The opening night of the 8th Piemonte Share Festival announced the Share Prize 2012, under its theme 'Open Your City' and it went to Stanza, with honorary mentions to Mark Shepard and Antonine Schmitt.
Taiwanese artist Po-Ting Lee is back at V2_Lab for the final part of his residency. In Rotterdam he is collaborating with Maartje Dijkstra on the realization of their project.
Dots Digital Art Magazine is a digital iPad magazine that puts contemporary art in the spotlight using an innovative and interactive approach. DOTS is organizing a cover contest. Be published and win a Palm Top Theater device.
Over the past years we have accumulated a large number of project-specific websites. Most of these sites are not in active use, and keeping them online is no longer possible.
The app N0things (spelled N-zero-things) has been launched October 13th 2012. Available for free in the iTunes store! Download it and start collecting!
The ever so charming media art festival e-pulse opens its exhibition October 26 at Electron in Breda. V2_ spotted some familiar faces in the program: Bram Snijders, Julian Oliver and Tarik Barri.
Although at the recent Dutch elections all voting computers where banned because of possible fraud, “The People Speak” asked V2_Lab to develop a Vote-Couter application to help them with their live events.
We challenge all you makers out there to produce and share new content for Palm Top Theater, the device that transforms your iPhone into a 3D-theater in the palm of your hand. Product and browser app will be launched in Japan in November 2012.
Sebastian Frisch spent a few months in 2011 working on SPASM, V2_’s Spatial Audio Mixer, in the V2_Lab. After completing two theses on spatial audio in virtual environments, he decided to rebuild the tool entirely from scratch. Joris van Ballegooijen talked to him about the new version, SPASM 4 LIVE.
Highlights from the 2012 editions of Ars Electronica, GOGBOT, Transnatural, PICNIC, Wereld van Witte de With and TodaysArt.
Maartje Dijkstra is a fashion designer who participated in two “classic” V2_ projects. She made the crash suit for Exercise in immersion 4 by Marnix de Nijs, presented at DEAF 07 and in 2009 she designed the white dress for the Intimacy Series that was developed by Studio Roosegaarde and V2_. Like many other artists we’ve worked with we like to follow the work of Maartje Dijkstra who keeps combining technology and fashion. We just received some photos and videos of her latest project called Denzipfaden.
Starting as an internal overview of projects related to V2_Lab’s research themes, the V2_Knowledgebase has grown into an extensive database of people, institutions and projects that is now freely accessible to anyone who wishes to use it. The knowledgebase is divided according to the Lab’s research themes: wearable technology, augmented reality and ecology.
Dutch fashion designer and former V2_ “Summer Sessionista” Anouk Wipprecht is in Beijing to lead a Wearable Technology workshop at Tsingua University.
This months's eTextile workspace started out with three presentations around the topic of recycling textiles and e-waste. Producers of eTextiles already encounter recycling problems on small scale productions of prototypes, so there should be a discussion to find recycling solutions before eTextiles and wearables start to be mass produced.
A brief introduction to the projects selected for Summer Sessions 2012.
Protei, the project by Open Sailing, co-developed at V2_, received an Honorary Mention from 2012 Ars Electronica in the category "Hybrid Art".
Beta Textiles is the notion that textiles do not only consist of their material shape, but are also defined by some sort of code like knitting or weaving patterns. And if you consider textiles as code, could Open Source philosophy apply to the textile itself?
As part of DEAF2012 a series of workshops will be organized on augmented reality, wearable technology and ecology. Each workshop will be led by artists and specialists in the field. Places are limited, it is important to register early.
V2_ turns 30! We’ll celebrate this milestone in a range of ways this year, starting with the DEAF festival’s closing club night at WORM, May 19.
V2_ has initiated a new artist-in-residence program in which the V2_Lab will partner with art education institutions. Julien Maire started as V2_/Transmedia artist-in-residence.