Some love for Toxi

Check out the incredible array of work made with the open source framework ‘Toxiclibs’.

2010 Showreel

toxiclibs showreel 2010 from postspectacular on Vimeo.

2009 Showreel

toxiclibs showreel 2009 from postspectacular on Vimeo.

Great work by Karsten Schmidt and the community.

toxiclibs is an independent, open source library collection for computational design tasks with Java & Processing (and soon other languages). After over 3.5 years of continuous development & refactoring, the collection consists of >25k lines of code, 270+ classes bundled into 8 libraries. The classes are purposefully kept fairly generic in order to maximize re-use in different contexts ranging from generative visuals, data visualization to architecture digital fabrication, use as teaching tool in these fields and more…

For more information please visit: www.toxiclibs.org

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Digital installations situated in Google Earth

These digital sculptures by artist Peter Root were all created in Google Sketchup. Some of the stills look a bit more striking than the videos themselves. But it’s a really interesting idea, and something that could easily became a permanent layer in Google Earth – easily allowing artists to create and show work in a digital space.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8446743&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00adef&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&loop=0

Digital Detritus – Earth from Peter Root on Vimeo.

Read more about the project and the artist here:
http://www.peterroot.com/index.php?/projects/google-earth-sculptures/

Generative Music Visualization

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8012159&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00adef&fullscreen=1

Clavilux 2000 – Interactive instrument for generative music visualization from Jonas Heuer on Vimeo.

The Clavilux 2000 is an interactive instrument for generative music visualization.

The setting of the installation consists of three parts:
– a digital piano with 88 keys and midi output
– a computer running a vvvv patch
– a vertical projection above the keyboard.

For every note played on the keyboard a new visual element appears in form of a stripe, which follows in its dimensions, position and speed the way the particular key was stroke.

Colours give the viewer and listener an impression of the harmonic relations – and each key has it’s own color scheme and “wrong” notes stand out in contrasting colors.

Would love to see Les Dawson do his piano ‘routine’ on it.

EDIT

For people who have no idea who I’m talking about – here’s the man himself.

A Brief History of Pretty Much Everything

Jamie Bell (aka DispleasedEskimo) made this for his AS Art Course.

“This is the final piece for my AS art course, a flipbook made entirely out of biro pens. It’s something like 2100 pages long, and about 50 jotter books. I’d say I worked on and off it for roughly 3 weeks.”

I’m so old and out of touch that I don’t know how old ‘doing an AS’ makes him – but he got full marks.

The Harmonic Center of the Universe

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8709711&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00adef&fullscreen=1

The Harmonic Center of the Universe from Jesse Stiles on Vimeo.

Mmmmm.. lovely.

A Sonified Light Emitting Sculpture with Endless Iterations.

By Chris Harvey, Olivia Robinson, & Jesse Stiles

The Particle Responsive Kinetic Sculpture v1.0 (aka Rave Machine)

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=7907358&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=ff0179&fullscreen=1

The Particle v1.0 from Alex Posada on Vimeo.

“The Particle” is a kinetic sculpture that experiments with color, sound and movement.

A sensor monitoring system analyzes the users movements in the exhibition space. Around the space occupied by the sculpture defines a surround sound system that reacts and becomes one with the movement and light.

I’m ordering one for my house.