r/place

o4oku48qk9py.pngr/place (pronounced "ar slash place" or simply just "place") is a collaborative art project created by the community of the website Reddit.com in April of 2017. r/place was a grid of one million pixels (1000×1000) that was initially completely white. Anyone with a reddit account could visit http://www.reddit.com/r/place between the first and third of April of 2017. Once there, users could pick a color, and place a single pixel of the chosen color anywhere on the grid, including pixels that other users had already filled in. Users were allowed to place additional pixels five to twenty minutes after each pixel they placed. The page still exists, however users can no longer participate in the project and instead the subreddit is now dedicated to people simply talking about r/place.

Eyeborg (Neil Harbisson’s Cyborg Antenna)

Neil_Harbisson_cyborgist.jpgNeil Harbisson is a cyborg artist based in New York City. He is described as a cyborg artist because his artwork his artwork is concerned with the concept of cyborgism but also because he himself is technically a cyborg. He has an antenna implant, which he calls "the Eyeborg." This device is implanted in his skull and was designed to extend the limitations of human color perception. Although he was born completely color blind, he can can now even see infrared and ultraviolet colors that are invisible to humans.

Point Cloud

[video src=http://vimeo.com/42896836 align: right height: 220] James Leng’s Point Cloud redefines art by introducing weather as a form of artistic expression. The work’s sculptural form is “defined by a thin wire mesh, driven asynchronously by 8 individual servos controlled via Arduino. As whiteness of the hanging structure begins to disappear into the background, the viewer is treated to a constantly morphing swarm of black points dancing through midair.” Digital data is “transformed into a natural pattern of movement… ” The Point Cloud simulates changes in “stability and turbulence, expansion and contraction . . .[it] “creates a visceral experience in our interactions with weather.”

Natural History of the Enigma

kac.nat.hist.enigma.01.jpg“Natural History of the Enigma” is a series of works that presents the transgenic petunia flower “Edunia”, which has part of the artist Eduardo Kac’s genetic sequence inserted into it. Aside from the plant itself, the series comprises of limited edition seed packs of the plant, a set of lithographs called “Edunia Seed Pack Studies”, the public sculpture “Singularis”, watercolor paintings “Mysterium Magnum I-VIII”, and photographs of the plant “Plantimal I-VI”. The project was developed by Eduardo Kac in collaboration with scientists from University of Minnesota between 2003 and 2008, and was initially exhibited at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis [1].

The Painting Fool

close_up_129.jpgThe Painting Fool is a computer program and artwork developed originally in 2001 by Simon Colton and researchers at the Computational Creativity Research Group at Imperial College, London. Colton’s ultimate goal for The Painting Fool was to create a piece that is seen as purely creative, what he refers to as “Computational Creativity”; he believed that to achieve this The Painting Fool was required to have behaviors that are skillful, appreciative, and imaginative. Skillful behaviors deal with the mechanical physical process of painting. The Painting Fool is able to take a scan of a photograph and determine the individual colors used within the composition, grouping them together in similar palettes. In addition The Painting Fool records the different pastel, pencil, and brush strokes as well as an analysis of the animation of strokes

Sound Bites City

Sound%20Bites%20City%202.jpgSound Bites City is a collection of sound art from 19 sound artists from around the world at the RMIT University in Australia.  Exhibited at the RMIT University Gallery, the sound art is played through speakers that are scattered around a round physical structure that culminates with a raised, faux, grassy knoll.  This space is called the Torus.   RMIT University describes the Torus as “an exciting circular structure that has been specially designed by architects, engineers and sound designers based in RMIT’s SIAL unit to provide the best way to exhibit sound.”

Mechanical Parts

[video src=http://vimeo.com/78771257 align: right height: 220] Mechanical Parts is a series of illustrations drawn by a robot programmed by artist Matthias Dörfelt. His machine, named ‘Robo Fabers,’ rolls across the paper and creates drawings autonomously, while adhering to a set of… interesting guidelines Dörfelt programmed it with. As he told Gizmodo, “basically [Robo Fabers] is doodling connectors—think of it as robot genitalia—as a first step of planing reproduction.” The machine randomly arranges various permutations of components as specified by Dörfelt. Most noticeably, shapes clearly resembling hairy and shorn testicles, phalluses, sperm, holes, and eggs are are visible in the drawings pictured above.

