Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Look Back at 2010

It has been a long interesting year, but alas all good things most come to an end!

Here are some of the fun things we did together!
Alex Roman showed us what was possible with CG.  
We took a trip with Grzegorz Jonkarjty on a different kind of Ark.
The Freise Brothers showed us what happens when The Machine Stops. 
We found Picasso's lil'guitar!
We took a ride in one of Keven Cyr's creepy Vans.

We had a long night with Nuit Blanche.
We had a long "Look" at Sebastien Teller and Record Makers.
Juan Francisco Casas Ruiz taught us how to draw with a Bic.

Hip Hop and Architecture? Yes!
We explored the Artifacts of Ambition.

and Tom Harris took a much closer look at Concrete.

Thanks for a great year, here's to a great 2011!

Friday, December 24, 2010

50 Square Meters of Public Space

From the Czech group EPOS257 and experiment on human behavior that William Whyte would have been proud of.

From their page.
"The appropriation of public space with no apparent intent

Duration: 54 days (September 04 - October 27, 2010)

Location: Palackeho square, Prague - the so-called "Czech Hyde Park" - allegedly the most liberal spot in the country, approved by the authorities for holding any unannounced public gatherings.

Have we grown accustomed to having our living space curbed by just anyone? Is public space a mere myth?

In the current society, our living space is defined by legal norms and regulations, the same way as fences demark the choices of our free movement.

Only by attempting to cross those boundaries, we learn how limited the space we live in really is - that we are not as free as it may initially seem. We are getting the sense that the individuality of today is destined to an existence amidst restrictions."

Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Jet Traveling 560 mph would take...

... 1100 years to circumnavigate the surface of the largest known star.

How small we are.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Evolution of Geek

If you read this blog you are probably one of these...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Black Swan

Apparently, Black Swan was shot on Super 16mm, ARRI, Canon 7D & 1D mark IV. The rehearsal footage was shot on the 5D Mark II.

While I haven't had a chance to see the film yet, I've heard fantastic things about it. I'm glad to see directors making a move to more "unorthodox" methods of recording footage.

More to come later!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Even More Super Models at MAM

In what is now a series of Vicrotia's Secret adverts, Michael Bay has a group of models climbing all over the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


I "had" to do some testing at work today of a 39 mega-pixel back we had repaired.  I set up the view camera and got to work on one of the precast concrete walls that sheath our building.  Upon looking at them in full resolution I began realizing that there were hundreds of micro compositions to be made within the single image; which makes a lot of sense considering you have 39,052,992 pixels to play with.  Here are a few for you to enjoy.

The original image.
Slices of that same image.

Click the images to see them at a higher resolution, which is a necessity to see every valley and ridge of the surface.