Hardstyle act “Warface” needed an update of his helmet. Challenge: he needed to see what he was doing, while the eyes of the helmet displayed bright animations.
Lenco-MD is the record player of the 21st century. It is 3D printed, modularand made of renewable green
materials. The Lenco-MD rethinks the classic concept of the record
player. Although its design is inspired by classic Lenco record players,
its characteristics are not. It is built by you, 3D printed, modular,
feature rich, community driven, upgradable and mainly made of renewable
resources. All this with great audio quality and an aesthetic design.
Private clothing is a Belgian-based livestyle brand with its roots in youth- and boardculture. They have strong DIY ethic and make a strong point about producing their clothing in a fair and sustainable way. This collaboration focussed on the fall collection.
The design was completely drawn by algorithm: the individual leaves as well as the overall composition around the logo. Private has a long standing tradition in weird titles for their shirts and clothing,
Interactive art in dementia care
Multi sensory stimulation is being used in an elderly home to stimulate and relax people who suffer from dementia. The aesthetics of those rooms, however, are often childish. Morgendauw is multi–sensory module, designed with the aesthetics of an interactive artwork.
As part of the the future is invisible expo, I worked together with the optoelectronics lab of southampton university. They created nanocrystals that can hold several terabytes of data for an infinite amound of time (source).
I selected a data set that describes the current state of affairs of the world, including “hours worked per day, CO2 pollution,
in his book “the meaning of the 21st century”, James Martin states: “There are massive problems in the decades ahead. The public is aware of some of the effects of global warming and climate change. There are many other megaproblems, some more dangerous or debilitating. The good news is that there are solutions.”
Tom used a selection of the raw data and the Processing programming environment to generate visual representations of the rise in global temperature,
Interactive (art) installations as experience oriented care technology
We all know the image of an older man/woman sitting on the front porch or looking trough the window to passers-by. When they get transfered to an elderly care facility, their world gets smaller in an instant.
VENSTER is a digital window that shows places that are known and familiar for the elderly. It mimicks the initial situation and augments it. It has an intuitive interface to switch content and even one-on-one communication can take place (e.g.
I am a rock, I am an island
The island series depict distorted)island-like sculptures, build up using a very low-poly triangular mesh. They are not digitally drawn, but programmed with the Processing environment. A system of rules is set in place, in which the computer can randomly take decisions and generate an outcome. Therefore, every outcome is different.
It’s written in the stars
Stellar is inspired by constellations of stars, abstracted using primitive shapes and points. They are not digitally drawn, but programmed with the Processing environment. A system of rules is set in place, in which the computer can randomly take decisions and generate an outcome. Therefore, every outcome is different.
The cirular triangles serie places pseudo 3d triangles in a circular or vortex-like composition. 3 fixed colors are randomly distributed. They are not digitally drawn, but programmed with the Processing environment. A system of rules is set in place, in which the computer can randomly take decisions and generate an outcome. Therefore, every outcome is different.
Physical interactive games
The obtrusive ball is an interactie platform , consisting of ball that can sense movement. This system works without external controls. The end goal is to create a ball that is capable of playing different kinds of interactive games in real life (like tag, for instance). The project has come to a stop at prototype number 5, due to lack of further funding. It may resurface when sufficient funds are found.
Please take a look at the pictures and movies documenting the proces and have a look at the short item the Belgian press dedicated to it.
take a closer look
“More than meets the eye” is a series of portraits of people from a minority group. On the top part of the portraits, there is part of a statement added.
The statement can be completed by posting a tweet. When the portraits are viewed through a digital “viewer” the opinions of the people who twittered become visible. This way it is possible to look at someone through someone else’s digital eyes.
creative data visualisation
This shirt design was created using the open source software Processing. I used Processing to collect the data of this database, which contains the magnitude of the largest earthquakes in Japan over the last 33 years.
This data was used to create a visually pleasing composition using the national Japanese flag as center piece, with bits of concentric circles representing the magnitude of the respective earthquakes.
Le tableau parlant
With the help of 3 students we setup experiments on how this virtual singer would be best represented during the opera. In the end we developed a mask wherein we projected the pre-recorded face of the opera singer.
The images of the singer where controlled by computer on wich a performer pressed the buttons at the right time. This first experiment was done in collaboration with Peter Missotten,
Serious game can be fun
Skindeep consists of two major elements: A PDA which runs an interactive, touch controlled flash game and custom Electronics that take care of producing small electrical shocks and produce heat.