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New work in progress.
Modified screens and software.
Maxime Damecour – 2015

With code based on flowfields from Daniel Shiffman’s Nature of Code
http://natureofcode.com/book/chapter-6-autonomous-agents/

New airline compatible kinetic sculpture.

netune_patch

Over the past few years I have been working on real-time packet sonification.
Packets are bundles of information our networked devices exchange. All of the Internet you see is delivered to you in little packets from all over the place.
Like a envelope, these packets have to and from addresses. I pass this flow of packets to puredata in order to turn the addresses into sounds. As I access the internet, all of my traffic is audible.

This project was presented at Eastern Bloc for the Fauxlab show, as a live installation which invited people to browse and hear this underlying system.

Here is an audio sample. Reverse DNS lookups are performed and passed to a text to speech system.

Here is a visual representation of similar data.
full_of_packets

architext

The NT2 laboratory was celebrating their 10th anniversary and commissioned me to make something.

Since the lab deals with “hypermedia and literature” I proposed interactive text projection mapping. They passed me a eight part lexicon and I came up with archiText.

Inspired from my work on Aziz!LightCrew’s freeLiner ephemeral projection mapping software, archiText explores the intersection of text and architecture.

Two participants can assemble words in literal or visual form, with the help of two wireless computer mice placed on plinths in front of the projection surface.

A first click of the mouse places a starting point. As the participant moves the mouse around, words of appropriate length are displayed. The angle determines which of the lexicons to source words from. Words can only be used once. Right clicking provides a undo action.

This is the first form of a project I have been working on once in a while. It enables me to take inanimate materials and bring them to a organic state of motion. Like many of my works the impact is much stronger when experienced in person.

The following video demonstrates a live sculpture of tin foil squares.

(2010) Kinetic sculpture
Exploring the acoustic appeal of combustion motors.

iBox

(2010) iBox provokes the viewer to restrict use of their smartphone by securing it under lock and key in a box equipped only with a one-finger interface, rendering the use of the phone all the more bothersome. In its “locked” state, the device reveals an inherent mechanism of its operating system: the software running the system is itself also “locked”, thus restricting its usage under the guise of a simpler user interface. The user is then offered to unlock their phone with the help of lock picks.