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Makoto Tojiki / http://www.makototojiki.com
I was blown away by the elegant minimalism and visual impact of The Man with No Shadow — an array of copper wire strands with carefully placed LEDs that create a dimensional silhouette. Tojiki has explored this concept across bluebird, the inimitable Hope and Dream and even a commission for Carrie Fisher (yes, Princess Leia). His sculptural work continues to touch on the premise of organic, dimensional forms through other media such as steel.
- pixelfactory / from Kenichi Okada / Wow — this art object displays pixel animations using only light passing through a grid of optical fibers. A custom piece of software processes text and images into a printed sheet of time-sliced data that is slid through the device to create the visuals.
- chainForm / from MIT Tangible Media Group / A novel, modular hardware shape changing system that can sense touch and change color. A next generation neopixel?
- Generative Machines / from Matt DesLauries @ FITC / Matt's lecture touches on his inspirations for generative systems, from Jared Tarbell to Pablo the Flamingo, as well as his personal journey in code art.
- Crazy Cool Developers / from Tim Rodenbröker & Davide Giorgetta / A complementary site to the Crazy Cool Websites facebook group showcasing innovative creators and developers.