Before you assume that you are sensing in real-time, and that it is your own body looking at this page, let science reframe your conception of self. Through experiments such as Botvinick & Cohen’s, over the past two decades, neuroscientists have discovered that our senses are not necessarily confined to our own bodies. ~ Victor Gorchev
"...Discussing issues such as globalization, technology obsession and consumerism, (Alex) Gross asks us an important question through his work. If we were to stop having all those superficial needs, with what would we be left with?
A set of maps from designer Archie Archambault might help us rebuild the mental maps of cities that we're starting to lose. Instead of a literal grid of streets, he maps out neighborhoods and the basic parts of a city the way someone who lives there might think of it, or at least the way they probably did before Google Maps existed."
She has photographed Queen Elizabeth II and John Lennon naked next to Yoko Ono, just hours before his death. But Annie Leibovitz’s next project has taken a turn for the corporate, after she was hired by the Swiss bank UBS to help rebrand the bank.
This year Joseph Ball, graduate of the BA photography programme at Falmouth University, was selected as the best in show at the Free Range Graduate Shows by BJP’s editorial director Simon Bainbridge. In addition to Ball, photographers Nic Rue and ...
At certain critical moments in our collective history, technologies arise that completely redefine the way that we communicate with one another. Communication is the fiber that holds our society together- it permeates the barrier of individuality and enables us to work together towards common goals. Communication shapes our society, and whenever communication is fundamentally altered by technological advances, society is altered in turn.....(more)
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A great Sunday read from Dave Krugman on the possibilities of moving to a new level of networking - visually.
“The goal of Underexposed is to make the homeless as visually appealing as possible in a society that is visually demanding”
“When it comes to social activism, you achieve greater public awareness by communicating hope as opposed to hopelessness”
“I use lighting as a way to interest the viewer in the subjects shown in Underexposed”
According to endhomelessness.org, there were 578,424 homeless individuals in the US in 2014. Of those, 177,373 “lived in a place not meant for human habitation such as the street or an abandoned building”; about 50,000 of those 578,424 are homeless veterans.
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In a world now dominated by visual content, this approach is brilliant and provocative. Can it work?
Have you ever wondered how your computer sees the world? Spoiler alert: it's the stuff of psychedelic nightmares, as the internet found out last month when Google revealed that in order to sort and categorize images online, it uses an artificial intelligence program that looks for patterns and sometimes gets things wrong, finding random dog faces, swirls, and hands where there are none. (more)
“There’s some vulnerability in the vital relationship between men and his natural surroundings. Human beings are behind climate change, the ones that provoked a rise in the planet’s temperature. Stopping this process of global warming makes us all responsible in different levels. It demands a deep change of mind and responsible use of energy sources.”
"As every day we are bombarded by advertisements and targeted by a variety of marketing strategies, we can appreciate the overwhelming power and impact a clever and to-the-point ad can have on our lives. It is, therefore, natural that this kind of power should and would be employed in making a…
A puffin on a watermelon, a bunch of juicy physalis, a tangle of wires and a can of Coke – here is a selection of your lovely still livesThe heat is on: share your artworks about summer Continue reading...
Philip Intile is entering his last year of secondary school. He already has his eye on a potential career path: one that loops on and on and on.
He’s only 16, but Intile is an artist (known as Pi-Slices in the world of gif art). He’s a gif-maker and the founder of GIF Artists Collective, a group of digital artists whose “gif art” was recently spotlighted by Tumblr, the micro-blogging platform that houses much of their work – gifs of sliding rays of sun, gifs of brains melting into a slippery pink ooze, gifs of abstract crystals morphing shape and shifting colour.
Gifs, those moving pictures (“Harry Potter-like” as one gif artist described them) that endlessly loop on social media sites like Tumblr, Reddit, imgur and more, have previously been confined to the role of quick reaction or speedy punchline – something from Ru Paul’s Drag Race (an American reality competition television series) or a pratfall from YouTube, repeated over and over and over.
They make the work you wish you'd made. Work that makes you think, makes you laugh, makes you feel, and—perhaps most of all—makes you jealous. It's also work that works, and keeps clients coming back for more. As part of Adweek's Creative 100, we've chosen 30 rank-and-file agency creatives, from copywriters and art directors up to executive creative directors, who are making some of today's most creative and compelling advertising—setting the gold standard for the industry.
"...When information becomes structured it also becomes portable and can be exported anywhere as well as imported anywhere. This means that if you’re serious about marketing anything you need to focus on:
These are the three key requirements that enable social sharing to take place and information to be indexed in places beyond its point of origin. It also then allows further resurfacing to occur based upon:
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Great Article from David Amerland on the daily increases of search capabilities on the web, in the case of instagram - fettering out visual information by 6 key factors. A quick, inspiring read.
Leonardo da Vinci once said: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, and even after 500 this rule is still widely used in design and advertising. It may sound a bit contradictory, but simple things often require much more brain power to create than the most complicated stuff.
What do you do to continually push yourself and develop your work? Often it can be tricky to figure out how best to push ourselves, as well as keep the momentum up to continually do so. The best photographers I know are constantly pushing, challenging themselves a little each day and now one of them has given us the chance to up our game - welcome to the next 10 days of the 'Stay Out There' Lindsay Adler challenge.
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