Visualizations are created to make data more legible. They are intended to give us a neutral portrait, so to speak, of how collections of data relate to each other. In so doing, they make information accessible to us that would otherwise be obscured by its scale in a manner that is easily comprehended. Data is […]
Flash on the Beach is back again this year but with a new name and a whole bunch of great new speakers. Taking place in Brighton, UK between 3rd and 5th September, today and tomorrow are the last 2 days to get your tickets at special price. If you are a student, you can get […]
Photograph: Andy Paradise, 2012 From 28 July – 23 September 2012 Tate Modern in London is the home to “Little Sun” a project by Olafur Eliasson, part of the London 2012 Festival. Purpose of the project is to raise awareness about the need to improve access to energy for the 1.6 billion people who do not have […]
Even when judged against its usual high standards, MUTEK 2012 was a stellar year for AV performance. In addition to the A/Visions program, there were a number of other noteworthy shows, screenings and installations that reinforced the prominence of real time graphics and ‘cinematic ambience’ across the festival. Whether it was Jeff Mills’ figure poised […]
Now in its 22nd year, the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase hit Cannes again, unveiling another presentation of the new directorial talent. Marshmallow Laser Feast (Robin McNicholas, Memo Akten and Barnaby Steel) were the creative and technical directors of the production which included a theatrical performance by 16 flying robots reflecting light beams on the stage. CAN got […]
The Evil Eye project is the result of a residency by Belgium collective Indianen at the Frans Masereel Center, a center for printmaking in Kasterlee. The project investigates how printmaking could produce another kind of information, transforming material into an object with a new meaning.
Eyeo, eyeo, eyeo – well, where to begin? At the best of times providing an overarching review of a festival is an exercise in exclusion and cobbling together a vague impression of the second edition of Eyeo is no exception. In fact, one could say that Eyeo is pretty much a conference organized around the […]
First in the series of projects to be featured on CAN from the current Royal College of Art exhibition is “The One-Way Ticket” by Joseph Popper. The project examines notions and consequences of sending one person on a voyage into deep space from where they will not return. The idea of not coming back opens up an […]
photo: unknown8bit For the last 13 years the end of May has signalled a global convergence of electronic music enthusiasts in Montreal for a week of performance, networking and revelry. It is no small feat that the MUTEK festival has grown far beyond its humble roots as an ‘inside baseball’ showcase of the rosters of […]
A number of life-support machines are connected to each other, circulating liquids and air in attempt to mimic a biological structure. This is an installation by Revital Cohen who modified and connected organ replacement machines together to have them ‘breathe’ in a closed circuit.
Open GDNM 2012 is both an exhibition and a micro-conference in London. A three day event featuring the UCA Epsom BA(Hons) Graphic Design: New Media graduate show and a series of talks and workshops by design and media practitioners, theorists, staff, students and alumni.
Last week in Milan visitors were invited to sit in a chair designed by Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram for Audi. The R18 Ultra Chair is an experimental piece of furniture that involves users from across the globe in the engineering process. An early prototype was made available for public testing at Milan Furniture Fair and the final design will […]