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28 September Share your
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ADA – analog interactive installation by Karina Smigla-Bobinski

Under - Art, Inspiration

Analog interactive installation / kinetic sculpture by Karina Smigla-Bobinski.

ADA is an analogue interactive installation made of a giant ball filled with helium, covered in charcoal spikes. As the ball drifts around the space, charcoal marks accumulate on the walls. Visitors can push the ball around the space freely, but the results are never predictable.

26 September Share your
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Lytro: the next big thing in photography

Under - Photography, Technology

Shoot first, focus later!

With the new revolutionary Light Field Camera, Lytro, it is possible now to shoot first and focus later. Lytro creates still where you can focus (or correct focus) afterwards.

The team at Lytro is completing the job of a century’s worth of theory and exploration about light fields. Lytro’s engineers and scientists have taken light fields out of the lab – miniaturizing a roomful of cameras tethered to a supercomputer and making it fit in your pocket.

The light field is a core concept in imaging science, representing fundamentally more powerful data than in regular photographs. The light field fully defines how a scene appears. It is the amount of light traveling in every direction through every point in space – it’s all the light rays in a scene. Conventional cameras cannot record the light field … read all the science inside Lytro here.

Impressive … but I’m concerned that technology advancement is shifting focus from photography to post-processing. What is left now for photographers to master? From Lightroom/Aperture to Photoshop, from correcting light-metering to enhancing colors afterward and now focus too! The only thing left now is composition. I’m sure one day, very soon, there’s going to be a camera or technology that would capture images beyond the standard aspect ratios with adjustable wide angles. We already are seeing video cameras that start recording even before the button is pressed.

One practical use of this camera, aside from consumer usage, would be in journalism but one thing is for sure that there would be no more orbs and ghosts in photos anymore!

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24 September Share your
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Björk: Moon

Under - Art, Media, Music

New single by Björk. Written by Björk and Damian Taylor. Directed, produced and art directed by Björk, Inez and Vinoodh, M/M Paris and James Merry.

21 September Share your
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Graphic design can change your life

Under - Design, Inspiration, Typography

Uncover handy analogies to music, the rhythm of spaces and the silence between characters with Erik Spiekermann who is talking with Gestalten TV about the process of designing typefaces, Graphic Design and it’s impact on everyday life.

19 September 1
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Marya Korneeva photography

Under - Art, Inspiration, Photography
18 September Share your
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c60 Redux

Under - Design, Industrial Design, Music, Technology

IDEO’s Boston office team brought to life a concept from Martin Bone and Kara Johnson’s book, I Miss My Pencil, that brings physicality back to the experience of listening to music in the form of c60 music player.

17 September Share your
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Introducing Social Business

Under - Inspiration, Media, Miscellaneous

Bangladeshi economist, founder of the Grameen Bank and a Nobel Peace Prize recipient Professor Muhammad Yunus introducing social business.


15 September Share your
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Outside In by Stephen van Vuuren

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Photography, Technology

Outside In is a non-profit art film by Stephen van Vuuren that takes audiences on a journey of mind, heart and spirit from the big bang to the near future via the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn. Currently in production after years of development, Outside In aims for global release late next year.

Composed entirely of still photographs using innovative visual techniques developed by the filmmaker, Outside In stretches the boundaries of the motion picture. The film will feature powerful music by Ferry Corsten, William Orbit, Samuel Barber and melds non-narrative visual poetry and science documentary into a rich experience for audiences.

Using hundreds of thousands of still images manipulated to create full motion, using ‘2.75D’ photographic fly-through technology. The film will be presented in beyond Hollywood quality 5.6K resolution on massive screens and concert-level surround systems to audiences in giant screen institutions, IMAX theaters, planetariums, museums and select 4k digital cinemas.

… and here is how it is done:

13 September Share your
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Many Steps by Takayuki Akachi

Under - Geography, Inspiration, Media, Photography

Takayuki Akachi from Tokyo travelled around the world and recorded ‘steps’ across various cultures to compile a candid musical.

12 September 2
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The wonderful world of watercolor maestro Alexander Votsmush (P-3)

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration

Here comes the third and last part of the watercolor series by Alexander Votsmush.

View Part 1 and Part 2.

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