LastHistory – interactive visualization your Last.fm history, obviously

Takes a while to initalise the first time, but once the data is in there it’s loads of fun to play with. It’s also got a really nice ‘personal mode’ that hooks up to iPhoto to display pics taken at the time you listened to the music.

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LastHistory – Interactive Visualization of Last.fm Listening Histories and Personal Streams from Frederik Seiffert on Vimeo.

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It’s free to download and try for yourself: http://www.frederikseiffert.de/lasthistory/

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The Secret Life of Magnetic Fields

The invisible ebb and flow of magnetics fields.

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Magnetic Movie from Semiconductor on Vimeo.

Are we observing a series of scientific experiments, the universe in flux, or a documentary of a fictional world? The secret lives of invisible magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic ever-changing geometries.

Read lots more about it here:

http://www.semiconductorfilms.com/root/Magnetic_Movie/Magnetic.htm

An Animate Projects commission for Channel 4 in association with Arts Council England.

Aurora Borealis in a laboratory. Fascinating.

flight404 at Decode / V&A

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Robert Hodgin aka flight404 posted this video of an app he’s working on for the Decode event at London’s V&A. He’s reworking his older Solar piece so that it’s audio responsive in real-time.

This is unbelievably good. Visually and sonically.

REWORK

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Solar rework from flight404 on Vimeo.

I have been working on a real-time version of the Solar piece from a couple years ago. Since it is going to be responding to people’s voices and ambient noise instead of music, I started listening to podcasts while I was developing it. I made this video to commemorate my new found love for WNYC’s RadioLab podcast. Thanks to Branden Hall and Bill Lindmeier for introducing me to it.

ORIGINAL

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Solar, with lyrics. from flight404 on Vimeo.

Made with Processing. Audio by Goldfrapp (“Lovely Head” off her first album).

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onedotzero interactive festival identity

It was the onedotzero / glue london party in Shoreditch last night.

One of the highlights (apart from the Microsoft Surface table and free bar) was a chance to see the visual identity and interactive installation for the upcoming “adventures in motion” event this September at BFI Southbank.

Wieden+Kennedy worked with Karsten Schmidt (aka Toxi) on a Processing application that collects conversations around onedotzero from the web (Twitter, Flickr, Vimeo, Facebook and blogs) and generates the identity.

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onedotzero interactive festival identity – preview from onedotzero on Vimeo.

Using the Nokia N900 people at the party could control the live conversations behind the identity – twisting, turning and feeding the aggregated words to help build our first living, breathing onedotzero identity.

A big slap on the back goes to Sermad for getting the installation working in the nick of time, and a happy 10th birthday goes out to my gang at glue London. Tuesday night drinking, bet there was a few sore heads in the office today.

Here’s a bit about onedotzero_cascade which glue also supported.

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onedotzero_cascade_09 from onedotzero on Vimeo.

I’m on holiday now for 2 weeks. No updates until I’m back. Cya…

Gorgeous Stuff using After Effects and Particular

This started off as a weekend animation project by Esteban Diácono. It was inspired by the music of Olafur Arnalds but was picked up and made into the official music video.

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Ólafur Arnalds – Ljósið (Official Music Video) from Erased Tapes on Vimeo.

Official music video for ‘Ljósið’ taken from Ólafur Arnalds – ‘Found Songs’ (2009) available on Limited Edition CD/10″ Vinyl and Download here: store.erasedtapes.com

Director: Esteban Diácono
Label: Erased Tapes Records
Year: 2009
Album: Found Songs
Length: 3’30’’
Music written by: Ólafur Arnalds
Publisher: Nettwerk One
Copyright: © 2009 Erased Tapes Records.
Website: foundsongs.erasedtapes.com

RGB City

We pitched this idea to a client for an outdoor experience but it never came to fruition.

Shame really – I still think it’s a lot of fun and kinda cool.

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Dis-patch presents RGB City by Lust (NL) from Dis-patch Festival on Vimeo.

RGB CITY is an interactive light/sound installation of impressive proportions, spread over a building site in the central area of Student’s Square. A new landmark for Belgrade. A building that seems to be alive, each room filled with lights whose movement and color are constantly in flux.

More information about the project.

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