Creative Code Stammtisch

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Friday, April 3rd 2015, Stammtisch #18

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Talks about an upcoming co-creating space called Lacuna Lab.

Unfolding Quil.
Quil is a closure wrapper for Processing.
Unfolding maps is a maps library

Berlin Science Hack Lab. A day of building crazy stuff with a bunch of mad scientists! Do it!

Another version of the Human Output Device: “ten-person karaoke”

School of Machines, Making and Make Believe program in summer. INTERVENTIONS!
“How can you socially engage with the world in disruptive and playful ways? How can you use technology as a tool to express who you are and what you care about?”
Men in Grey by Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev:
Urban intervention workshop from last year:

Subdivision of polygons in Processing with color palettes picked from photographs.
Human Output Device test: people simultaneously read text that is sent over websockets.

Asks for feedback on his interactive installation concept.

Interactive visualization of the circle of fifths with a midi keyboard using d3.js in a web browser.
A visualization of some principles of music theory. He also uses WebMidi, which is built on top of the web audio API, to use Midicontroller on the browser.

Inspired by the cymatics work Marcel presented at last month Stammtisch, he used a numerical approach to make it work with arbitrary shapes.

For reference, this is what cymatics can look like:

Generative sound, samples and noise controlled with Arduino/distance sensor. Monks and pianos. Something with prime numbers. He uses Arduino, Processing, Max/MSP and supercollider.

tracked his boattrip on the Maldives and put them together on google earth with pictures he took while diving .

Stuff to see / read
Why “Fine Arts” Can No Longer Be Culturally Relevant

Doodling in math: Spirals, Fibonacci, and being a plant

Watching uranium emit radiation inside a cloud chamber is mesmerizing

An 8-week online video course in Processing by Andrew Glassner
First 4 weeks are free. Second half costs 25$

The Book of Shaders
Excellent interactive book to learn shader programming

Large retrospective of Olafur Eliasson to open at the Boros Collection (edit: at the Langen Foundation) in April

Dear data is a year-long hand drawn dataviz project

Pendulum Choir

We Love Surveillance


Natural Language Processing with Word Vectors

HARA, an audiovisual installation by Guillaume Marmin & Fred Marolleau

The Reinvention Of Normal

Rain-activated messages and art
*I wonder how long it stays. I remember reading that Neverwet was rubbing off pretty easily.
*“How long do rainworks last?
*Each rainwork lasts about 4 months to a year, depending on the amount of foot traffic it has to endure. More abrasion means it will fade faster. A rainwork is the most vivid during its first couple of weeks, then slowly becomes more subtle.”
*Apparently this is the product he uses:
*Pretty cool!
*Wanna make some? :)
*He, why not? :) I’m wondering what other artistic uses of this coating we could think of… Like hydrophobic fountains? Or sculptures?
*I heard Hamburg had some ideas.
*Definitely down for this
*I’d like to see the studies that prove it doesn’t degrade in a way that’s harmful for the environment.
*Nanocoating- that is for sure not environmentelfriendly or biodegradeable

Screenshot of the original Hackpad conversation below:

Cyberformance in the Third Space: A Conversation with Helen Varley Jamieson
*Special mention to Abe, Soma and Joukkue fans! Interesting discussion about collective online performance.

Making of Hackaball

Borderlands Granular version 2
“Borderlands Granular is a new musical instrument for exploring, touching, and transforming sound with granular synthesis, a technique that involves the superposition of small fragments of sound, or grains, to create complex, evolving timbres and textures.”

Blueprint by Joanie Lemercier