The stoops in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood are getting a face-lift, literally. As part of TED prize winner JR’s particapatory art project, Inside Out, business owners and community members have submitted portraits of local shop owners to honor and celebrate them.
As JR explains on the project website, “Inside Out is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into piece of artistic work. Upload a portrait. Receive a poster. Paste it for the world to see.”
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“3 Dreams of Black” is an interactive film byand some friends at Google that showcases the creative potential of WebGL. WebGL is a context of the HTML5 canvas element that enables hardware-accelerated 3D graphics in the web browser without a plug-in. In other words, it enables your browser to show some really beautiful visuals. On this page, you’ll find a WebGL model viewer featuring several of the “3 Dreams of Black” creatures. You’ll also find 8 demos created by our development team, a link to the code base, and some links to resources on the web that will be useful for getting started in WebGL programming.
Last week Google launched Search Globe. According to the official Google Blog, Search Globe is “a new visual display representing one day of Google searches around the world–visualizing the curiosity of people around the globe…. The Search Globe visualizes searches from one day, and shows the language of the majority of queries in an area in different colors. You’ll see a bright landscape of queries across Europe, and parts of Asia for instance, but unfortunately we see many fewer searches from parts of the world lacking Internet access–and often electricity as well–like Africa. We hope that as the Internet continues to become more accessible over time and people continue to ask questions, we’ll see this globe shine brightly everywhere.”
Book cover ”A Touch of Code”, Copyright Gestalten 2011
Thanks to the omnipresence of computers, cell phones, gaming systems, and the internet, a broad audience has traded its past reservations against technology for an almost insatiable curiosity for all things technical. Against this background, unprecedented new tools and possibilities are opening up for the world of design. In addition to sketchbooks and computers, young designers are increasingly using programming languages, soldering irons, sensors, and microprocessors as well as 3D milling or rapid prototyping machines in their work. The innovative use of powerful hardware and software has become affordable and, most of all, much easier to use. Today, the sky is the limit when it comes to ideas for experimental media, unconventional interfaces, and interactive spatial experiences.
By Moritz Waldemeyer from A Touch of Code, Copyright Gestalten 2011
Hylozoic Groud by Philip Beesley from A Touch of Code, Copyright Gestalten 2011
A Touch of Code by Gestalten shows how information becomes experience. The book examines how surprising personal experiences are created where virtual realms meet the real world and where dataflow confronts the human senses. It presents an international spectrum of interdisciplinary projects at the intersection of laboratory, trade show, and urban space that play with the new frontiers of perception, interaction, and staging created by current technology. These include brand and product presentations as well as thematic exhibits, architecture, art, and design.
The comprehensive spectrum of innovative spatial and interactive work in A Touch of Code reveals how technology is fundamentally changing and expanding strategies for the targeted use of architecture, art, communication, and design for the future.
Bureau des Mésarchitecture // Didier Faustino
Instrument for Blank Architecture
from A Touch of Code, Copyright Gestalten 2011
By Oliver Waldemeyer from A Touch of Code, Copyright Gestalten 2011
By Ralf Baecker from A Touch of Code, Copyright Gestalten 2011
By TROIKA from A Touch of Code, Copyright Gestalten 2011
Title: A Touch of Code
Subtitle: Interactive Installations and Experiences
Editors: Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann, Verena Hanschke
Preface: Joachim Sauter
Format: 24 x 28 cm
Features: 256 pages, full color, hardcover
Price: €44.00 | $65.00 | £40.00
International Release: April 2011
By Vr/Urban from A Touch of Code, Copyright Gestalten 2011
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