Monthly Archives: July 2011

Access Main Computer File

A blog with noth­ing but screen­shots of com­put­er inter­faces in movies. Some of them are amus­ing, some make no sense and some fea­ture large fonts so the audi­ence knows what’s on the com­put­er.

via accessmaincomputerfile.net

Royal de Luxe

Roy­al de Luxe is a French mechan­i­cal mar­i­onette street the­atre com­pa­ny. They were found­ed in 1979 by Jean Luc Cour­coult. In the past dozen years, they have cre­at­ed a series of spec­tac­u­lar shows involv­ing giant fig­ures as big as 11 or 12 metres high. Shows are sim­ple the ani­mal or giant arrives in town and lives its life, going about its busi­ness for a few days. Extra­or­di­nary inter­ac­tions take place between passers-by and the per­for­mance; res­i­dents become enchant­ed with the activ­i­ties of these mirac­u­lous beings and begin to fol­low their every move.

via wikipedia.org and lesmachines-nantes.fr

The Creators Project — Intel & Vice at Coachella 2011

The Orchestri­on — UVA’s stand­alone light and sound sculp­ture with exper­i­men­tal music pro­vid­ed by fel­low Cre­ator Mira Cal­ix.

via thecreatorsproject.com

Sum­mer Into Dust by Arcade Fire (Dir. Chris Milk) — dur­ing Arcade Fires last song “Wake Up,” cas­cades of beach­balls were released into the crowd. With the help of ESKI and Moment Fac­to­ry, Milk was able to con­trol the LEDs and IR trans­mit­ters, embed­ded in each ball (pro­vid­ed by Tan­gi­ble Inter­ac­tion), to light paint kalei­do­scop­ic pat­terns all over the unsus­pect­ing audi­ence.

via thecreatorsproject.com

Summit Against Violent Extremism

On July 26 — 29, 2011, Google Ideas part­nered with the Coun­cil on For­eign Rela­tions and the Tribeca Film Fes­ti­val to bring togeth­er more than one hun­dred atten­dees from a diverse range of back­grounds to address a com­mon goal of under­stand­ing how tech­nol­o­gy can be part of solu­tions that counter vio­lent extrem­ism. A group of more than 80 sur­vivors and ‘for­m­ers’ — for­mer vio­lent extrem­ists rang­ing from inner-city gang mem­bers and right-wing mil­i­tants, to vio­lent nation­al­ists and reli­gious extrem­ists — came togeth­er along­side more than 100 oth­er atten­dees, includ­ing non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tions, acad­e­mia, tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­nies, gov­ern­ment, media and the pri­vate sec­tor, for three days of debates and work­shops.

via contagious.com and google.com

Non-smoking cities — the future?

Luang Pra­bang, Laos (con­firmed)
New York, USA (con­firmed)
New­town, Syd­ney, Aus­tralia (con­firmed)
Alexan­dria, Egypt
Stony Strat­ford, Buck­ing­hamshire, UK
Sports Venues in Vic­to­ria, Aus­tralia

via telegraph.co.uk