July 12, 2019

UNORDERED LIST —09

ISSUE 09—
A curated guide to artists and projects of note at the intersection of design and technology. Looking for more? Find previous releases here.

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WHO

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.

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July 5, 2019

UNORDERED LIST —08

ISSUE 08—
A curated guide to artists and projects of note at the intersection of design and technology. Assembled by Roberto Brambila.


WHO

Brendan Dawes / https://www.brendandawes.com

The first time I attended the Sundance Film Festival, I happened onto Brendan's spectacular installation "Local Murmurs" at the AirBnB Haus. Ever since, I've been a follower of his work — from his inspiring film data visualizations like Cinema Redux (acquired by MoMa) to his open-source Plastic Player which is a beautiful analog interface for streaming music. Dawes' shares a lot of his insight and thinking through his aptly named blog, Process, and maintains the limited shop Produced For Use.

WHAT

  • Netflix: Our Planet (Installation) / from Active Theory / Cool breakdown of this installation that uses projection-mapped fabric and depth sensing (via Kinect) as an interaction to control video playback.
  • Mimus, the Curious Industrial Robot / from atonaton / Love Madeline Gannon's work with industrial robots. Mimus uses an openFrameworks control layer to interpret the world around her through sensors that allow her to look for the "most interesting person in the room".
  • facebook / from Handson / A book whose story unfolds as you turn the pages — using facial recognition it pulls search data in real-time to turn you into the protagonist.
  • Oriens / from Cao Yuxi / A large scale, immersive installation that uses projection mapping and audio to place the viewer within Yuxi's concept of a blackhole.

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June 28, 2019

UNORDERED LIST —07

ISSUE 07—
A curated guide to artists and projects of note at the intersection of design and technology. Assembled by Roberto Brambila.


WHO

Danil Krivoruchko / https://www.myshli.com

One of my all-time favorite sci-fi books is Peter Watts' Blindsight— I was stunned when I saw this jaw-dropping teaser trailer by Danil (much more on that project here). After diving deeper into his VFX and Design work, I noticed he started exploring real-time and immersive technologies as well — with projects like NYC Flow and his latest experiments in the AR. Very much looking forward to his perspective on new media, follow him on IG to keep up.

WHAT

  • Reality Lab Lecture: Jessica Brillhart / from UW Reality Labs / A film pioneer in the VR space, Jessica Brillhart, expands on three brilliant projects in the mixed-reality industry - from stereoscopic 360VR to audio AR and into convolutional networks.
  • AR Wall Mural / from ustwo / As a huge fan of using AR to create tangible interactions between physical reality and the digital layer, I love this minimal, artistic use for IG/FB created by the ustwo team.
  • Interview: Zoe Sandoval / from Elburz / A great interview of installation artist Zoe Sandoval where she talks about her MFA thesis project {remnants} of a {ritual}.

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June 14, 2019

UNORDERED LIST —06

ISSUE 06—
A curated guide to artists and projects of note at the intersection of design and technology. Assembled by Roberto Brambila.


WHO

Nobumichi Asai / https://www.nobumichiasai.com

When I first came across his work in facial projection-mapping, particularly INORI (Prayer)— it blew my mind. Asai is an extremely talented artist and technologist who uses experimental technologies combined with light mapping in a wide range of media, from installations to music videos and 360VR (check out this homage to Ghost In The Shell, Virtual Reality Diver).

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