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Daan Roosegaarde (Artist, NL)

 

Born from a passion for cutting-edge art & technology, DOTS is an independent magazine that is determined to discover and share a world of bold creativity with you.

 

 

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Rafael Rozendaal’s new version of the picture frame

24 July 2014

“I have decided to upload my mind onto the network.” – Rafaël Rozendaal. Rozendaal’s websites are his art and the Internet is his canvas. This, however, calls for an inventive business model and approach. Read all about it in your…

“I have decided to upload my mind onto the network.” – Rafaël Rozendaal. Rozendaal’s websites are his art and the Internet is his canvas. This, however, calls for an inventive business model and approach. Read all about it in your DOTS app-magazine.

 










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Rafael Rozendaal’s new version of the picture frame

24 July 2014

“I have decided to upload my mind onto the network.” – Rafaël Rozendaal. Rozendaal’s websites are his art and the Internet is his canvas. This, however, calls for an inventive business model and approach. Read all about it in your…

“I have decided to upload my mind onto the network.” – Rafaël Rozendaal. Rozendaal’s websites are his art and the Internet is his canvas. This, however, calls for an inventive business model and approach. Read all about it in your DOTS app-magazine.

 










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Fun in the making with We Think Things

16 July 2014

Pascal Monaco and Pelix Meyer of We Think Things live by the rule of simplicity and use a minimalistic and colorful approach. Like our new cover video “Traveling Lights” (2014). The fact that they imagined this world just by doodling…

Pascal Monaco and Pelix Meyer of We Think Things live by the rule of simplicity and use a minimalistic and colorful approach. Like our new cover video “Traveling Lights” (2014). The fact that they imagined this world just by doodling ideas for a commissioned logo shows a perfect combination of creativity, fun, and business.










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Art Inc. The career path of the avant-garde creative

16 July 2014

“The artist” no longer goes it alone. A new group of creatives has arisen, often less solo and very close to entrepreneurship. DOTS is curious about the habitat in which this avant-garde creative is rolling out his career path. Our…

“The artist” no longer goes it alone. A new group of creatives has arisen, often less solo and very close to entrepreneurship. DOTS is curious about the habitat in which this avant-garde creative is rolling out his career path. Our day and age is all about redefining, setting up new rules and frameworks, only for them to be broken down again by the next group of daredevils.










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Summer Recap – Slinkachu. Little People Take Over the World!

10 July 2014

London based artist Slinkachu’s ‘Little People’ have travelled to metropolises such as Beijing, New York, Amsterdam, and Paris. Slinkachu looks at the world from a creative point of view. A green shoelace and a puddle? the Loch Ness Monster! An…

London based artist Slinkachu’s ‘Little People’ have travelled to metropolises such as Beijing, New York, Amsterdam, and Paris. Slinkachu looks at the world from a creative point of view. A green shoelace and a puddle? the Loch Ness Monster! An abandoned snail’s shell? A canvas for a graffiti artwork! He has a great eye for his surroundings, and for the surprises that the city & nature bring him.










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Quantum; a 360-by-210-degree galactic experience by 1024 Architecture

03 July 2014

Do you ever take a moment to look into the sky, close your eyes, and imagine your own theories about the cosmos? The crew of the 1024 Architecture creative company had the chance to not only imagine but also reproduce…

Do you ever take a moment to look into the sky, close your eyes, and imagine your own theories about the cosmos? The crew of the 1024 Architecture creative company had the chance to not only imagine but also reproduce a galactic experience in a 360-by-210-degree visualization dome. Their project and real-time audio-visual performance, called Quantum (2014), was designed especially for the SATosphère in Montréal, where it premiered last month during the iX Symposium on immersive creativity.










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3D Food Printing – the next frontier; with Jonnie Boer and Janne Kyttanen

25 June 2014

The key question remains whether 3D printing is a nice-to-have gadget or will it really change our lives!? With this in mind, we brought together 3D-print expert & artist Janne Kyttanen with Gourmet chef Jonnie Boer from 3-star restaurant De…

The key question remains whether 3D printing is a nice-to-have gadget or will it really change our lives!? With this in mind, we brought together 3D-print expert & artist Janne Kyttanen with Gourmet chef Jonnie Boer from 3-star restaurant De Librije to talk about and challenge each other on the topic of 3D Food Printing. “I hope that the food stays pure with 3d printing. If it stays pure you can do a lot of things with it”  says Jonnie Boer. During their unique meeting they scanned Thérèse Boer, Jonnie’s wife, to see how he could perfect his signature dish: Kiss from Thérèse, by the use of 3D printing. We love sharing their views on the future and a video of this experiment in your app-magazine.










