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Complexification

Complexification is the online playground of Jared Tarbell and features some great experiments using the Processing programming language. Shown above is the work ‘Substrate’, in which a series of lines are drawn intersected and filled, the end process sharing similarities to that of a patchwork countryside.

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Public Embroidery

Hold on to your hats, public embroidery is the new reverse graffiti! Ulrika Erdes leads the way with some interesting pieces in her folio. So grab your sewing kits and get to it.

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Something Planned

Something Planned has got some great experiments in typography going on. Shown above is the think beauty project which uses tape to create some elegant type on a chain link fence. I’m also digging the City/Natural Space and Dimensional Typography projects.

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Gravitation

We recently wrote about Passage an experimental art game by Jason Rohrer. Well, he’s done it again, releasing Gravitation a new experiment in mania, melancholia, and the creative process. The game itself is beautiful, go play it now!

Update: The Escapist has a great interview/editorial with Jason Rohrer regarding the pursuit of perfection when designing games. Well worth the read. (via Kotaku)

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Bert Simons

These amazing sculptures created by Dutch designer Bert Simons are in fact made of paper. In addition to these, he also has some really great furniture design on his website.

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Running the Numbers

Running the Numbers is a fantastic set of creative infographics which paint a stunning and disturbing portrait of American culture.

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Demakersvan

This great concept for fencing is by Dutch design house Demakersvan. Fences always seem like such clinical structures and this proves that they don’t have to be.

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Passage

Passage is a beautiful conceptual game created by Jason Rohrer. The game, which takes about five minutes to play, makes the player reflect on the passage of time and the passage of a lifetime. It’s a wonderful experience and a really creative use of video games as art.

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vvvv

vvvv is a multipurpose real-time video mixing (VJ) tool that can interact with audio and be used for large scale applications. It kind of reminds me of things people are doing with processing at the moment, although perhaps on a larger scale. You have to check out the galeria to see some of the amazing images vvvv is capable of. (Image above by zeroinfluence)

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New York City Waterfalls

New York City Waterfalls is an art initiative by Danish atist Olafur Eliasson to beautify the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. The work will be on display from mid-July to mid-October 2008.

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