Processing of Life ·

2019. Oct. - present
Technology: Processing, Pen Plotter, Gel pen
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When I compare a digital line with one I’ve drawn with my pen, I feel alienated by the digital line. It’s perfect. Digitally drawn things are perfect by default. But it’s somehow distant, cold, impersonal.

The easiest way to make them feel natural is to introduce imperfection. I’ve found I can reduce the feeling of alienation by introducing randomness, unpredictability, the way Vera Molnar does by applying 1% randomness in her own art.

I have always been fascinated by the intersection of digital perfection and analog imperfection.
The first time I saw a pen plotter, I felt it was a beautiful example of the meeting of these two worlds.

In Processing of Life, I pick scenes from everyday experiences of nature and the world, and recreate them entirely from code. Once I’ve created the digital image, I plot it using different inks and pens, thus returning to them an analog imperfection and “natural” familiarity.

Hommages ·

2018. - 2019.
Technology: Processing, P5js, pen plotter, ballpoint pen, fineliner pen

Randomly selected hommages I made in the past year

Refreq ·

2012-2014
Technology: OpenFrameworks, Mac Native Application

My diploma project at MOME, MA, Media Design, 2014.
The original concept (refreq) comes from a small psychedelic story.

One day when I woke up, I had a strong feeling that the track I’d just heard while sleeping would be perfect for a documentary that I happened to be working on -- except that it would have to be rotated 90 degrees. Despite having never worked with sound before, I was so inspired by this idea that I started to dig deep into the physics of sound. Through my research, I discovered aspects of the sound world I’d never heard before -- spectrograms, harmonies -- that only generated more curiosity. All of this lead me to build this audio project, which I’ve called refreq.

With refreq, not only can you load music files into the program, but also images. But what does that mean?

Well, after you’ve imported an .mp3, the program first analyzes the track. Once the analysis is complete, the program can then draw its frequency spectrum -- or, in other words, the image of the music.

Once the image has been created, you can play it back with refreq -- and you can actually hear the original music play!

But instead of just exploring the image you’ve generated, you can now take that image and create a whole new sound. Just export it as a .png, manipulate it with your preferred image-editing software, like Photoshop, and then import it back into refreq.After you’ve explored your own generated image, try importing a different .png or jpg. See what different patterns sound like, maybe a mandala, the floor plan of your apartment...or even the Mona Lisa! Now you can listen to these images with refreq.

reOnion ·

Technology: Wooden base structure, Recycled plastic bags cover, Homemade ECG Amplifier, OpenFrameworks
reOnion is an interactive installation, a garlic-shape structure reacting the visitor’s resonances with light and projection.
It was a grant awarded Burning Man art project, and was built in 2011 on the Burning Man festival in Nevada, USA.

The cabins are covered with UTOPLAST of recycled plastic overlay. The output is defined by the entering visitor and generated by her\his heartbeat.

reOnion installation is an initiation ritual to a special physical and virtual space with its own rules. It is a connecting sphere of inside and outside, me and them, you and I.

We hope to help our visitors and spectators to a discovery of inner and outer mental space and of communicative resonance.

The base of the installation is a 20 foot (6 meter) diameter circle. In the center located is a 20 feet/6 meter high steel pillar, which supports the structure and technical equipment. The cabins are built on a 6.5 foot (2 meter) high wooden stage around the pillar. The main room is located around the steel pillar, the visitors have to climb here to enter the cabins.

SubMap ·

Technology: OpenFrameworks, JavaScript, Python, OpenStreetMaps
SubMap is a unique tool to visualize geographic and time- based data on distorted maps. SubMap started as an artistic project and in the course of time its primary aim shifted towards development of a new visualization methodology. The core potential of SubMap lies in coping with data from physically distributed sensor networks.

Maps are normally based on a trustworthy and objective selection of public data. Thus, can a map visualizing personal information be considered as public? Let’s say we limit data to very basic and factual location-time coordinates of our movement in the city. Can a map built from private data be public?
1.0
The first version of SubMap presented three print maps which showed Budapest from 'our point of view'. We chose our homes as epicenters of the perspectival distortions. Additionally we created a superimposed map centred around Kitchen Budapest where we all work together.

1.1
During the exhibition at Galeria Centralis we continuously tracked our locations by using foursquare.com. Check-ins made in the application are translated into distorting forces applied to the map of Budapest. Those places which were closer to us became literally larger on the map. On the screen the slowly distorted map was shown in real-time, accompanied with the history of recent check-ins.

After the exhibition we compiled a time-lapse video from the saved maps as a summary of the entire period.

1.2
SubMap project was exhibited at Pixelache Helsinki 2011 festival between 10-13 March 2011. The visualization project was selected and aligns well to this year’s theme ‘Map me if you will’.
SubMap distorts the map of Finland based on the Twitter communication within the country tracked real-time.


Ebullition
Ebullition visualises and sonificates data pulled from one of the biggest news sites of Hungary, origo.hu. In the 30 fps animation, each frame represents a single day, each second covers a month, starting from December 1998 until October 2010.

Whenever a Hungarian city or village is mentioned in any domestic news on origo.hu website, it is translated into a force that dynamically distorts the map of Hungary. The sound follows the visual outcome, creating a generative ever changing drone.


SubMap x UrbanCyclr
Kitchen Budapest and UrbanCyclr teamed up to untangle the invisible pattern of bike traffic in Budapest. 100.000 kilometers of biking routes collected from individual bikers are overlaid on the city map. All distortions of the map reflect higher biking activity in the respective area of the city. 24h map animation reveals the daily biking patterns of a growing community of urban bikers in Budpest.

UrbanCyclr app allows bikers to track their biking routes in the city. The individual routes are added to an aggregated map of the bikers' community. 100.000 kilometers of biking routes have been collected from individual bikers since the launch of the app in 2011.

SubMap is a unique tool to visualize geographic and time-based data on distorted maps. It has a huge potential in coping with data from a physically distributed network of independent
sensors.

Featured:


Creative Applications Network, 04/04/2011
brainpickings.org, 06/04/2011
thecreatorsproject.com, 04/04/2011
edgargonzalez.com, 13/04/2011
UrbanTick, 24/06/2011
Visual.ly, 01/2012
FlowingData, 09/03/2012


Exhibited:


Design Award exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, 7-16/10/2011
Lodz Design Festival, Lodz, Poland, 20-30/10/2011


Awards:


hg.hu's Design Award (category: interaction design), 10/2011