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Manipulating Gravity with Jolan van der Wiel

19 June 2014

“I see future potential in the joined, collaborative forces that are bought about by the combination of technology and natural phenomena.” Says Dutch designer Jolan van der Wiel. By manipulating the natural phenomenon of gravity, he created his Gravity Stools. Using…

“I see future potential in the joined, collaborative forces that are bought about by the combination of technology and natural phenomena.” Says Dutch designer Jolan van der Wiel. By manipulating the natural phenomenon of gravity, he created his Gravity Stools. Using a machine and a (top secret) composition of materials, both of his own invention, each and every stool is unique in color and shape. His work gets a lot of recognition from the design world, already leaving him with several prizes and nominations.










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Geneva Digital Art Waves. By Mina Sidi Ali and Alice Boudreau

12 June 2014

Due to the Mapping Festival’s 10th anniversary earlier this month, we decided to take a better look at the festivals home town Geneva and discover it’s secrets. “Geneva is a little bit like an oyster: the shell is hard to…

Due to the Mapping Festival’s 10th anniversary earlier this month, we decided to take a better look at the festivals home town Geneva and discover it’s secrets. “Geneva is a little bit like an oyster: the shell is hard to penetrate, but when you do you find a shiny pearl.” say Mina Sidi Ali and Alice Boudreau of Go Out! Magazine who we asked to explore the grounds and take us on a tour. The city offers numerous creative hubs, galleries, and spaces, but their presence is not as stark and evident such as in cities like Berlin, New York, and London.










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Playing with Fractals by Douglas Rushkoff

05 June 2014

In this weeks column Douglas Rushkoff talks about fractals through the artwork of Sarah Sze: “Fractals are the computer-generated graphic representations of non-linear equations…. products of the computer age. Yet, surprisingly, they yield forms that exemplify the most natural of…

In this weeks column Douglas Rushkoff talks about fractals through the artwork of Sarah Sze: “Fractals are the computer-generated graphic representations of non-linear equations…. products of the computer age. Yet, surprisingly, they yield forms that exemplify the most natural of living systems.”

The developments in the digital age call for influential and forward thinkers and that is exactly how one could describe Douglas Rushkoff. Especially for DOTS, this bestselling author with publications like ‘PRESENT SHOCK: When Everything Happens Now’ (2013), will give renewed life to selected works from his broad collection. Rushkoff is a media theorist, CNN commentator, author, and documentarian. He is a technology, media, and pop culture connoisseur and enthusiast.










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Deciphering Nature’s words with John Grade

29 May 2014

John Grade considers natural elements in all his works and is not scared of losing control over them. Like the time when he wanted birds to pick apart his sculpture, but squirrels ate it instead. The process of change, disintegration,…

John Grade considers natural elements in all his works and is not scared of losing control over them. Like the time when he wanted birds to pick apart his sculpture, but squirrels ate it instead. The process of change, disintegration, and decay that his projects reveal a dialog with nature and Grade is eager to decipher its words. His recent triptych studies the weather and consists of one installation called Capacitor (2013) and two large-scale sculptures under the name of Bastian (2014).  As we speak he is assembling the first phase of Bastian in the city of Portland.










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SKIES PAINTED WITH UNNUMBERED SPARKS with Janet Echelman

22 May 2014

With her Studio, Janet Echelman explores the cutting edge of sculpture, public art and urban transformation. She connects social interaction with the true meaning of the public space. “I like giving up control of my art to the forces of…

With her Studio, Janet Echelman explores the cutting edge of sculpture, public art and urban transformation. She connects social interaction with the true meaning of the public space. “I like giving up control of my art to the forces of nature.” she tells us, “the ever-changing choreography of wind animates my work, and sunlight casts shadow drawings onto the ground.” After 3 years of hard work, Janet in March presented her latest and largest project: ‘Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks’; dancing on the wind between the 24-story Fairmont Waterfront and the Vancouver Convention Center in Canada.










