Thursday, January 31, 2008
Mat Giordano, Senior Designer
A relatively fresh addition to the artist team at Idea, Mat, a 2006 graduate of the Digital Arts and Design Bachelor's program at Full Sail, brings a broad skill set with an even broader sense of general design sensibility giving him the capability to jump across multiple platforms of new media and interactive projects. A solid stronghold in conceptual problem solving with the ability to make the solution a reality across a number of applications for clients such as HP, Microsoft, and Sony has made coupling design and technological innovation inseparable within his work. Along with Mat's other interests in industrial design, architecture, and B-movie cinema, he is a Frank Zappa fanatic with a love for travel and suffers from a fervent video game obsession.
"IDEA II is a specialized group within Idea Integration, which is a business unit of MPS Group (NYSE: MPS). We conceive and execute interactive solutions from our Houston and New York City offices, which are among the nine national offices that comprise Idea Integration.
IDEA II provides a broad range of services for medium to large companies nationwide, including several Fortune 500 clients. We've been named by Adweek and BtoB magazines as one of top 50 interactive agencies in the nation, and we're ranked among the top five in Texas."
Monday, January 28, 2008
"The Natural Resources Defense Council's purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends.
We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life -- air, land and water -- and to defend endangered natural places.
We seek to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment.
We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations.
We work to foster the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that affect their environment. We seek to break down the pattern of disproportionate environmental burdens borne by people of color and others who face social or economic inequities. Ultimately, NRDC strives to help create a new way of life for humankind, one that can be sustained indefinitely without fouling or depleting the resources that support all life on Earth."
Sunday, January 27, 2008
http://flickr.com/photos/almostred/ <----my flickr page
http://bridge.thegluenetwork.com/TheBridge.aspx?mid=2515 <----Bridge Network
What is the Bridge? Why are there 24,902 miles?
The goal of this website is to build a virtual bridge around the planet connecting people who want to make a difference in the world. The distance around the world is 24,902 miles and we are asking 24,902 people to add miles to create this virtual bridge. For each mile created, funds will be given to the charity selected. The goal is to raise $24,902 for people in need.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Sonja Mueller has lived in berlin since 2000. She spent 8 years previously living and working in london and munich. Sonja’s mission is to continue to grow and develop as artist and person, using her photography in all genres - fashion, advertising, portraiture and landscape- as a medium for inspiration and a means to understand the world.
She has no desire for self-aggrandisement. If you want to know more, just ask.
Monday, January 21, 2008
"The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and offers unparalleled access to the world's largest and most comprehensive research collection. The British Library's collections include 150 million items from every era of written human history beginning with Chinese oracle bones dating from 300 BC, right up to today's newspapers.
Images Online gives you instant access to thousands of the greatest images from the British Library's collections which include manuscripts, rare books, musical texts and maps spanning almost 3000 years. The range of images available include illustrations, drawings, paintings and photographs.
The British Library holds a vast array of “Treasures” including Shakespeare’s First Folio, the manuscript of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebook , Handel’s Messiah, Lewis Carrolls’s Alice's Adventures Under Ground [in Wonderland] as well as sacred texts such as the Sultan Baybars’ Qur’an, the Lindisfarne Gospels, the Golden Haggadah. Images related to all these texts are available to license via Images Online."
Friday, January 18, 2008
posted by Brian Ashe
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Imitation of Life
By ROB WALKER
Published: January 13, 2008
How soaps that look like little hands connect with the contradictory attractions of novelty and familiarity.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Founded by Tristan Eaton in 2003, THUNDERDOG currently resides in D.U.M.B.O. Brooklyn and continues to strive for Pop Art excellence in everything they do.
Thunderdog believes that art is defined by it’s maker.
Tristan Eaton, Graffiti Artist, Illustrator & Toy Designer
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Frieze Art Fair takes place every October in Regent’s Park, London. It features over 150 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries in the world. The fair also includes specially commissioned artists’ projects, a prestigious talks programme and an artist-led education schedule.
Frieze Foundation is a non-profit organization responsible for the curated programme at Frieze Art Fair, comprising artist commissions, talks, films, music and education. The Foundation is funded by the European Commission and Arts Council England.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
"The Photosynth Technology Preview is a taste of the newest - and, we hope, most exciting - way to view photos on a computer. Our software takes a large collection of photos of a place or an object, analyzes them for similarities, and then displays the photos in a reconstructed three-dimensional space, showing you how each one relates to the next.
In our collections, you can access gigabytes of photos in seconds, view a scene from nearly any angle, find similar photos with a single click, and zoom in to make the smallest detail as big as your monitor."