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What (artistic) future for Oculus Rift

Judging by the general enthusiasm, virtual reality headsets signal the beginning of a new era. However the Oculus Rift, a symbol of this often fantasy technology, is still far from winning over fairs. Meeting needs, adapting to existing uses and creating appropriate content are amongst the many challenges for the Oculus Rift. In a sector lacking in structure artists also have a role to play. ...

Thomas Li Vigni / Techfest 2015: a digital experience in India

Digital painting artist Thomas Li Vigni experienced the Indian event Techfest, the "Asia’s largest science and technology festival". As every year since 1998, the 2015 edition of Techfest took place early January at IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Bombay Campus, one of the 15 institutes of technologies in India and the oldest one of them. ...

4D Sound: new experience of physical listening

Developed by Amsterdam-located multimedia artist and sound designer Paul Oomen, the system 4D Sound offers an intriguing and very immersive experience of live electronic music for its audience.  ...

Omote, technology of the soul

Omote, last month’s performance realised by Japanese digital artist Nobumichi Asai (with the help of French artist Paul Lacroix for developing the overall system of real-time face tracking and the one of make-up artist Hiroto Kuwahara) impressed the world of art with its high level of technologic precision that changed at full speed and very subtly the face of Japanese model Yuka Sekimizu. ...

The robot that can catch

Art-bot artists such as Bill Vorn or Morgan Rauscher can maybe take into account for their next works the new robot arm developed by Lausanne-based Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory (LASA) at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). ...

[Innovation] inFORM, interact physically at a distance

Our world is connected and we are used to communicate by video conferences. What if you can interact physically at a distance with objects? That's the purpose of inFORM project by Tangible Media Group. Demonstration: ...

Ars Electronica’s media facade transformed into a giant Rubik’s cube

On october 2013, the Ars Electronica media facade became a giant Rubik’s cube. The player interacts with the specially designed interface-cube. A real easy and playful way to interact with the city. ...

[Innovation] Art science

Ez3kiel "Les mécaniques poétiques" (CCSTI Grenoble, 2009) © Ilan Ginzburg This article comes from Digitalarti Mag 13, read it online. The projects at the crossroads of art and research supported by Atelier Arts Sciences are perfectly in line with CEA’s mission to valorize technology, carried out on the site of Polygone Scientifique in Grenoble. This dynamic is complemented by the mediation and nearby fabrication facilities of the associate organization CCSTI. ...

[Innovation] When technology serves civil rights

Civil Rights Defenders is an independent expert organisation founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 1982, with the aim of defending people’s civil and political rights. Everybody heard about the tragical story of Natalya Estemirova, a russian human rights activist, that was murdered on 2009 because she was investigating hundreds of cases of alleged kidnappings, torture and extrajudicial killings by Russian government troops or paramilitaries in Chechnya....

CONNECTED CITY, a daily adventure

(credits photo : Olivier Ratsi) Where are you…? The city is not just an economic network based on division of labor—it’s a network of emotional connections, a perpetual source of crossed lives, tragedies, love stories, intimate and public moments. ...

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