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Changing, like Nature… with Julie Mecoli

15 May 2014

Julie Mecoli’s projects closely relate to the concept of change and the conscious or unconscious way we experience it. Her “Dark Matter” series, like nature, change over time by the use of bitumen, a petroleum derivative also known as tar…

Julie Mecoli’s projects closely relate to the concept of change and the conscious or unconscious way we experience it. Her “Dark Matter” series, like nature, change over time by the use of bitumen, a petroleum derivative also known as tar or pitch. Ever heard of the pitch drop experiment? We asked Julie 10 questions about the series and her work, since we are excited about it and look forward to watch it drop at DEAF 2014 in Rotterdam next week (22 – 24 May). Julie is an important contributor to their exhibition, themed “The Progress Trap.”










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Discover what’s on

08 May 2014

DOTSPOT is a place for all new talents, creative projects, blogs and more. Discover what’s on and what you don’t want to miss. In this edition we have creative people taking natural processes and materials as a startingpoint for-, making…

DOTSPOT is a place for all new talents, creative projects, blogs and more. Discover what’s on and what you don’t want to miss. In this edition we have creative people taking natural processes and materials as a startingpoint for-, making natural elements part of-, and using living organisms as an inspiration for design: Generative Design Studio Nervous System, Artist Andreas Nicholas Fischer, Designer Marjan van Aubel and Wearable Tech enthusiasts Local Androids. Check out a variety of inspiring topics that give a modern day take on man & nature.










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Living Architecture with Rachel Armstrong

01 May 2014

With architecture as a starting point, we interviewed Rachel Armstrong, Co-Director of AVATAR (Advanced Virtual and Technological Architectural Research), and talked about how natural processes will be playing an ever increasing role in our future world. “We’ve now gotten so…

With architecture as a starting point, we interviewed Rachel Armstrong, Co-Director of AVATAR (Advanced Virtual and Technological Architectural Research), and talked about how natural processes will be playing an ever increasing role in our future world.

“We’ve now gotten so used to eternal supply that we’ve have forgotten that we need to give back what is meaningful to Earth’s natural cycles – that paradigms of consumption, no matter how considerate they are, are fundamentally unsustainable. Let us imagine: we start to grow a house as we build it. We design the process, but do not know the final outcome. ” – Rachel Armstrong.

And with projects by artists Stephane Malka, David Benjamin and Sheng-Ying Pao we illustrate this amazing concept of living architecture, enjoy!










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The Moon River Paradigm Change, by Arne Hendriks

24 April 2014

” Up to a point, we still believe that somewhere there’s a room full of smart technical engineers working out how to save the planet. But the truth is they won’t succeed until humanity figures out what it means to…

” Up to a point, we still believe that somewhere there’s a room full of smart technical engineers working out how to save the planet. But the truth is they won’t succeed until humanity figures out what it means to be part of an earthbound ecology.”- Arne Hendriks

Defining and redefining the paradigms of human existence on Earth – that is one of the main objectives that led Arne Hendriks to explore the arts. Design, speculative research, and education have given him a way to express his thoughts and concerns, but also a way to act on them. As an artist, he likes to speak and teach about the radicalness of everyday experience and the familiarity of the radical.










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Creating a dynamic interaction between natural elements with Nicky Assmann

17 April 2014

“I let myself be inspired by scientific research and natural phenomena. I experiment with the properties, behavior and aesthetics of materials. The different stages and processes that materials can go through fascinate me. ”- Nicky Assmann. Presented in DOTS today…

“I let myself be inspired by scientific research and natural phenomena. I experiment with the properties, behavior and aesthetics of materials. The different stages and processes that materials can go through fascinate me. ”- Nicky Assmann. Presented in DOTS today is ‘Solaris’, an installation consisting of six soap films placed in a row that can be lifted up manually. It invites you to look at the inner movement of colors created by the interplay of light, space and reflection.










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Where Hand-made meets Machine-made with Sougwen Chung

10 April 2014

Chinese-Canadian artist Sougwen Chung (based in New York) likes to explore and blur edges. The edges in her installation Chiaroscuro (2013) are light and dark, the tangible and intangible, the old and new. It combines drawing, physical structures, light- and…

Chinese-Canadian artist Sougwen Chung (based in New York) likes to explore and blur edges. The edges in her installation Chiaroscuro (2013) are light and dark, the tangible and intangible, the old and new. It combines drawing, physical structures, light- and projection mapping, also with a visible role for the natural elements at hand, like shade, contrast and reflection. No wonder this piece was dubbed Chiaroscuro.










