Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 16, 2015
San Francisco will soon be home to the latest gateway in the Portals Project, a public art project curated by Shared_Studios that uses design and technology to connect strangers and artists across the globe. So what exactly is a portal? A portal is a retrofitted shipping container painted gold and immersed with audio and visual technology inside. When you enter the portal, you come face to face with a stranger in a similar portal across the globe for a one-on-one conversation. In San Francisco, the Portal is a gateway to Tehran, Herat, El Progreso, or Mexico City (depending on the time of day).
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 02, 2015
The latest project by Japan's TeamLab allows you to walk through an LED illuminated universe and controll it with your smartphone. “The Viewer of the art work can enter and walk around in the three-dimensional light space,” says TeamLab. “When the viewer enters the space they will cause a change that will affect the lights in the entire space, and that change will continue to cause change indefinitely.” In other words, it’s like Aristotle’s theory of causation meets TeamLab’s manipulation of digital lighting. “While the light continues to change across the entire universe space, the universe that the viewer causes change in will constantly be created with the viewer at its center.”
Photography // Monday, August 24, 2015
Photographer Meike Nixdorf's "Your Earth Transforms" series shows "a cross section of different mountain ranges, including the Alps, the Cascade Range, the Rocky Mountains, the Himalaya and the Karakoram. The images display their respective shape at a certain moment in time, based on renderings by Google Earth from various satellite imagery. An image was taken of a rendered image, which was made from a collection of images - an (almost) invisible transformation.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Daniel Rozin’s anthropomorphic "PomPom Mirror" features a synchronized array of 928 spherical faux fur puffs. Organized into a three-dimensional grid of beige and black, the sculpture is controlled by hundreds of motors that build silhouettes of viewers using computer-vision. Along its surface, figures appear as fluffy animal-like representations within the picture plane, which is made permeable by a ‘push-pull’ forward and backward motion of meshed ‘pixels’.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 22, 2015
Jean-Pierre Hébert is a pioneer in the creation of conceptual drawings based on original code proofed by computer-driven devices. He produces algorithmic, lyrical and spiritual works on paper, sand, and water as well as visual music and installations. "I draw because I love to draw and always had a passion for drawings," Hébert says...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 08, 2015
We continue to enjoy the work of NYC-based artist Aakash Nihalani, and have been really in to the new interactive projections he has been sharing on social media recently. Nihalani tells us that "In this sereis, cubic designs are projected onto a white wall, creating an interactive canvas for the viewer...
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 03, 2015
Light Kinetics is the last interactive installation of Espadaysantacruz a, Madrid based, creative studio. In this piece, light is controlled by a physics simulator creating a astonishing effect. A piezo electric sensor situated in the first bulb captures the force of the tap, generating a light particle that moves along the loop. All the shades of the energy are reflected in the trajectory of the light. The system is powered by Unity 3D that simulates de forces that apply to the virtual corpuscle.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Esutdio Durero, a Spanish printing studio, has developed a special printing technique called Didú to create 3D printed versions of famous artworks for blind people to experience. An exhibit at Madrid's Parado Museum invites both blind and sighted visitors to touch the artworks on display.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 27, 2015
The Floating Flower Garden is an installation of over 2,300 living flowers taht float up and down in relation to the movement of people in the space. "When a viewer gets close to this flower-filled space, the flowers close to the viewer rise upwards all at once, creating a hemispherical space with the viewer at its center...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Taking inspiration from the aesthetics of Moroccan culture, Miguel Chevalier's “Digital Arabesques” is a generative and interactive virtual-reality installation. The piece features evolving multicolored digital scenes composed of ornamental patterns in reference to the art of zelliges, arabesques and mosaics, as well as the world of “Mashrabiya” (latticework)...