16-09-2016 Rokfor in the Cloud

It's been quite a while since we're working on the Rokfor Project. We created some books and other printed matter with the software, and now there is a brand new rewrite of the project available on Github.

We kept some logic we consider useful: It's still a PHP Application using a MySQL Database that is compatible to the old schema. But everything else is different.

Now Rokfor is built on Slim, a beautifully crafted small PHP framework. It uses composer as dependency manager, Jade, Sass and adminLTE to create views for the backend.

Rokfor talks to the crowd over a JSON Api, inspired by headless (or API-first) CMS like Contentful. It might not compete with the capabilites of those high end platforms. But hey: It's open source, you can fork and expand it!

There are some resources about the new Rokfor CMS available here:

Rokfor supports:

  • – S3 storage for uploads
  • – Installable via composer
  • – No footprint on the local filesystem
  • – Therfore compatible with AWS or similar
  • – Strong focus on data relations
  • – No limitations towards content modeling
  • – Dynamic structures: Books, nestable chapters, clonable issues
  • – Users, roles and groups

19-06-2016 Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017

I'm very happy to announce the first release of the Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017 website. 
A collaboration with Lehni-Trüb and Lukas Marstaller. 

14-08-2015 Seismographic Sounds - Opening Tomorrow

Am 14.8.2015 eröffnet im Forum Schlossplatz in Aarau die Ausstellung «Seismographic Sounds - Visionen einer neuen Welt». Zu sehen und zu hören gibt es Musikvideos, Sound- und Videoinstallationen, Podcasts und Remixes. Mit dabei auch meine LED-Installation «Stereo Types».

Preview: blog.derbund.ch

Weitere Daten:

1. Oktober bis 15. November 2015
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe

1. Dezember bis 10. Januar 2016
Künstlerhaus S11, Solothurn

20. Januar bis 25. Februar 2016
Club Transmediale Festival, Berlin

03-03-2015 Heksler

Heksler is a simple tool for OSX to slice and export videos. It is designed for speed and features cut detection functionality to jump directly to the next cut in a video clip. It is build with openFrameworks and uses FFmpeg for video processing.

Check out the website or download the application directly on github. Feel free to alter the code and check out the repository here.

Heksler v. 1.0

04-01-2015 New: albertina.ch

Just completed the website for Gina Bucher, journalist and writer. The site is using Rokfor as its content management in combination with the Rokfor Web extension, Jade templates, Sass and Bourbon.

Design: Naima Schalcher
Code: Urs Hofer
Framework: Rokfor

14-12-2014 New: Automatic Cinema

Just completed the website for the Automatic Cinema Project. Although the software is not and will never be completely finished, it is currently in running condition, at least on OSX and Linux.

The purpose of Automatic Cinema is to generate narrations based on a geometrical keyword system.

Design and Code: Urs Hofer
Framework: Rokfor
Typeface: Cinetype, Rafael Koch & Mauro Paolozzi