Interactive Art

Pulse Miami Beach 2015: Amir Baradaran's Augmented Reality Experience
We're a few weeks out from Miami Art Week and conversations over the multiple, concurrent art fairs and unprecedented displays of art included have already commenced. With virtual reality and augmented reality ever-emerging areas in the art world...
Indie and Experimental Video Games at 2015 ArtCade Con
What a time to be alive—especially if you play video games. The interactive entertainment medium has never been more exciting, and from blockbuster narrative masterpieces to low-budget experimental gems, the limits of technology and creativity...
Argentine game designer Fernando Ramallo and composer David Kanaga have teamed up to create Panoramical: an immersive videogame-like experience for Mac or PC where there are no rules. You're manipulating "abstract musical landscapes" via mouse, keyboard...
Art Basel 2015: Interactive Installations
Interactive art installations can be real crowd-pleasers. Playing an active part in an artist's vision is an interesting experience—and when it’s good, it makes participants feel that they themselves are bringing something unique to the work. At this...
Highlights from Frieze London 2014
The 12th edition of contemporary art fair Frieze London took place last week at the always manicured and picturesque Regent’s Park in central London. With a massive selection of galleries as well as live events and talks, visitors were treated to...
Umbrellium’s Assemblance at Digital Revolution, London
London's cultural hotspot The Barbican is known for its visionary exhibitions, having hosted some of the city’s most exciting interactive art shows in the last few years, including Random International’s "Rain Room." The locale continues its tradition...
Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance
In an extensive anthology showcasing his own work and that of several of his contemporaries, artist Nathaniel Stern explores the role of the body in interactive art with both beauty and clarity. Appropriately, the book includes a "digital companion...
AIGA Celebrates 100 Years with Soaring Interactive Installation
The line between art, technology and design is more blurred than ever, and no group knows this better than the AIGA, the NYC-based professional association for design. To celebrate its centennial, the organization tapped renowned brand agency Collins...
Charged: Troika
Founded by three friends upon graduating from London’s Royal College of Art in 2003, Troika is a collective and Cool Hunting favorite whose work continues to forge new ground in art. Installing site-specific projects everywhere from Mexico City...
DJ Spooky: Seoul Counterpoint
When we last checked in with Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, he was finishing up his year-long residency at NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Seems like he hasn't taken a break since: Miller was then the 2014 artist-in-residence at Seoul Institute...
While a good majority of panels and projects at this year's SXSW Interactive centered around the NSA and government surveillance, interactive installation StreamMeUp offered a lighthearted alternative to the discussion on where advancements in technology...
Spectral Display: It Takes A Muscle To Fall In Love
On what many might argue is a manufactured holiday, it's still love we're celebrating, and there's nothing wrong with that. But among all of the sappy Valentine's Day sentiments, it's important to take a cue from Spectral Display's Michel Mulders and...
Woman's Hour: Her Ghost
The British quartet Woman's Hour isn't easy to sum up, but any band whose website contains a manifesto-like literary component and whose album art and videos are created by the politically-minded, provocative photographers Adam Broomberg and Oliver...
Superhumanoids for i-D Magazine: Music To... Freak To
LA's Superhumanoids have been collectively releasing a steady stream of original music for the past four years (which we've fanatically documented with each release), but as talented multi-instrumentalists, the trio work beyond their own sound and...
Petit Fantome: L
Those French singers sure know how to woo—but when they get Rosanna Webster, Charlie Sheppard and HOAV Studio on their side, one hell of an interactive music video gets made. Accompanying the track "L" by Bordeaux-based musician Petit Fantôme (Pierre...
William Onyeabor: Atomic Bomb
Luaka Bop label manager Eric Welles is behind this week's #PrivateJam, and he shares his love for the elusive Nigerian singer William Onyeabor. Welles not only worked relentlessly on bringing Onyeabor's sound to the US, but was lucky enough to receive...
Woman's Hour: Her Ghost The British quartet Woman's Hour isn't easy to sum up, but any band whose website contains a manifesto-like literary component and whose album art and videos are created by the politically-minded, provocative photographers...
Dances of Vice
Whether performing at the annual invocation of Edward Gorey on Halloween, creating a '60s spy film (complete with a femme fatale) or working with the Japan Society to evoke the otherworldly quality of primal futurism by light sculptor Mariko Mori...
Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Bloody Beginning
On 14 March 1935 in the Bronx, New York, a man named Frank Spano was shot to death in front of his 12-year-old son Dominick. John Guerrieri, the man who held the gun, was their neighbor and father to Dominick's friend—and would later get off scot...
David Datuna: Viewpoint of Billions
Melding enough types of buzzworthy gadgets to make any technologist drool, NY-based artist David Datuna's new multimedia piece "Viewpoint of Billions" is likely one of the first pieces of art to be specifically created with Google Glass. Building...
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