Sunday, 18 March 2012

The Deleted City

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( and Kyle Dehovitz(

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

All panning shots were done on the Radium Timelapse 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

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.