Ric Carvalho and I made this for Kinetica Art Fair 2010.
It’s an interactive urinal.
To my knowledge, it’s the first working urine-drive user interface to date. Thanks to Chris O’Shea for discovering prior art.
Check it out.
I’ve been doing some directing work in conjunction with the FX Channel endorsed True Blood night Fangtasia London. Check it out.
In November 2008, I worked with Moving Brands to create an animated brand mark for global media and marketing services company MindShare Worldwide.
The work involved creating various different animated versions of the brand mark created by Moving Brands, for deployment across various media. I also produced a screensaver which showcases the new branding.
In september 2009, Albion London approached me to create a series of generative artworks for their client, Atomico Ventures.
The brief was to create a generative system which would take data from a client project (such as company share price, number subscribers, temperature in office – anything they could think to provide, really) and create an artwork which would contain a visual representation of that data.
Working with their design team, I created four different pieces, which take arbitrary feed data and incorporate it into a moving artwork. Additionally, each user can select which data/artwork combination they see by using the control panel on the top right.
This is a video from the Flash / Arduino workshop I led for tinker.it in April 2008. In the video, I’m demoing my flash based RFID reader – the hardware drivers are all written in flash, and should be totally platform independent. I really liked the idea of writing hardware drivers in Flash.
Basically, flash is controlling the hardware, then reading back the 4 byte public unique ID of the standard Oyster card, and rendering it as a colour and rotation value.
So, some of you may have heard about the project I’m just finishing off today.
Moving Brands hired me to work on implementing a permanent interactive installation for the new Fiat Flagship Showroom in London. I’ve been working with their team for the past two months, and I think we’ve managed to create something very special.
It’s a 9 screen interactive video wall which lives in the showroom. It lets you browse images from Fiat’s history and present, create your own statement by arranging movable word blocks, and create an abstract masterpiece by painting with light and gestures.
It’s a massive high res display, comprising of a massive 4080 x 2304 pixels in total, driven by five dual xeon PCs, all running the custom application we created in processing, and synching via a UDP network client written by Toxi.
It has been a massive technical accomplishment to get the thing working, and I think it’s probably the most interesting project I’ve ever worked on.
Here are some photos…
Toxi has posted some photos of the project we’re working on on his flickr photostream. Check out the 9 screen action!
So, here we go – Alias makes good on the bezier typograpy threats. This is a 2.5d typographic experiment, and I hope it’ll work OK with your hardware setup.
Having said that, it will probably look best viewed in IE on a machine which supports OpenGL in hardware… sorry about that. (I am such a hardware accelleration sellout)
Anyway, check it out… for those of you without shiny graphics cards, there’s a video…
As a footnote,for the past ten years, I have been trying, with little success, to impress my father with my various computer graphic efforts. This is the first thng which has actually impressed him. This has to stand for something.
For the video, look below…