(via Create Digital Motion)
Home-grown industrial tech art. That’s how I might describe the work of Karsten Schmidt, aka Toxi (blogs here and here). He uses Java and Processing, developing his own libraries as needed: physics, audio, video, 3d–you name it. Just another hobbyist messing with processing? I don’t think so–check out his portfolio (audi, bmw, nokia, channel4, etc.).
He has released some videos demonstrating some of his work and the processes he developed for the projects. Here is one that details his recent development of the bouncy, squishy little generative creatures that are the Nokia Friends. These generative characters bounce around in Nokia flagship stores and in Heathrow Terminal 5.
Proprietary software? Nope. Java. Processing. Custom open-source libraries available for download at Toxi’s GoogleCode page.