. Thought to replace numeric geo locations that are hard to remember and prone to errors in transmission. Covering the globe in a multi-lingual layer of random functional poetry.

https://what3words.com/
https://map.what3words.com/

False Positives / Esther Hovers

„The project False Positives is about intelligent surveillance systems. These are camera’s that are said to be able to detect deviant behaviour within public space. False Positives is set around the question of normative behaviour. It aims to raise this question by basing the project on eight different ‘anomalies’. These so called anomalies are sign in body-language and movement that could indicate criminal intent. It is through these anomalies the algorithms are built and cameras are able to detect deviant behaviour.“

https://estherhovers.com/

Johann Lurf

Twelve Tales Told
„A dozen logos for Hollywood production companies play before you as they would precede a normal Hollywood production; appropriately in 3D if watching digitally, in 2D on 35mm—and self-aggrandizing in any format. Only, each logo sequence, some animated with glossy grandeur (Disney, Paramount), some more restrained (Regency, Warner Bros.), is stutteringly interwoven image by image into the others, beginning with the longest and ending with the shortest. The resulting visual effect is of a sustained anti-climax of bombast: the fanfare for the main attraction is drawn out and aggravated to become the main attraction. Since new production logos are progressively feathered into the mix, the manufactured desired climax of full logo revelation—say, of Disney’s beloved castle and fireworks—is continually delayed by other interfering companies“

Vertigo Rush
„VERTIGO RUSH is a technically extravagant experiment consisting of a series of dolly zooms: a succession of camera movements captured in individual images of forward and backward motion, while simultaneously zooming in the opposite direction. Accelerating this pendulum movement, at first gently and later drastically, intensifies the optical illusion of the space shifting together—and smoothly hands it over to the abstract, transferred to a “dissolving” image.“

And other of his films:
http://johannlurf.net/en/

Pure CSS Francine / Diana Smith

Pure CSS illustrations and discussions of their rendering differences in various browser versions.

http://diana-adrianne.com/purecss-francine/
https://twitter.com/

All we’d ever need is one another / Adam Basanta

„The installation self-generates images using two flatbed scanners laying on their side, with scanning surfaces pointing at one another. A computer script creates automatic mouse movements, randomizing the settings of the proprietary scanning software interface, and beginning a scanning process.

Each newly created image is then analyzed by a series of deep-learning algorithms trained on a database of contemporary artworks in economic and institutional circulation. When an image matches an existing artwork beyond an 83% match, it uploads it to this website and a twitter account.“

http://allwedeverneed.com

BÆBEL / Gregor Weichbrodt

„Single pages from IKEA furniture-assembly instructions were mixed together and renumbered. The result is an instructions manual of about 700 pages.“

https://ggor.de/en/project/baebel/

And other of his projects:
https://ggor.de/en/project/

Autolex (0.1)

An „automated lexicon“.

http://autolex.idealpress.org

More Media Parodies

Two striking examples of (kind of) comedy playing with media reflexivity, especially the subversion of media formats (in the sense of TV programming formats) to comedic effect.

Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared (series):
https://www.youtube.com/user/thisisitcollective

Too Many Cooks:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrGrOK8oZG8

Jon Satrom

Windows Rainbows and Dinos
http://jonsatrom.com/—/windows-rainbows-dinos/

QTZRK
http://jonsatrom.com/—/qtzrk/

Dries Depoorter / projects

Die With Me
„The chat app you can only use when you have less than 5% battery.“
http://diewithme.online

non views
„non views is a Chrome extension that replaces the amount of views on a YouTube into the amount of people that didn’t watch the video in the world.“
https://driesdepoorter.be/nonviews/

Gradient
Realtime gradient of two pixel colors from the sky of two webcams on the opposite side of the earth.
http://driesdepoorter.be/gradient/

CCamera / Marco Land

„With 657 billion digital images per year being captured and pushed to the web, it is likely that at some point in your life you’ve taken a photo that already exists. And you will continue to do so with the help of this app.

