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Insideoutproject.net – Global Participatory Art Project

July16

The astounding TED award winner and large scale participatory art project launches its YouTube Channel today Р14th July. Go there and support. Also visit the website and upload a portrait to become part of the phenomenon.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

INSIDE OUT is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Upload a portrait. Receive a poster. Paste it for the world to see.

Insideoutproject - Global Art Project

Tubular Fells – Peter Burgess

July14

London based Geography teacher Peter Burgess has created a fantastic cross breed of Alfred Wainwrights’s wonderful historical guides to walking the lake district and Harry Beck’s iconic London Tube Map.

The result is the exceptional Tubular Fells. A really wonderful new approach to the joys of my favourite place on earth and a response to a shift in mood across the planet which is seeing more folk valuing the beauty of the world around us in harmony with the technologies which shape our world view.

Tubular Fells is a beautiful intersection of nature, art, design and technology in a digital space which can be used as a driver to awe inspiring natural wonder.

Tubular Fells - the lake district......OF THE FUTURE!!!!

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Make: Magazine

July13

Makers will rule the world. Grass roots level creation is an answer to many specific and hyper local problems, with Makers pooling experience and ability to create solutions to issues we never even knew we had.

Make: magazine is a meeting place for like minded creators of cool stuff and every issue is stuffed beyond its pages with astounding projects from 5 minutes to 5 months covering everything from Arduino to 3d printing to projects for and with kids. So far this year I have made a rocket, a smoke machine and a digital lathe, and there is enough in every issue to take a teenager to retirement.

In it’s physical form, Make: is a US based compact magazine – but subscription also gets you access to the digital version too. Subscriptions can be delivered worldwide, and are worth every penny.

What Jason Borne, MacGuiver and Batman have on the coffee table

 

Dear Photograph…

July7

Take a photograph from the past in the present. A lovely repository of memories, and a wonderful concept brought to my attention by the wonderful Anna Rogers. The content is quite moving. Sad, funny and often melancholic in equal measures, the power of photographs are unlike any other media, capturing not just a moment in time and place but in heart too. A great man said it best,

“Teddy told me that in Greek, nostalgia literally means ‘the pain of an old wound.’ It’s a twinge in your heart, far more powerful than memory alone.”
“This device isn’t a spaceship, it’s a time machine. It goes backwards, and forwards… it takes us to a place where we ache to go again. It’s not called the wheel, it’s called the carousel. It let’s us travel the way a child travels – around and around, and back home again, to a place where we know are loved.”

Don Draper. MadMen. Season 1: Episode 13 – The Wheel

Memories reflected from physical to emotional.

The Disposable Memory Project

July6

A really wonderful concept. Disposable cameras left around the world, picked up and used by people, and passed on as they take an amazing journey across the globe to before returning home to be archived as part of the project.

Why not join in and create and release your own camera into the wild. Set beauty free and share your memories with the world.

The Disposable Memory Project

Grow a Game

June26

I am a huge fan of creativity tools and this one specifically designed for video game is particularly smashing. Values@Play’s mantra is ‘designing social values in computer games’ and Grow a Game is a series of cards designed to do just that.
There’s even an online version to try out and a slideshow to explain the whole thing.
I’m currently using ‘Dancing’ to promote ‘Tolerance’ by modding ‘Flower’ and thereby raising awareness of our ‘loss of biodiversity’. SYNDROME.

 

Anything digital is better in analogue. Cards beats computers. Everytime...

Cambridge Science Festival – Augmented Reality

June26

A nice example of Augmented Reality at the Cambridge Science Festival. I love AR. Magazines should always be on fire. Its the way the world will be once I get my way. Then we will no longer need iPhones, and Steve Jobs will dance nightly jigs for my amusement.