Archived entries for Interactive


bg07.jpg As far as innovative uses of technology go, video games have become one of the most creative and accessible tools available for fostering sociocultural understanding. Though the idea has been around for a while, games are much more complex and their applications broader than ever before.

One of the more recent to come to our attention is Bordergames, which simulates the experience of living as a young immigrant in Lavapies, the “barrio bajo” of Madrid. The game was created by a group of activist artists from Lavapies who call themselves “La Fiambrera Obrera.”

What makes Bordergames particularly unique is the design and development of the project. The game is not a finished product, but a continually evolving collaborative process. As constructive contributions come in from both the local immigrant youth, and the online players, the scenarios in the game change. As such, it becomes a creative medium for cultural exchange between people situated in these simulated circumstances, and a globally networked community of players. La Fiambrera Obrera is expected to develop several new versions of Bordergames for other regions around Europe.


(Posted by Sarah Rich in The Tech Bloom – Collaborative and Emergent Technologies at 06:28 PM)

echo audible network

echo_audible_network.jpga group of computers that listen & talk to each other by repeating audio signals recorded by their microphones. the screens visualise the nature of the communication taking place (eg: volume).
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Originally posted by fofoda from information aesthetics, ReBlogged by daniel perlin on Feb 6, 2006 at 05:52 PM

Via Eyebeam reBlog

wired article

Internet users can give websites a thumbs up or thumbs down in less than the blink of an eye, according to a study by Canadian researchers. In just a brief one-twentieth of a second — less than half the time it takes to blink — people make aesthetic judgments that influence the rest of their experience with an internet site.

The Importance of Being Pretty

we know this, right?

Choreographed umbrellas

A video for happy mornings.


Autogene is made of 8 umbrellas in circle which dance to the sound Singin’ In the Rain.

For the installation/ballet, Peter William Holden used an industrial computer from Siemens (Programmable Logic Controller) to control the switching of Festo pneumatic valves which in turn direct compressed air to pneumatic cylinders within the modified umbrellas thus enabling them to open and close at a rapid pace.


Images courtesy of the artist.

Other installations using umbrellas: light rain, umbrella net.
See also Interactive Architecture’s take.

oww, watch the video!

How to add a Google Map to any web page in less than 10 minutes

Originally posted by schinazi from, ReBlogged by djacobs on Jan 9, 2006 at 05:06 PM

should be useful..

Abuse of the Public Domain

Abuse of the Public Domain is the first solo show of one of my favourite artists, Stanza.

It features large-scale projections of 2 works, which use live real-time data from CCTV cameras in London and New York.

uses data from a single fixed cctv camera in NYC, focusing on subjects as they pass below it.


AUTHENTICITY [Trying to imagine the world from everyone elses’ perspective, all at once] draws its imagery from cameras all over London. Bother works can be viewed via the Internet and turn us all into voyeurs of eerie “parallel realities.”

“CCTV systems are everywhere in the public domain. Millions of hours worth of data are recorded every day by these cameras. We are all unwitting bit part actors, in the filming of our own lives. Usually we cannot watch, the results are not collected for broadcast back to the public. Rather they are monitored, filtered, distributed and archived without our knowledge or permission.

The city has millions of CCTV cameras. One can take the sounds and images off live web streams to offer them back to the public for new interpretations of the city. In essence the city of London can be imagined as the biggest TV station in existence.”

Private View Thursday 8th December 7-9pm. Then open 9th December 2005- 23rd January 2006 at the http gallery in London.

Also on Networked_performance.

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