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MOTYF 2014 Second International Students’ Moving Type Festival

This teaser has a selection of work from MassArt Students. 

My colleague Jan Kubasiewicz and I will be giving keynotes at this event in late May. More information is available at: http://motyf.pjwstk.edu.pl

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Guide to Projectors for Interactive Installations

Guide to Projectors for Interactive Installations

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Lettering instructions for the translations of MAUS by Art Spiegelman

Lettering instructions for the translations of MAUS by Art Spiegelman

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Prototypo is an open-source online typeface editor: start shaping a complete typeface using sliders, then refine spacing and outlines. now on Kickstarter.

Prototypo is an open-source online typeface editor: start shaping a complete typeface using sliders, then refine spacing and outlines. now on Kickstarter.

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The UX Newsletter... MailChip has created an archive of past newsletters.

The UX Newsletter... MailChip has created an archive of past newsletters.

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LightByte

Internet-connected controllable matrix of shutters that turns sunlight into pixels - video embedded below:

LightByte, a massive interactive sun pixel facade, modifies the sun’s rays at your whim into intricate shapes. It turns sunlight into an expressive medium to carry information, communicate ideas and to shape your own shadows.

You can find out more about the project at it’s website here

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Data Visualization How-To: Comparative Bubble Charts

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Notifications UX

alexainslie:

"…notifications in most modern web products are designed to addict, not to help us live better." -holympus

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Line Segments Space

Installation by Kimchi and Chips features a polygon web of nylon strips, projected on to great effect - video embedded below:

An architectural web of threads subtends a null space. It hangs abstract and undefined, a set of thin positive elements segmenting the dark negative space between. Dynamic imaginary forms are articulated into the physical volume by the material of this thread, and the semi-material of the light. The visual gravity of the filaments occupying the space between.

A 2D canvas is reduced from a surface piece into a line segment, but then constructed into another dimension, a volume. Light creates contrast and order on the lines to articulate digital matter. Digital forms inhabit the interconnected boundaries of space, moulding visual mass,

The artists reference Picasso’s light painting, and Reticuláreas of Gego who’s work offers a contemplation of the material and immaterial, time and space, origin and encounter and art and technology.

You can find out more at Kimchi and Chips’ website here

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The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.
Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968, France)

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Cyber Warfare Real Time Map

Interactive 3D visualisation displaying where malware is detected and from around the globe … with a slight cyberpunk aesthetic.

Try it out for yourself here

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7electrons:

Alberto Tadiello joins us on 7E

Alberto is an Italian audio/electronic installation artist. He creates various autonomous sonic machines and installations that at some point undergo a climactic state. ”I’m interested in creating a physical experience without implicating a physical contact,” he says. “What I want is to make something epidermic that borders visual and auditory sensations, becoming nearly tactile.” Alberto also uses aspects of sound like echo and resonance in his work. He says he wants people to “bring along the residue of what they saw, heard, and felt” after they experience his art.

EPROMs (Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory) is an installation consisting of wiring, transformers and electric motors which drive music boxes. Like the limited use memory chips that inspired it’s name, the art piece eventually wears out and changes over time, starting out as a “fairy-like” soundscape and eventually disintegrating into a cacophony of worn out mechanics.

-terry
twitter.com/7Electrons

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I’m not conducting scientific research. I’m communicating it. And engaging audiences and connecting with people is an emotional act. The data should be pure. But that doesn’t mean that the graphic needs to be neutral.
Jen Christiansen

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