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Watch a Tiny Paper Dance Troupe Perform in This Stop-Motion Short

Dancers perform on dishes, books, and tables in filmmaker Wilkie Branson's 'Little Dreams.'<p>If <i>The Borrowers</i> were a modern dance troupe, rather than a film about a family of miniature DIY engineers, they might look like the characters in filmmaker Wilkie Branson's new short, <i>Little Dreams</i>. A trained …

See Time Stop and Space Stretch in Adam Magyar's Latest Slit-Scans

The photographer's stunning panoramas are on view now at New York's Julie Saul Gallery.<p><i>Urban Flow 1837, New York, 2015 © Adam Magyar, Courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery</i><p>In the movie <i>Cashback</i>, the first time main character Ben, a college art student who works the graveyard shift at a grocery store, learns …

Supercut Showcases Wes Anderson's Love of Red and Yellow

Rishi Kaneria gathers iconic red and yellow scenes from 'Grand Budapest Hotel,' 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,' and more.<p>It's no accident that Wes Anderson's <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i> took home four statues at last night's Oscars ceremony; the director is a well-documented master of details. …

Projection Mapping Revives the Greek God Apollo

The ancient god of music, poetry, and prophesy comes to life thanks to French digital art studio BK.<p>He'll always be the ancient god of music, poetry, and prophesy, but that doesn't mean Apollo couldn't use a 21st century update. While only a select few still worship the classical pantheon, Greek …

Ink Creatures Take on Paper in This Short Stop-Motion Duel

The age-old battle between hand-drawing and papercraft comes alive in 'OTTO.'<p>Sheets of paper and ink duel in Salvatore Murgia and Dario Imbrogno’s hybrid stop-motion and hand-drawn animation short, <i>OTTO</i>. From an illustration of an eye to a sculpture of a crab, the cyclical narrative moves through …

Humans and Algorithms Dance Together in This Interactive Performance

Artist and coder Tim Murray-Browne teams up with choreographer Jan Lee for an audiovisual duet.<p>In Tim Murray-Browne and Jan Lee's new collaborative audiovisual performance, <i>This Floating World</i>, Lee dances in time to music while computer-generated visuals dance in time to her body. Like …

Watch a 3D-Printed Character Transform into an Animated Installation

A teal cartoon character bleeds off the screen and into the real world in 'Freeze!' the new short film and sculpture from Job, Joris & Marieke.<p>All pictures by: WENT&NAVARRO<p>It's not often that films bleed off the screen and jump into reality, but in the case of Job, Joris & Marieke's new short,</i> …

Miniature Projection-Mapped World Tells a Universal Story of Love

Journey around the world from the comfort of a 3D-printed diorama in 'Intimacy,' an installation by Mike Alger, Ana Mickovic, and Jenil Buria.<p><i>GIFv by the author. Images courtesy the artists</i><p>A routine evening on the couch sets the scene for an exploration into the nature of togetherness in <i>Intimacy</i>, …

Generative Typography with Processing - Tutorial by @AmnonOwed

Kenneth Goldsmith Printed Out 33 GB Of The Internet In Support of Aaron Swartz

A brief rundown on one of the most interesting art pranksters on the web.<p>Currently sitting in a gallery in Dusseldorf, Germany is a print out of <i>Papers from Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society</i>. This was Kenneth Goldsmith's idea, and it resulted in the printing of around 250,000 sheets of …

Bringing The Sydney Opera House To Life With Spectacular 3D Projection Mapping

We spoke with creative director of 59 Productions about his vision for the iconic building.<p>Transforming the Sydney Opera House into a kaleidoscopic jewel, adorned with fireballs and snake skin-like coat, were just some of the effects during Lighting The Sails last week in the major Australian city. …

3D-Printed Dress Exposes Your Skin As You Share Online Data

"x.pose" is a response to the idea that "in the digital realm, we are naked and vulnerable."<p>It goes without saying that we have more control over what we exhibit on our bodies than what we share online. I can put on pants in the morning, but if I make a slip of judgment and send that lewd photo …

Make It Wearable | The Concepts: Pauline van Dongen's Solar-Powered Fashion Designs

In Episode 4 of The Concepts, fashion designer Pauline van Dongen shares with us her clothing that can charge smartphones, and her goals to create more energy-efficient haute couture.<p>In our new wearable-tech series, <i>The Concepts</i>, The Creators Project investigates the various innovators at work …

Long Exposure Photos Turn Trains into Electric Ghosts

Public transportation in Budapest just gets lot more spectacular.<p><b>This article was originally published on June 16, 2014 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>Hungarian public transportation doesn't mess around. Since 2009, the Budapest Transport Company (BKV) has decorated the city’s trams with over 30,000 …

Animated TV Shows Turn Into Static, Coded Canvases

Casey Reas manipulates TV transmissions into visual works reminiscent of Pollock.<p><i>All images courtesy Casey Reas</i><p><b>This article was originally published on June 16, 2014 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>Artist Casey Reas’ fascination with the particle nature of TV transmissions and broadcast imagery started …

