inspired by his Selfless Portraits Project, san francisco based artist Ivan Cash created this interactive art installation entitled Strangers Drawing Strangers for Airbnb at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Rafaël Rozendaal is a
multimedia artist who creates all kinds of interesting works. some of my favorites are his (sometimes) interactive, dedicated webpages like you see above. (if no yes, 2013. collection of Benjamine Palmer & Elizabeth Valleau). i guess i just like the idea of it’s accessibility and permanence… two things that are all too uncommon if not unheard of in art.
introducing Kern Type. one of the most addictive games i have ever played. give it a try… (or two).
“EdX is a joint partnership between The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to offer online learning to millions of people around the world for free.” more info here.
“Conductor turns the New York subway system into an interactive string instrument. Using the MTA’s actual subway schedule, the piece begins in realtime by spawning trains which departed in the last minute, then continues accelerating through a 24 hour loop. The visuals are based on Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 diagram.”
this is quite possibly the internets best interactive website. it’s called The Cup Size Choir, and simply by stroking a few keys on your keyboard you can make these sizzling sirens sing a song for you. there’s even a pre-recorded sample of Deck the Halls to enjoy, (of which i have never
heard seen a better version), and an option to record your own tune. i have no idea what this brilliant website is even for, in fact, i have no idea what i’m doing still telling you about it… i have some music to compose. enjoy!
besides sex, i’d be hard pressed to think of anything better in this big beautiful world than a good ol’ choose your own adventure novel and a bit of free time on my hands. i mean, just think about it… it’s like living in james bond’s dreams. except, you can control it! and your not you… your a bad-ass hero astronaut, and nancy drew wants to marry you, and the hardy boys are like your best friends, they even helped you move recently. of course now that i’m older i’d be laughed at for carrying around “the third planet from altair”. instead, i’m supposed to have something academic and appropriate under my arm, something real respectable like. luckily though i’ve found the next best thing. Editing the Dead is an interactive re-cut of the original 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead that lets you make all the crucial decisions to move the story along anyway you want, (just don’t stay in the car as your first choice…), all in the privacy of your own home where nobody will laugh at you for being a child unless you live with family which in that case the degradation is constant. in any case, give it a spin and see how you like it. what’s the worst that could happen? (you could die a painful and violent death actually. but that’s it).