New Media

16 September 2011

Awesomely awesome FOTB

Awesomely awesome FOTB

john l. walters, the events department

Buzzwords and the inspiration of improv at the Brighton codefest
If you were to play buzz-word bingo at Brighton’s ‘Flash on the Beach’, the squares for ‘awesome’, ‘pumped’ and ‘stoked’ would fill up pretty quickly, writes John L. Walters. A wordcloud of all three days’ presentations would bloom with the same words, plus ‘HTML5’, ‘agile’, ‘responsive’, ‘Molehill’ and the inevitable ‘clients’, ‘schedules’ and ‘budgets’.

13 September 2011

Code tripping

Code tripping

john ridpath

Designers and developers come together for Flash on the Beach
This Monday, I helped man Eye’s stand at Flash on the Beach, Brighton – and dipped into as many of the sessions as possible, writes John Ridpath. It was the first day of the conference (see our preview, ‘Code, design and inspire’), and everything kicked off with a keynote from Adobe. Among the company’s series of presentations, we saw a fast-paced demonstration of Edge, a new Flash-like tool that creates animated Web content using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. With Apple’s notorious decision to drop Flash support on iPhones and iPads, it will be interesting to see what part Adobe will play in the future of the web.

8 September 2011

Historical digital #3

Historical digital #3

historical digital

Grow your own. More digital food for thought … made with Processing
Here are some more examples of digital work from ‘Grow your own’, the article about Processing featured in Eye 65. See ‘Historical digital #2’, yesterday’s Eye blog post.

7 September 2011

Historical digital #2

Historical digital #2

historical digital, luke prowse

Grow your own. Generating unique images with Processing.
In Eye 65, we published ‘Grow your own’, an article by Luke Prowse that was accompanied by several examples of designers and artists who were discovering new, creative uses of the open-source tool Processing.

1 September 2011

Code, design and inspire

Code, design and inspire

the events department

Gearing up for this year’s Flash on the Beach in Brighton
Flash on the Beach is only a few weeks away, and we’ll be manning an Eye stand in the breaks – and blogging and Tweeting our way through some of the talks and presentations. 

15 August 2011

Make, do, mend

Make, do, mend

john ridpath

The revolutionary power of new micro-manufacturing technologies
Last Wednesday’s Future Human event explored the recent expansion of one-off manufacturing and rapid prototyping technologies, setting out with a bold claim: ‘Over the next ten years, we’re going to see digital economics upturn industrial production and the physical world of “things”’. Of course, there’s nothing new about micro-manufacturing, or bespoke one-offs, writes John Ridpath.

12 August 2011

Noted #6

Noted #6

noted

Giants of design and publishing, plus vision, sound and ragtime
More links to sites, articles and interviews that grabbed  our attention this week.

10 August 2011

This city’s made of light

This city’s made of light

catherine dixon

24 hours of (normal) London life, told by The Light Surgeons in São Paulo
The Light Surgeons are a London-based collective of multimedia artists set up by Christopher Thomas Allen in 1995, and it was he who introduced both premiere performances of their 35-minute-long audiovisual performance LDN-Redux in São Paulo on 23 July 2011, writes Catherine Dixon.

29 July 2011

Visual sonata

Visual sonata

john l. walters

The Quay Brothers create an intimate spectacle for Bartók and beyond.
Film-makers might spend a lot of time and effort trying to make a set look as dilapidated as Wilton’s Music Hall, the once-disreputable Victorian (built in 1858) venue in Wapping, writes John L. Walters.

20 July 2011

Historical digital #1

Historical digital #1

historical digital

Digital craft. A new wave reasserts the primacy of skills and knowhow
In ‘Magic box’ (Eye 70), David Crow argues: ‘In a world where ideas are the prime currency and craft skills can be hired, craft and “concept” are seen as mutually exclusive … A valuable area of creative process risks being overlooked.’
 
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