IMINE is an experimental art-app/game which acts as a portal to the human lives built into the screen you are reading this on right now!!
In the game you play a miner digging one of the precious ingredients for today’s electronics: tin, tungsten or tantalum. Do you know what these have to do with your phone? Have you ever heard about conflict minerals? As a miner in iMine you must work hard and deal with a difficult situation, try to make a little money, and dig enough so the soldiers who run the mine don’t get angry.
It is not possible to win at iMine, you can only survive as long as you can. This is the dark reality of the hundreds of thousands of miners mining in difficult, dangerous or even lethal conditions for the minerals of high tech electronics around the globe right now.
NoTours is a project developed by Escoitar.org that allows to walk any place while living an augmented acoustic experience. NoTours takes advantage of mobile devices based on open source code such us Android, as well as GPS technologies that provide real time location data, to create supperinposed sound narratives and 3D audio contents.
NoTours is a platform to create sound-walks through different territories, to propose historic and acoustic journeys narrated by its protagonists, to develop sound installations and imagine new art pieces a based on sound and location.
The aim of the Biophionitos project is to generate artificial life using Zootropes.
By using the theory of generative art, the idea is to develope an interface able to create an animation which runs in an interactive phenakistoscop (rotary animation viewer) using Arduino.
FhishChatter is a project that invites to think about new ways of communication, internet and its new symbology. Starting from the idea of chat as a communicative media, FishChatter tries to fancy actual communication and social relationship models. It is an approximation to new text languages and its expression by means of graphic symbols such as emoticons.
FhishChatter and CommonBoockmarks are also two of the first projects that belong to Easy Install Lab, the platform that VHPlab staff develops since 2004.
Since January 2006, our VHPhack staff collaborates with escoitar.org project developing free software to publish soundscapes. During this period of time several software have been released to allow users the geolocation of articles, comments or sound archives, including three plug-ins for Spip an a hack of LoudBlog.