Summer has begun, so companies want to make sure their customers have the necessary tools to enjoy the season to the fullest. And if that mean a company stepping outside of it’s traditional business activity. So be it. Its what we’ve come to expect. Last night at Howard 38, a new party space in downtown Manhattan, Red Stripe jumped into the fray. Continue reading ‘Jamaican Writing’
This is exactly what I mean when I talk about 1974 + the Hippie Tinge being real big for Fall ’08. When the last dark vestiges of the 1960s meet druid pagan frocks they land squarely in the mid 70s. The Best thing about simulated nostalgia is you get all the heavy feelings without doing all the hard work.
Art is everywhere – we, as a species, weave our collective artistic sense into everything we do. The paths that fiber optic cables weave as they transmit information, flight paths, shipping routes, and land based telecommunications all create intricate patterns. These patterns were not derived from concerns of aesthetic impact, but created out of concern for the systems functionality. However, though this functionality arises a planned chaos that is both breathtaking and awe inspiring when visualized.
This type of art is concerned with presenting the everyday, overlooked, functions of the world in striking visualizations of pure data. My first encounter with this type of art making was when I researched Radiohead’s latest video. I found a group of UCLA researchers, that had inspired the video’s director, were using laser to record the movement of aerial vehicles and compiling the data into still images.
This time around the BBC presents data visualization, in Britain From Above, through time lapse video using among other things GPS signatures or trails. The images are not of humans, but their systems, and it’s truly amazing to see so many people interacting on such a large scale. These vids makes all our randomness – seem magical.