27.11.14 by Jeff

Animation: New York at Night in 3,454 Oil Paintings

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Here’s a hand-painted rotoscope animation by Zachary Johnson, featuring 3,454 oil paintings, with music by The Sea The Sea. Watch the animation below.

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27.11.14 by Jeff

Sven Kroner

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Paintings by Germany-based artist Sven Kroner. More below.

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27.11.14 by Jeff

Momentum: Interactive Tool Generates Sound and Visuals Based on Body Movements

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Designers Schnellebuntebilder and Kling Klang Klong used a Microsoft Kinect 2 camera to create a tool that generates interesting sounds and visuals based on body movements. Found via our November Submissions. Watch the video below.

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26.11.14 by Jeff

Skate Video of the Day: “Cliff” by Felix Loechel

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Some really fantastic effects in this skate video by Felix Loechel! The words are from a clip of Marc Johnson talking in Transworld’s “Modus Operandi” video. Watch “Cliff” below.

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26.11.14 by Jeff

Internet Age Media Weekend

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I’ve been invited to be part of a really cool conference happening March 20—22, 2015, in Barcelona (I’ve never been before)! Organizers of the Internet Age Media Weekend want to celebrate the randomness of Internet culture, and they’re bringing a really interesting mix of people out to be part of it!

Speakers include: Myself, Alex Bec (Director of It’s Nice That), Anne Bourgeois-Vignon (Creative Content Director at Nowness), Julia Kaganskiy (Director of New Museum’s Art & Tech Incubator), Katie Dreke (Global Brand Director at Nike), Filip Visnjic (Founder, Creative Applications Network), Eclectic Method (VJ/Remixer), Julius Wiedemann (Director of Digital Publications at Taschen), and many others.

I’m excited to be a media partner as well as a speaker at the event. There will be workshops, panel discussions, screenings, and I’m sure lots of opportunities to actually hang and become friends! If you’re interested in attending, or you just want to know more about it head over here.

 

26.11.14 by Jeff

Feel Good Video of the Day: Sammy the Explorer

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Meet Sammy the Explorer, he is one of over 7,000 people in Sumba who now has clean drinking water thanks to Hurley’s H20 initiative. Now he’s gonna explore the world. Love the way this video is edited, watch it below.

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26.11.14 by Jeff

James Jean for Big Bad Wolf

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My friend Amy recently started a kid’s clothing line called Big Bad Wolf and they’ve just collaborated with artist James Jean. If you’ve got a little one, you can peep the tee here.

 

25.11.14 by Jeff

Photographer Jessamyn Lovell Had Her Identity Stolen And Got Revenge With An Art Project

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In 2011, photographer Jessamyn Lovell was at SF Camerawork, a gallery in San Francisco, discussing a project she was working on when her wallet was stolen. Of course this resulted in a series of unauthorized purchases and theft charges, and left Lovell feeling very angry. So angry in fact that she didn’t simply replace her cards and move on with her life, she actually decided to track down her thief and turn the whole thing into a photo project.

Lovell hired a private investigator named Pete Siragusa who was actually able to locate the scam artist, one Erin Coleen Hart. Lovell never confronted Hart, instead she began following her and photographing her in public places.

“This woman entered my life without my permission,” Lovell says, “and I then used that experience without her permission to create something new.” (source)

Last month, Lovell exhibited 34 images from her photo project “Dear Erin Hart” at SF Camerawork, the same gallery where her wallet was originally stolen. She made a point to mail an invitation to Hart for the opening reception of the show.

Take a look at images from the series below.

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