Verena Dauerer

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Code + culture: new media art from Japan

Style & Design Dec 6, 2014

Code + culture: new media art from Japan

Domestic media artists have been using programming code in recent years to create some astonishing works of art. We look back at how this scene developed over the years and examine four contemporary artists who have defined the way the genre has evolved.

JR puts on a show of faces for public causes

Art Jun 16, 2011

JR puts on a show of faces for public causes

When French photographer-turned-street artist JR visited Tokyo in May, he commented, "I love the vibe here but I don't see enough art in the street." His latest project, "Inside Out," may lead the way to help change this. Earlier this year, JR received the TED ...

'Film Without Film'

Art Feb 4, 2011

'Film Without Film'

Vacant Feb. 10-20 10-20 a Yokohama-based artist duo comprising siblings Yuka and Kentaro Shimura, like to explore the early days of film. In one of their previous works, "X-Ray Train," they took CAT scans of a miniature model of a locomotive. It referenced the the Lumiere ...

Hackers worldwide Kinect with their creative sides

Digital | TECHNOLOGY Jan 19, 2011

Hackers worldwide Kinect with their creative sides

When Kinect, Microsoft's latest add-on for the Xbox 360 game console, was released worldwide in November 2010, it was the beginning of a success story, but not in the way Microsoft may have been expecting. The peripheral, which uses a camera and motion-capture software ...

Mad knitters take to Tokyo's streets

Lifestyle Dec 30, 2010

Mad knitters take to Tokyo's streets

This November, people strolling through a park in Ebisu, Tokyo, were baffled: Several benches there had been covered with colorful knitwear, many wildly curling around the wooden poles of backrests and armrests. Next to the benches, more wondrous knitted entities were hanging from the ...