Weekly art websites: art made with new technology
Tuesday 15 June 2010
A selection of websites that show how new technologies are being used to create artworks.
PixelRoller - http://random-international.squarespace.com/pixelroller-overview
The PixelRoller is a device that transforms the traditional paint roller into a printer, letting artists "paint" large images or text onto a wide range of surfaces.
Unfold clay printer: L'Artisan Electronique - http://www.unfold.be/pages/projects/items/3d-printer/news/date
Belgium-based design firm Unfold has started work on a 3D printer that would enable artists to create artworks in ceramics without needing to get their hands dirty. The project, called L'Artisan Electronique, lets users digitally manipulate the clay in a 3D environment before the machine "prints out" the clay sculpture.
Street Writer - http://www.appliedautonomy.com/index.html
The Street Writer is a van-turned-computer-controlled industrial spray-painting unit. It can spray paint text messages and simple graphics onto the ground while being driven along the road.
WiiSpray - http://www.wiispray.com/
WiiSpray (to be renamed WeSpray) is a prototype game that involves life-like use of a spray can to graffiti a digital canvas. The WiiSpray can works in exactly the same manner as the real thing. There are options to interchange the nozzles, color and 'canvas' backgrounds and people can even create artwork using one of the digital stencils. The result is an almost perfect replication of the spray patterns in a digital format.
The Electric Canvas - http://www.theelectriccanvas.com.au/
The Electric Canvas is an Australian company that is quickly becoming renowned for its creation of innovative large-scale projections. A recent project completed by the company saw Australia's iconic Sydney Opera House covered in images extrapolated from paintings made by Brian Eno.
iRiS - iPhone Remote Interaction System - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORFW7jINYiU
The iRiS is a project developed by Schoening Johannes in collaboration with Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria. With Johannes's iPhone Remote Interaction System, users can interact with the Ars Electronica Center's facade, changing the colors on the building's exterior by "painting" them on their mobile device.
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