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A Fresh Wind is Blowing – Co-existing with Nature

10 April 2014

However small and urban a space is, like between paving stones, or big and “concrete,” like an abandoned industrial zone, nature always knows how to conquer its place within urbanization. DOTS is curious to see how this develops in the…

However small and urban a space is, like between paving stones, or big and “concrete,” like an abandoned industrial zone, nature always knows how to conquer its place within urbanization. DOTS is curious to see how this develops in the digitization of this day and age. The penchant for crafts and natural materials is growing, and the appreciation for nature’s beauty is increasing. Does this mean that we’re moving “back to nature?”










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Spring Recap – SENSES. So Much More than Eye-catching

03 April 2014

What does a painting smell like? What do woodworms sound like? And what does, say, Buckingham Palace taste like? We can almost hear you thinking: “What the beep are we supposed to be thinking of now?!” Here at DOTS we…

What does a painting smell like? What do woodworms sound like? And what does, say, Buckingham Palace taste like? We can almost hear you thinking: “What the beep are we supposed to be thinking of now?!” Here at DOTS we like to focus on eye-candy, but also like to search the world for other sensory experiences that are on offer. Open your ears, switch on your taste buds, and, above all, try to keep your balance for these stunning projects.










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From Evolution to Technolution. The human being – NOW with added options.

27 March 2014

How close is the day that technical gadgetry will actually become part of our bodies? Super smart gadgets like Google’s smart contact lenses are just around the corner… Since the beginning of mankind, our bodies have continually adapted to changing…

How close is the day that technical gadgetry will actually become part of our bodies? Super smart gadgets like Google’s smart contact lenses are just around the corner… Since the beginning of mankind, our bodies have continually adapted to changing conditions. Today, we’re seeing something different: conditions are changing to fit us. In addition, more is being styled to our individual needs and no longer to increase our chances of survival.










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A vision of human-robot interaction in BOX by Bot & Dolly

20 March 2014

Can you imagine working together with a robot so intensely that you compliment each other perfectly? Teamwork so smooth, it almost seems like a highly trained routine between two dance partners? “Performing with robots can be intimidating for people who…

Can you imagine working together with a robot so intensely that you compliment each other perfectly? Teamwork so smooth, it almost seems like a highly trained routine between two dance partners? “Performing with robots can be intimidating for people who are not used to working around heavy machinery, but once you get used to their presence they become very reliable collaborators,” says Tarik Abdel-Gawad, Creative & Technical Director and part of BOX.










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Eindhoven. A city of working class heroes and Gyro Gearlooses by Anke Langelaan

13 March 2014

Inventive. That’s Eindhoven in a word. And not just because it’s where most Dutch patent applications come from. During its long history (Eindhoven was enfranchised way back in 1232!), the city has proven its ability to reinvent itself over and…

Inventive. That’s Eindhoven in a word. And not just because it’s where most Dutch patent applications come from. During its long history (Eindhoven was enfranchised way back in 1232!), the city has proven its ability to reinvent itself over and over. In 2014, Eindhoven – the Netherlands’ fifth largest city and dubbed the motor of the Dutch economy – is becoming the European equivalent of Silicon Valley and an international leader in the field of design. Not bad for a city that only at the end of last century was on the brink of bankruptcy.










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Infinite Renew by Mariko Mori

06 March 2014

What we see and experience is only 4% of what actually exists. Japanese artist Mariko Mori explores universal questions at the intersection of the cosmos, life, death, reality, spirituality and technology. Her message is intriguing if you think about all…

What we see and experience is only 4% of what actually exists. Japanese artist Mariko Mori explores universal questions at the intersection of the cosmos, life, death, reality, spirituality and technology. Her message is intriguing if you think about all that we already see from day to day, and the growing number of impressions with all the new media and technology. The new bulk of invisible zeros, ones, data, and signals all around us. In the exhibition “Infinite Renew” at Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo she made a solid point at a perfect time with this message of invisible energy.










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The Science in Fiction by Philip Fokker

27 February 2014

Writing is Philip Fokker’s way of giving perspective to ordinary and extraordinary life in our rapidly changing world. For this weeks article in DOTS, he asked himself the question: how long will it take for people to get the hang…

Writing is Philip Fokker’s way of giving perspective to ordinary and extraordinary life in our rapidly changing world. For this weeks article in DOTS, he asked himself the question: how long will it take for people to get the hang of using state of the art science when it’s no longer fiction? The science in science fiction is quickly oozing into our lives. What does that mean for our realities? You can read all about it in the new column by Philip Fokker in your DOTS app-magazine!










