Aaron Koblin is an Artist|Designer|Researcher focused on creating and visualizing human systems. Currently working out of San Francisco, California, Aaron creates software and architectures to transform social and infrastructural data into artwork. Koblin's work has been shown internationally and is part of the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.Aaron Koblin played a significant role in the creation of this summer's widely viewed interactive Radiohead music video "House of Cards." Koblin was the Director of Technology on the project. You can interact with the video and even see the technology behind the work.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Here are some great picks for Criterion's 10 best designs. Also, take a look at the Criterion website for more gems like these. Yum. Anyone who appreciates good design will find plenty to enjoy on both sites. Posted by David Bellm on September 3, 2008
The Criterion Collection, a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films, is dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements. Criterion began with a mission to pull the treasures of world cinema out of the film vaults and put them in the hands of collectors. All of the films published under the Criterion banner represent cinema at its finest.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Hello Digital - Being held at Millennium Point, England, between Oct 23rd-26th, Hello Digital is completely free to attend and will be an extravaganza of robotics, illuminations, animations, digital film, music and games. Exclusive showcases, talks, seminars and the Hello World Conference will also feature top names from the global digital community.
Monday, September 22, 2008
This site is mainly a blog where various articles and tutorials dealing with art and illustration are posted regularly.
Tutorials - My main goal for this site is to help other artists. Most of these tutorials deal with Photoshop, but I also deal with other topics in both digital and traditional illustration.
Videos - I occasionally record my painting process and post the videos here. See my paintings being done from start to finish. Most of these will also have a “Video Notes” post to go along with them to help explain what I am doing.
Articles - I will also post various tips and tricks that don’t necessarily deal with painting, but are still important to every illustrator.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Free rice began on October 7, 2007 and since then has donated 42,090,276,230 grains of rice. Test your skills by being quizzed in categories of art, chemistry, English, language learning, geography and math. For every correct answer you get, they will donate 20 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.
FreeRice is a sister site of Poverty.com. Our partners are the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the United Nations World Food Program.
FreeRice has two goals:
- Provide education to everyone for free.
- Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.
This is made possible by the generosity of the sponsors who advertise on this site.
Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your education can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.
Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide. Thank you.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The proposal : A dazzling ceiling composed of 4,000 lights allowing the guests to set designs and change the mood of the lobby.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
By MOTOKO RICH
Scholastic is releasing “The 39 Clues,” a new series by Rick Riordan that is tied to a Web-based game and collectors’ cards.
“The 39 Clues” is planned as a 10-book mystery series for 8-to-12 year olds, with a different historical figure making a central appearance in each one. Scholastic is publishing it on an aggressive timetable, with plans to release one book every two to three months. In addition to writing the first book, Mr. Riordan has outlined the next nine novels, which will be written by other authors.
The story, devised in part by Scholastic’s editors, follows the exploits of Amy and Dan Cahill, two orphans, 14 and 11, who are competing against other branches of the sprawling Cahill family (a clan that has had “a greater impact on human civilization than any other family in history”) to discover the first of 39 clues. Those clues are the keys to a secret that, when revealed, will lead to ultimate power.
Scholastic has deployed its considerable marketing fire power behind the new series, which is tied to a Web-based game (www.the39clues.com) and collectors’ cards. The publisher, which thrived on the enormous success of the Harry Potter novels, is now facing the reality that many children are now as engrossed in the Internet and video games as they are in books. Read more...