March 15, 2010
i would like to participate in this project. very very much.
“Droplets of rain on the window. Someone laughing. A busy traffic junction. Inspiration can come from anywhere and with Getty Images’ The Random Camera Project, conceptualized by Ogilvy RedCard Singapore, inspiration can be had through someone else’ eyes. Getty Images has, in recent years, expanded its product offering, to provide audio and video footage. Its brief to Ogilvy Redcard was to create a piece of direct mail that would highlight its wide product offering in a lively and interactive way. With 300 branded disposable cameras, Getty Images spread the word about the project and availability was on a first come, first served basis. Within two weeks, all the cameras were given out to the target audience of creative professionals in the media industry in three markets: Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong. The challenge to the target audience was to take pictures of anything and everything with the cameras before returning them to Getty Images who then processed the photos and in return, sent them someone else’s set of pictures. At the same time, all images were uploaded onto a website http://gimages-sea.com/random for public sharing and viewing, which is now live.”
December 29, 2009
“The Institute for Infinitely Small Things, a 20+ person performance troupe based mostly in Boston, MA, USA, proposes to not release at least 38,575 kilograms of CO2 into the air by not traveling to the UN Climate Conference. The amount of energy we are saving in fuel could feed 150 people for a year or power 325 60w lightbulbs turned on continuously for a year. Not to mention that the Institute for Infinitely Small Things really likes to stay home and drink tea or beer (depending on which members you talk to). By current estimates, the majority of the world’s population is participating in this project at the moment. Please help us document this massive effort of local pleasure by contributing your photos to our Flickr stream.
What would you prefer to do in your locale?
Upload your photos to Flickr with the tag “notgoingtocopenhagen” and they’ll show up in thE slideshow.”
So, who’d like to not go to Copenhagen with me?
Check the website!
December 24, 2009
“When have you ever been able to actually physically pick up, hold and flick through a website…
A website with weight..
We were recently presented with the task of communicating the look and feel of the beautiful Le Chien Et Moi, “an emporium of a diverse collection of unusual and beautiful things, old and new, with a touch of nostalgia”. Housed in an elegant listed building, complete with antique fixtures and fittings and a resident Basset hound” this would be no easy task and would require more than the average website. The owners both hark from the hallowed halls of Paul Smith.
The tactile nature of the shop lead us to the idea of creating an actual book which would be photographed and transformed from a piece of printwork into interactive design (in this case a Victorian scrapbook to suit the shop) that could be flicked through and browsed to show the contents of the shop and its story. The book features hand written type and professional photography (from the award winning Scene Photography), illustration, a crafted downloadable map, video and a engraved laser cut cover. Everything is considered and complements the style and feel of the shop.
In terms of website functionality the site is easy and enjoyable to navigate (we all have intrinsic knowledge of how to browse a book!). So don’t just read this, go to the actual website (www.lechienetmoi.com) and have a flick through, better yet visit the shop (and Mulberry the Hound!) ask nicely and they may let you handle the real version of the website..the book itself!”
August 16, 2009
I’ve heard of Layer Tennis recently and I am extremely excited about the idea! This is just the kind of tournament I’d like to watch.
What is Layer Tennis?
” We’re hosting a series of live design events called Layer Tennis. The season wouldn’t have happened without the support of Adobe® Creative Suite® 4, the weapon of choice for Layer Tennis players and creative professionals everywhere.
We’ll be playing matches using video, animation, sound, photos, type and lots more, but the basic idea is the same no matter what tools are in use. Two competitors will swap a file back and forth in real-time, adding to and embellishing the work. Each artist gets fifteen minutes to complete a “volley” and then we post it to the site live. A third participant, a writer, provides play-by-play commentary on the action, as it happens. A match lasts for ten volleys and when it’s complete, Season Ticket Holders tell us what they think and we’ll declare a winner, so sign up today.”
I link like a good girl.