Camera Ball

Thanks to Amy for the link


eCLOUD interactive installation [processing]

eCLOUD from Dan Goods on Vimeo.

This work eCLOUD is an interactive installation created by Dan Goods, Nik Hafermaas, and Aaron Koblin - spotted here on Design Playgrounds

The project website is here


I came across this film from platform15 at the Bartlett while searching on Ballardian


More of Theo Jansens inventions here

Kit websters Data Flux via McNeil

From the blog of Paul McNeil (my MA tutor) from his blog , Thanks Paul, all the best



La Notte and Film title links

Thanks to Amy G-S for this linkt to the opening of La Notte by Antonioni

Good links to Film Title sites

Art of the title

Forget the film, watch the titles

Soy Cuba

I can't believe this film is from 1968. Thanks to Charlie for bringing this to my attention - the film looks great all the way through but the continuous shot from about 3 minutes is amazing.


Chair by Richard Artschwager, 1965 - 2000

I was looking for work by Artschwager when I happened across this blog discussing what looks like an intriguing forum in Dusseldorf


Proun - abstract game space

Continuing on from the recent post about the Mirror's Edge abstract digital game spaces, here's another:

Text from Prosthetic Knowledge

Proun - Indie game - 3rd person racer with abstract landscape graphics

Proun is a strange racing game in a world of geometric objects and large coloured surfaces. You avoid obstacles by rotating around a cable in order to gain as much speed as possible. There is no up or down; there is only the cable to which you are attached.


Reflexive radio

I could get the hang of this moblogging thing

- Posted from my iPhone

Good name for a pub...

- Posted from my iPhone

Location:London, United Kingdom

And again please

- Posted from my iPhone

Location:Lansdowne Way,Lambeth,United Kingdom

This is a test post from my iPhone

- Posted from my iPhone

Location:Lansdowne Way,Lambeth,United Kingdom

txtBOMBER on the Behance Network

txtBOMBER on the Behance Network


Another great post from CITY OF SOUND blog

Stadsmuziek, by Akko Golenbeld: A physical model of Eindhoven rolled onto a drum and attached to a piano. A form of player piano with the city as the score. [By Akko Golenlbeld for Design Academy Eindhoven, exhibited at Salone del Mobile in Milano.]

Sarah Weistner at Design Week Clerkenwell and Website

I'm really pleased that Sarah Weistner, one of my tutor group students from the MA Interior and Spatial Design Course at Chelsea was able to present her work at Clerkenwell Design Week. She also has a new Website where you can see her amazing work.


Unsolicited Fabrications: Shareware Sculptures by Stephanie Syjuco 2009

Unsolicited Fabrications: Shareware Sculptures 2009

Fifteen handmade sculptures and single channel video projection. Solo exhibition at Pallas Contemporary Projects with 126 Galway, Dublin, Ireland, May 2009. I fabricated a selection of "sculptures" designed by anonymous users of Google SketchUp, a free 3-D modeling program......more here


Digital space: Mirrors edge

Mirrors edge is a computer game invololving navigating your character through a virtual city. In a development of the game, the representational city is replaced by a series of designed spaces that explore a range of potentials and possibilities of digital space and form


docomo phone ad

Just had this sent through by Amy - a good concept with a strong Woody theme - the question is whether it is real or not - ie - done in one take?

City of Sound blog

Just had a look again at the City of Sound blog and found loads of good stuff on there - a recommended read - including...

A film of Gordon Matta Clarke making Conical-Intersect (1975) in Beaubourg Paris

plus info and footage of a film called Utopia London

Photography: Idris Khan, Michael Wesely and Darren Almond

I have just seen a reference to the work of Idris Khan in the Observer (17.04.11) - I realise now that he did the visuals for the Editor's albums. I was reminded, when looking at this work of the photographer Michael Wesely who also creates amazing images of architecture, spaces and places.

Above is "Homage to Bernd Becher" or "every…Bernd and Hilla Becher Prison type Gashouse" from 2004. Here Khan has taken the Bechers' works and overlaid them to produce a single image.
It looks like a time-based piece created by Muybridge or Marey but is instead multiple photos of spaces placed one over the other to create a new kind of space. There is a ghost-like nature to the image with the space appearing undefined or undefineable, while also appearing to move or spin.

