Friday, 18 March 2011
As a photo-based artist, I see myself as the link between two realities—the one outside
of the camera and the one that begins once the photograph has been taken. Rather than documenting or ‘capturing the moment,’ I want to show what is not immediately visible.
Flora Abstracts: This project is aiming to explore an area where graphics and photography overlap.
This is part of an emerging body of work that is a departure from a more conventional photographic approach ignoring form and surface in preference for exploring colour and time. The intention is to abstract very traditional subject matter leaving subtle clues to it's origin.
Photographer: Giles Revell
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Monday, 14 March 2011
Where did it all begin? How does it work? Where is it going? These are just some of the questions you could ask.
Consider the following:
- the ownership of data
- how the World Wide Web works
- the privacy and security of personal data
- online identity in virtual worlds
- how online businesses survive (or not)
- and many more aspects of living in the digital world of today
The UK is one of the heaviest users of CCTV in the world but for many shops, there is nobody to monitor the cameras so internet users are being invited to help in return for cash prizes. View article by Peter Price BBC Click
For £13 a year, subscribers can become part-time crime fighters. "We receive live feeds from CCTV cameras from shop owners ... images are then made available, over the Internet, to you and to other registered users (Viewers)" Internet Eyes
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Saturday, 5 March 2011
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
THURSDAY 29th JULY
Inc (Independent Northern Creative) in association with L&K Creative are very proud to present 'Typeface - the film' in Yorkshire, for the first time.
'Typeface' shows the reality of the digital age as it challenges master craftsmen in their environment, this film opens up a very real life portrayal of the effects, changes and fight for survival in an age of throw-away creativity.
From the onset, it clearly shows a passion for creative skills, showcasing a place where international artists and retired craftsmen remain true to their heritage, but for how long and what can be lost? The historical and contemporary approaches in rural and urban America, combined with passion and logic makes for a fascinating film.
- Doors open 6.30pm for 7.15pm showing
- Globe Quay, Leeds, LS11 5QG (a stones thorw away from the Round Foundry)
- Tickets: £5 on the door (limited availability) or book early at http://www.independentnortherncreative.org/
- Supported by Team Impression & Fedrigoni
Monday, 21 February 2011
'The version of Street View technology used in the galleries involved an extremely high tech and rather silly-looking trolley. It was to be pushed around the rooms at a particular speed and on a peculiar route, and seemed to me to be a marvellous combination of garden-shed and cutting-edge.
The trolley was not simple. It had lasers and cameras and GPS and all sorts. You could not stand in its view, for fear of being captured. Yet it could see you, left right, up down, back and forth and everywhere in between. So it must be operated by a squirrel (a trained man with a perfectly shaped back) who hides in its visual wake and guides it through the rooms.
Then you have to be completely out of sight. Which is interesting when you are trying to oversee the logistics of the operation. And in an empty museum at 2am you begin to think that this rule of not seeing what is going on provides perfect cover for some daring and complex ploy to steal a masterpiece. And that must be what the lasers and cameras and GPS are for.'
Sunday, 20 February 2011
Comob is a digital arts project that explores the potential for collaborative mapping with GPS technology. Comob was developed as a research tool to explore social and spatial relationships between people in motion.
Monday, 7 February 2011
Sunday, 6 February 2011
MAPPING DERBYFORMAT wants your help to map Derby through photos, thoughts and memories. QUAD artists working with the public, will be creating a growing photo map installation of Derby City Centre, you are invited to take part through workshops and drop in sessions.
Look out for the QR code photo points across the city, inter-linking with MAPPING DERBY and MOB FORMAT, this is your opportunity to photograph Derby city 'Right Here, Right Now'.
Michael Wolf has spent a sizable amount of time studying the dense conurbation that is Hong Kong. In his recent projects he uses Google Street View to capture everyday scenes, events and activities. In his study 'F**k you' (image above) he has explored the way some have reacted to the street camera as it makes a visual record.
Note: Michael is showing at this years FORMAT photo festival.
