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It has featured widely across the web and been picked up by many blogs, but it is still worth publishing because the work is so awesome. It is once more work developed and realised by Berg and Dentsu London with Timo Arnall, the same guys who ruled the internet with the RFID work last year. For example the digital version of ‘Der Lauf der Dinge’ by the artist duo Fischli Weiss in the clip Nearness.

Now they are working with iPads and create stunning light paintings of hovering 3D writings and small objects. The project is called the ‘Making Future Magic‘.It is a sort of manual-digital creation process that involves digital 3D development of objects but also the manual movement of the iPad by individuals. For me this merging of techniques makes the result the more special, enjoy!

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A winterday as one is dreaming of. Winter holiday in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.
This clip was shot with an iPhone 3GS using timeLapse and edited in Quick Time. Music by Ceilí Moss ‘Ship of Fools’ on mp3unsigned.com.
It isn’t really the season for this kind of activity, but it is sort of a teaser for the coming winter month that will hopefully be as beautiful as it was last year.

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The twitter activity varies over the course of the day as shown in an earlier post on Tweet Times. So far we were using the timeRose to visualise the temporal activity.
The data used here is based on the geo located tweets collected for the New City Landscape maps of New York, Paris, London and Munich. I have now produced a simple contour for each hour of the day. This shows the activity over the period of 24 hours, with all days superimposed. This visualisation only looks at the data collected for Munich. The detailed New City Landscape map of Munich can be found HERE. In Munich there are some hotspots that are constantly active over the course of the day, like the airport terminals in the top right hand corner and of course the centre. Then there is a lot of fluctuation around the center and ocasional spots on the outskirts. For orientation purpose I have put in major green features and the water line.

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Tokyo the dense city with the many lights, buzzing streets and total anonymity in the crowd. Or as here the beautiful place, sitting in context between speed rail and the colour changing sky.

Produced by Stefan Werc on a Canon 7D, music, Broadcast 2000 “get up and go” broadcast2000.co.uk

Get up and go from Stefan Werc on Vimeo.

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The city built from logos by the french artist collaborative H5. The short with the title “Logorama” is entirely put together using familiar brand logos to represen the different elements of the city and you have the pringels man dring a truck past or the familiar Malibu Palms along the road or the windows live butterflies whizzing by.

Found vie urbanophil
17min version to be seen at urbanshit.de

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A city vision born from darkness with references to a long line of classics, from Metropolis to Blade Runner. Massive Attack have pushed the boundaries in a number of areas and have always tried to reach beyond simply making music. This would usually also include political and social topics. We all very well remember their impressive live performances.
This new clip is a impressive flight-through a city, frozen in the moment of battle and disaster. It is a curious moment, developing along the camera path, despite being a framed moment in time. Director Eduard Salier is well known for his music videos and the long list of bands he worked with includes beside Massive Attack, Orishas and Air, or comercials for Nike or O2.
The city created also has references to Guernica, the famous Picasso Painting, depicting the Spanish Civil War. In this light I believe there is less litteral meaning to the animal featured in the clip and more a hint at the current war on urban streets in general. The urban battlefield is probably part of the Massiv Attack story since the beginning.


Image taken from massiveattackarea by Eduard Salier / Storie board for the video clip to Splitting the Atom by Massive Attack

Read the interview with the director Eduardo Salier at Pitchfork.

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This is something one could predict from the start. They hade to bring this joke into the Simpsons TV series and now they have, or better had, a GPS navigation system for their car. And yes driving the kids to school is quit difficult and definitely requires a friendly assistant’s voice to guide one through the horrible traffic on the streets of Springfield. I particularly like the line “decrease elevation ten feet, then turn left!” Funny enough the GPS is capable of switching between imperial and metric system on the fly, not bad!

Found via MapRoom, GPStracklog, waze at gawker.

And by the way, TomTom offers a Homer Simpson voice over for your own inCar navigation system. Just make sure you don’t get distracted by it and swirl off across a building site. Also don’t forget to bring the calculator for the conversion on the fly.
Visit www.tomtom.com/simpsons, the voice skin is available to download now for £7.95 or 9.95 euros. A snipet can be heard here:

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Once more a pixel invasion on New York. Of course with the usual familiar faces but there is more. Like a virus the little cubes spread out and in the end it is balls to cubes.
“New York invasion by 8-bits creatures! PIXELS is Patrick Jean’ latest short film, shot on location in New York.”
Written, directed by : Patrick Jean, Director of Photograhy : Matias Boucard
See a full version at oneMoreProduction.

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The Google Earth Guys are back! You for sure remember their hilarious trip around the planet in their car to ‘Street View’ the roads of our world. The guys are created by Dan Meth and College Humor has brought us the great conversations Evan and Mike have while driving. Now they are back with a new journey for the two hard working, company dedicated employees. Of course the animation uses Google Earth imagery, off you go:

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The recent Twitter data for one London Weekend has been re-rendered as a clip by DigitalUrban. Earlier version can be found HERE.
It is the same data with 60,000 geo referenced Tweets in London over a weekend from Friday evening to Monday morning. This visual is now also using the new navigation tool, the 3D Connextion ‘Space Navigator’, a pretty awesome tool for navigation in Google Earth for example.

CLip by DigitalUrban and Music – ‘Social Awkwardness‘ by Xanthe over on unsigned bands.

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