infovore + digital   15

Ready, Set, Oscillate! - The Mind of Bill Porter
Really fast digitalwrites inside Arduino code on Atmel chips.
arduino  digital  io  timing  microcontroller  firmware 
january 2017 by infovore
Remote Install - Installation that remotely installs itself in the gallery / by @julian0liver
"Distributed as a stripped down, customised GNU/Linux Operating System, the gallery merely needs to copy a single file onto a USB stick, plug it into a computer on site and boot it on the day of the opening. Remote Install then analyses its network context and the amount of space given to it – the free space on the USB stick. It then logs into the artist’s server and creates a file of random binary data to exactly fill this space and proceeds to download it over the course of the entire exhibition. An algorithm ensures the last byte is downloaded on the last second of the exhibition." Gosh. Still: that feels about as thorough as digital-art should be.
art  julianoliver  digital  materials  medium 
july 2013 by infovore
Platforming Books — by Craig Mod
"A not-so-long time ago there were no digital books. There were no Kindles or iPads. There were self-contained objects. Objects unnetworked. The only difference now is that they're touching, they're next to one another. The content is the same. But that small act of connection brings with it a potential sea change, change we'll explore as we continue to platform books." A huge thinkbomb from Craig.
craigmod  books  publishing  apps  digital  epub 
august 2012 by infovore
The dreadful luminosity of everything |
"I think that the physical and the digital are inseparable in culture in the same way that waves and particles are inseparable in light." This is great, and reminds me how Berger-esque some of James' art-writing is getting.
art  light  network  physical  digital  jamesbridle  writing  stml 
may 2012 by infovore
Novels are digital art too « Alex McLean
"A great deal of what is called `digital art’ is not digital art at all, and it seems many digital artists seem ashamed of the digital.  In digital installation art, the screen and keyboard are literally hidden in a box somewhere, as if words were a point of shame.  The digital source code behind the work is not shown, and all digital output is only viewable by the artist or a technician for debugging purposes.  The experience of the actual work is often entirely analog, the participant moves an arm, and observes an analog movement in response, in sight, sound or motor control.  They may choose to make jerky, discontinuous movements, and get a discontinuous movement in response, but this is far from the complexity of digital language.  This kind of installation forms a hall of mirrors.  You move your arm around and look for how your movement has been contorted."
art  literature  novels  digital  culture 
october 2011 by infovore
Holga D - Holga Digtal Camera - Saikat Biswas
"Holga D is a digital camera inspired from the extremely popular cult of Holga and other toy cameras of its kind. Even though it's a digital camera, it retains the qualities and simplicity of the original Holga camera and brings back the joy and delayed gratification associated with good old analog photography." I like this not because it's a digital version of a Holga, but what a digital camera might be like if it took the same approach as a Holga. I also really like the reversible top panel.
design  camera  holga  digital  previousgeneration  simple  thoughtful 
july 2010 by infovore
Embracing the digital book — Craig Mod
"I'm excited about digital books for a number of reasons. Their proclivity towards multimedia is not one of them. I’m excited about digital books for their meta potential. The illumination of, in the words of Richard Nash, that commonality between two people who have read the same book." Craig Mod, excellent as ever, on e-books. Whilst he mainly talks about type, his point runs far deeper.
books  reading  ebooks  design  typography  digital  multimedia 
april 2010 by infovore
Brought to book: some subtleties of social interaction « – Matt Edgar
"But I think to succeed eReaders need to meet the needs, not just of the direct user, but of those around them, the friends and family who may not welcome their loved one’s absorption in this exciting new media. They are the “next largest context” within which the new device must win acceptance... The first question [with a digital device] is no longer “what are you reading?” It’s “what are you doing?” – a question that somehow already carries a hint of reproach."
ereader  books  tablet  digital  interaction  devices 
january 2010 by infovore
russell davies: analogue natives
"So much joyful digital stuff is only a pleasure because it's hugely convenient; quick, free, indoors, no heavy lifting. That's enabled lovely little thoughts to get out there. But as 'digital natives' get more interested in the real world; embedding in it, augmenting it, connecting it, weaponising it, arduinoing it, printing it out, then those thoughts/things need to get better. And we might all need to acquire some analogue native skills." Yes. I am slighty frustrated by the attitude that you can make anything physical with an Arduino and some other stuff. It's the "other stuff" that's the important bit.
analogue  digital  printing  making  friction 
december 2008 by infovore » lifting the veil - will you take a peek?
"Tim, or perhaps T.J. (we were at the pudding stage), began talking about the experience of editing Cliffhanger (the edition we were going to print), and about some of the material that had to be changed or cast away – characters’ names, a lesbian sex scene, the ending itself – and we wondered whether, in a born-digital text, these sloughed-off palimpsests acquired an existence of their own, beyond the shadows of an HFS hard drive; in a library run by Veet Voojagig, perhaps." Picador publish both the final version of the book in print - and the urtext as a separate digital product. Fun.
publishing  writing  picador  panmacmillan  ebook  digital 
october 2008 by infovore
The NUJ and me: a considered response | Greenslade | Guardian Unlimited
"I cannot, in all conscience, remain within a union I now regard, albeit reluctantly, as reactionary. The digital revolution is here and I am digital revolutionary." Roy Greenslade on leaving the NUJ.
nuj  journalism  media  digital  online 
october 2007 by infovore
Digital Black and White
Another B&W tutorial to add to the library. Thanks, Chris!
digital  photography  tutorial  blackandwhite  photoshop 
august 2005 by infovore
The Light's Right Studio
Another guide to producing black and white images.
photography  photoshop  tutorial  blackandwhite  digital 
july 2005 by infovore

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