Satellite Lamps is a project that reveals one of the most significant contemporary technology infrastructures, the Global Positioning System (GPS). Made with Einar Sneve Martinussen and Jørn Knutsen as part of the Yourban research project at AHO, it continues our project of revealing the materials of technologies that started in 2009 with RFID and WiFi.… Continue reading Satellite Lamps
Internet machine is a multi-screen film about the invisible infrastructures of the internet. The film reveals the hidden materiality of our data by exploring some of the machines through which ‘the cloud’ is transmitted and transformed. Film: 6 min 40 sec, digital 4K, 25fps, stereo. Installation: Digital projection, 3 x 16:10 screens, each 4.85m x… Continue reading Internet machine
[slideshow] [/slideshow] The film Immaterials: Light painting WiFi made with Einar Sneve Martinussen and Jørn Knutsen as part of the Yourban project is a finalist at the Vimeo Awards 2012. The awards ceremony is on the 7 June at 8PM in New York City. The Vimeo Festival also looks great!
In the last two weeks I’ve seen three documentaries dealing with communication and networks. Firstly, a broad and ambitious film from Ericsson, taking on the ‘networked society’ including interviews with David Weinberger, Catarina Fake and Eric Wahlforss. Each of the interviewees discusses the emerging opportunities being enabled by technology as we enter the Networked Society.… Continue reading Three films on communication and networks
[one_half] I have five works in MoMA‘s latest exhibition ‘Talk to Me‘ in New York. The works are Nearness, Immaterials, Media Surfaces, The Journey and Suwappu. I have written more about the exhibition and the works at the Touch and BERG weblogs. The exhibition has also been reviewed by CNN, the New York Times, Fast… Continue reading Talk to Me
I’ve been quite taken with the films of Adam Lisagor for a while. I make small, palatable videos, like commercials, for companies involved in tech, to figure out how to convey the essence of their products in concise, accessible ways. I like to think that I’m able to do this because I think slowly enough… Continue reading The films of Adam Lisagor
A truth that releases a waterfall of emotion. It is this energy that propels us through The Tree of Life. A voluptuous, bulging energy shaped and encouraged by sweeping camera movement, ultra wide lenses, lyrical blocking, the safe-harbor of Jessica Chastain’s face, and the vacillation in Hunter McCracken’s. These combine to create scenes that perfectly… Continue reading Mother. Father. Always you wrestle inside me.
[one_half] My favourite movie of all time. A film with one compelling relationship at its center might not survive the bombardments of the action formula its script demands, and that’s another reason “Midnight Run” is so special. There are at least half a dozen relationships throughout the film surrounding Grodin and De Niro that ring… Continue reading Midnight Run
Microsoft has two new ads, anticipating their upcoming Windows Phone 7 launch. The first is an almost post-apocalyptic vision of humanity stuck with their heads in their mobile devices: Here’s David Webster, chief strategy officer in Microsoft’s central marketing group, explaining their anti-screen strategy: “Our sentiment was that if we could have an insight to… Continue reading A phone to save us from our screens?
A lovely piece of work by Lars M. Vedeler and Ola Vågsholm from the Tangible Interactions course at The Oslo School of Architecture & Design: Olars is an electronic interactive toy inspired by Karl Sims’ evolved virtual creatures. Having thousands of varieties in movement and behaviour by attaching different geometrical limbs, modifying the angle of… Continue reading Olars: physical toy inspired by karl sims evolved creatures