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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