Coalition of the Willing

I thought this collaboration needed a mention – stunning diverse animations. Coalition of The Willing is a film that discusses how we can use new internet technologies to leverage the powers of activists, experts, and ordinary citizens in collaborative ventures to combat climate change.

Visuelt 2010

I just spent two days here in Oslo at a seminar called visuelt with the theme of fast forward//rewind.
Overall I thought the first day was the best! Eike K√∂nig from Hort based in Germany gave a very honest and inspiring story of the history of his studio. Joel Lewis from www.hellicarandlewis.com and www.yesyesno.com was very enthused about all new ways of interaction and projection based technology. Siggi Eggertsson from Iceland had his whole speech in a computer voice (very strange!) – not to say his illustration work wasn’t interesting. One more worth mentioning is Joshua Hirsch from Big Spaceship – he talked a lot about making real time for personal projects within his company. I am now officially inspired! See a comprehensive overview here!

Data visualization

There’s been a lot in the world of motion of late to do with data visualization. I think there is something very interesting about taking real-world data and creating art out of it. Onedotzero Festival Identity is a nice example of using tweets to create a nice looking bit of motion. To gather current data (of even real time) that means nothing to most people and then transform it into something that has more meaning to your average joe blog. I really enjoyed the following examples… especially in light of the recent European ash storm!

Harmony

Mr Doob’s Harmony is really refreshing. Can’t wait to try it out with a wacom.
Here is an example
of what you can do.

Anne Langdon – Artist

I have made some updates to annelangdon.com. I hope you can take a look!
After a long time coming I¬† finally had a chance to dabble in some AS3 programming. A few slick components, namely slideshow pro and thumbgrid (a nice addon) – as well as another nice addon for the iphone called ishowpro, I think the site is really taking shape. It led me to think about why iphone doesn’t support flash player in safari on iphone and to the question ‘will flash ever support iphone?’ I suppose all the iphone dev people would be out of a jobb when it happens!

Joomla vs WordPress

It’s been a long time coming. I finally made the transition to WordPress from my joomla site with a little help from this nifty script. My site is essentually a `blog¬¥as they call it so I thought I would start using the best blogging system out there. I think joomla still stands strong if you want to create a community site or¬†eCommerce sites. For a site that runs solely as a blog you should use wordpress. This article has a pretty harsh view of joomla, but gives a great overview of CMS¬¥s. This site details a comparison of the two! Here’s five reason’s why!

Another reason for making the transition was to fiddle with the wordpress API and it seems there is endless possibilities. In the future I would like to build a flash based version of my site retreaving the data from wordpress. I did a little research and found this guy has done a good job of it. I would assume there would be some restrictions in terms of html tags and embedding of video’s.

bio-bak.nl

An amazing site bio-bak. Thanks to Tobie @ here for that one. Nice to see him ‘blogging’ again!

MediaBox

I thought I would give this guy a mention for a great package I have now integrated into my joomla site. (mootools style pop up boxes) I can now load any kind of content as an overlay thanks to iaian7

Source Binder Alpha

Came across Sourcebinder recently and it reminded me of the old shake days back at Fed Square. Sourcebinder is a node-based visual framework for easy prototyping and real-time tuning of Flash based visual applications.Check out this youtube vid and the website!

RA DIOHEA_D / HOU SE OF_C ARDS

In Radiohead’s new video for House of Cards from the album In Rainbows, no cameras or lights were used. Just data. Amazing!

Google Code is hosting the Data Visualization
application and providing an iGoogle gadget. Explore the data through a
3D viewer and use your mouse to further manipulate the data and create
your own visualizations.

This interactive piece was made by Aaron Meyers and Aaron Koblin using a modified version of PV3D. For more info click here.

Mrdoob

Great papervision experimental stuff from MR DOOB

onesize

Some very nice motion work by Dutch group onesize

levitated

Some brilliant flash experimental stuff from http://www.levitated.net/

yugop

Interesting flash experiments atyugop

SMSFEDTV is live!

SMS FED TV is launched after a long wait -very cheezy I think! view news