19
Nov
12

Google Unveils Real World Augmented Reality Game – Ingress

Check out the video at the bottom of the page!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticproject.ingress

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25
Oct
12

Real-Time Fashion Blog Becomes a Medium for Performance

Check it here…

 

http://laughingsquid.com/styleblaster-a-real-time-fashion-blog-critiques-people-walking-down-the-street-in-brooklyn/

24
Oct
12

Kinect in Theatre

Kinect and Shakespeare?

http://metronews.ca/news/ottawa/412120/director-combines-live-theatre-kinect-camera-for-interactive-julius-caesar-play/

Wish I could be in Ottawa to check this out!

27
Sep
12

The Techne Institute at the University of Buffalo

Check out the Techne Institute at UB.

A new research outfit dedicated to considering the intersections between art and technology!

(The Institute is directed by our keynote speaker Sarah Bay-Cheng)

http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/2012_09_20/techne_institute

18
Sep
12

Touche, Tupac.

A few thoughts for the company behind the Tupac hologram.

http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/4-questions-now-bankrupt-tupac-hologram-company/

13
Sep
12

Play, playfulness, and performance

Every once in a while, the real world gets playful. I remember walking home from school one day, ear buds in and MP3 player blaring, when a pigeon walked in front of me. No doubt as a result of some pigeon fight-club, a tuft of feathers on his head stood straight up… it looked like he was sporting a mohawk. At the moment I saw him, my playlist skipped over to an old school British punk-rock anthem, and suddenly I wasn’t just walking home, I was watching a show. Peter the punk-rock pigeon was born in my head.

The moment didn’t last long because I was cold and supper awaited, but the idea stuck. A scholar named Josette Feral describes theatricality as a “cleft in the quotidian”, and this was just that.

I just stumbled across this collection of interactive art projects, and I can’t help but think they set up the same kind of cleft – they break normal patterns. I adore the videos and the unassuming play and performance of the supposed spectators who suddenly become part of the art itself as they engage with the installations. For sure worth checking out!

13
Sep
12

Personalization

I get a bit giddy every time I encounter something online that tries to convince me that their work is really all about me. I guess I’m a narcissist. Consider:

Transformers on your street

or,

The Wilderness Downtown

I can’t help but wonder if and how live art can do this? Make it all about the individual spectator? Or maybe it shouldn’t do that…