I want Hieronymus Bosch in my video games

Ned Beauman on TheBlogArt&Architecture raises one very good question: why not use art in computer/console video games and what artists could be placed in this context. Continue Reading →

Nokia launches web music service

I am beginning to love BBC :) they’ve got the most interesting news about this industry… Nokia has launched today the new music and games download service, challenging both rival handset makers and mobile phone network providers Continue Reading →

Visualizar by MedialabMadri+d – 12th November 2007 to 6th January 2008

I’ve found an interesting project developed by those at Medialabmadrid, on the social, artistic and cultural applications of data visualization through a broad program of activities including reflection, research and the production of knowledge. The aim is to bring these interpretive keys to new fields of work where Continue Reading →

Till Nowak’s tribute to Arcimboldo

Arcimboldo is one of the weirdest artists i’ve seen, love his works but never actually knew where to place them and what to do with his experience. Till Nowak got his clue and reinterpreted Alien freaks :) in Archimboldo’s style … Great work!

iPhone unlocked by George Hotz

Good news that AT&T is no longer the sole operator of iPhone. As George Hotz shows on his blog on thursday, there are 10 steps to break in

BBC reads that “Before George Hotz’s announcement on his blog, the iPhone was made to work on overseas networks using another method, which involves copying information from the Sim (Subscriber Identity Module) card.

However, special equipment was needed and the actual phone was not unlocked, with each Sim card having to be reprogrammed for use on a particular iPhone.”

George, do us all a good favor and unlock it for the European market… we love iPhone just as well :) !!

Next best thing in technology and computer business

Antonio Altamirano, Internet Marketing Consultant at Accenture posted a key question yesterday on LinkedIn on what will the next three years bring to us technology wise …

Someone talked about changing the country global internet infrastructure, so that services will go to another level, another answer was that innovation on interfaces is probably already signaled by the launching of Nintendo Wii, iPhone and Microsoft Surface. Virtual world technology, like Second Life, was also mentioned, WiMax and Ubiqutous Computing.

What I think will be the necessary move in the next 2 or 3 years is the tag based file organization. The folder style for data storage on computers is so last century. Even my mom needs to associate text files to different folders, or associate different type of files to photos, and searching through one year of normal vacations photos in my computer becomes impossible. I actually feel the need to organize my files tag-based. Microsoft and Mac OS XI I am counting on you on this one :) !

Frozen smoke from Google Current_

Interesting material invented by Steven Kistler in 1930s over a bet :) … This material now revived by NASA appears to be the material for the future. Prevents pollution, insulates from extreme temperature … global warming, watch out!

Yesterday big concert on MySpace.com

I see MySpace.com entering this new breed of concerts – live online… I think in two years the most, internet will be the not medium for broadcasting concerts and live events, as well. So far, the whole industry is switching to video and live streaming. Video it’s the new pink :)

Wanting

There’s a huge gap between wanting and having, but these guys proved to be sooo brilliant in making this gap almost disappear.

Cristine and Justin had an art idea that proved to be quite fun for the artists themselves.

Online collaborative projects

That’s what I’ve discovered in the last 30 minutes: three interesting projects all developed at MIT and a designer that helped build one of the websites.

1. Openstudio is more or less a site about artists that draw online. One setback – using Java is kinda limiting your own possibilities of expression. But the concept “OPENSTUDIO is web + art + community + economics.” goes far beyond drawing as it also includes art transactions and possibility for negotiating jobs for the registered artists. Some of the founders Amber Frid-Jimenez, Annie Ding and Burak Arikan.

2. Along with Open I/O, OpenCode, OpenSpace and OpenTag, Openstudio belongs to PLWire at MIT, namely The Physical Language Workshop

PLW kinda puzzled me with one concept: audio tag … now what is that? Some sort of answering machine over the internet? Why tag? I do have to dig a little more to see precisely.

3. What else? A very funky project, haven’t got the time to see it through but the name is puzzling Emma on relationships :D

And 4. the designer Takashi Okamoto in charge of designing the plw site. Same japanese/academic visual minimalism. Worth browsing as the sites abounds in all sorts of visuals so different from what can be seen on Romanian market. Not thoroughly commercial, rather a breath of unconventional fresh air.

Isn’t browsing fun love?

Life and death art question :D

Last night I had to do some order in my lost lost lost pile of art sketches and courses from university. The “unimportant ones” as the important ones are very well classified :) . Continue Reading →

Google buys stake in Chinese social Web site

I’ve just read on CNN.com that Google has acquired a stake in Chinese community Web site Tianya.cn.

What seems interesting is that percentages are subject of speculations .. from under 10 to as high as 60. Continue Reading →

Short & Fast film festival in Scotland

This is an interesting festival, too bad I’ve just found about it today, as the deadline is only a few days away – August 25th. This thursday…. maybe short enough, but I also have to be fast enough :) to submit a significant work. Continue Reading →

Book on Processing tbl in September 2007

Casey Reas and Ben Fry will release a book on their renewed program Processing at MIT Press this September. I have worked a little bit with Processing, it is really fascinating, point is Romania has no market for it. Or maybe I just haven’t got the insight so far.

The book will turn interesting to designers and developers, I’d like to have one copy when it’s released.

Femalepersuasion.net

Interesting idea for women artists. It is open to artwork submission if you are a woman artist over 21 years of age. Interestingly enough, they don’t position themselves as feminists and militants, rather as visual interpreters on feminism ;) so to say. Freedom of interpretation is their key.

Very good web project!

An artist I look up to

I first noticed Daniel Rozin when I was searching for a MFA in interactive art at NYU, ITP. [ Got into the program, but didn't get the scholarship (another story, let's get back)] … Continue Reading →

Work on digital image

Daniel Lee is a guy that inspired me a while ago. I am very interested in color processing on digital images, and even though my work is not related to DTP and print, I almost always correct images I have to use on different multimedia presentations so that they have the proper color ratio. Continue Reading →

Robots at play

An interesting event happening in Danmark, at Odense – Robots at play from 23 to 25 August.

The lawn mower that mows the lawn completely by itself. The therapeutic robotic teddy bear “Huggable”. The toy robot that provokes children to move around Continue Reading →

Machinima

A recreation of a few good men. Very good one! Watch video here >> Continue Reading →

Hello world!

A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.
Annie Leibovitz

I do believe, like Annie Leibovitz, that falling in love with what you do is the key to create good shit. So please, feel free to linger on this Romanian blog on interactivity and art and subsequently, internet business. You’ll find here news about the industry, serious research in this domain, info on artists that use interactivity in their art and all sorts of things that I love about art.

See ya soon!