Archive for February, 2009
24 Feb 2009 at 17:48
Comments Off on Charles Lindsay, “The River”
A photo-essay by Charles Lindsay, The River. Part of the superbly-designed Big Sky Journal (journal of arts and culture in the American west) website.
20 Feb 2009 at 10:58
Comments Off on The curse of the special ‘arts issue’
Daniel Seidell on the curse of the special ‘arts issue’.
Flatpack Festival 09 — the details/programme now seems to be fully online.
Latest version is here.
Photoresearcher, a free full-text ejournal in the history of photography. Oddly, the web page is in German, but the PDFs issues are in English. Free archives from 1990 – 2007.
17 Feb 2009 at 08:29
Comments Off on ArtNodes: locative media and artistic practice
The latest issue of ArtNodes, a free ejournal, is themed as “locative media and artistic practice”. Having erased geography with the web, it seems that with the mobile we’re bringing it back into focus.
Back in April 08 I outlined an idea for a ‘container shop’ system, for adding spice to moribund retail in cities. Now Australia’s Nest Architects have just had a go at developing a basic prototype, which they’ve titled the Gorman Ship-Shop. Puma also has an entire shippable store, called the CoutureSteez.
Inspiration Bank — a newly expanded website, making art collections from around the West Midlands searchable and ‘zoomable’.
More proof that it’s still possible to make an award-winning feature-length movie for micro amounts of funding — in this case at the cost of $150,000 NZ (about £55,000 UK). The trailer…
Thomas E. Gardiner — a photographer who seems to be continuing the approach to human landscapes pioneered by Raymond Moore, but in colour, and used to express a Nabakovian vision of small-town North America… [ Hat-tip: Rumblings… ]
Birmingham’s extreme-knitting meet-up has just announced a string of meeting dates in 2009. Mama feel good blog has the info and link to the list of dates.
13 Feb 2009 at 12:07
Comments Off on Information visualisation through paper-shaping
Information visualisation through paper-shaping… the winners… [ Hat-tip: dp ]
Are you an artist or photographer combining mapping/maps and photographs? The forthcoming exhibition Photocartographies: Tattered Fragments of the Map now has an open call for entries. Deadline: 31st March 09, and the exhibition opens in California on 16th May 09.
“Brummie Mis-Hearings” T-Shirts (or should that be “tea snorts”?), now on sale at iBostin.
Good news. It seems Stoke-on-Trent are advertising for a new Chief Executive who plays role-playing fantasy videogames. Oblivion, specifically… “The good news is… we’re 20 minutes from Oblivion”. I guess an ability to immerse oneself in gory fantasy-worlds will provide a certain advantage when dealing with the public-sector in this city. Although on second-thoughts, I […]
The NUJ are organising a “mass demonstration” of photographers outside Scotland Yard, on 16th Feb 09, to remind the police that photographers still have the legal right to take pictures in public places. There’s also a Facebook group for more info.
10 Feb 2009 at 08:21
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D’log now has a mobile devices RSS feed, and automatic redirect for mobile visitors, courtesy of the Mofuse WordPress plugin. Preview in iPhone interface…
10 Feb 2009 at 07:34
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Very suitable for Birmingham & The Black Country, the birthplace of metal. An elegant Heavy Metal Band Name Flow-Chart made by Doogie Horner… Talking of which, a new promo for the Capsule “Home of Metal” cultural history project…