Variant Analyses – Interrogations of New Media, Art, and Culture by author Patrick Lichty was just released as an e-book see here.
Golan Levin talks briefly about his art …
Reaction Diffusion is a computer-controlled display 2009 made up of over 100,000 red leds each of which is independently controlled.
Below is a direct quotation from Chris O’Shea site about ‘Hand From Above’:
Hand From Above encourages us to question our normal routine when we often find ourselves rushing from one destination to another. Inspired by Land of the Giants and Goliath, we are reminded of mythical stories by mischievously unleashing a giant hand from the BBC Big Screen. Passers by will be playfully transformed. What if humans weren’t on top of the food chain?
By Daniel Rozin. Created in 1999 and exhibitied in the Siggraph 2000 exhibition.
This is another more recent version using the same technology it appears but very much following through with a theme linked with the tradition of painting.
768 polished steel tiles, motors, control electronics, video camera
88 x 66 x 6″ / 223.5 x 167.6 x 15.2 cm
edition of 6
This text below is directly quoted from youtube located here.
Daniel Rozin creates interactive installations and sculptures that have the unique ability to change and respond to the presence of a viewer. Mirrors and mediated perception of the self are central themes in Rozin’s recent work. In most of his pieces the viewer takes part, actively and creatively, in the performance of his art.
The Mirrors Mirror is a mechanical sculpture that organizes 768 square reflective pixels along a picture plane. This piece is the first by Rozin that deflects the person standing before it. Investigating order versus chaos, and the inner workings human visual perception, the Mirrors Mirror also explores the borderlines between digital and analog worlds, or virtual and physical experience.
Very intersting range of interactive media projects around the theme of socially immersive media.
The website is here.
A list of projects featured in the video clip abobe includes:
- Boundary Function, Phaeno, Wolfsburg, Germany,1999
- Social Light, London Science Museum, 2007
- ZeroG, Airventure Museum, OshKosh, WI, 2007
- Our Environment: Global Garden, Beijin Olympics, 2008
- Arctic Ice, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, 2008
- Bug Rug, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, 2008
- Looking for Light, Science Centre NEMO, Netherlands, 2008
- Shadow Mosaic, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Centre, Burlington, VT, 2008
By Camille Utterback and Romy Achituv. This was exhibitied in the Siggraph 200 exhibition and refernced by Jay David Bolter in Windows and Mirrors.