New Media

3 February 2010

Text without type

Text without type

john l. walters

Building Sound: can a website work with just speech, space and colour?
Here’s an interesting sound-based concept – a website that has no type or lettering whatsoever, other than the URL.

1 February 2010

Action stations

Action stations

the events department

Jonathan Miller explores the analysis and representation of movement
The current Estorick exhibition ‘On the Move: Visualising Action’ is not an art or photography exhibition, though it contains plenty of both. Nor is it strictly about science or technology or cultural history.

31 December 2009

Seasoned greetings

Seasoned greetings

john l. walters

Designer Christmas cards and the Rhinestone Cowboy syndrome
Sometimes I feel like a Rhinestone Cowboy, writes Eye editor John L. Walters, ‘getting cards and letters from people I don’t even know’.

23 December 2009

Googling my brain out

Googling my brain out

camilla grey

When techno-evolution is another case of change, adapt, shop and/or die
Ever since Google pushed other search engines such as Yahoo!, Ask Jeeves and Alta Vista out of the water, it has become the jumping off point for any question or query known to connected man, writes Camilla Grey.

8 December 2009

Electric Narcissus and digital Echo

Electric Narcissus and digital Echo

john l. walters

‘Decode: digital design sensations’ at London’s V&A museum
The key word in the title of ‘Decode: digital design sensations’ (which opens today at the Victoria and Albert museum in London) is ‘sensations’.

17 November 2009

Secret identity

Secret identity

camilla grey

The anonymous, edited future of noughties social networking
I recently received a Facebook friend invite from a user name I did not recognise, writes Camilla Grey. Fortunately, the invite was followed by a message announcing that the unfamiliar identity had been assumed by a friend of mine.

3 November 2009

Moving stuff

Moving stuff

Are fifteen points of light enough to define your mood and gender?
It’s quite intriguing, or maybe galling, to discover that your way of walking can be expressed with just fifteeen points. Ivo Wessel’s little iPhone app Walker

26 October 2009

Flash in the pan

Flash in the pan

Do social media platforms – Twitter, blogs – make success too easy?
Recently the British public were again treated to another example of the incredible power of Twitter, writes Camilla Grey. As the Twitterverse went up in arms over

24 October 2009

Ink and paper - holding up

Ink and paper - holding up

andy cameron

Another way to decode the future of magazine design?
Colors is a magazine for the rest of the world, writes Andy Cameron of Fabrica.

18 October 2009

No more bedtime stories

No more bedtime stories

jason grant

Peter Greenaway’s Tulse Luper VJ Performance at the Brisbane Festival
It’s the death of ‘cinemahhh’, or at least ‘total freedom from classic cinematographic linearity’ reports Jason Grant. It’s messy, exhilarating, beautiful and incessant. Introducing his live multimedia road show The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Peter Greenaway knocks the notion of sitting still in the dark for 120 minutes being spoon-fed ‘bedtime stories for adults’.
 
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