The internet has changed the face of interactive art. Interactive art doesn’t just mean going into a museum and tinkering with installation art anymore; now we have a new way to access the tools and materials that artists have set up for us. We also have new ways of mingling with the other people who’ve found them too. Without further ado, I present interactive art sites for 20 different moods, or for when you’re just plain bored!
1. Morisawa Font Park: for when you feel like words aren’t enough. Turn Latin symbols and Japanese letters into art.
2. Weavesilk: For when you’re feeling elegant. Make patterns with shimmering cloth and freeze them in the night sky. (Tip: use the shift key and your mouse to control the wind and press ‘s’ to freeze the cloth.)
3. Andre-michelle tone matrix: for when you’re feeling musical. Who knew making a song out of dinging squares could feel so satisfying?
4. Scribbler: for when you’re feeling tightly-wound. Getting all your scribbles out has never been so easy.
5. Fluid Painter: for when you’re feeling languid. Save yourself a whole lot of mess by using this online painter.
6. Flame Painter: for when you’re all fired up. I consider this one of the most beautiful sites I’ve ever seen.
7. Wall of Fame: for when you’re feeling lonely. Take part in one of the biggest collaborative doodling projects of all time.
8. Dreamlines: for when you’re feeling sleepy. Get a computer program’s take on what your dream might look like.
9. Composition: for when you’re feeling lazy. Make a few of these, do a few screen captures, send them to get printed, and voilà! Matching Piet Mondrian home décor.
10. Drawminos: for when you’re having a domino effect day. Have some good old-fashioned fun without having to clean up your toys.
11. Still Life: for when you’re feeling calm. Make still life paintings in just a few minutes.
12. Kaleidoscope: for when you’re feeling hyper. Make your own and watch it go round and round and round.
13. Monoface: for when you’re feeling goofy. Use the face as a canvas for emotion. It’s oddly cathartic!
14. Keith Haring Coloring Book: for when you feel like coloring inside the lines. Enjoy.
15. Graffiti: for when you’re feeling rebellious: leave your name on the wall in this simple but effective site.
16. Sea-Saws: for when you’re feeling resourceful. Go ahead and make a collage; they’re not just for kids.
17. Snowflake: for when you’re in an icy mood. Make your own snowflakes; it’s easier than trying to catch them!
18. Liquid Particles: for when you’re feeling dazed. Check out this site showcasing how charming a swarm of multicolored dots can be. It’s mindless fun. (Tip: click your mouse from time to time.)
19. ipollock: for when you’re feeling messy. Get the wild urge to splash paint on the walls out of your system without getting grounded.
20. Stripes: for when you’re feeling catty. Remember these things? I couldn’t resist adding this site.
Tags: Interactive Art