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.


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.

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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.


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.


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.

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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