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Machines that could one day be as creative as we are. Games by ANGELINA

20 February 2014

Angelina: an up-and-coming artist working with code? You could say that’s right, but the thing about her is that she’s not human. ANGELINA is the PhD work of Michael Cook at Imperial College’s Computational Creativity Group. The project investigates the…

Angelina: an up-and-coming artist working with code? You could say that’s right, but the thing about her is that she’s not human. ANGELINA is the PhD work of Michael Cook at Imperial College’s Computational Creativity Group. The project investigates the ways in which software can design creatively. ANGELINA is an AI system that can intelligently design video games.










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The Mutual Wave Machine. What does it mean to lose oneself in someone else?

13 February 2014

The Mutual Wave Machine is the third joint project by artist Matthias Oostrik and neuroscientist Suzanne Dikker in a series of interactive neuroscience installations that explore the transfer of energy between performer, public, and participant. The first project, Measuring the…

The Mutual Wave Machine is the third joint project by artist Matthias Oostrik and neuroscientist Suzanne Dikker in a series of interactive neuroscience installations that explore the transfer of energy between performer, public, and participant. The first project, Measuring the Magic of the Mutual Gaze, was set up in collaboration with Marina Abramovic. Again Abramovic was closely involved with this third project, through the Marina Abramovic Institute. Together they create hybrid art-science projects. The ultimate goal? To “merge science and interactive performance art in an effort to understand the brain basis of human connectedness.”










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From Creation to its Ultimate Explosion with Dimitri Stankowicz

06 February 2014

“As a big fan of astrophysics, I thought it would be a good idea to tell the story of a star, from birth to supernova and black hole.“ Ever since his graduation from ENSAD (École National Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs)…

“As a big fan of astrophysics, I thought it would be a good idea to tell the story of a star, from birth to supernova and black hole.“ Ever since his graduation from ENSAD (École National Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs) in Paris, French director Dimitri Stankowicz has been working on animation using different techniques and styles. In the  project presented here, the video “Bye Bye Macadam” made for fellow Parisian and musician Rone’s song (2013), reminded us of the place of the human body at a turning point of technology like the one we seem to be at today.










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A dance with technology by Van Grimde Corps Secrets & CIRMMT

30 January 2014

What powers or restraints can be brought by an extension to our body? In a performance entitled Les Gestes this experiment or search is clearly visible. Les Gestes was first performed in 2013 by a quartet of two musicians and…

What powers or restraints can be brought by an extension to our body? In a performance entitled Les Gestes this experiment or search is clearly visible. Les Gestes was first performed in 2013 by a quartet of two musicians and two dancers, directed by Isabelle van Grimde and Sean Ferguson. The Ultra-sensitive and multi-functional instruments, designed by researchers and students of CIRMMT (Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media) and IDMIL (Technology Input Devices and Music Interaction Laboratory) in collaboration with Van Grimde Corps Secrets, are the result of a three year research project at McGill University.










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Big Data, The New Crude Oil

23 January 2014

Did you know that we produce as much data every two days as the entire of humanity did from the first cave drawing until 2003? So said Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google. All devices combined, from smartphones, to digital…

Did you know that we produce as much data every two days as the entire of humanity did from the first cave drawing until 2003? So said Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google. All devices combined, from smartphones, to digital cameras, wearables and computers, generate an incredible amount of data and the rate at which this is happening is only increasing. Is this a problem? No, says Sander Duivestein, researcher at Sogeti’s VINT trend lab, “There can never be too much data; the more there is, the better our insight is.” In this article on Big Data’s developments, we also show you a variety of artists working with Data: Nickolay Lamm, Stefan Wagner (image) and Onformative.










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Discover what’s on

16 January 2014

DOTSPOT is a place for all new talents, creative projects, blogs and a lot more. Discover what’s on and what you don’t want to miss. Check out Jillian Mayers tutorial on how to hide from camera’s, and the way Quayola…

DOTSPOT is a place for all new talents, creative projects, blogs and a lot more. Discover what’s on and what you don’t want to miss. Check out Jillian Mayers tutorial on how to hide from camera’s, and the way Quayola approaches Classic Aesthetics with contemporary means and technology, make your own Geometric Jewelry (which you can also win!!), see how humanity is digitalized by Marleen Maathuis and more.










