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


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.