Saturday, August 23, 2008

Gregg Gillis aka GirlTalk

A perfect example of the Digital Dolt manifesto can be heard in the music of GirlTalk. He melds melodies like a conductor conducts music. Gillis flawless transitions never need to utilize abrupt screeching scratches of hip hop. Instead Gillis blends mash ups like a maestro. His music is the sticky stuff that makes up new media. Is he Digital Pirate or a new breed of Digital Artist? See what the NYT says about him.

Billy Collins Animated

“The Country” is a short animated film based on a poem by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins. Brady Baltezore's film is a wonderful example of how poetry, animation and video can come together to create something original. Take a look

Friday, August 22, 2008

Mad World by Gary Jules and Mike Andrews

This beauty was directed by Michel Gondry it features a rooftop perspective of a bunch of kids making shapes on the ground below. As is the usual for Michel, the idea is extremely simple and lo-fi but is totally effective and beautiful when you see it. I love the boat on the water, when you squint your eyes it looks so rad.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A New Filmic Language

Photojournalist Ziv Koren is a remarkable photographer that combines still photographs and video. Essentially by fusing the Digital camera and lightweight video technology + capture systems Koren has created a new photographic language.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Helvetica the Movie?

Design continues to change the landscape of media, culture and architecture. As the access to design tools become affordable new media concepts are radically changing the way we view our world.

This insane movie is centered around industrial design, and the people who’ve made a huge difference in the field. It focuses on designers and their motivations around the objects they create. What is wonderful about the film is how much we can learn about ourselves by the things we surround ourselves with. Designers in the film include:

Hella Jongerius, Marc Newson, Fiona Raby, Dieter Rams, Karim Rashid, Paola Antonelli, Chris Bangle, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Andrew Blauvelt, Anthony Dunne, Naoto Fukasawa, IDEO, Jonathan Ive, Alice Rawsthorn, Rob Walker and others.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Can't Hide

Once again YouTube generated content has presented a political truth that the major networks seem frighten to expose. Truthful reporting will come from citizen journalist until major corporations find a way to put up a toll booth on the internet super highway.