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Artfully visualizing our humanity

July 18th, 2011 // 1 Comment // Posted by Andrea

Presented by TED
An inspiring and exploring talk about human traffic and creativity in the Internet.
“Artist Aaron Koblin takes vast amounts of data — and at times vast numbers of people — and weaves them into stunning visualizations. From elegant lines tracing airline flights to landscapes of cell phone data, from a Johnny Cash video assembled from crowd-sourced drawings to the “Wilderness Downtown” video that customizes for the user, his works brilliantly explore how modern technology can make us more human.”

More about the talker click here or go to his personal website

Interpol – Rest My Chemistry Video from Aaron Koblin on Vimeo.

“Participants are invited to create a drawing that is woven into a collective tribute to Johnny Cash, set to his song “Ain’t No Grave.” The project was inspired by the song’s central lyric, “ain’t no grave gonna hold my body down,” and represents Cash’s continued existence, even after his death, through his music and his fans. The work continues to grow and evolve as more people participate. A collaboration with director Chris Milk.”

Pica Pic – retro handheld games collection

April 29th, 2011 // No Comments // Posted by Andrea

Pica Pic
On this awarded site , you can play all the old Retro handheld electronic games and  it is not only for collectors or passionate game players. To see this overview of games design history is just breathtaking and inspiring. For sure everybody of us had this kind of this handy games, exclude game boy Now you get the chance playing it digitalised. So have fun with playing it and enjoy the travel into the past.

Hakim El Hattab HTML 5 Experiments.

November 21st, 2010 // No Comments // Posted by Lukas

Hakim El Hattab has his creative lab and interactive playground on He is “dedicated to the exploration of interaction, visual effects and technologies.”
He was involved in the development of the by Google, which is amazing showcase of what can be done with Html5. Be sure to check out his experiments with a modern browser (FF 3.6+, Safari, Chrome). Keylight is certainly my favourite..
Wanna know more? See who he is on a video feature regarding his first place at the 10K Apart Competition (a competition on building web apps under 10kb) –  Watch now

today and tomorrow’s 5th birthday!

July 16th, 2010 // No Comments // Posted by Lukas

My former work colleague Pieter runs the great Blog Next Wednesday it’s today and tomorrow’s 5th birthday and he is organizing a nice little event. Come along if you´re in Berlin! Here is what he writes about it:

It’s an exhibition format developed by Aram Bartholl, this is the manifest:

Hit an Internet-cafe, rent all computers they have and run a show on them for one night. All art works of the participating artists need to be on-line (not necessarily public) and are shown in a typical browser with standard plug-ins. Performance and life pieces may also use pre-installed communication programs (instant messaging, VOIP, video chat etc). Custom software (except browser add-ons) or off-line files are not permitted. Any creative physical modification to Internet cafe itself is not allowed. The show is public and takes place during normal opening hours of the Internet cafe/shop. All visitors are welcome to join the opening, enjoy the art (and to check their email.)

So here are the details for the today and tomorrow’s 5th birthday SPEED SHOW:

Wednesday 21th of July 2010, 21:00 – 00:00
or@nien net
Oranienstrasse 185, Berlin
(google maps link)

This is the list with the 18 animated gif artists:
Nicolas Sassoon, Laura Brothers, Xavier Barrade, Francoise Gamma, REED + RADER, MATHWRATH, Harm van den Dorpel, Michael Bell-Smith, Mark Portillo, Petra Cortright, Travess Smalley, teenocide, Jacob Broms Engblom, Princess Hijab, dvdp, Brandon Jan Blommaert, Constant Dullaart, Evan Roth

So I invite you all to come and bring you friends and your friends friends!
You can also join this event on Facebook.

Andreya Triana ‘A Town Called Obsolete’ (Official Video)

July 3rd, 2010 // No Comments // Posted by Lukas

Andreya Triana ‘A Town Called Obsolete’ (Official Video) from Ninja Tune on Vimeo.

“Second single from Andreya Triana, ‘A Town Called Obsolete’, released on 26th July on Ninja Tune. Taken from her forthcoming debut album ‘Lost Where I Belong’ (23rd August), which is produced by Bonobo”

I like the video a lot as they used the all so popular stereoscopic effect to simulate image depth. Its been spreading over the web for some time now and animated gif blogs feature many kinds of imagery.  See some on abduzeedo or on gesticulation. But lets not forget about Andreya Triana…she had a huuge year and the Album on Ninja Tune is long awaited, with tracks cooperations by Bonobo and even Mount Kimbie, some of my favourite artists at the moment. Looking forward to it!

Video produced and directed by Mister McCarthy and DOP Christopher Sabogal.

Youtube Play

June 16th, 2010 // No Comments // Posted by Lukas

YouTube Play is an exhibition that YouTube and the Guggenheim Museum in NYC are calling “a Biennial of Creative Video” and which you can submit or nominate your own non-commercial work to (open till the 31st of July). Director Johnny Kelly produced an amazing video for the exhibition. Be sure to check out the making of to see how it was done. Read more about it here..

Making of

via motionographer

Nike Music Shoe + making of

April 28th, 2010 // 1 Comment // Posted by Lukas

Nike produced a really cool ad for the Nike Free Run+ shoe. The Act Hifana does a live performance by bending the flexible sole of the shoe.  Cool concept for an ad and it looks like they had a great time producing this.

Pieter from sums up how they did it:

“…the shoes used in the video are the real sound controllers. Tomoaki Yanagisawa of 4nchor5 la6 was responsible for the hardware part. He added flexible and accelerometer sensors to the shoes. Daito Manabe of rhizomatiks did the sound programming with Max.
They were both commissioned by Wieden + Kennedy Tokyo for this project.”

via todayandtomorrow

Cyriak – Cycles

March 18th, 2010 // No Comments // Posted by Lukas

Cyriak is a freelance animator based in brighton (UK). Here´s a recent clip and Cyriak states: “Worthing is undergoing inter-dimensional difficulties… Bears and cars and pigeons are invovled, though not necessarily to blame”. Great fun! See more of his mad work on his website.

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