New Media

26 February 2010

Back to the future

Back to the future

liz farrelly

Day two at the ‘Decoding the digital’ conference at the V&A
Day two of the ‘Decoding the Digital’, conference at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, kicked off with a change of scene, writes Liz Farrelly.

25 February 2010

The Wm. Morris code

The Wm. Morris code

liz farrelly

Finding digital roots in the Arts and Crafts Movement
The first day of the ‘Decoding the Digital’ conference (Victoria and Albert Museum, London 4-5 February 2010) conference was ground-breaking, writes Liz Farrelly, welcoming a new V&A collection, and pointing up areas of art and design history that still need writing.

15 February 2010

Volkssport design

Volkssport design

florian schmidt

Is the design profession at risk thanks to hordes of Web-savvy amateurs?
Here’s Adam Simpson’s illustration (top), which we commissioned for Florian Schmidt’s Eye education article ‘Volkssport design – live and let live?’ (which you can read in Eye 74, out now, below, and online).

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
 
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