When 3D scanning technologies have the ability to translate the real world into the digital, and immersive multimedia spaces—like Montreal’s Satosphére dome—can accurately re-house these 3D environments, it becomes a challenge to divine where life ends and augmented reality begins. A feat of ontological proportions, Nimbes, the new project from ex-AntiVJ visual art maestro Joanie Lemercier and electronic act Emptyset’s James Ginzburg, takes this spillover effect to soaring new heights by combining in-camera footage with 3D laser-scanned, and digitally represented reconstructions of breathtaking natural and man-made architectures at the Société Des Arts Technologiques's colossal dome in Montreal.
PhoneArts.Net is an online collaborator network of likeminded creators who use mobile apps to update the way we see sketchbook culture. Two years in and nearly 300,000 Tumblr followers later, Phone Arts are staking their internet claim as an international visual punk supergroup that hangs out on their cell phones—no matter what their detractors may say.
Born out of a desire to kill some time, founders Guillaume Hugon and Daniel Littlewood were swiftly joined by contributors Barnie Page, Michael Manning, Brian Metcalf, Bonjour Jean-Jacques, Antoine Aillot, Marcel Kaczmarek, Jeremiah Johnson and Mo Marie—all well-regarded internet artists in their own right. Collectively, the group contributes their own creations and also act as curators for the many submissions the site receives from other would-be iPhone Picassos and Basquiats.
Invisible dogs of Poland.