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Rethinking Productivity by Thomas van Manen

09 January 2014

As young and ambitious professional, Thomas van Manen dives into subjects such as the impact of Big Data & Sensor data, Wearable Computing Technologies & Gamification. Especially for DOTS Thomas looked into the meaning of productivity in this new age….

As young and ambitious professional, Thomas van Manen dives into subjects such as the impact of Big Data & Sensor data, Wearable Computing Technologies & Gamification. Especially for DOTS Thomas looked into the meaning of productivity in this new age. It may be hard to believe, but before the end of this century 70% of today’s occupations will be replaced by automation. The future asks for rethinking human productivity. Why? You can read all about it in this brand new column by Thomas van Manen.










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Pushing the limits of live action and CGI storytelling with Dvein

02 January 2014

Pushing the limits of live action and CGI storytelling, experimenting, and thinking outside the box. Dvein is a collaborative collective that was formed in Barcelona in 2007. “Magma”is their first music video. It portrays a journey through surreal, topographical landscapes…

Pushing the limits of live action and CGI storytelling, experimenting, and thinking outside the box. Dvein is a collaborative collective that was formed in Barcelona in 2007. “Magma”is their first music video. It portrays a journey through surreal, topographical landscapes of paint, mountains, and faces, where liquids and colors fuse together. It puts the body in a new perspective and makes you question what yours is actually made of. Images and atmosphere that we felt fit in perfectly with the redefinition of the body that we are examining this quarter.










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Become One – Our body as interface

02 January 2014

“On the bank at the end of what was there before us, gazing over to the other side, on what we can become.” With these words, Swedish philosopher Nick Bostrom reveals the turning point at which we find ourselves. Science…

“On the bank at the end of what was there before us, gazing over to the other side, on what we can become.” With these words, Swedish philosopher Nick Bostrom reveals the turning point at which we find ourselves. Science fiction is not fiction anymore. Digital and physical are no longer parallel worlds, but more and more often melt into one. How are we dealing with this and what is the role of our body? Are we becoming a human interface?










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Christmas Recap – Pieces of Nature by Studio Roosegaarde

26 December 2013

It is the season and we want to wish you happy holidays! To this occasion, we’ve decided to treat you to a special ‘christmas recap’ article on the great work of Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde. We wrote and first published…

It is the season and we want to wish you happy holidays! To this occasion, we’ve decided to treat you to a special ‘christmas recap’ article on the great work of Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde. We wrote and first published ‘Pieces of Nature’ in July 2012, DOTS #2. But since Daan’s work has taken a flight over the last year, it is still highly relevant. In this article you can read all ins and outs on his studio and projects like Lotus, Intimacy, Dune and  more. Have lots of seasonal fun, enjoy ‘Pieces of Nature’ and see you next year!










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A whole new species by Wonbin Yang

19 December 2013

The world of Wonbin Yang almost seems like another dimension or a cartoon in which everything could suddenly start moving, walking or even talking. The Species that he creates are surreal, such as live snacks that are attacked by pigeons…

The world of Wonbin Yang almost seems like another dimension or a cartoon in which everything could suddenly start moving, walking or even talking. The Species that he creates are surreal, such as live snacks that are attacked by pigeons or dancing umbrellas. Yang created a series of autonomous robots that explore the hidden dimensions of the city ecosystem through their histories of emergence, adaptation and evolution.










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The Design of Life, science and art working together in Bio-Art

12 December 2013

Life, death and everything in between is a popular subject in art, and has been for centuries… Artists express themselves in a wide variety of ways in an attempt to give meaning to life. Usually by using “non-living” materials. An…

Life, death and everything in between is a popular subject in art, and has been for centuries… Artists express themselves in a wide variety of ways in an attempt to give meaning to life. Usually by using “non-living” materials. An emerging group of Bio-Artists has strayed from this path and has chosen to use “living” materials and organisms to give meaning to their work. Bio-Art is a recent art movement in which science and art work together closely. We take a closer look and present the projects Playing with Pigs, Thermophores and the Aqua vita Project.










