From code to atoms
iMAL (interactive Media Art Laboratory) in Brussels just completed "Generator.x 3.0 :from code to atoms" one of their openLAB workshops that focused on "how software processes can be combined with digital fabrication to produce physical objects that are the result of dynamic software systems and data".
Coordinated by Marius Watz the event took place over the course of 6 days culminating with an exhibition by the artists. Some highlights:
Andrej Boleslavský's Google Eye that used Google Analytics data about visits to the ciant.cz webpage to graphically represent one year cycle of events for the site.
Jihyun Kim's Pacific Ocean: Japan that employs real data from hazardous events to give viewers another way to experience unusual natural phenomena. For the exhibition data before, during and after the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami off the coast of Japan in March 11, 2011 was captured from NOAA's DART monitoring data (Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis).
The main software tools used to create the digital fabrications were Processing, VVVV, PD and OpenFrameworks
View all of the projects and more details about the Workshop at: http://www.imal.org/en/more/generatorx-30-workshop-results, or you can photos from the exhibition on their Flickr page.
The people of Generator.x 3.0:
iMAL: Yves Bernard, Yannick Antoine, Marie-Laure Delaby and Greg Alveolis.
Workshop participants: Stéphane Perraud, Corneel Cannaerts BE, Hans Verhaegen, Jan Vantomme, Bert Balcaen + Ingrid Stojnic, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, Frederik Vanhoutte, Julien Deswaef, Katerina Konstantopoulos + Erato Choli, Frederik De Bleser + Lieven Menschaert, Jihyun Kim, Korea, Andrej Boleslavsky and Andreas Kahler.