The 2.4Ghz project uses a wireless video receiver to hack into wireless surveillance cameras in the city. One part of the project is to place the devices on street level to reveal the presence of the cameras back to the public and to make obvious the fact that anyone can receive those signals.
Commissioned by the Northamptonshire-based Global Footprint Project to create some custom shoes to highlight the regions rich history of shoemaking Dominic ended up taking an idea inspired by The Wizard Oz's ruby red slippers worn by Dorothy to prototype a pair of shoes that literally lead you on the right path home via GPS, some custom software and a few LEDs.
A Ship Adrift takes the data from that weather station and applies it to an imaginary airship piloted by a lost, mad AI autopilot. The ship is drifting because the pilot is mad or the pilot is mad because the ship is drifting; it doesn’t really matter.
If the wind whips eastwards across the roof of the Southbank centre at 5mph, then the Ship Adrift floats five miles to the East.
Emerging as a sculptural form defined by a thin wire mesh, 8 individual servos controlled via Arduino. The project’s ambitions are two-fold - first and foremost it seeks to meditate on the transmutation of digital data back into analog movement. In the current prototype, the speed, smoothness, and direction of rotation are modulated to interpret a live feed of weather data. Instead of displaying static values of temperature, humidity, or precipitation, Point Cloud performs the data, shifting between stability and turbulence, expansion and contraction.
This device sends twitter messages based on the activities of a collection of houseflies. The flies live inside an acrylic sphere along with a computer keyboard. As the flies move and interact inside their movements are collected in real-time via video. When a particular key is triggered by the flies, the key’s corresponding character is entered into a twitter text box.
Meet Stanley, a typical player piano with the added twist of being able to take song requests via Twitter. Created by Digital Kitchen and placed on a corner of Pike Street in Seattle for 3 days during the annual Capitol Hill Block Party, users simply tweet a request to @stanleypiano and the system adds them to a list and notifies the user when their request is up next.
Prism presents an alternative view of London, exposing intangible data flows in the capital. It is a lens into a second city, one that is made from infrastructural data feeds and exchanges. Prism draws from a multitude of live data sources, including transport updates, traffic webcams and presents them in real-time as a living patchwork of systems and processes.
Pedro Miguel Cruz, Happiness Brussels, Everything is fun, Bliss Interactive, Pimkie
Color Forecast is an app and website developed by fashion brand Pimkie that shows you which colors are trending in Europe's fashion capitals in real-time. Video cameras were placed strategically in high fashion/traffic areas in Paris, Milan, and Antwerp and then fed back into a system that created visualizations of the latest trends
The artwork is a responsive installation with embedded interactive elements. It is responsive to the live environment via sensors and interactive with its embedded CCTV systems. The artwork gathers data from the city (environment) via a custom made wireless sensor network. This is then represented virtually and then this virtual city is represented as this artwork installation.
A Tardigotchi owner tends to a real and a virtual creature simultaneously. By pushing a button, the virtual pet is fed, which in turn will feed the tardigrade. Tardigotchi has a social web presence: sending an email to the virtual character triggers a heating lamp, relaying a momentary signal of warmth to the tardigrade, while prompting the pixelated tardigrade to recline and soak up animated sun rays.