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DOTS Video Portrait

Shifting Architecture. The Redefinition of the City by Afaina de Jong

05 December 2013

In it’s very first Video Portrait, DOTS presents Afaina de Jong, a creative do-it-all who is passionate about redefining the ways we share information in public spaces to improve our cities and our personal wellbeing. As an architect and a cultural entrepreneur with…

In it’s very first Video Portrait, DOTS presents Afaina de Jong, a creative do-it-all who is passionate about redefining the ways we share information in public spaces to improve our cities and our personal wellbeing. As an architect and a cultural entrepreneur with an eye for innovation, she has been recognized as a leader in developing new strategies for rethinking the design of our cities.
International cities like New York, San Francisco and Sao Paolo inspire her to create innovative projects. She uses her camera to capture things that stand out, and she collects her ideas. She incorporates them in books that she publishes, and also uses them for events or projects, like in her latest project, Façade, a photo exhibition of “forgotten” facades. Of course, her birthplace, Amsterdam is also a great source of inspiration and at Ultra de la Rue she passes on that inspiration to others.










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Chaos in order by Ryoichi Kurokawa

28 November 2013

Life, our world, the universe… Everything shows signs of continuous fluctuations. A balance is reached when the lifeline quietly babbles on. With a few highs and lows here and there. But the really interesting things – tense and scary, but…

Life, our world, the universe… Everything shows signs of continuous fluctuations. A balance is reached when the lifeline quietly babbles on. With a few highs and lows here and there. But the really interesting things – tense and scary, but also beautiful and inspiring – follow from a disruption of this balance. This causes great dynamic and intense energy. The Audiovisual sculpture Oscillating Continuum (2013) by Ryoichi Kurokawa demonstrates this process.










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Abstract Architecture through Light and Projection Mapping with Nonotak

21 November 2013

Collaboration between an artist/illustrator and an architect/musician brings together many disciplines and specialties. Maybe that’s why Noemi Schipfer and Takami Nakamoto, a.k.a. NONOTAK, are so successful at using and combining space, image and sound in their audiovisual performances and installations….

Collaboration between an artist/illustrator and an architect/musician brings together many disciplines and specialties. Maybe that’s why Noemi Schipfer and Takami Nakamoto, a.k.a. NONOTAK, are so successful at using and combining space, image and sound in their audiovisual performances and installations. Noemi treasures the value of the kinetic visual (visual movement generated with lines and primitive geometry) and Takami approaches sound as space and space as sound and allows them to create dreamlike environments in which spectators are encouraged to submerge themselves.










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Where Technology meets a good storyteller – with Evan Boehm

14 November 2013

A real bookworm is how you could describe Evan Boehm during his childhood. Sitting and reading… On the bus, in class and at home to avoid doing his homework. In the end, all that reading turned out to be the…

A real bookworm is how you could describe Evan Boehm during his childhood. Sitting and reading… On the bus, in class and at home to avoid doing his homework. In the end, all that reading turned out to be the basis for the way Evan Boehm now brings his interactive stories to life via innovative techniques.










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La Biennale di Venezia

ITALY, VENICE • JUNE 6 – NOVEMBER 23

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Manifesta10: The European Biennial of Contemporary Art

RUSSIA, SINT PETERSBURG • JUNE 28 – OCTOBER 31

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La Biennale di Venezia

ITALY, VENICE • JUNE 6 – NOVEMBER 23

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Manifesta10: The European Biennial of Contemporary Art

RUSSIA, SINT PETERSBURG • JUNE 28 – OCTOBER 31

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Digital Revolution

UK, LONDON • JULY 3 – SEPTEMBER 14

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Screengrab International Media Arts Award

AUSTRALIA, TOWNSVILLE • AUGUST 8

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Siggraph 2014

CANADA, VANCOUVER • AUGUST 10 – 14

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International Teletext Art Festival

GERMANY, BERLIN • AUGUST 14 – SEPTEMBER 14

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Oddstream Multimedia Festival

THE NETHERLANDS, NIJMEGEN • AUGUST 15 – 24

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ARS Electronica

AUSTRIA, LINZ • SEPTEMBER 4 – 8

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Beyond Biennial

THE NETHERLANDS, AMSTERDAM • SEPTEMBER 6 – 26

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GOGBOT Art-Music-Technology Festival

THE NETHERLANDS, ENSCHEDE • SEPTEMBER 11 – 14

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Art & About Sydney

AUSTRALIA, SYDNEY • SEPTEMBER 19 – OCTOBER 12

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Bozar Electronic Arts Festival

BELGIUM, BRUSSELS • SEPTEMBER 25 – 28

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TodaysArt Festival

THE NETHERLANDS, THE HAGUE • SEPTEMBER 26 – 27

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Athens Video Art Festival

GREECE, ATHENS • OCTOBER 2 – 5

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3-D Festival Beyond

GERMANY, KARLSRUHE • OCTOBER 9 – 12

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