Friday, 4 February 2011
A great concept map (mind map) of creative apps for your smart phone. Image capture in bottom left might be useful.
Monday, 31 January 2011
These projects are great as they examine the accessibility of information and try to make complex narratives of words easier to read by opening up the multi-linear reading of data, see blu-comic or typographic nuance. Giving it a new pattern which is just as brilliant achieved in this app, what apps i think should be made for: easier to access information, but also she & dare digital bring with it beauty in form too.
From Stefanie's site:
'MyFry is the iPhone app edition of The Fry Chronicles, Stephen Fry's latest autobiography.
This project was initiated by Jeremy Ettinghausen at Penguin. I designed the 'visual index' graphics, and Dare Digital made it interactive and created everything else (ie the most important parts).
This iPhone app functions as a 'visual index' of key theme tags within the book, all of which have been divided into 4 major groups: People, Subjects, Emotions, and 'Fryisms'.
The entirety of the book is represented by a circular wheel of 'spines', each of which represents a section of text. The arcs around the outside of the wheel connect sections that are tagged with the same theme.
Through interacting with the scroll wheel, the user can explore the text and read sections in chronological order, by theme, or in any order he or she chooses. As Stephen Fry's autobiography was written in a style that was suited to splitting the text into separate moments in Fry's life, the visual index offers the reader a different way of engaging with this book.' itsbeenreal.co.uk/index.php?/new/myfry-iphone-app/
Really would love websites to take on this persona, of multi linear reading, interactive, where information is represented as a node, see concept map.
MyFry in the iTunes store
Video: Stephen Fry explaining how the app works
Stephen Fry's website Dare Digital
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Sunday, 30 January 2011
Visit: Tate Liverpool
Friday, 28 January 2011
FutureEverything continues to offer a pioneering approach to contemporary art and the digital world. It features inspirational approaches to visualising data, urban interventions by leading figures in visual culture, and light sculptures toying with architectural form.
Showing 11 - 14 May in Manchester Visit - http://2010.futureeverything.org/#
Monday, 24 January 2011
Computer anywhere using wireless internet, phone and a projector. play about halfway through to see it in action.
Saw it and thought I do like the sketched animation look. always draws my attention. A Brief History of Communication, the new ad for The Carphone Warehouse, is a charming stop motion animation by Kristofer Strom, the Swedish artist behind You Tube hit Minilogue (equally as creatively brilliant).
There is a wonderful sequence of the development of the phone from the circular dial, to seperate buttons and then a quaint cultural script of the old 'brick' mobile phones. Then its decrease in size sequenced wonderfully in a clockwise twist from phone, to Ipod/Mp3, to mouse (with quirky/surreal ear phones as its wire) & to RSS symbol (blogging/feeds).
Still with more shifting directions/perspectives it continues fast and sharp until back to mobile with GPS mapping technology into a laptop finishing with the future technology of flying engine subtly anchoring that Chitty Bang Bang idea of flying automobiles.
If it was stop motion, there must have been a thousand photos, but it was worth every last one.
The map above is the result of his attempts to visualise where people live relative to their Facebook friends. Each line connects cities with pairs of friends. The brighter the line, the more friends between those cities. After tweaking the graphic and data set it produced a "surprisingly detailed map of the world," he said in a blog post.
"Not only were continents visible, certain international borders were apparent as well," he wrote."What really struck me, though, was knowing that the lines didn't represent coasts or rivers or political borders, but real human relationships.
"However, large chunks of the world are missing, such as China and central Africa, which is the maps strength as it highlights the political influence in those countries/continents as Facebook, as too Google, have struggled to function there with rules and as so have a small presence.
Sunday, 23 January 2011
Thursday, 20 January 2011
Below is from the site, http://grou.ps/whatsinmyb/(there are probably many more sites like this).
Interestingly this person did a further project (below) called 'My Digtial Life'.
from the site: http://www.coolinfographics.com/blog/2010/2/15/my-digital-life-20-a-consumer-gadget-map.html
Two very interesting ways to visually represent my digital world.