Every night, as we look up at the stars, we wonder what kind of life forms may exist out there. What if we were to receive a message from them? We decided to find out. Continue reading
Where I describe my honeymoon with machine-mediated drawing during the 2020 lockdowns. Who would have thought that simple lines could be so sexy? Come for the robotic doodles, stay for the oddly soothing dance of constraint and creativity. Continue reading
A version of Collodi’s classic book that gradually morphs from English to its original Italian edition. In this investigation on the limits of language acquisition, bilingualism and parallel text alignment, I finally find an excuse to get back to the story of one of the most re-imagined characters in children’s literature. Continue reading
polygonSelfie is an Android app that converts any picture from your camera to a polygonal portrait. Are you tired of all those pixel-based selfies? Do you want to stop worrying about the state of surveillance? Embrace vectorial purity with polygonSelfie! Continue reading
WikiBinge: discover how all things are vaguely connected, is a tool for creating interesting paths between two subjects chronicled on Wikipedia. WikiBinge generates the story of how flimsily Alpha is connected to Omega and compels you to follow that rich, linear narration through unexpected discoveries and findings, selecting the smaller, less represented articles on Wikipedia during this journey. In a WikiBinge path the underdogs are the kings. Continue reading
Cutup is a Twitter bot and Android app that creates haiku poems using anyone’s style. It works by analyzing how people write on Twitter or via text messages. The result is a never-ending series of haiku of depthless wisdom and questionable hilarity. The generated snippets of poetry try to follow as closely as possibly the haiku rules and will match the writing style and themes of your friends or favorite Twitter account. Continue reading
Burning Rome is a wealth distribution map of the Italian capital. Most maps of this kind display only average values according to each area of a city. Burning Rome also does that, but the unusual thing about it is that you can actually zoom down to the single household and see the declared income of the individual. Continue reading
Memeoirs was my third startup and definitely the one I loved the most. It was a webapp that allowed anyone to create a physical book out of online conversations. Email, Facebook or WhatsApp. Have you ever wondered what will happen to your letters and messages after the digital holocaust? We had the solution for you. Continue reading
Chemin Vert is an immersive video of a trip on the road at supersonic speed spanning across five continents and four seasons. The title “Chemin Vert” refers to its soundtrack from musician A Ghost Train. The video exists in three forms: immersive at normal resolution, high resolution and lastly a “regular” video you can see on vimeo. Continue reading
Slippery Concepts is semantic-crossword explorer. Start with a word of your choice. Clicking on a letter of that word, a new one is crossed. The relation is twofold: there’s an ortographic connection (the two words now share a letter in common) and a semantic link. The new word can be a synonym, a hyponym or a hypernym of the original one. This is the beginning of a journey that can potentially bring you from any word to any word in a given number of steps. Continue reading
I always loved Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. And Disney’s adaptation too! In this video the key scene of Alice falling down the rabbit hole is processed so that each frame is composed with pieces of that very same scene. In order to appreciate the strange loop of the clip it’s recommendable to watch it on a very large screen.
Beside marrying happily the self-referential nature of Alice in Wonderland, this technique is well applied on this particular scene in which our heroin descends through different levels, each of very marked hues. Continue reading
A mesostic is like an acrostic with a poetic license: the vertical word intersects lines at any point instead of just at the beginning. Mesosticator is a very simple tool to help building up verses ala John Cage. The task is made particularly easier if either the vertical word or the larger horizontal corpus is already formed.