[WATCH&LISTEN] Tharsis Sleeps" takes un on an epic journey from Earth to Mars where the three members of Throne are going to try to terraform the red planet. The creation process of the video itself is as crazy as its storyline. Each frame of the animation is actually a different piece of embroidered denim.
[WATCH&LISTEN] The woman in the music video is, as the lyrics sung by Egyptian Lover keep repeating, really "bad". The guy probably wishes he'd never picked her up in the first place. The video makes a clever use of green screen compositing: the faces or other body parts of the two protagonists are replaced by library footage about wildlife and volcanoes.
Rick Silva’s “Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future” is a comprehensive census of amazing digital creatures
Universal Everything’s music video for Jeffrey Brodsky is an amazing study of movement amidst a hurricane
[WATCH&LISTEN] A group of animals is for some reason running towards a volcano erupting in sync with the hook of the song. Besides their red eyes, we can barely see the horse, eagle and tiger but rather only guess their silhouette as they are only drawn by the wind and debris visualisation they are running against.
[DIGITALLY-INSPIRED] Sabrina Ratté recently joined the Computers Club and made for the computer art collective this hypnotic video as an introduction to her work. Visites Possibles takes us on an enigmatic journey through an architectural space. The walls are in constant evolution and morph into electronic landscapes while abstract shapes appear and disappear at random.
[WATCH&LSITEN] The video is a PSA from the enigmatic "Longer Cables Associations". We don't want to spoil the ending but let's just say that some robots are so eager to escape their monotonous fate that they might become suicidal. Will they make the final leap? Watch the video and find out.
[DIGITALLY-INSPIRED] Augmented reality gets a whole new meaning in the animations created by Marty Cooper. Our reality is here enhanced thanks to traditional animation cels that are juxtaposed to real life situations and captured frame by frame with an iPhone 5S in order to create a stop motion animation
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[CONCEPT] What if virtual reality was the answer to the farming of free range chicken? The idea might seem far-fetched but it is the concept Austin Stewart is currently selling throughout Iowa. Hear him out before getting all upset.
[WATCH&LISTEN] Glitch, 3D-printing and drones: within 24 hours, two videos featuring the best (and worst?) of our digital culture were released. The videos for "Double Bubble Trouble" from M.I.A's last album Matangi and "Sayit", from Röyksopp & Robyn upcoming mini-album could not be more different but they both offer an interesting point of view on the current state of our connected society.
[CONCEPT] After reading a report from the FAO on how insects could be an answer to the world hunger problem, Búi Bjarmar Aðalsteinsson decided to focus his graduation piece on living matter and the transforming power found in nature. The FlyFactory is an ecological food production concept that integrates all the steps of a sustainable breeding process into one single unit
Timo Arnall’s “Internet Machine” lets us discover the physical aspect of the Internet, the data center
[DIGITALLY-INSPIRED] This three-screen video installation takes us inside one of the largest and most secure "fault tolerant" data centers in the world, owns by Spanish operator Telefónica and located in Alcalá, Spain. The movements of the camera slowly show us the infrastructure that is hiding behind the elusive "Cloud".
[CONCEPT] For her Master's degree project, Judit Eszter Karpati created a piece of electronic fabric that can change color. To do so, Karpati created an installation made of an Arduino connected to a piece of fabric that was woven with nichrome wires.
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[WEIRD APP] 20 Day Stranger" is a mobile social experiment that will let you share your life with a complete stranger fro 20 days. The app tracks the two users" every moves and uses data from Foursquare, Google Street View and Instagram to find out their location and display evocative images of each other's daily activities.