Quants is a documentary about the complexity of nowadays economic systems. The animation sequence was created by Onesize from the Netherlands.
Lovely short movie by Ramin Bahrani about the long journey of a plastic bag... And don't be surprised if the voice of the bag sounds familiar: it's the voice of nobody less than Werner Herzog. See the short movie here: www.futurestates.tv/episodes/plastic-bag
Super duper Hansi Raber and Clemens Mairhofer developed this application translating drawn lines into audio. You can download if for free from here. Hurray.
The Maison en U in Montréal by Archidect Natalie Dionne wins the prize for Exellence in Archidecture.
Kishi showed us a new interactive project for "La Gaîté Lyrique", a new venue in Paris dedicated to digital arts and new musics, which will open this fall. Have a look: www.gaite-lyrique.net
I like the work of Illustrator Frank Chimero.
This video shows the use of a Monotype machine. The resulting book was then printed on an original Heidelberger Zylinder. Recorded at the Offizin Haag Drugulin in Munich.
The Apology Line is a project by Allan Bridge, consisting of a free phone line where people can leave their apologies anonymously on a tape. More than 1000 hours of confession were recorded, ranging from common confessions to ritualistic murders. The project started in 1980 and is still ongoing.
Does some pretty amazing paper things: www.jenstark.com, via Natalie.
While doing this movie, the author worked with a variety of supercomputer clusters and High Performance Computing systems consisting of high number of processors. This movie remixes works of Jean Luc Godard (Weekend), Velimir Khlebnikov (Radio of the Future), Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Notes from the Underground), and Caspar David Friedrich (artist’s quotes). Once again, via Creative Applications.
Just came across this facinating material: Carbon Nanotube.
The three Australian musketeers, Scott Heinrich, Yanni Hill and Chris Edser, founded The Australia Project: The Australia Project is asking Australian creatives and the general public, to engage in a national debate regarding the current status of contemporary Australian culture. More information: www.australiaproject.com
What a great game: In The Graveyard you play an old lady who visits a graveyard. You walk around, sit on a bench and listen to a song. It’s more like an explorable painting than an actual game, an experiment with realtime poetry, storytelling without words. The Graveyard is an emotional journey of empathy.
By Tale of Tales, via Creative Applications.
Arthur Pollock has been shooting photographs in New England for the past thirty years and at The Boston Herald for the past twenty. He was featured in Hamburger Eyes and came out with a teaser zine last year which was a run-up to his first published volume of work due out in 2010 on Unpiano Books.
Via Hamburger Eyes.
London based design studio This Is Real Art created seven films for the satellite operator Astra, covering everything you need to know about the operation of a satellite. See here part two.
Stefan Nadelman, based in Portland, has made this beautiful classic: Food Fight is an abridged history of American-centric war, from World War II to present day, told through the foods of the countries in conflict. Watch as traditional comestibles slug it out for world domination in this chronologically re-enacted smorgasbord of aggression.