Luke Loeffler – Looking Outwards

by luke @ 3:07 am 24 January 2012

Part of the Sentient City Survival Kit, the Serindipitor is an iPhone mapping app that gives you faulty, suboptimal directions to your destination in the hopes that you will stumble upon a new discovery along the way. It is interesting to think of how much power mapping applications have over traffic flow and what we ultimately see on a day to day basis. Entire neighborhoods can effectively become “blacklisted” in real life as electronic navigation becomes more common. My one suggestion on the app is to also mix in optimal directions occasionally to make it less obvious and visible.


Google Vase as seen on Today and Tomorrow

Daniel Michel searched for 8 different vases on Google Images. The rotation outlines of the 8 vases were arranged around a center and connected by minimal surfaces in a 3D construction software. Afterwards the textures were set on the surfaces and the vase was printed by a 3D-Printer in plaster.”

This project has been out for a while but a really compelling instance of digital fabrication techniques bringing segments of completely 2d objects to life in the form of a 3d mashup.

Horizon Notations

Although hand-drawn, these colorful drawings are still very much algorithmic, notating various features of the sky over time. One of the problems I have with computational/generative art is the lack of human touch and nuance. By executing computational techniques by hand (much in the way of Sol LeWit and countless others), the best of both worlds can be obtained. Click the drawing to see additional images in the series.

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