Better art through computing
November 26, 2004 11:19 AM   Subscribe

Setpixel has undergone several revisions since last it appeared here. A little leaner, more focused on Processing, but still a lab for interesting, impressive and downright funky technological art (QuickTime, Flash required to view demos).
posted by LinusMines (7 comments total)
Hmmm. Boring. Especially all these video gimmicks/effects are pretty lame - this is all stuff that has been done before with less sophisticated equipment by artists like Nam June Pike. Electronic installations have hardly progressed in the last 10 years - most interactive stuff/ideas have been explored before and seen on exhibitions like ARS electronica or Documenta.

Usually these 'artists' either grab some video signal or sensory input, twist it in some effect machine and spit it out on some sort of screen or beamer. Usally in some form of weird colours, sampled sounds or images. The other form of installation is some beeping, retro space ship looking gizmo. Call it senseless data twirling.

Thank God that so called cyberspace installations are out of fashion (they have been big in the late 90s) with the usual set of VPL Larnier Goggles.

I guess this kind of art has long been eclipsed by commerical games and video tools, like the PlayStation Dance Map or the Eye Toy.
posted by homodigitalis at 11:38 AM on November 26, 2004

Well, pre-emptively declaring your link a double post makes it okay then.
posted by jjg at 12:14 PM on November 26, 2004

posted by adamgreenfield at 12:35 PM on November 26, 2004

jjg: Every link in the nearly three-year-old post was broken.

Damned if I use the search, damned if I don't.
posted by LinusMines at 12:51 PM on November 26, 2004

That's a pun on Sex Pistols, right? Pretty good name.
posted by uosuaq at 12:54 PM on November 26, 2004


posted by atom128 at 1:10 PM on November 26, 2004

Damned if I use the search, damned if I don't.

"First you don't want me to get the pony, now you want me to take it back. Make up your mind "
posted by jpoulos at 2:26 PM on November 26, 2004

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