There is a brave new world of art meets programming that has been emerging out of the shadows for a few years now. Artists are using open source programming languages like Processing and Arduino to take complex ideas and render them into real works of interactive art.
The video below from DEEPSPEED media is an interactive film that documents and interviews a number of these emerging artist. James George and Jonathan Minard have launched a Kickstarter about 6 months ago to complete this interactive film and I hope they meet their goal. With 39 days left they have attained about a third of the money they need.
The trailer for”Clouds” has a great look, and listening to the artists that are interviewed are truly inspiring. Take five minutes on this Friday morning and give it a look.
“Over the last year the team has captured interviews with over 30 new media artists, curators, designers, and critics, using this new 3D cinema format called RGBD. CLOUDS presents a generative portrait of this digital arts community in a videogame-likeenvironment. The artists inhabit a shared space with their code-based creations, allowing you to follow your curiosity through a network of stories. The interview subjects in CLOUDS include Bruce Sterling, Casey Reas, Daniel Shiffman, Golan Levin, Greg Borenstein, Jer Thorp, Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, Jessica Rosenkrantz, Josh Nimoy, Karolina Sobecka, Karsten “Toxi” Schmidt, Kyle McDonald, Lindsay Howard, Regine Debatty, Satoru Higa, Shantell Martin, Theodore Watson, Vera Glahn, Zachary Lieberman and many more.”