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 […]
Archive for December, 2006
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 www.lulu.com. The commercial ‘Expresso’ machine costs £25,000, but is based […]
30 Dec 2006 at 17:50
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Nice; D’log has just topped 20,000 unique visitors in December, and we still have one day of December to go.
30 Dec 2006 at 17:31
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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.
I’ve added a new D’log meta page; ‘my graphic stories’.
30 Dec 2006 at 15:38
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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 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.
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 […]
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.”
29 Dec 2006 at 20:11
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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, Amazon.com, Safeco, Jones Soda, Taco Del Mar, Getty […]
29 Dec 2006 at 19:39
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ArtInfo has a new interview with photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper.
28 Dec 2006 at 18:35
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28 Dec 2006 at 17:45
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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?
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 […]
27 Dec 2006 at 18:50
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Poser v7.0 has just been released.
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?
26 Dec 2006 at 00:55
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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.
26 Dec 2006 at 00:39
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Comicspace.com 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 […]