Projection Mapped Gods Bring Mexican Trees To Life

"Dioses del Maíz," or, "Gods of Corn" tackles the issue of genetically-modified seeds through a stunning visual show.<p>Tradition and technology are sometimes cultural enemies, but when the two are united they can become a powerful and stimulating force for change. One such union has begun in Mexico …

Experimental Typography Series Turns Letters Into Pulsating Biological Forms

In his series "Varicose" designer Ari Weinkle creates a beautiful set of animated letters full of strange textures and organic forms.<p>In his project <i>Varicose,</i> artist <i></i>Ari Weinkle creates a series of letters that pulsate and morph like organic forms—with a distinctly biological presence Weinkle's …

Here's A Year's Worth Of NYC Taxi Rides Brilliantly Visualized

Due to a data leak, every cabbie in NYC has been doxxed. Now you can guess where it's hardest to catch a ride.<p>Chris Whong, a self-proclaimed “urbanist, mapmaker, and datajunkie," was recently granted government access to taxi trip data from 2013 through the Freedom of Information act, yielding a …

LED Wall Turns Your Movement Into Vibrant Visualizations

Color Kinetics Japan and RANAGRAM's latest project turns body movement into geometric patterns on a facade. They even hope to make a building-sized version in the near future.<p>From Chris Milk's <i>The Treachery of Sanctuary</i> to Moment Factory's music wall, there's something about interactive facades that …

Projection Mapping Brings These Abstract Carpet Sculptures To Life

Artist duo Animal Farm are blasting plush wall hangings with trippy visuals fit for a 1970s basement in "Hot Shot Tuscan II."<p>Animal Charm, a collaboration between artists Richard Bott and Jim Fetterley, are making us nostalgic for the days we used to spend holed up in our friends' epic …

Watch The 'Mona Lisa' Morph Into 'American Gothic,' Pixel By Pixel

A coding forum organized a competition to see who could remix famous paintings using the color palettes of other iconic art.<p><i>Images via, via</i><p>A forum of 'code golfers'—programmers who create and solve creative programming puzzles for kicks—are using code to break classic art works down to their base …

[Video Premiere] Röyksopp and Robyn's "Monument"

The Creators Project is debuting the music video for "Monument," which we produced alongside a behind-the-scenes feature on the visual epic's creation.<p>The new music video for Röyksopp and Robyn's "Monument" is a cosmic voyage through other worlds and dimensions, centered around an illuminated …

What's The Difference Between A Timelapse And Hyperlapse?

There's been some confusion about what a 'hyperlapse' is—and one seasoned video veteran has cleared things up.<p><i>Thumbnail via</i><p>This is a hyperlapse. It was created by Geoff Tompkinson, who has been stitching together similar dynamic lapses for the past two years, long before 'hyperlapse' became an …

Pools Of Light and 'Global Rainbows' Illuminate Downtown Festival

The AHA! Festival Of Progressive Arts brought swirling lights and vibrant projections to downtown Cleveland last week.<p><i>Photos by Frank Lanza via</i><p>Things seem to be turning up for Clevelend: Lebron's back in town, the downtown area is receiving a steady stream of investments in its health, cultural, …

Watch A Model's Face Transform With Projection Mapped Makeup

"Omote" uses light to morph a human face into a cyborg and back in real time.<p>Imagine theater where performers can change their makeup—and essential their character—in real-time without going off stage and applying a new layer of eyeliner. In a new video by Nobumichi Asai called <i>Omote</i>, such a future …

This Interactive Sound Piece is a Mashup of a Theremin and a Cat

If Jeff Goldbum’s character in <i>The Fly</i> were actually a cat, and the fly that inadvertently gets into one of his “telepods” were a theremin, then Goldblum’s character might have ended up turning into something resembling this fantastic project called <i>Mew</i>. Made by Emily Groves, Jackie Ford, Jakub …

OK Go play with perspective in the band's latest music video

<b>Dezeen Music Project:</b> OK Go's music video for new single The Writing's On The Wall is filled with optical illusions and visual trickery.<p>All filmed …

An Artist Is Projection-Mapping Astonishing Visuals On A Giant Ferris Wheel In Mexico

Romain Tardy's "MGNTRN" turns a new media festival's centerpiece into a visual spectacle.<p><i>Images by Karina Urias</i><p>In his time working as a new media artist, Romain Tardy has mapped visuals onto all sorts of surfaces. At least year's Proyecta (a new media arts festival in Mexico), Tardy debuted <i>The Ark,</i> …

Terrifying Lamp Will Record Your Conversations Then Live-Tweet 'Em

If Crate&Barrell and Orwell collaborated on a modern lamp design, they might have come up with Conversnitch.<p>If Crate&Barrell and Orwell collaborated on a modern lamp design, they might have come up with Conversnitch. The device, designed by Kyle McDonald and Brian House, was made for under $100, …

Bradley Hart Reinterprets Classical Paintings (With Bubble Wrap)

Bringing a whole new meaning to "Pop art."<p>Bradley Hart's artwork brings a whole new meaning to "Pop."<p>We rarely talk about pixelated images resulting in precise artistry. In fact, that's kind of the fun of bit-limited art: taking high-quality images and making them recognizably lo-res. Toronto-based …