New Media

22 October 2010

Catch them before they vanish

Catch them before they vanish

alison bakker

Taking a close look at Ken Garland’s little photo books
After the success of his previous set of books, writes Alison Bakker, Ken Garland (see Reputations in Eye 66) has released three more: A close look at landscape sequences, A close look at street graphics of Brighton and A close look at the buddy bears of Berlin. Although he didn’t plan it this way, Garland seems to be making a photographic record of things that are transitory.

15 October 2010

Twenty-twenty vision

Twenty-twenty vision

nick kapica

The Macpac_20 Concept Store: a visual and spatial design collaboration
A few weeks ago I attended the BEST awards, the premier design awards in New Zealand, writes Nick Kapica of Massey University. I was very pleased that our College of Creative Arts (CoCA) swept the board within the student awards.

14 September 2010

When Harry IM-ed Sally

When Harry IM-ed Sally

camilla grey

Camilla Grey looks at modern love in the online ether
Tweeps, friends, followers, subscribers, buddies – in this socially networked world there is seemingly no end to the connections we can make across an exhaustive range of platforms, writes Camilla Grey. But what does it all really add up to?

18 August 2010

Up the ante

Up the ante

john ridpath

Should we take the Anti Design Festival as seriously as the LDF?
It’s not entirely clear whether the manifesto for the Anti Design Festival should be taken as a work of satirical mischief or a genuine rant about the state of design, writes John Ridpath.

17 August 2010

Offset 2010

Offset 2010

bren byrne, the events department

‘There’s a black cloud over the economy ... we’re a beacon of hope’
Designers will be descending on Dublin twice over the next two months. First up is AtypI 2000: The Word (8 > 12 September), and a few weeks later the Irish capital will host this year’s OFFSET (1 > 3 October). Both are shaping up to be impressive events, and Eye caught up with Bren Byrne, director of OFFSET, to hear more about his conference.

6 August 2010

Cage unbound

Cage unbound

the events department

From watercolours at the Baltic to Water Walk on a quiz show
According to Schoenberg, John Cage (1912-1992) wasn’t a composer, but ‘an inventor – of genius.’ Cage was also a visual artist and printmaker, and his scores are wonderful visual artefacts, too, see ‘Sound, code, image’ in Eye 26.

22 July 2010

Flip fantasia

Flip fantasia

the technology department

Flipboard transforms your Tweets into an impromptu trade journal
People have been getting very excited about the free iPAd app Flipboard, which turns gobbets of social media into magazine-like pages: pictures and text.

16 June 2010

Electro-Library dreams

Electro-Library dreams

barrie tullett

‘Will the new El Lissitzky please stand up?’ demands Barrie Tullet
First published in Merz No. 4, July 1923, Lissitzky’s manifesto has come of age, writes Barrie Tullett of the Caseroom Press.

1 June 2010

Veronika Burian and TypeTogether

Veronika Burian and TypeTogether

How we learned to stop worrying about pirates and love type on the Web
Veronika Burian and José Scaglione launched their independent type foundry TypeTogether in 2006. Eye’s Simon Esterson asked Burian about her experiences with Typekit and her views on online typography in general.

25 April 2010

New Aussie anthems

New Aussie anthems

the technology department

‘And he leveraged his assets as he sat and liquidated by the billabong’
As part of a project at the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts in Brisbane, visitors could insert new words into Australia’s national anthems via SMS.
 
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