Archive for December 8th, 2006


Friday, December 8th, 2006

The images display two batrachians: a real toad (a gulf coast toad) and one from the nvidia demo (of their current graphics card flag ship). One can interact with both of them now (gulf coast toad and nvidia frog). While the graphics are amazing (but obviously still not photo realistic in case of the nvidia frog), the simulated frog seems to miss quite some ai. So maybe they should give it some boost with an ai accelerator card.
(images from the respective links)

CIANT experiments

Friday, December 8th, 2006

image from CIANT’s project ETUDE

Just an announcement: The International Centre for Art and New Technologies CIANT in Prague is announcing a lecture about Vilem Flusser. Albeit if Prague is rather close to Berlin (in fact I know someone from Berlin who is going to school there!) I am not sure if I find enough time to attend this very interesting lecture, since I have an upcoming really heavy work load in the outside-media-art world.

But at this place it is very worthwhile to also have a look at the projects, which are presented on the site like e.g. D.A.N.C.E, ETUDE, the transISTor classes or the former project ALTERNE (Alternative Realities in Networked Environments):

Unlike traditional virtual reality that constructs visually realistic synthetic worlds the ALTERNE platform supports artistic exploration of such complex concepts as causality, alternative laws of physics or alternative forms of life.