Machine with Concrete

Arthur Ganson's Machine with Concrete stands out because it breaks the unwritten creed of machines. Almost all machines we build are created to make things go faster. In factories, machines build products with precision much faster than human workers could. In our pockets, our cell phones convey messages from person to person over vast distances in […]

“The Animal, Vegetable, Mineralness of Everything” by Ken Feingold

(A short description of this piece has been posted here on AEM-OC.) "The Animal, Vegetable, Mineralness of Everything" by Ken Feingold is an animatronic sculpture that consists of three talking heads surrounding a bulbous object. Each head has a distinct "personality", and they make conversations between themselves and about the object at the center. The […]

Suicide Machine Sand

Suicide Machine Sand is a work from artist Thijs Rijkers which explores the concept of self destruction in in a maner that is both thought provoking and highly unsettling. Its function is to slowly tilt a small plate on which rests a pile of sand. The sand pours into its own gearbox, wearing down and […]

Systems Burn-Off X Residual Software

This article is a STUB please make edits and adjustments as suggested on Wikipedia to make it more robust.  Thanks! Les Levine’s Systems Burn-Off X Residual Software was also intended to be fully interactive: The original installation at the Phyllis Kind Gallery in Chicago was comprised of 1000 copies of each of […]

Grand Theft Avatar

This article is a STUB please make edits and adjustments as suggested on Wikipedia to make it more robust.  Thanks! Watch a film clip of Grand Theft Avatar here : http://www.secondfront.org/Performances/Grand_Theft_Avatar.html Second Front robs the Linden Treasury acting as the “currency liberation army.” In a live performance at the San Francisco Art Institute […]

Last Riot 2 : The Bridge

This article is a STUB please make edits and adjustments as suggested on Wikipedia to make it more robust.  Thanks!   Enthusiastically received at this year’s Venice Biennale (Russian Pavilion), Last Riot 2 presents the viewer with a world of fantasy landscape mutated and frozen in time. Inspired by the work of […]

Genesis

This article is a STUB please make edits and adjustments as suggested on Wikipedia to make it more robust.  Thanks!   “Genesis” (1998/99) is a transgenic artwork that explores the intricate relationship between biology, belief systems, information technology, dialogical interaction, ethics, and the Internet. The key element of the work is an […]

TechnoSphere

This article is a STUB please make edits and adjustments as suggested on Wikipedia to make it more robust.  Thanks!     Developing the real-time version of TechnoSphere gave us the opportunity to show the creatures in their context. Providing a graphic window onto the TechnoSphere virtual world is a first step […]

n-Cha(n)t

This article is a STUB please make edits and adjustments as suggested on Wikipedia to make it more robust.  Thanks!   The surface inspiration for n-Cha(n)t was a strong and somewhat inexplicable desire to hear a community of computers speaking together: chattering amongst themselves, musing, intoning chants… It is probably significant that […]

Colloquy of Mobiles

This article is a STUB please make edits and adjustments as suggested on Wikipedia to make it more robust.  Thanks!   The English cyberneticist Gordon Pask conceived the Colloquy of Mobiles for the 1968 exhibition Cybernetic Serendipity held at the ICA in London. It was a reactive, educable, computer-based system composed of five […]

Ménage

This article is a STUB please make edits and adjustments as suggested on Wikipedia to make it more robust.  Thanks! The art of Norman White incorporates many hybrid features. His background in science and electronics, his intense curiosity and deep interest in innovation and logic-based machines are all reflected in his work. Menage […]

Increasing the Latent Period in a System of Remote Destructability

This article is a STUB please make edits and adjustments as suggested on Wikipedia to make it more robust.  Thanks! Starting with Increasing the Latent Period in a System of Remote Destructability show in Japan, Survival Research Labs is among the first civilians to develop and operate a multi-user, teleoperated firing system using […]

Rhythm 0

This article is a STUB please make edits and adjustments as suggested on Wikipedia to make it more robust.  Thanks! Marina Abramović is best known for her performance pieces, in which she tries to explore what is possible for an artist to do in the name of art.  Her best known piece was […]

Cut Piece

This article is a STUB please make edits and adjustments as suggested on Wikipedia to make it more robust.  Thanks!   This piece was performed in Kyoto, Tokyo, New York and London. It is usually performed by Yoko Ono coming on the stage and in a sitting position, placing a pair of scissors in […]

Third Hand

This article is a STUB please make edits and adjustments as suggested on Wikipedia to make it more robust.  Thanks! Appearance A mechanical human-like hand that is attached to my right arm as an additional hand. It is made to the dimensions of my real right hand.Cosmetic Cover Cast in latex from my right […]

