Painted with Video, Europe Finds Surrealist Graffiti Opening Holes in its Landmarks

In moments that would have pleased Belgian surrealist RenĂ© Magritte, an ordinary paint roller transforms a litany of European landmarks with video “paint.” Roll on, and it’s as though someone has punched a hole to another dimension. This isn’t a post-production effect: it’s all live, via computer vision and projection mapping. The project is the latest work by international duo SWEATSHOPPE. We’ve seen them twice before: Painting with Video: Live Projected Wheatpaste with SWEATSHOPPE Hypnotic Colored Geometries and Balloon AV from SWEATSHOPPE SWEATSHOPPE’s Blake Shaw tells CDM: Just writing you to send our new video painting video which shows us …

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In An Explosion of Keys, a DIY Isomorphic Instrument

Alternative key layouts have popped up in commercial hardware and now iPad apps and such, but there’s nothing like trying to build something to grasp how it works. An intrepid group of makers who call themselves Louisville Soundbuilders are working now to clone the C-Thru Music AXiS-64. The goal: their own, original instrument that uses the isomorphic array of keys the AXiS does, which by organizing notes by harmonic interval makes complex melodies and harmonies much simpler than on traditional fretted instruments and keyboards. You can see results in the video. (It doesn’t make sound until the very end. This …

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