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projects 

DRIFTDRIFT

DRIFT, the puzzle that doesn't stand still is the first mobile game made by my new studio, RandomSeed. It is a traditional tiles puzzle with a twist: the puzzle motif is a generative animation in constant movement.

Google VariationsGoogle Variations

Google Variations are an open series of approximations to diverse aspects of Google. It is a collection of formal and conceptual micro-experiments, a fly-eyed view on an entity so pervasive that tends to become invisible, while it radically changes our everyday lives.

DoodlDoodl

Doodl is a generative application that transforms photographs into drawings by means of a semi-autonomous process where you can control many variables – or just relax and watch it develop.

Wish CaféWish Café

Wish Café is a device for the collective construction of a map of human desire. It is a social network where participants are defined by their wishes, and only by them.

Bola de NieveBola de Nieve

An online database and virtual exhibition of Argentine artists, formed by the choices of the artists themselves. It features a dynamic Flash visualization of the network.

CabinetCabinet

Cabinet is a work about the need for order and classification, about randomness and likeness, and about the continuum of forms.

VoidVoid

A generative video, where interaction is optional, about emptiness and the traces left behind by what is not there any more.

Book of SandBook of Sand

A client site with a dynamic interface based on a swarm of colored translucent circles. Developed for the Australian musician Daniel Blinkhorn.

Outsource Me!Outsource Me!

Outsource Me! is an ironic subversion of the practice of outsourcing, developed in the context of Readme 100 Software Art Factory in 2005.

MigrationsMigrations

Fragments from The Quixote and the news of the day according to the BBC tangle into each other in a generative drawing that mixes them beyond recognition.

DreamlinesDreamlines

An automated dream generator that uses any subject your provide to create an ever-changing, ambiguous and unpredictable painting.

IntimidadIntimidad

Intimidad is a digital image work representing the entire folder tree of my computer's hard drive, as it was the night of April 15th, 2005.

40 monas rayadas40 monas rayadas

40 generative variations on the Mona Lisa, or Leonardo Da Vinci remixed by Leonardo Solaas :)

BiotsBiots

Biots are simple autonomous agents that move according to relational rules. These are drafts for the project of making a kind of zoo of autonomous agents or a virtual fauna of dots moving in space.
blog 

Two interviews at DigimagTwo interviews at Digimag

During year 2010 I had the stimulating pleasure of being interviewed two times for the wonderful online magazine Digimag. The interviewer was in both cases the architect, journalist, restless thinker and new friend Jeremy Levine.

Walking in color spaceWalking in color space

This is a quick code experiment that visualizes images as trajectories in color space, one line per pixel row.

Dos entrevistasDos entrevistas

Recientemente fui entrevistado en el contexto de dos interesantes iniciativas argentinas: por Victoria Messi para El pez eléctrico y por Lila Pagola para Proyecto Nómade.

old unfinished projects: luuperold unfinished projects: luuper

Luuper is a painting / animation tool that I developed (up to a certain point) in year 2007.

Visualizar '09: Dataviz fun in MadridVisualizar '09: Dataviz fun in Madrid

On November 2009 I had the wonderful opportunity of taking part in Visualizar ’09, a workshop on data visualization organized in Madrid, Spain, by Medialab Prado.

Taller de arte generativoTaller de arte generativo

Próximamente me voy a dar el gusto de dictar un taller sobre uno de mis temas favoritos. El título: "Sistemas generativos: cómo adiestrar a la computadora para que haga arte en lugar de uno".

Book cover art: PropagacionesBook cover art: Propagaciones

Some time ago I was contacted by some students from the Architecture School at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, in Santiago, Chile. They asked me for some generative images for the cover of a book they were about to publish.

Force KnotsForce Knots

A new generative experiment is just out of the oven. Here’s the recipe: a swarm of autonomous particles and some hidden attractors that exert different kinds of influence on them.

Leer sobre Net Art (en castellano!)Leer sobre Net Art (en castellano!)

Durante la preparación del taller sobre Net Art que estoy dictando en el Centro Cultural de España en Buenos Aires, confirmé una sospecha: los desarrollos teóricos sobre el tema son escasos y difíciles de encontrar.

Teaching a workshop: Tecnologías para el Net ArtTeaching a workshop: Tecnologías para el Net Art

Is Net Art still alive? Well, it is in Buenos Aires! I'm now in the process of teaching a workshop on the subject at the Centro Cultural de España.