How do you feel about black?
Please forgive me for the lack of posts on my blog – looks like the last one was august 2010. Reason being I have been booked solid since mid last year with helping half a dozen agencies with most of their accounts. It’s been so much fun!
Finally, today is when two rare and famous things happen at the same time: 1) I don’t need to be anywhere for the entire day, and; 2) I am well rested and not a comatose wreck from said activities (insert pathetic request for sympathy).
Therefore, the first thing I had wanted to do on this very cool day was to apologise for not posting anything on this blog for ages- and so began the search on Google Images using the term ‘busy’.
First picture I found was of a pair sneakers (‘Nike Busy P Air Force’) – inscribed on the side “ISN’T ALL THIS BLACK BORING?”.
It made me stop and think about a tonne of things, including how much black is in my day to day (think: car, shoes, socks, jeans, shirts, eye and hair colour, my macbook, wallet, phone, thoughts, etc) and this got be curious. I want to know what it means for you.
What does the colour black mean for you?
Who owns the colour black?
How do you feel about the colour black?
Describe what happens when you see the colour black on someone (or as the colour of a car)?
I would love to read a story about you and the colour black.
Online MBA created an interesting infographic that explores how these millions of tiny programs filter our world, and why there are so many of them being developed.
Of interest to me:
APPLE DENIED: 37,466 apps are no longer available for download by Apple.
PUBLISHERS: 42,403 publishers of apps (averaging 4 apps per publisher).
ATT: Digital Planners, Web Producers and Good Developers
Here is an interesting tool that will help you plan a digital campaign around the launch of a particular technology. And if you know your browser splits (by region) then you can probably figure out how many are likely to engage and interact with your digital campaign (when it goes to market).
Click here to play with the interactive version http://html5readiness.com
This tool come courtesy of the asylum – run by Paul Irish and Divya Manian
MY SOURCE TRAIN (because I love giving credit and distribution is important): Delivered to my inbox today, 1pm, 21st April 2010, by Manfred Linzner via Posterous Subscriber Feed // Published By Chris Bowler, 19th April 201 // Design and implementation notes published by Divya Manian, 17th April 2010.
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Playing around with a magazine and an iPhone application
Three complementary copies of Desktop magazine arrived on my desk this morning and I thought the pair of old school cardboard 3D glasses (courtesy of MadMan Entertainment) was an interesting GWP (Gift With Purchase) idea. So instead of spilling coffee all over them I decided to fool around and take a photo for the first time using the Tiltshift iPhone application.
The above photo was the 3rd shot that I took [using the appl] and I thought adjustments made with the control tools (in the image on the right) were fairly easy to play with. However this may be a little adventurous for some people. Basically, the tiltshift application allowed me to focus on the MadMan logo and also blur everything else out in an interesting way.
Overall it was semi-fun. So knock your self out with it.
Snow Crash by HARRIET BIRKS (Video Animation)
‘Snow Crash’ is a virtual landscape that draws on the aesthetics of early flight simulators and low-fi computer graphics. It embraces a finite world of reduced planes akin to sci-fi concepts of the ‘metaverse’ in Neal Stephenson’s ‘Snow Crash’ or the ‘Autoverse’ in Greg Egan’s ‘Permutation City’.
The world we live in is becoming more networked through technology with the likes of Google Earth, online games and social networks (to name a few). However this world [created by Harriet Birks] exists in a beautiful emptiness that is outside the mainstream networks. This space can also be described as the relics of civilisation situated it in the distant future.
Not a tricky concept to wrap your head around, however if you can get your head around the last sentence then you should be experiencing a paradox. And if you are lucky to have a sense of humour then you may also be swimming in a parody. If you get both then you should call your mum and tell her you’re going on a date with me.
Snow Crash by HARRIET BIRKS (Video Animation)
WHAT: Launch Event, Saturday 10 October, 3 – 5 pm
WHEN: 10 October – 6 November, 2009
WHERE: beta_space, Cyberworlds Gallery, Level 1, Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo
CURATOR: Julia Burns
The audio track crackles with static interference suggesting possible radio transmissions from unseen origins. Pulsing black spheres and clusters of quartz crystals float eerily in the sky.
In a simultaneous glance back at the past and its post-apocalyptic narratives of the future, it provokes questions about our current direction and our changing technological landscape.
Harriet Birks is an Audio Visual artist and a lecturer of animation at COFA, UNSW.