More Retro-Modern: the iPad Video Arcade

The new Apple iPad. The high design, high-function, drool-inducing device that some say is the future of portable computing… is also an old-school video arcade game console? ThinkGeek, purveyor of cool gadgets for the geek-set,¬†seemingly joined the retro-modern trend with its spot-on and ingenious iPad Arcade Cabinet. Sadly, for many, it turned out to be […]

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Technology, toast and Twitter

The hybridization and cross-pollination of artistic expression, technology and social media has created some incredible works, products and marketing. Examples of amazing work like Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin’s¬†“Listening Post” (one of my favorite installations of all time) and ¬†“Vectorial Elevation” by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer illustrate some of the range of possibility on the purely artistic […]

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What Does Meaningful Mean?

An article from Design Mind on GOOD (Design Mind is a magazine from San Francisco design firm frog design and GOOD Magazine is, well, something everyone should get involved with) asked the question “What does meaningful mean?” ¬†The article describes one of frog design’s periodic forums held to stimulate ideas and thinking. This particular forum […]

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PIXELS by Patrick Jean

Sometimes combining the right elements into the right mix creates an unstoppable phenomenon. The mashup of video-game nostalgia, disaster movies and awesome computer graphics that is “PIXELS,” a short film by writer/director Patrick Jean with visual effects by Paris¬†company onemoreproduction, is such a combination. Half the baby-boom generation, all of Gen X and most of […]

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Creating Community with light

This amazing public art installation was part of the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Vancouver, BC. Created by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer this project allowed people from around the world to go online and design a light-work that was then projected into the Vancouver night sky by 20 powerful robotic spotlights. Four web-cams would […]

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The Seed

In promoting its CS4 suite of design tools,¬†Adobe has funded some wonderful artworks. This example, The Seed by Johnny Kelly and UK’s Nexus Productions, beautifully illustrates what happens when you combine software, technology, old-fashioned and traditional tools with some creative storytelling.

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Telling the story of 350

Its not the sequel to 300. But it is about standing our ground and fighting for awareness and change. Even a really great elevator pitch can still be pretty uninspiring, and in this day and age hard to share with others… who can remember all those words? It’s a tough problem many of us face. […]

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