CCamera is the first camera app that takes images that have already been uploaded to the internet. It brings your photos to the next level — because they’re not yours.“

http://ccamera.org

Ouvroir du Design Graphique Potentiel

http://www.ougrapo.de

End of Show Department / Monty Python

https://youtu.be/9iDiMXTx5wU?t=21s

MIDI drawings / Mari Lesteberg

„Inspired by Andrew Huang and his MIDI unicorn, I make midi compositions that forms a picture. It’s called a MIDI drawing, and it’s entirely stupid, but incredibly fun to make.“

https://www.youtube.com/user/maisplante

Meridian (Netflix)

Codec test film by Netflix.

https://www.netflix.com/ch/title/80141336
Variety article

How to sound smart in your TEDx Talk / Will Stephen

A talk about giving talks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S0FDjFBj8o

Jennifer in Photoshop / Constant Dullaart

Photoshop filters applied to the „first“ photoshopped image („Jennifer in Paradise“).

http://jennifer.ps

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/

Silhouette series / Evan Roth

„The Silhouette series utilizes the 18th century technique of the same name by representing a subject as an outline cut into a single piece of solid black paper. … Although the technique most commonly depicts a person in profile, it is applied here towards the proportions and shape of the modern day Internet. The individual compositions are composed from pieces of the artist’s own Internet browsing data and based on standardized internet advertising proportions, drawing into question whether these proportions are in reaction to or are a driving force behind the general shape of the web.“

http://www.evan-roth.com/

The Crossing Machine / Graziana Dammacco & Davide Giorgetta

„The Crossing Machine is a mind tool conceived to stimulate the creation of new publishing artifacts. The main purpose of the project is to investigate technologies and publishing from a post-digital perspective and to propose new methodologies for producing self-reflective works.“

http://www.thecrossingmachine.tk

Unfold

„Unfold is an online publishing and archiving platform based upon the structure of the digital folder.“

http://unfold.thevolumeproject.com

Guy Königstein

http://www.guykoenigstein.com/inaccurate_rulers.html

http://www.guykoenigstein.com/excavations.html

un arbre à calculer / dcfvg

http://calc.dcfvg.com
More projects http://dcfvg.com

transCoder / Zach Blas

„Queer Programming Anti-Language“

http://users.design.ucla.edu/~zblas/

schema.org

„Schema.org is a collaborative, community activity with a mission to create, maintain, and promote schemas for structured data on the Internet, on web pages, in email messages, and beyond.“

http://schema.org

Square vs. variably shaped pixels / Russell Kirsch

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

Definitions / Bryan Ma

„It utilizes the ability of computers to comprehend semantic meaning via „common-sense networks“ to poetically represent the socio-cultural effects of natural language processing.“

http://www.bryan-ma.com/

Forensics Wiki

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

http://forensicswiki.org

Early Office Museum

http://www.earlyofficemuseum.com

DISimages / DIS

Stock images by artists.

http://disimages.com

Entropy / Daniel Temkin

„Entropy is a programming language about giving up control. All data decays as the program runs: each value alters slightly every time it’s used, becoming less precise.“

http://danieltemkin.com/Entropy

Also „New Languages“
http://danieltemkin.com/Esolangs/

Shiv Integer

Bot composes collages from virtual 3D objects.

https://www.thingiverse.com/shivinteger/designs/

GUI Rube Goldberg / Sebastian Ly Serena

http://sebastianlyserena.dk

Lost Formats / Experimental Jetset

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

The Ruler Project / Jiří Skála

„Rulers of altered length were distributed to professionals.“

http://www.vvork.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

Every possible photograph / Jeff Thompson

„This project investigates the idea of using computation to “use up” a piece of technology, in this case a digital camera. Using custom-written software (and a very long period of time), every possible photograph is generated, one at a time and in numerical order.“

See also his other projects exploring ideas of technical images, algorithms, abstraction, and computational vision.

http://www.jeffreythompson.org/

Ignacio Uriarte

Uses materials and visual language out of the context of the office (printer, paper, pens, excel) for reduced works, playing with order, repetition, patience.

http://www.ignaciouriarte.com

Meters / Patrick Kochlick, Monika Hoinkis

„We believe in the joy of metering. It is enlightening and highly reassuring, also fun.“

http://senorpako.de/meters/

ExtraFile

„New image file formats for artistic purpose.“

http://extrafile.org

Hanne Darboven

Deals with temporal orders, calendars and subjective counting systems in her graphical works.

https://www.diaart.org/

OpenStructures

„…explores the possibility of a modular construction model where everyone designs for everyone on the basis of one shared geometrical grid.“

The need of a rigidly defined, universal, modular order for enabling collaborative and open source development.