11th Street Suspension

This article is a STUB please make edits and adjustments as suggested on Wikipedia to make it more robust.  Thanks!   Most of these performances occurred in private gallery spaces or remote locations, with no audience except the group assisting the artist- such as Sitting / Swaying: Event for Rock Suspension and […]

Graphic Method Bicycle

This article is a STUB please make edits and adjustments as suggested on Wikipedia to make it more robust.  Thanks!   The Graphic Method Bicycle is a performance with the features of an installation. A nude man sitting on a bicycle is pulled forwards extremely slowly by a motorized winch and steel […]

Hands Writing (Evolution)

This article is a STUB please make edits and adjustments as suggested on Wikipedia to make it more robust.  Thanks! Stelarc : I think it’s also a result of my being found wanting between the realm of my production on the one hand and trying to articulate my ideas on the other. If […]

Life Squared

This article is a STUB please make edits and adjustments as suggested on Wikipedia to make it more robust.  Thanks! Watch a video on this piece at : http://lib.stanford.edu/women-art-revolution/life-squared Life Squared (L2) was a project carried out under the auspices of the Stanford Humanities Laboratory, with Lynn Hershman Leeson. It began as part […]

CyberRoberta

This article is a STUB please make edits and adjustments as suggested on Wikipedia to make it more robust.  Thanks! CyberRoberta was conceived simultaneously with “Tillie, the Telerobotic Doll”. When they are exhibited together, each is programmed to pirate the others’ information, blurring their identities. “Tillie, The Telerobotic Doll” and “CyberRoberta” are […]

Micro Macro Music Massage

This article is a STUB please make edits and adjustments as suggested on Wikipedia to make it more robust.  Thanks! “My personal favorite artistic offering to public experience is the reinsertion of fun for fun’s sake into the social. I know that sounds simple and naïve. It is. Vibrating chairs are titillating. The […]

Opera Sextronique

This article is a STUB please make edits and adjustments as suggested on Wikipedia to make it more robust.  Thanks! Yalkut’s film is the only record of Nam June Paik’s legendary 1967 performance Opera Sextronique in New York, which was interrupted by the arrest of cellist Charlotte Moorman, who was performing topless. The […]

Ajna Spine

This is a STUB article please make edits and adjustments as suggested on Wikipedia to make it more robust.  Thanks! Ajna Spine 222 Michael Rees   Michael is a an artist who has harnessed the power of digital tools to create a wide range of sculptures, installations, animations and interactive pieces. Michael has […]

The Giver of Names

David Rokeby’s ongoing work The Giver of Names, found on page 79 of Art and Electronic Media, examines our language and the subconscious associations our brain makes when identifying an object. The computer captures an image of an object that has been placed on a pedestal in the gallery space by a visitor. The computer then […]

Kelly Heaton : Reflection Loop

Kelly Heaton : Reflection Loop (1972) Software designer Steve Gray and artist Kelly Heaton created a very unique experience with children’s old toys, called the Reflection Loop: The pool. [1] Heaton became very familiar with analog electrical engineering in the late 90’s, which ignited the spark to creating the remainder of her work. The way […]

Rearming the Spineless Opuntia

Amy Youngs offers a critique of the way we treat our natural resources with her piece Rearming the Spineless Opuntia found on page 39 in Art and Electronic Media [2]. In this piece, while critiquing the careless genetic alteration of the naturally occuring environment, she attempts to create a solution for it as well. She says […]

30 Days of Running in Place

http://www.artpractical.com/uploads/reviews/_1246_1246/AhmedBasiony.jpgAhmed Basiony‘s 30 Days of Running in Place was first presented at the Why Not exhibition in Cairo in 2010. Basiony performed daily for 30 days in a room enclosed in transparent plastic outside the Cairo Opera House and Palace of Arts – The artist jogged around the room wearing a plastic suit fitted with digital sensors that gathered and wirelessly transmitted data on his movements and physiological parameters – This information was in turn processed and projected on a large screen as an ever-changing visual and aesthetic reflection of the artist’s physical state. As a five-channel installation exhibited at Egyptian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2011, 30 Days was juxtaposed with videos recorded by Basiony during his participation in the January revolution, until he was killed by gunshot wounds inflicted by Egyptian Police snipers on January 28, 2011.

Metropolis II

Metropolis II – Chris Burden

Scaled version of a future LA. 1,100 miniature vehicles and 18 roads, buildings etc.