Korsakow-System : Generative Film Editing + Viewing

August 27th, 2005 | Filed under: Internet, Programming, Video | No Comments »

The Korsakow-System, developed by Florian Thalhofer, is a graphic non-linear editing computer program for creating interactive films. Scenes are assigned, associated, and organized in a generative rule-based system, extending the editing process into the viewer’s chance encounters and choices. [Korsakow-System software download] [13terStock (a documentary made with K-S)]

Virtual World Muggings + Real World Arrest

August 20th, 2005 | Filed under: Future, Internet, Social, Virtual Reality | No Comments »

A man has been arrested in Japan on suspicion carrying out a virtual mugging spree by using software “bots” to beat up and rob characters in the online computer game Lineage II. The stolen virtual possessions were then exchanged for real cash. . . There are also reports that some online scammers are using “sweatshopsâ€? in countries such as China and Indonesia in which people monitor teams of bots in order to generate money whilst avoiding bot traps. [NS article]

E-Flux : An Image Bank for Everyday Revolutionary Life

August 18th, 2005 | Filed under: Internet, Photography | 1 Comment »

An Image Bank for Everyday Revolutionary Life is a multi-phase project that begins as an online photographic archive, produced and presented by e-flux, and makes publicly available for the first time over five thousand images from the 20th century. The source for this material is the collection of Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros, who compiled the photographs over the course of his own extraordinary life.

Thanks, Anna.

Color Code: A Color Portrait of the English Language

August 16th, 2005 | Filed under: Internet, Mapping, Programming | 1 Comment »

Martin Wattenberg‘s Color Code beautifully maps the world of 33,000 English nouns from Wordnet and their associated colors based on a Yahoo image search of each noun. [launch Color Code]

Unreal Art

August 11th, 2005 | Filed under: AI, Internet, Programming | No Comments »

Unrealart illustrations are created by tracking the positions of 20-25 Bots playing Unreal Tournament in custom maps.

via pixelsumo | information aesthetics

Vital Signs : nARCHITECTS

August 9th, 2005 | Filed under: Architecture, Internet, Mapping, Science | No Comments »

Vital Signs, by nARCHITECTS, is a mobius strip (LED) display streaming breaking news at the Liberty Science Center.

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The Internet will be the CB radio of the '90s. or NOT

August 3rd, 2005 | Filed under: Future, Internet | 3 Comments »

From ” the Internet will be the CB radio of the ’90s ” to Bittorrent to Web OS. Kevin Kelly uncovers the awakening of the Internet revolution, the snoozers that napped right through it, and the future of The Machine. [Wired 13.08: We Are the Web]


August 1st, 2005 | Filed under: AI, Design, Internet, Programming | No Comments »

is Michael Chang‘s beautifully executed applet of sea creatures spawned by the user’s brush strokes. The project implements elements of AI, fluid dynamics, and behavioral agents. [launch applet]

Trace II : Thomas Petersen

July 30th, 2005 | Filed under: AI, Internet, Mapping, Programming | No Comments »

Trace II by Thomas Petersen is an interactive drawing generated by the user’s gestures which steer and spawn semi-autonomous sperm looking units that leave its trace.

Is your green the same as mine?

July 29th, 2005 | Filed under: Internet, Mapping, Programming | No Comments »

Christian Giordano‘s investigation into words and colors taps into the Color Fields group on Flickr to assess the relationships between the colors, its tag, and its popularity.

Check out Jim Bumgardner’s Experimental Colr Pickr too.

via information aesthetics