Michael Wesely generates similar ghostly apparitions in his photographs (and they are photographs - often made with pin-hole cameras) by creating single images from extremely long exposures. The images below reflect long term architectural construction processes in Berlin and MOMA New York - the New york image was something like a 3yr exposure.

This in turn reminds me of the 'Fullmoon' images created by Darren Almond. The images were created by using long exposure times at night using only the light of the moon.

Fullmoon-Tondo@Orkney C-Print 2007


Neue Museen at The Esotrick Collection, London.

(16mm, 14:00, colour, sound)

Tuesday 22nd March 2011

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition From Morandi to Guttuso: Masterpieces from the Alberto Della Ragione Collection.

Focusing on the radical, Modernist exhibition designs of Italian architect Franco Albini and his collaboration with museum director Caterina Marcenaro in the early 1950s, Neue Museen features material shot in the galleries of the Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Rosso in Genoa.

The screening will be accompanied by a discussion between the artists and Robert Lumley, Professor of Italian Cultural History, University College London. The evening will also feature a screening of Machine on Black Ground (16mm, 2009).

For details see the Estorick website


Dollies Rigs Jigs and other devices (a starting point – help needed to expand this resource, please send your own links)

IKEA HACK Dolly. Came across this today and it got me thinking that I should put these together as a resource.

DIY JIB. Good example here and there are loads actually – you can take your pick depending on how much you can spend and what soundtrack you prefer to listen to while you are learning.

MOTION CONTROL RIG I made earlier – NOT, it’s a milo - we can all dream...

Not exactly DIY but still good – THE DRONE

Devices to watch Polar Bears by: HERE and HERE

BBC's Human Planet: Behind the scenes, start watching at 48mins, 45secs

This one is from KAT, CamTramSystems - go to the SEE VIDEOS page


This week I have been mostly watching:

1. Last Year in Marienbad Alain Resnais (1961)
Beautiful Surreal film beautiful sets/locations loved by the camera with a hint of pretension

2. Radiohead videos (All Good)
Particularly House of Cards and Ceremony

3. Synedoche New York
This way madness lies through the construction of multiple spaces/characters
“Knowing that you don’t know is the first step to knowing, you know?”

4. The Killing (Stanley Kubrick, 1956)
Great Pans and still shots, gripping plot.

5. ILS Approach Runway 35R at Milano Malpensa Airport

6. Tony Hill Films:

7. The making of Tron (Original 1982)

8. Wavelength Michael Snow (1967)

9. Shutter Interface Paul Sharits (1975) :

10. Sensoria Cabaret Voltaire, (1981/2?):

Oh and the vids off showstudio...


Libeskind - Caligari

Searching for links around the classic German Expressionist film 'The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari' I came across a link to this image descibed as Libeskinds version of the set for the film - not sure about this, but a glimpse of the Denver Art Museum shows clear parallels - truth is as strange as fiction...

London's South Bank as Venice

London has become uninhabitable. Every year spring tides surge through the Thames Barrier, making London the new Venice. But whereas the city of gondolas has come to terms with water, London is overwhelmed.

This image shows the impact of 6-metre flooding, the level required to breach the Thames Barrier. More images from Postards from the Future


BA Graphic Design Communication Stage 2 Scratch Film

Scratch Film from joe mania on Vimeo.

This is the outcome from a 16mm Scratchfilm Workshop I ran last term with the Graphics Course at Chelsea. Thanks to Joe Mania for posting



Paradise Row Gallery

74 Newman Street
London W1T 3EL

The Hithhikers Guide to the Galaxy - The Babel Fish

Safety Procedures, Richard Fenwick | Rabbit, Run Wrake

Tokyo Sky Drive by Masahiro Tachibana. 2008

Saw this a while back at onedotzero Citystates '09. Just came across the name again the other day. There is also a night version.

Wowsers, its good footage of the Pixar Zeotrope!

I have been a fan of this for a while but until now I have not come across decent quality footage...