Author: Greg J. Smith

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Superposition—5.84 Quintillion Facets of the Digital Sublime

This past Saturday Ryoji Ikeda presented the North American premiere of superposition to a crowd of several hundred at the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal (MAC). As would be expected, the sixty-five minute multiscreen performance played out as kind of a data aesthetics megamix that flashed through a series of precisely choreographed abstract visual vignettes that grappled with the digital sublime and pondered the agnosticism of network culture.

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HAPHEAD: a near-future videogame subculture webseries

From the team that brought you the excellent ‘lo-fi sci-fi’ short Ghost With Shit Jobs,  Haphead is a related in-development webseries that just launched on Kickstarter. The pitch: Ten years from now, videogames are so immersive that teenagers learn lethal skills just by playing. They’re called hapheads…. Through a minor miracle we got funding for production in […]

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Aerial Bold: A Planetary Search for Letterforms

As a follow-up to their ingenious The Big Atlas Of LA Pools, designers Benedikt Groß and Joey Lee have launched a Kickstarter to create “the first map and typeface of the earth” by searching satellite imagery for architectural and infrastructural letterforms. Beyond delivering a font, the project has a broader agenda: Aerial Bold is as […]

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Bears on Stairs

DBLG’s in-house studio projects are a platform for us to experiment with creative ideas and above all have fun. For this project we wanted to explore and combine 3d animation, 3D printing with stop frame animation. via DBLG.

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MediaLab-Prado faces closure

Madrid’s venerable MediaLab-Prado is in trouble. MediaLab-Prado, located here in Madrid, is on the cutting edge of investigative practises related to Free Culture and Commons. It’s also one of the collaborative spaces where the initial gestalt of the 15M movement was born. 7 million Euros of public funds was invested by the local government in […]