New Media

30 May 2012

Noted #37

Noted #37

noted

Brilliant (Four) Corners, St Jude’s in the City, GTF and Andy Cameron
More links and mentions for items recommended by friends and contacts of the Eye team.

28 May 2012

From scraping to chirping

From scraping to chirping

matt edgar, pamela bowman

Manchester’s Future Everything conference looks to everybody’s future
The sold-out ‘Future Everything’ conference was part of a large and wide-ranging programme of events, exhibitions and workshops spread across several Manchester venues, including the ‘Future Everybody’ exhibition, which runs until 12 June 2012.

22 May 2012

Type Tuesday – sticky Univers

Type Tuesday – sticky Univers

jane cheng, type tuesday

Jonas Etter’s transient sculptures leave a bittersweet aftertaste
In the 1960s and 70s, making art with words was a way to avoid having a ‘thing’: words made it possible to replace the trace of the artist with the presence of the viewer. Artist Jonas Etter’s work both continues and inverts this tradition, turning the word itself into a ‘thing’ and a trace, writes Jane Cheng.

20 May 2012

Photo finish

Photo finish

john ridpath

Bike app brings black, cream & red-blooded photo-reportage to the iPad
Following the trend toward towards beautifully designed and illustrated publications for cyclists (see ‘Two wheels good’, my article in Eye 77) comes The Collarbone, a ‘pro-peleton photo-reportage’ journal for the iPad, writes John Ridpath.

18 May 2012

Come all ye …

Come all ye …

chloë king

Chloë King looks at the work in ‘Artists Open Houses’ at the Brighton Festival
There’s more to Brighton Artists Open Houses (AOH) than artsy-crafty delights and polymer-clay fairies, writes Chloë King. The event, which began in 1982 as a protest against the lack of visual arts in the Brighton Festival, runs on weekends from 5-27 May and comprises twelve official trails and a number of independents.

14 May 2012

Batchelor’s mix

Batchelor’s mix

chloë king

Beauty in the streets, unrefurbished spaces and skips of Brighton
The skip outside Brighton Town Hall isn’t rubbish, writes Chloë King. A yellow fluorescent tube highlights its edges, a wire fence surrounds it, and a notice pinned to the front reads, ‘What a time to invest public funded money in skips.’

11 May 2012

Full tilt

Full tilt

john l. walters

Glass & Wilson’s Einstein on the Beach liberates the space-time continuum.
Though I missed the UK premiere* of Einstein on the Beach by Robert Wilson and Philip Glass (nearly 36 years after its first performance in Avignon), reports John L. Walters, the performance I witnessed ran flawlessly without a break, clocking in around four hours 20 minutes, and earning a standing ovation from the packed house.

24 April 2012

#FontSunday … on #TypeTuesday

#FontSunday … on #TypeTuesday

The Design Museum’s Twitter contest has type geeks living for the weekend
Ah, Sunday. Day of sleeping in late, padding around the house in your jammies, and generally striving to do as little as possible in anticipation of another working week's grind, writes John Moore Williams.

18 April 2012

Off the map

Off the map

john ridpath

It may be a masterpiece but Google Maps is losing ground to its rivals
The graphic thought behind Google Maps is fascinating, and for most internet users it ranks alongside Google Search as an essential tool of everyday life, writes John Ridpath.

15 April 2012

Gumballs in Philadelphia

Gumballs in Philadelphia

joan k. smith

Joan K. Smith reviews The Happy Show’s mix of art, design and science
So I didn’t eat one of the chocolates, or chew one of the happiness-rated yellow gumballs, writes Joan K. Smith. I most certainly didn’t ‘Do a booty dance in front of the spider web’ as my wall-dispensed card advised (below).
 
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