I’ve just submitted a short (255 characters) piece of code to be displayed on the media facade of the Medialab Prado in Madrid.

A screen recording of the piece running from p5js editor.

The code is available on p5js online editor: https://editor.p5js.org/XUV/sketches/OzIwTs5SP and you will be able to see it running from there by pressing the pink play button.

If you’d like to participate, the call is open to anyone. You’ll find the rules and details on how to submit at Creative Coding Madrid. You need to submit before December 11th, 2020.

The public streaming on the media facade will be done Dec 12th, 2020 at 18:30 CEST.

Shiv’s VR Exhibition @ Piksel Fest

I’m pleased to share that some assemblages from Shiv Integer have been included in the Copy / Paste exhibition at the Piksel Festival in Norway.

Copy Paste Poster
Poster of the exhibition

The exhibition, curated by Antonio Roberts (@hellocatfood), is visible online in the Piksel Cyber Salon from 22nd May – 21st June 2020.

The exhibition space, put together by Antonio and the Piksel team, takes place in a virtual room called Hubs by Mozilla. It allows visitors to navigate a virtual 3D space using only their browser or, for a better experience, using a virtual reality (VR) headset like an Oculus Quest or HTC Vive, for example.

Shiv Integer is a generative art project by Matthew Plummer-Fernandez and Julien Deswaef which takes the form of an art bot, rummaging through 3D printing parts freely available under Creative Commons, to create randomly assembled sculptures, then re-published on the same sharing platform, Thingiverse.

Here are some VR photos and videos of the sculptures in context (Screengrabs taken with an Oculus Quest. With another device, things may appear differently).

The list of artists included in the exhibition:

Carol Breen - http://imagemover.co.uk/
Peter Sunde - https://konsthack.se/
Eric Schrijver - https://ericschrijver.nl/
Constant - http://constantvzw.org/site/
Lorna Mills - http://www.digitalmediatree.com/sallymckay/LornaMillsImageDump/
Duncan Poulton - http://duncanpoulton.com/
Matthew Plummer-Fernandez - https://www.plummerfernandez.com/ + Julien Deswaef https://xuv.be/
LoVid - http://www.lovid.org/

Next Iterations

Join me online this Sunday May 17, 2020 to participate in the Next Iterations.

People posing for a group photo in front of a wall at Hangar, Barcelona.
Photo by Donatella Portoghese – Copyleft Constant – Free Art License

Iterations consists of a series of artist residencies, exhibitions, reflection meetings and exchanges that take place between 2017 and 2020. Artists and cultural practitioners are welcomed in situations to experiment with and reflect on what the future of collectivity, sharing and working together in digital and networked contexts can look like.

Iterations supports the use of FLOSS software and open content licenses and encourages everybody to download anything you find on this site.

12:00 – hello coffee / informal gathering
12:30 – Introduction to the coming days, and the infrastructural setting
13:00 – Launch of Iterations book Jara Rocha and Manetta Berends
14:00 – 14:45 BREAK
14.45 – 15:00 Caterina Morabodywork for transfigurate our back: the future is behind
15.00 – 15.15 Julien DeswaefA license written by machines
15:15 – 16:00 Patricia Reis & Lale Rodgarkia-Dara from Mz Balthazar’s Laboratory (feminist infrastructures of support)
16:00 – 16:15 (OFFTIME)
16:15 – 16:30 Nayari Castillo & Hanns Holger Rutz Collective Divagation (Instructions for Rendevous)
16:30 – 17:15 Kym Ward: networked sonic spell-casting
17:15 – 17:30 (OFFTIME)
17:30 – 17:45Luis Rodil-Fernández...the body of a newborn squeezes itself into the world. Life’s tribulations on the outside begin…
17:45 – 18:00 Zoumana Méité – voice stacking choral
18:00 – 18:15 Fran Quiroga & Andrea Olmedo – Workshop I Communal Ethics
18:15 – 18:30 (OFFTIME)
18:30 – IRCBAR with cocktails by Rica Rickson
20:00 – Jamsession (fade out to night …)With a.o: BeHuKi (Mia Melvær, Maxime Stifinner and Yoan Robin): audio postcard


Zoom drawings

Drawing of a portrait in black and white

At the multinational corp, I don’t always get to join meetings where I need to be active. Sometimes, I might just be there in case there is a question for me. So when those meetings are remote, I found a new way to beat the feeling of wasting my time. I draw portraits of my colleagues in video conferences.

They’re still enough to make this quite easy. They don’t notice I’m actually drawing them. And while I stay focused on the conversation, my eyes, brain and hand relax at following these lines.

Drawing of portraits in black and white

History of the Alphabet

Evolution of Alphabet

Where does our Latin alphabet comes from? Why are letters in that order? Why do they have these shapes?

The symbol for the ox gave the A.
The symbol for the house, gave the B.

Fascinating story told by Matt Baker.