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Kitchen Budapest (HU) is a new media lab for young researchers who are interested in the convergence of mobile communication, online communities and urban space and are passionate about creating experimental projects in cross-disciplinary teams.


What happens to the net once it meets the urban space? How does private space relate to the saturating wireless networks? Where does user created content gain authority? How does our use of cities alter as we get more and more real time feedback of its dynamics? What makes a home smart? Street-smart? We would like to rethink and remix the possibilities of new media in our everyday lives and to augment connections between new technologies and our society.


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Kitchen Budapest at Pixelache 2008:

During whole festival time:
Kitchen Budapest project prototypes exhibited in Pixelache Lounge Exhibition.


Friday 14 March:
Presentation in Pixelache University seminar


Saturday 15 March - 17:30-18:00 

'No Copy Paste' live coding demo in Kiasma Theatre. (see more information below)

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Kitchen Budapest will bring several projects to Pixelache 2008 Helsinki:



The AniMobil is an animation software which uses the camera of mobile phones to make stop-motion animation. The result can be saved as an animated gif and uploaded as an avatar or as a simple video and than uploaded to any youtube-like sites.



Autocut: sound-based video recontextualizer.

There are many short videos shot by mobile devices. They usually stay on the hard disk, or be uploaded to a video-sharing portal without any editing. On one hand, this program selects and edits the videos according to a certain music. On the other hand, autoCut can handle the videos in real time, based on the rhythm of live audio input



Animata: real-time puppeteering software

Animata is a real-time animation software for live performance, with the aid of which we can easily create scenes with virtual puppets. This software is designed to create an interactive background for theatre, music and dance performances, and it can also be used for the visual design of promotional screenings. The software can be run on multiple operating systems, like Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and Windows. It can be easily connected to other applications (Max/MSP, Processing, VVVV, etc.) receiving live input from various physical sensors, microphones and cameras.forpresentations, performances and improvisational events.


No Copy Paste: live coding performance
No Copy Paste generates music and visuals in real-time, utilizing live coding, which emphasises the expressive possibilities afforded by programming languages as a means for defining and manipulating computational processes. The aesthetics of the performance is determined by the programming method, in which all musical and visual materials building from elements found on the spot.


Arbour Light: modular web-connected lighting system

Arbour Light, an intelligent lighting system can reproduce the visual atmosphere of natural phenomena. It recreates the ambient atmosphere rather than a photographic image, hence it extends communication into non intrusive modalities. We are currently working on the Arbour Light website, what we imagine like a sort of web-community. Among others the site will give opportunity to reach an ambient database. It is based on the videos of Arbour Light owners and “phenomena-collectors”. It is also of importance that the pixel are very low cost and prepared for a DIY distribution; folded paper, flatcable, etc.


Mllamp: robotically enhanced desklamps
Mllamp project is an experiment for simulating emotions with putting minimal intelligence into everyday things. If it has some anropomorph character, the viewer can easily go into with recognizing human gestures. The interaction between the pair of Mllamps associated with human behavior can be recognised as emotions in lamps. 


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