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Selected news about graphic design, photography, film studies and media & interaction design for CV students at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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Christo's 'Floating Piers' Temporarily Shuts Down

Christo's 'Floating Piers' Temporarily Shuts Down | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Thousands of visitors were left stranded at Brescia train station, as local authorities tried to control the waves of tourists to Christo's latest project

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Vevey 2014 Thomas Mailaender

Vevey 2014 Thomas Mailaender | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The Night Climbers of Cambridge is a book that documents nocturnal and illegal climbing on historical buildings in Cambridge organised by students in the 1930s. The book is a real guide indicating the climbing routes to cross the city via its roofs and façades. Intrigued by these forbidden games, Thomas Mailander sought out the original negatives. They are presented outside at Festival Images, on a breath-taking installation designed by the artist so as to highlight the aesthetic and visual value of these nocturnal challenges.

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#NotABugSplat

#NotABugSplat | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

A giant art installation project that targets predator drone operators sitting thousands of miles away who refer to kills as BugSplats. Now they’ll see a child’s face instead.

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A studio visit with Thomas Mailaender

A studio visit with Thomas Mailaender | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Do you have your own daily routine within the studio? For example, do you usually start by answering your emails then get to work etc?
Whenever I’ll arrive at my studio, I’ll spend about one hour reading some books to get inspiration. I am not very much into high literature, I mostly go for “do it yourself books” like the great “how to become a professional stuntman in one week” that I just finished. I am also a big reader of stuff like the Guiness books, erotic magazines, hunting or fishing manuals. After this kind of brain food I usually feel like I could be the king of the world and that’s the good moment for me to really start working. The rest of the day never becomes a routine, I try not to repeat things in my professional life. I use that space to shoot personal projects, do sculpture or installation as well as producing some commercial photography as well, like advertisement or industrial product. Every day is a different day.

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Photographs by David Luraschi.

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Universal Everything unveils a digital installation at London's new Media Space

Universal Everything unveils a digital installation at London's new Media Space | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The huge, two-part audio-visual installation is the first exhibit to be shown in the Science Museum's new Media Space galleries, which opened to the public this month. Designed to bring together photographers, artists and curators to explore the relationship between photography, science, art and technology, the Media Space is a collaboration between the Science Museum and the National Media Museum in Bradford.

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Resurrecting 45 Roses of Jericho with an installation monitoring visitors

Resurrecting 45 Roses of Jericho with an installation monitoring visitors | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

“Anastatica sensibile” is an installation created to study around natural processes as medium for interactivity. It was designed last year by the italian artist Daniela Di Maroin collaboration with the Software Architecture Laboratory of Milan.

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James Franco goes Psycho for Pace Gallery show

James Franco goes Psycho for Pace Gallery show | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Actor artist makes a pretty convincing Janet Leigh in Psycho Nacirema, a large-scale London installation
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Typography: 48 kilometre network of thread by Pae White

Typography: 48 kilometre network of thread by Pae White | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Too Much Time, Again is a thread installation by Los Angeles-based artist Pae White that stems from her own experiences with insomnia. White's spatial project is a culmination of the artist's affinity for working with fragile materials and her development of sleep deprivation. The large-scale structure echoes one's endless stream of thoughts when they are robbed of a good night's rest and come face to face with too much time to themselves.

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Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) by John Gerrard

Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) by John Gerrard | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

John Gerrard (b. 1974, Dublin, Ireland) is best known for his commitment to large-scale works that take the form of real-time computer simulations, created in painstaking detail over the course of many months or years. Often exploring geographically isolated locations, as in his work for the 53rd Venice Biennale that featured large-scale projections based on documentation of the agrarian American Great Plains, the works frequently refer to structures of power and networks of energy that have made possible the expansion of human endeavor in the past century.

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Video: stunning art installation of thread and light

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Video of a magical architectural installation of an illuminated web of threads, titled "Line Segments Space" (2013), by Seoul design studio Kimchi and Chips.

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Fractalnoia- interactive data installation

Fractalnoia- interactive data installation | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The collection of data is increasing exponentially and it is more and more available to the general public as private databases are opened up. This Big Data holds promises of new insights, unparalleled innovation, even articifical intelligence. However, the ubiquity and availability of data connected to our human desire to see patterns where none exist means that humans have to deal with increasing amounts of meaningless data analysis, “fact-based” conspiracy theories and click-bait infographics. As the data is all digital, it morphs easily into whatever we want, releases itself from the context and appears on fashionable graphs that may look nice, but carry no meaning.

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Mechanical Mirrors by Daniel Rozin replicate images using objects

Mechanical Mirrors by Daniel Rozin replicate images using objects | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

These interactive installations by artist Daniel Rozin use sensors and motors to rearrange objects into a mirror-image of whoever stands in front of them.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, February 22, 2014 10:21 AM

This is some fun, interactive art!

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type/dynamics by jurriaan schrofer/lust

type/dynamics by jurriaan schrofer/lust | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The exhibition type/dynamics: jurriaan schrofer/lust sees two galleries at the stedelijk museum adorned with large, innovative typographic installations. gallery 0.29 contains a selection of the work by graphic designer jurriaan schrofer. the second gallery, 0.28, features an interactive work by lust, who were asked to use cutting-edge media to create an installation that plays off, reacts to, and dialogues with schrofer’s work. the visual dynamic of schrofer’s typographic art suggests that his designs were created on the computer but they predate the digital era: schrofer designed everything by hand. for LUST, though, the computer is an indispensable tool; they derive inspiration from exploring the possibilities of design for new media and technologies.

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Photo Installations by Fanny Lambert

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The major international festivals this year have confirmed that photography installations are on the rise.

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Apple iPads Used As Art Installation

Apple iPads Used As Art Installation | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Apple’s iPad can be used for a variety of purposes. Reading, browsing the web, watching videos, playing games and etc. However to use it as an educational tool as well as make it a piece of art? That would be interesting but it seems that the folks at nClosures have done just that. Cooked up by one of the firm’s designers, William Coburn, the idea here is to take the iPads and use them to mimic the form of what is being studied. A good example would be in the photo above where the iPads have been used in a kiosk that resembles the DNA double helix, while at the same time the iPads are displaying information related to DNA and such.

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