Archive for December, 2006

Digesting 2066

The Economist‘s Intelligence Unit has published a 15-page digest of their informed forecasts for the state of the world in 2026 and 2066. (PDF, 3.4mb)… “…we feel confident of one particular image of the future — of an eccentric figure, talking to his robot, while trying to stay cool in the record-breaking heat of another […]

Hot PODs

A photocopier-like digital book printer and binder, is due to be launched in the UK in the new year. It apparently makes a bound book in as little as seven minutes, although I suspect the production-quality will not be anywhere near as high as from The commercial ‘Expresso’ machine costs £25,000, but is based […]


Nice; D’log has just topped 20,000 unique visitors in December, and we still have one day of December to go.

Cristi Rinklin

Cristi Rinklin has a style that resembles what would happen if you blended generative ‘fractal art’ with the early watercolours and charcoals of Georgia O’Keefe.

Graphic hovel

I’ve added a new D’log meta page; ‘my graphic stories’.

The year’s best art…

Classic; The Guardian gets through its “The Year in Art” review without once mentioning a gallery show of contemporary art. Better to call it “The Year in Popular Culture and Celebrity”; which is all most newspaper “art” columns deal with these days. And they wonder why newspaper readers are turning to the weblogs?

eye eye

eye magazine talks art bollocks. Unfortunately, it does so in a miniscule ‘graphic-designer bollocks’ font that accepts no enlarging. I suggest cutting & pasting into a Word document.

A new graphic novel from Bryan Talbot

Major British comics talent Bryan Talbot (Chester P. Hackenbush, Luther Arkwright, Heart of Empire) has a new and never-serialised 328-page graphic novel published in just a few months. Alice In Sunderland was four years in the making, according to a recent Publisher’s Weekly interview with Talbot. It’s published by Jonathan Cape at the start of […]

“You can’t get there from here”

A YouMap of London, done as an artist’s project… “The artist Agnes Poitevin-Navarre is requesting your participation in the making of a series of London maps covering all 33 boroughs (central and greater London). All contributions will remain anonymous.”

Making money

Jarrod gets it backwards, in a moan about Seattle’s creative businesses and their lack of ‘generosity’… “Seattle has an enormous number of Creative Class members as well as a ridiculous amount of creative potential … Microsoft, Adobe , Starbucks, Tully’s, REI, The North Face, Nordstrom, Washington Mutual,, Safeco, Jones Soda, Taco Del Mar, Getty […]

Colette Calascione

Colette Calascione.

Thomas Joshua Cooper

ArtInfo has a new interview with photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper.


Oooh! This is very nice; I’ve just slapped their service all over the Creative Stoke directory. Amazingly, it all works from a single line in the page headers, that calls in a .js file containing JavaScript functions. Snap also makes it much easier for site-owners to check for dead links by hand, and I’ve […]

“Do androids dream of electric humans?”

Fab; a special double-issue of Connection Science about android – human interaction. And this month’s Scientific American has a special 8-page supplement, A Robot In Every Home. Shall we call domestic robots “Aidroid”s?

Conferences in 2007

Some interesting-sounding conferences, during 2007: Culture as Innovation — The Search for Creative Power in Economies and Societies (Finland, June 07) “This Motley Crew”: Managing “Creatives” and the Creative Unit (Glasgow, Feb 07) Imaging Place (Florida, USA, Feb 07) … “The purpose of this conference is to portray and discuss how places themselves become not […]

Poser v7.0

Poser v7.0 has just been released.

Tally ho!

Oh dear; Sandwell Council in the Black Country is reported to be set to ban the walking of six or more dogs at the same time. A sign of a new Boxing Day craze for urban fox-hunting in the backstreets of Tipton, or just pavement overcrowding?

History of webcomics

A 45,000 word history of webcomics. If you don’t care to print it out for reading, you can pick up a cheap second-hand copy via Amazon.

ComicSpace looks as though it has some potential. Since, given that it’s only three weeks old, it seems reasonably populated. It’s pitched somewhere between MySpace and YouTube – but for creatives who make webcomics / comic books / graphic novels. It has no “Flickr/YouTube for comics”-style comics-hosting yet, which is what will make the site […]

2006 in films

Films you may not have seen in 2006, but should: Snow Cake and Art School Confidential.