http://www.openstructures.net/

Three Standard Stoppages / Marcel Duchamp

It is „a joke about the meter,“ Duchamp glibly noted about this piece, but his premise for it reads like a theorem: „If a straight horizontal thread one meter long falls from a height of one meter onto a horizontal plane twisting as it pleases[it] creates a new image of the unit of length.“ Duchamp dropped three threads one meter long from the height of one meter onto three stretched canvases. The threads were then adhered to the canvases to preserve the random curves they assumed upon landing. The canvases were cut along the threads‘ profiles, creating a template of their curves creating new units of measure that retain the length of the meter but undermine its rational basis.

http://www.moma.org/

Google / Felix Heyes, Ben West

„This book contains the first Google image result for every word in the dictionary.“

http://www.creativeapplications.net/
http://felixheyes.com/

Common Sense Computing / ConceptNet

MIT project to develop a collection (a „hypergraph“) of „Common Sense Knowledge“. „To improve computers‘ understanding of the world that people live in and talk about, we need to provide them with usable knowledge about the basic relationships between things that nearly every person knows.“ The data set is free to download and explorable online.

http://csc.media.mit.edu/
http://conceptnet5.media.mit.edu/

Nubeology / Gerhard Lang


Lang explores in historical reference to Goethe and Constable cloud phenomena as artistic commentary and the question of presentability. For example his „idealized“ phantom images of clouds he did with help of the „identikit machine“ of the BKA or his „Cloud Walks“.

http://www.gerhardlang.com

Barcode Interpreter / Lauran Schijvens

Translates barcodes in output signals on an array of power sockets, where you can connect all kinds of electronical devices.

http://www.v2.nl/

Prototype theory / Labov Experiment

Labov investigated the borders of words and concepts and the working of categorization in everyday communication. In a study drawings of „containers“ with different formal characteristics where shown to participants. They had to assign them with either „cup“, „bowl“ or „vase“. The decision gradually changed when they where asked to imagine the object filled with flowers or mashed potatoes for example. The categorization seems to be context dependent and fuzzy. Prototype theory in general states that we imagine categories of things around a strong member or representative of the category. It often refers to Wittgenstein’s concept of „Familienähnlichkeit“ (family likeness).

http://fak1-alt.kgw.tu-berlin.de/
http://pyersqr.org/

Errors in production / Heike Bollig

Collection of products exhibiting errors in the production process.

http://www.errors-in-production.info

The Free Universal Construction Kit / FatLab

„A matrix of nearly 80 adapter bricks that enable complete interoperability between ten popular children’s construction toys. By allowing any piece to join to any other, the Kit encourages totally new forms of intercourse between otherwise closed systems—enabling radically hybrid constructive play, the creation of previously impossible designs.“

http://fffff.at/

Nuancen der Unwahrheit / Tina Michl

Graduation project about cartographic projection methods.

http://www.fbg.h-da.de/projekte/

„eine gewisse chinesische Enzyklopädie“ / Jorge Luis Borges

„die Tiere, die sich wie folgt gruppieren:
a) Tiere, die dem Kaiser gehören,
b) einbalsamierte Tiere,
c) gezähmte,
d) Milchschweine,
e) Sirenen,
f) Fabeltiere,
g) herrenlose Hunde,
h) in diese Gruppierung gehörige,
i) die sich wie Tolle gebärden,
k) die mit einem ganz feinen Pinsel aus Kamelhaar gezeichnet sind,
l) und so weiter,
m) die den Wasserkrug zerbrochen haben,
n) die von weitem wie Fliegen aussehen“

Aus „Die analytische Sprache des John Wilkins“, 1966
Zitiert im Vorwort zu Foucaults „Die Ordnung der Dinge“, 1974

Radical cartography

„Something about how maps can reveal everyday practices of power.“ Some examples of critical projections and mapping techniques.

http://www.radicalcartography.net/

Exactitudes / Ari Versluis, Ellie Uyttenbroek

Photography project. Constructs ironic categorizations of people by their fashion styles.

http://www.exactitudes.com

Open Source Publishing

„OSP (Open Source Publishing) is a graphic design collective that uses only Free, Libre and Open Source Software. Closely affiliated with the Brussels based foundation for art and media Constant, OSP aims to test the possibilities and realities of doing design, illustration, cartography and typography using a range of F/LOSS tools.
Since 2006, we investigate the potential of F/LOSS in a professional design environment. We do not expect to find (or offer!) the same experience as the ones we are used to. In fact, we are interested in experimenting with everything that shows up in the cracks.“

http://ospublish.constantvzw.org/

Interview
http://www.spc.org/fuller/interviews/open-source-publishing-interview-with-femke-snelting/

Objects for Arithmomaniacs / Julijonas Urbonas

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