staceythinx:

Algorithmic Menagerie by Raven Kwok

Kwok on his project:

Algorithmic Menagerie is a continuation of and the MFA thesis work of my long term research exploring artificial life and self-organization in the field of computer-based generative art. Programmed in Processing, Algorithmic Menagerie is an interactive virtual environment inhabited by algorithmic creatures. These creatures with dynamic cellular structures are created using various methods of finite subdivision on geometric objects, and exhibit different kinds of biological interactions with each other, reaching an equilibrium within the simulated ecosystem. Audience participants are invited to intervene or interact in the life processes.

For the audio part of the project, I collaborated with my colleague K. Michael Fox, who designed unique sonification rule for each species and sonified the entire simulated eco-system in real-time using Super Collider.

See it in motion in this video:

Algorithmic Menagerie from Raven Kwok on Vimeo.

micdotcom:

Powerful photos capture the student protests in Mexico barely anyone is talking about 

While the world has focused its attention on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, there’s another student movement gaining steam on the other side of the world.

The unfolding protests gripping Mexico began in the small town of Iguala, in the southwest region of Guerrero state, where the disappearance of 43 student teachers on the night of Sept. 26 has sparked outrage amid allegations of collaboration between local police and organized crime.

chvrches:

House Of Blues, Orlando, 7 October 2014. Photos by Rachael Wright (www.rachaelwright.co.uk).

twloha:

Greenland 2012: Chasing the Light by Zaria Forman

Artist Zaria Forman creates large-scale, realistic landscapes using only chalk pastels. 

"In August 2012, I led an Arctic expedition up the NW coast of Greenland. Called "Chasing the Light," it was the second expedition the mission of which was to create art inspired by this dramatic geography. The first, in 1869, was led by the American painter William Bradford. My mother, Rena Bass Forman, had conceived the idea for the voyage, but did not live to see it through. During the months of her illness her dedication to the expedition never wavered and I promised to carry out her final journey.

These drawings were inspired by this trip. Documenting climate change, the work addresses the concept of saying goodbye on scales both global and personal. In Greenland, I scattered my mother’s ashes amidst the melting ice.”  

Forman donates a percent of all sales to 350.org, a global climate movement. 

pastolimon:

Zombies in Miami.
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pastolimon:

Zombies in Miami.

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Pioneros 33 #taller449 #architecture #akindofarchitecture #housing #model

Pioneros 33 #taller449 #architecture #akindofarchitecture #housing #model

#lykkeli #bizcoclub #coronacapital #cc14  (en Bizco Club)

#lykkeli #bizcoclub #coronacapital #cc14 (en Bizco Club)

nlarva:

Mural para el Nierika  de Alegría del Prado
Artista huichol: Rosendo Lopez.

nlarva:

Mural para el Nierika  de Alegría del Prado

Artista huichol: Rosendo Lopez.

ryanpanos:

Alone Together | Martino Marangoni | Via

"In Florence where I grew up, the division of public and private space was definite. Actions and behaviors were not the same behind closed doors as they were outside in the piazza where everything was noticed and often commented on.

When I moved to New York in the seventies, I was struck by how different the relationship among individuals in a public area was to what I had experienced. How indifferent people were to each other. For the first time I felt free from being judged, but also free to watch other people.

For children it is natural to stare at other people, and so I did , until I was told that it was rude. I learned to be more discreet.

I am still a people watcher and photography enables me to have a subject to look at, stare at, if you like. Pointing a finger and pointing a camera are related gestures, drawing the attention of others.”

Martino Marangoni