Sunday, April 25, 2010

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We just love it when humans and machines can work harmoniously to create beautiful, rhythmic music. We're referring to the KarmetiK Machine Orchestra.  To learn about the individual performers, human and robotic, click here. Catch the orchestra live at CalArts' Walt Disney Modular Theater on May 13th, if you happen to be in the L.A. area. Here's a preview.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Wall

Berlin resident, Eun Sook Lee created Vanished Berlin Wall to commemorate the 1989 destruction of the infamous structure. The work of plastic textiles and light was installed in 2007 on the western side of the Brandenburg Gate, not far from where the original wall once stood.

Lee also hoped to call attention to the plight of her native Korea where many families currently suffer separations similar to those endured by East and West Germans throughout the tenure of the iconic cold war symbol.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Performance, Feedback, Revision

Canadian performance artist Baba Brinkman gives mysticism and pseudoscience a bad rap.  This video was commissioned by the Geek Pop Festival.

Baba, live at Hammersmith Apollo, London

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


The Formula by ex-physicist Tom Beddard is composed of two astounding sequences of Mandelbulbs (3D versions of Mandelbrot fractals) and a soundtrack by The Formula (Laurie Peters).  Tom provides source code for all his experiments whenever possible on  Check it out.  The site is full of info, and there are amazing images to see in Tom's Gallery of Mathematical and Generative Art.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

History (in 3D)

If you happen to have a pair of ChromaDepth 3D glasses (not leftovers from Avatar and not the red/greens for anaglyphs), you can almost get a taste of Ouroboros: The History of the Universe from the video below. But only a taste.  With the ambient sound and seven channels of video, it's best to see it in person.  Created by Ali Hossaini and SWEATSHOPPE (Blake Shaw and Bruno Levy), the show runs through April 23rd at ISE Cultural Foundation (with 3D glasses provided).

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Not Picasso

Our very own K. L. Schafer (You know him as Dr. O. Zone.) currently has an exhibit at the Butler Institute of American Art.   It's entitled Beyond Cubism: Octahedronism.  From the artist's statement, "They have six sides; we have eight."  For further information, watch the video below.

Here is a detail from a single display in the Vanishing Point installation.

A demonstration of how Schafer's music is generated is shown in this episode from the Silicon Soul Show.

If Picasso is rolling in his grave, let's hope he rolls to the beat.