Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Phillips: The Sound of Creation

A friend on facebook shared this and need to make a note of it so here it is.

Phillips tell the story of sound through 9 overlapping sound & video bites that can be controlled using the keyboard numericals 1-9. A great interactive site to create your own track. They all work brilliantly. I just wish the sounds faded when you clicked on them so not to jerk when clicked.

here's a link to the site.


RCA Ide

From the 1st October I will attending the Innovation Design Engineering course at the Royal College. As part of my preparation I've been doing some background reading on the course, the alumni, current trends and current practices across many fields.

This new promotional video of the course sums it up better than I can and also offers an insight into the different types of work produced there.

I will be writing up or posting an idea/thought here everyday leading up to the course to get those neurons working again after a rather relaxing 2 weeks of summer.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Start With Why

The guy I've been working withover the last month, Jason Dragos has lent me the book "Start With Why"..

It's really captured my imagination and made sense of a lot of what I studied during my time at Kingston.

It brings to the fore the importance of WHY in business, innovation and getting people inspired.

Martin Lutha King did it, The Wright Brothers did it and Steve Jobs did it.


I've got a feeling its going to be a book I read more than once.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Unfortunate Google StreetView

Here's a few great fragments of Google StreetView picking up on camera mishaps. The double shadowed dog and strawberry point are my favourites.

http://www.photomichaelwolf.com/street_view_unfortunate_events/




Sunday, 24 June 2012

Photoblog

Couple of shots I've taken on the iPhone that caught my eye

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Plasticity


Plasticity from kin on Vimeo.




Awesome sound and light project put together by Kin for the BFI. If I'd have seen this earlier I would have definitely been in touch asking questions and advice for my own project, in fact, I should probably send my project and thoughts through to them!


Monday, 18 June 2012

Degree Show Piece

So my audio printer is up and working at the Kingston Graphic Design Degree Show. Here are a couple of photos of Simeng Zhao using the piece and some of the results of the piece.

                                    

                                   







Sunday, 27 May 2012

Beatles Renaissance

They are getting me through these last few weeks and just to remind myself of their brilliance.



Help! I need to get this degree show board done.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Leap!



Leap - A new kind of 'mouse' that tracks your hand or objects movements, completely redefining how we use our computers. Awesome that it is actually a real thing - kinda reminds of Mr. Cruise in Minority Report, how long ago does it seem since that came out!

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

YACHT

I always ending up on earmilk.com whenever I'm sick of my itunes or other peoples playlists on Spotify. Most of the time I will listen to the songs they post through my facebook and that'll be that but this one, is worth sharing here. Great synth, catchy and to top it off, her voice is fucking hot.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Four Letter Words | My Future Me

Four Letter Words | My Future Me:
2 years old but still great, I was surprised at the amount of rude 4 letter words as well as the fluid motion of the light tubes. Awesome stuff.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Carl Zeiss OLED Headwear

Have a look at your dream home before it's even built, take a peek at those museums you may never get to go to or even set up a meeting without leaving the home....

wow.


Sunday, 29 April 2012

Mini Surbiton

I created a hand cut model of Surbiton Station to present what can be done if you utilise the exterior of the building and transform it into a communication medium. Right now I propose its purpose as a information display but as I know screens can show almost anything in any color and at great resolutions...

maybe community showreels of films/advertisements for local business' and offers as well as all the up to date information on the train services... maybe a scrolling twitter feed for local updates.


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

9 till 12

Fellow coursemates Paul Nelson & Nick Blakeman are putting on a photography exhibition over at Bricklane from tomorrow till sunday encapsulating the best photographs over our three years at Kingston. Some great stuff will be on show and I'm lucky enough to have one of my own in the show.

Check out the event here



...and use my image as a desktop background if you fancy 1920x1080!

King Arfa!

This guy has hit some form for us over the last 10 or so games and boy has it paid off!

Check out some of these videos of his season so far, long may it continue.



The music for this video is terrible though.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Social Media By Benjamin

My friend Ben Tysoe, is starting a blog all things social media. So he asked me to do a quick header for his site. Great chance for me to play around on illustrator which I've been dying to do. Heres a snapshot of the initial designs.

Check out his blog for some great write ups and I'll be sure to keep this updated.

http://socialmediabybenjamin.wordpress.com/


Sunday, 18 March 2012

The Deleted City

http://deletedcity.net/

A back up of GeoCities records was made just before its demise in 2009. I know quite a few people who would love to see their .gif filled green-on-galaxy-tiled-background-homages-to-themselves websites.


Monday, 5 March 2012

Transcendenz on Vimeo

Transcendenz on Vimeo: "

Transcendenz from Michaƫl Harboun on Vimeo.

Mad video, still don't quite get it but the concept seems rich and could do with perhaps a better explanation at the beginning.

Armada | 3D Scanner on Vimeo

Armada | 3D Scanner on Vimeo:

Armada | 3D Scanner from Isaac Blankensmith on Vimeo.

This is a short promo video created for the Armada Scanner. Both the video and the scanner were developed by Isaac Blankensmith(www.theindustrialdesigner.com) and Kyle Dehovitz(www.kyledehovitz.com).



The video was shot and edited in one day using a Nikon D7000.



All panning shots were done on the Radium Timelapse Dolly: http://design.isaacblankensmith.com/Radium-Time-Lapse-Dolly


AMAZING!!!! Hopefully our video can be as good as this.


