If Carsten Nicolai Had Designed the Lighthouse: Massive, Pulsing AV Installation in Hong Kong

The lighthouse’s white beam of light seems a perfect fit for a Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto to music fans) makeover. α (alpha) pulse is a new audiovisual creation from Nicolai, commissioned by Art Basel for Hong Kong. And in a megapolis that does scale in a big way, the minimalist content gets a grand implementation […]

Stop Motion Animation, Without the Effort: Magical New Algorithm Lets You Just Use Your Hands

Stop-motion animation, made stunningly simple … through science! Our video-based interface enables easy creation of stop motion animations with direct manipulation by hands, which are semiautomatically removed through a novel two-phase keyframe-based capturing and processing workflow. Our tool is complementary to, and can be used together with traditional stop motion production (e.g., for the rotation […]

Peter Kirn - March 6, 2013

Luminous Echo: Finding the Contemplative When Senses are Digitally Bombarded

Are our eyes just as oversensitized — or desensitized — as our ears? Artists in a Hong Festival rediscover what senses mean, above. New York City, despite its reputation, is actually a pretty peaceful place to live in a lot of ways. Most visitors here never make it out of Times Square, though even that […]

Peter Kirn - November 14, 2007

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