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Kami

Kami

State of Play Games

A beautiful Japanese influenced abstract art puzzle game where you use origami style folds to fill in each color square in as few moves as possible.

puzzle, game, art, experimental

Habu Music

Habu Music

Gracenote

This app analyzes your music collection and presents a highly personalized mood map of your library via the Gracenote music database. It includes over 100 granular moods and 25 grouped moods to organize your music by characteristics such as Sensual, Peaceful, Cool, and Rowdy. Very interesting to see how this app grows, but, they need to update the UI to iOS7 standards.

music, experimental, art

Sensory Spaces

Sensory Spaces

Bang & Olufsen

Through movement of your mobile device you locate segments and loops of music from Mew and assemble them into a generative composition. There are three level called 'sound spaces' where users seek out these disparate segments of audio to capture. By controlling the physical location of your device (moving it up or down or left to right) it will auto-detect your movements and enable you to aim at the sound to zero in on it.

music, experimental, multitouch, art

GESTURES Camera

GESTURES Camera

Gestures, Inc

Its a challenge at first to use this app, but, once you master the gestures its a liberating experience to not have to change modes to do things. You can capture images effortlessly using simple gestures without the clutter or restrictions you had using other traditional camera apps. I love the subtle graphic feedback when you multitouch, one thing is a better indicator of the name of the photo filters when switching them.

photography, art, experimental, gesture, circle

Retrica

Retrica

Bootslab

This vintage photo app offers 80(!) professionally designed filters and can apply the filters even before you take a photo. Additionally an unique collage/grid mode and integrated sharing with Instagram. I really like the aesthetics of the app and the way it messages when you change filters and save photos is a nice touch.

photography, art, experimental, graphicdesign, social

Re-Vision

Re-Vision

Forma

An exercise in style and synthesis of different cultural icons. Create your own unique flat art illustration via swapping out hair, eyes, mouth, shirt and tap to swap the colors of any item you've selected. Over 1M variations to this simple graphic explosion!

art, experimental, graphicdesign

Defqt

Defqt

Mutable

Another glitch art meets extreme filtering app. Add glitchy/abstract filters, effects, shapes and colors. As quoted "play with your photos, twirl them, pixelate them, make noise from them, put shapes or sprays over them." They don't disappoint and the UI elements are minimal, dark and very sharp.

photography, art, experimental, graphicdesign

Little Photo Printer

Little Photo Printer

Berg

A super simple interface to print images from your phone or image library to a little printer (if you happen to own one). We love pixel art so had to post on this app.

art, experimental, graphicdesign

Glitche

Glitche

Glitché

This app is amazing, it not only has a full range of tools and options to turn your images into masterpieces of digital 'glitch' art but it uses the accelerometer to modify each of the images rendering parameters on the fly as you tilt/move your phone.

art, experimental, graphicdesign

Hue Remote

Hue Remote

FUTURA EPSIS 1

This app is a stellar visual presentation considering its a remote control for use with the Philips Hue Bridge interactive lighting system. Super colorful yet minimal interface elements. It includes speech-recognition, iCloud sync and the Hue Server desktop app counterpart to boot.

lifestyle, experimental, art