Song: Thrice - Broken Lungs (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Douglas Rushkoff: Program or be Programmed



"The debate over whether the Net is good or bad for us fills the airwaves and the blogosphere. But for all the heat of claim and counter-claim, the argument is essentially beside the point: it’s here; it’s everywhere. The real question is, do we direct technology, or do we let ourselves be directed by it and those who have mastered it? “Choose the former,” writes Rushkoff, “and you gain access to the control panel of civilization. Choose the latter, and it could be the last real choice you get to make.” In ten chapters, composed of ten “commands” accompanied by original illustrations from comic artist Leland Purvis, Rushkoff provides cyberenthusiasts and technophobes alike with the guidelines to navigate this new universe.

In this spirited, accessible poetics of new media, Rushkoff picks up where Marshall McLuhan left off, helping readers come to recognize programming as the new literacy of the digital age––and as a template through which to see beyond social conventions and power structures that have vexed us for centuries. This is a friendly little book with a big and actionable message. World-renowned media theorist and counterculture figure Douglas Rushkoff is the originator of ideas such as “viral media,” “social currency” and “screenagers.” He has been at the forefront of digital society from its beginning, correctly predicting the rise of the net, the dotcom boom and bust, as well as the current financial crisis. He is a familiar voice on NPR, face on PBS, and writer in publications from Discover Magazine to the New York Times."  - courtesy of www.Rushkoff.com

The Edge: AudioPrinter Process shots

Me and Karina have spent the last few weeks putting together a conceptual device which we've coined the AudioPrinter. It is currently on display at the Edge Exhibition in the Stour Space, Roach Road, Fish Island, E3 2PA.

'The edges of dawn, noon and dusk are distinct moments which break up our day.

The ‘AudioPrinter’ captures fragments of sound from these moments in time, transferring the energy in to light, 
which is then exposed onto photographic paper. This conversion of sound to image through light is seamless.

Each L.E.D responds differently to the volume of sound; quieter sounds cause only the most sensitive of the L.E.Ds to react, whereas louder sounds produce a brighter display of light.

The direct printing process allows us to track the movement of sound; visualising audio in a way which challenges our perception of what sound can look like.'

Here are a few process shots and later in the week, I'll be heading to the space to photograph it and record some new prints.






Monday, 27 February 2012

FutureCasting Screens

Me and two others have undertaken the Microsoft Multi-Screen Experience D&AD brief and here are a few videos that we looked at in our initial research with a few supporting image boards. With under two weeks till the deadline, we are creating our user interface this week and finalising our storyboard which we will start filming later in the week. Here is one of my favourite scenes from MadMen as well. 


All will be revealed post-deadline!

Series One Episode One: The Multi-Screen Experience from Free TV on Vimeo.

Camera Roll: Harry

My housemates Jess and Zac made the decision to get a cat at the beginning of this year, I said that it was cool and that there was no problem. Little did I know the furry bastard leaves his hairs, toys, food and the now rare 'present-under-the-duvet' everywhere. I've grown to like the cat (Harry) and here are a few obligatory shots of Harrys life and the stupid things cat owners put on their cats.





Camera Roll: Brailling






Picking up on a project I started earlier in the year. Looking for all uses and representations of braille and came across these two shots from a while ago, one was on the front of a baby changer of all things whilst the other was a description of the photograph embossed in braille on top of the photograph.

Two really interesting developments and product ideas for the sight-impaired have come about in the recent weeks. One is a braille tape that my friend Paul showed me which allows users to apply the tape to electrical wiring so that they can distinguish between the different appliances and products. Here is the link to the site.

The other is an app made for the iPhone for users of braille to send and receive information, I really want to test it out and see how it works. If it is as successful as it sounds it'll be a great breakthrough for technology use for the sight impaired communicating efficiently and quickly.




Monday, 6 February 2012

DRL LORM Glove



Design Research Lab have now developed a prototype for their concept of the LORM Glove - A glove to aid those hard of hearing/sight to communicate via a familiar language - LORM. Touch sensitive fabric on the palm of the hand to input information and small rotary motors to receive information on the reverse of the hand.

Innovative product design that incorporates communication and the tactile sense.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Karolina Sobbecka's Tiger Projection


wildlife from karolina sobecka on Vimeo.


Awesome idea, kept on a low budget, introducing art into the urban domain. I should get a pocket projector and start playing around with this sort of stuff.

I like the fact that it isn't static and the tiger slows down as the car slows down.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Drive Drive Drive

Only about 100 words spoken by Mr. Gosling but who said that the protagonist has to speak so much to make a great film. This will be my first dvd purchase of 2012.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Favourite Track of 2012 so far.

Lana Del Rey - Video Games - Joy Orbison Remix by P5757575757575

Joy Orbisons track Hyph Mongo is one of my favourites. To find a track that combines such an awesome beat, melodies and lyrics like this though is great. Lana Del Reys, Video Games will be one to listen to time and again.

Who'd of thought this would work.

"Newcastle United 3, Manchester United 0"

Watched possibly our best performance of the season last night and after seeing Demba Ba once again prove he is one of the best strikers in the league at the moment took Ameobi's head-on to fire home a volley in the first half. Yohan Cabaye (Dreamboat) capitalized on a freekick 30 yards out just 2 minutes after the interval to lift the ball up and over the wall, hitting the underside of the crossbar and over the line. What a peach! To top things off Phil (future england cb) Jones scored a wonderful own-goal in the closing stages after a mix up with his limbs and goalkeeper to top off a great result for the Toon.

IF we invest in January, then I can see us securing a 7th place spot and a bit of European football next year.

Highlights below.