Archive for the ‘Abstract’ Category

Skyence – INSCT

November 2, 2010

Just saw this sick video over at rubbishcorp and though I’ll try not to make a habit of just re-posting cool stuff that others saw first – i couldn’t resist. Great marriage of sound and visual:

“Collaboration between Skyence (Hamburg) and Johannes Timpernagel (Berlin).
Animation generated in VVVV, Editing in After Effects.”

Jekyll And Hyde Augmented Reality Book

October 26, 2010

An awesome augmented reality book to really bring the story to life. I love the way they’ve used the lamp as a camera:

The Wilderness Downtown – Interactive Music Video

September 1, 2010

You may remember a few years back, Arcade Fire’s interactive music video for Neon Bible. The one where a singing head and two hands move around and do different stuff when you click on them. Anyway, they’re back at it, this time using html 5 and Google Street View to wow you with their talent.

There’s something quite cool about the mucky resolution google pics sitting with polished sections of video & 3D, and it’s another step in the right direction for the progression of html5.

See what you think:

http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com/

Tomorrow, In A Year – A Darwin Electro-Opera

July 28, 2010

I was at the Barbican last night to see ‘Tomorrow, In A Year’ – the new opera by Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma in collaboration with Swedish electronic duo (and one of my favourite bands) The Knife.

Based on Charles Darwins’ ‘Origin of the Species’ it was pretty surreal to say the least. A combination of smoke, lasers, dance and operatic vocals set to a dark booming & glitchy soundtrack made for a pretty weird show, but one I’m definitely glad I saw.

Here’s a little taster of what to expect if you get the chance to see it:

More Data Visualization

July 16, 2010

This time from Grid/plane. Beautiful conceptual pieces for Google monitoring social media buzz:

World Cup 2010 Twitter Replay

June 17, 2010

Some lovely data visualization using the twitter api to show activity surrounding each world cup game:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/world-cup-match-replay

New Broken Screen Images

March 1, 2010

I made a few more broken broken screen inspired images. One of these days i’ll find something to do with them. In the mean time – they’re here:

Out Of This World

February 8, 2010

Something caught my eye the other day as I flicked through the bbc news site. A set of photographs taken by the hubble space telescope showing the surface of pluto.

Now while these pictures are quite amazing, I couldn’t help but notice how similar they looked to some photographs of mine I posted not so long ago.

See what you think:

Hubble photo:

My photo:

Emulating A Crash

January 20, 2010

I mentioned in a previous post how my computer crashed producing some interesting visuals. Well… I’ve made an attempt at re-creating these effects (my computer is so un-reliable I can’t even get it to crash when I want it).

Now I’ve just got to shoe-horn them into a brief somehow ; – )

Everything has frozen…

January 12, 2010

…including my screen it seems. These are a little old now but a few months back, for some reason, when I drag any windows around, some freaky things happen. This is the result: