Archive for ‘digital’

July 12, 2011

nervous system: hyphae lamp

continuing to mimick natural processes and patterns, american design duo Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, have created a new series of algorithmically generated lighting designs: the 3D-printed hyphae lamp is individually grown through a method based on leaf vein formations.

for more images and details go to  nervous system: hyphae lamp. on designboom

September 29, 2010

London Design Festival 2010: Designersblock

“[..this year’s quirky, thought-provoking selection for the London Design Festival did not disappoint. The show itself was housed at a location that was just as interesting in terms of design as the products were – the Bargehouse down at the South Bank….]”

Read more: London Design Festival 2010: Designersblock | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World

See more on the London Design Festival blog “….[On your next visit to the V&A during the London Design Festival, be sure to build into your day a visit to Few and Far, for two very good reasons. The first is the shop itself – an eclectic mix of fashion, furniture and fair. Few and Far was set up by the buying force behind Habitat and the Conran Shop, Priscilla Carluccio. Priscilla is the sister of Sir Terence Conran, a passionate supporter of UK craft and a photographer in her own right. Part of the shop is given over to exhibitions, and this brings us to the second reason to visit. For the duration of the LDF, Few and Far’s… ]…….”More

July 13, 2010

Digital Design Drop-ins at the V&A

Do you want to see amazing digital artwork, join in lively discussions about digital media, art and life, and meet digital artists and designers with enough space and time to chat to them about what they do? Then check out our monthly Wednesday afternoon Digital Design Drop-ins.

On 21 July Memo Akten, whose work focuses on designing and developing technology to create emotional and memorable experiences. The work ranges from large-scale immersive interactive installations, visuals for live performances and music videos to online works and mobile applications.

The event is part of a programme of digital events at the V&A.

March 10, 2010

The death and resurrection of photography in a digitized world

Photography is dead. That news may come as a surprise, since obituaries about art tend to be written about painting. Invented in the 1830s, photo-graphy is still in its infancy as an art form compared to the centuries-old medium of painting. Despite inventions like portable paint tubes and fast-drying acrylic, painting has not undergone the transformations that digitalization is bringing to the medium of photography.

Of course, I’m speaking about the death of film photography. Happy to save on the cost of film and the time taken to develop it, consumers embraced digitalization with such gusto that a whole industry is dying. In 2005, the film photography giant AgfaPhoto filed for bankruptcy. In 2009, Polaroid ceased the production of instant Polaroid film, and Kodak discontinued Kodachrome film. Digital photographs are not only cheaper and faster to produce; they can be stored endlessly and shared instantly with countless friends. Polaroids, though ‘instant’, could not be emailed and tweeted.

For artists, such mass-market developments are turning film photography into a specialist field, like lithography. Old paper photographs will soon become a rarity at flea markets and then a pricey collector’s item.“…. Read the full article at Frieze Magazine | Archive | Long Exposure.

February 2, 2010

JISC Digital Media – Blog: Free-to-use images from US National Archives

RE posted from JISC Digital Media – Blog: Free-to-use images from US National Archives

Free-to-use images from US National ArchivesPosted by Antony Theobald on Tuesday 02 February 2010 at 11:02am

Another great selection of images is now available for all to use without restriction via Flickr.

Approaching Logan Airport. 05/1973. Photo from U.S. National Archives on Flickr: The Commons. No known copyright restrictions.The U.S. National Archives is the latest organisation to make some of its vast collection available to the public through The Commons on photo sharing site Flickr.

As with all the collections on The Commons, the images are available to use with no known copyright restrictions.

Among the gems, you’ll find over 200 landscapes by Ansel Adams and a selection of photos from the Documerica Project – the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)‘s document of environmental problems, EPA activities and everyday life in the 1970s.

There are many other historical photographs and documents – it’s well worth a look.”

January 22, 2010

V & A appoints digital artist in residence

reblogged from  | News | Design Week

V&A appoints digital artist in residence | News | Design Week.

“The Victoria & Albert Museum has appointed its first ever digital artist in residence.Christian Kerrigan will be based at the V&A’s Sackler Centre until June, creating new pieces for his ongoing body of work, The 200 Year Continuum, which he began in 2007.Kerrigan will work with the V&A’s collection and its research and conservation departments, and will make use of the new digital media studios in the Sackler Centre. He will hold open studios and host public events alongside the V&A’s ongoing digital exhibition, Decode: Digital Design Sensations.Kerrigan will also be exploring the V&A’s digital archives, focusing on the prints and drawings collection. He is planning to explore mythical landscapes in Japanese prints to create new works.”

see also these events hosted at the V & A –  check the details on their website follow the link to open studios

Open Studios Christian Kerrigan – Digital Design Resident

Free, drop-in – Supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation

20, 29 January
10, 13, 14, 19, 24 February
3, 12, 13, 14, 24 March
9, 10, 11, 16, 21 April
Residency Studios, Sackler Centre

Christian uses digital technology to make objects, installations, and drawings which draw out an array of ideas about nature, technology and mortality.
Visit the Residency webpages to find out more about Christian’s work

The Residency Programme is supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

January 15, 2010

Sneak peek of the cover of issue 133: our Handmade vs. Digita… on Twitpic

Sneak peek of the cover of issue 133: our Handmade vs. Digital face-off…

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January 12, 2010

Art and the human form

– new techniques to aid perfect replication

“Artists – be they painters, sculptors, authors or poets – all strive to capture real aspects of the human condition.  In order for their craft to reach out to people, they must recreate, as perfectly as possible, human voice, emotion or appearance.  For sculptors, this task has been harder than most – indeed, it has been virtually impossible to create a flawless copy of a person – until now.

Thanks to ground-breaking research carried out by digital media lecturer Anneke Pettican, there is now a way of perfectly replicating ourselves using the photographic process.

Instead of the traditional method of working from a two-dimensional image, this innovative use of technology allows artists to capture their models in three dimensions, promoting a wider exploration of poise and character.”

now follow the link to find out more…

Art and the human form – new techniques to aid perfect replication

December 20, 2009

We need to have real things around us. Things we can touch and smell

reblogged from  via It’s Nice That.

Posted by Will17 December 2009 Part of 2009 Review

It’s four for the price of one today as our digital partners With Associates take time out to reflect on the last year.

With Associates image from 2009, “We need to have real things around us. Things we can touch and smell. They give us perspective on the digital world we work in. To help this we collecting work by our associates and starting this year we’ve had this monthly ‘gallery’ in our meeting space. See more here (read more here)

November 27, 2009

theGOOD : An Interactive Think Tank

theGOOD : An Interactive Think Tank.

his interactive think tank creates meaningful connections between the analog and digital worlds; the site not only showcases its portfolio of work and experimentation but aggregates and displays its social data.