A new game, Pig Chase, will soon let you have a play date with a pig. Following a European legislation, farmers have to provide pigs with entertainment to prevent them from being bored or violent. A team from the Utrecht School of the Arts and Wageningen University came up with a solution: a tablet game where humans and pigs play together towards the same objective. The human controls a ball of light on his touchscreen. The pig has to do the same thing with his snout on the screen of his pen. If they succeed to bring the ball to the goal an explosion of lights bring joy and happiness to the pigpen. And a great satisfaction for the human: he’s going to eat a peaceful meat.
[DIGITALLY-INSPIRED] Christophe Lepot conducts chromatic experiments but uses pixels instead of paint. He distorts his images pixel by pixel to create these vast panoramic images where colors slowly emerge from the upper layers to form a hypnotic pattern.
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[WEIRD APP] This iPhone app lets you modify a picture of your choice by applying one of the 12 presets at your disposal. Modify the parameters, such as the mess or pixel density and you will get a unique piece of pixel art.
What is behind these broken image icons? The installation “Broken Things” questions our perception of the world
[DIGITALLY-INSPIRED] A symbol from the digital world, the broken image icon finds its way in our reality. The frames, notepads, envelopes or CDs of the installation are all blank, their content being replaced by the infamous icon.
[DIGITALLY-INSPIRED] Universal Everything created an installation to promote Nike's latest technology, Flyknit. The four sides of a video cube streams a slightly altered version of the visitor's reflection. Kinect cameras capture his presence and translate it in a swarm of colorful particles that follow the visitor's movement.
As mentioned earlier this week, the second edition of the Fubiz Awards are currently underway! The competition celebrates the best creative works from the past year divided in 8 categories. Today, we have a look at the nominees in the Desgin category.
[WTF] A lifetime summed up through Google's autocomplete. The suggestions of a simple search for "I'm [age] and" give us a glimpse of the most common concerns affecting the millions of people using Google everyday.
[DIGITALLY-INSPIRED] The dissonance between physical and digital archive makes the selection of informations even harder. What should we keep? What is the difference between an original or a copy? A series of installation mixing old and new technologies illustrates his idea.
[GAME-INSPIRED] In his series of loop animations entitled Lambeaux, Nicolas Boillot deconstructs a video to get a 24 fps loop. One of his more recent GIFs, Loops of Marvel vs Capcom, shows us this process applied to the eponymous game.
[DIGITALLY-INSPIRED] The totemic sculptures created by Amy Brenner could be the "artifacts of an imagined future". Fossilized in resin, remains of our modern technology are visible through the glass-like material.
[CONCEPT] From April 28th to May 5th, Ryder Ripps will be living and working at the Red Bull Music Academy. He will be drinking Red Bull and generating ideas for artworks and online projects that will be live streamed on his Twitter account.
Nintendo's "New Art Academy" is attempting an intrusion into the world of the 9th art, offering drawing lessons signed by the most representative authors of contemporary comics. A perfect opportunity to listen to Juanjo Guarnido, the respected author of "Blacksad" – the best cat detective in 50’s New York - describing his own vision of comics in a rather technical interview.