Data + Design Project

Lion Heart: A Symbiotic Multimedia Experience

Sunday 05.06.2012 , Posted by

Exploring inner spaces and the far cosmos, this is a journey of the wanderer awake. The short 4 minute film is a digital art journey named “Lionheart” by Lucid Juice, a video-art, motion graphics, animation and VFX artist. Taking the artwork of visionary digital artist Android Jones, Lucid Juice created an amazing video experience. Take these next four minutes to travel into the mind, think about life in all its fullness and complexity… and release yourself into the moving video. [Read more...]

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The Sound of Jelly

Friday 04.06.2012 , Posted by

Noisy Jelly

Have you ever wondered what sound jelly makes? Well, now there is a kit that provides you with all the right materials to discover exactly that. The world needs to give a big thanks to Raphaël Pluvinage and Marianne Cauvard for creating the game, Noisy Jelly. Arguably the most fun combo ever, this musical jelly chemistry lab is something that needs to be experienced first-hand to get the full effect. Even though there are children playing with it in the video, you better believe this is a game for all ages. [Read more...]

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Rear Window Exposed: The Movie Set in One Frame

Thursday 04.05.2012 , Posted by

With a little dissecting, Photoshop and After Effects, Jeff Desom reveals the entirety of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” set. For all of you who have seen this film, you will understand why this panoramic view is so fascinating. As the plot flowed from window to window in the original film, the world on the movie screen seemed so much larger. Now we can not only see the entire set, but also see the events of the movie happening in sync with the actual movie plot. [Read more...]

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Mesmerizing Ferrofluid Dances to Music

Friday 03.30.2012 , Posted by

Like a music video for the scientifically minded, the short film below explores the unusual world of ferrofluid, a liquid which acts a lot like a gelatinous magnet. The second installment in an ongoing series of experiments, the film was made by Singapore based photographer/videographer Afiq Omar, who edited it with a distinctly dark and rhythmic style that’s as intriguing as it is creepy. Omar’s goal was to create something using ‘analog’ effects, so what you see here uses few modifications after shooting, showing the utter weirdness of his subject material and his talent as a videographer. [Read more...]

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Frame of Mind: An Advertisement Becomes Fun Art

Friday 03.23.2012 , Posted by

Remember those HP ads from a while back — the ones where peoples images popped into picture frames as if by magic? These two clever guys, Ben Boutwell and Steve Alan, have revamped the idea in a super fun and endearing video that is quickly catching on around the net. Filmed in Hawaii, the duo’s version packs a lot of clever transitions into its short, one minute running time. [Read more...]

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TRON: Japanese Style!

Thursday 03.15.2012 , Posted by

Tron is back… in Japan! This beautifully choreographed 5 minute clip of Tron inspired goodness shows 8 dancers in full Tron-like suits that turn on and off. As they move, they come together, disappear, only to reappear somewhere else. It is an exceptionally well done dance piece and inspires new ideas for dances whether at a school play, a theater or a communal gathering such as Burning Man. Enjoy the show! [Read more...]

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TED-Ed: Bringing Hundreds of Classrooms Home

Monday 03.12.2012 , Posted by

Teachers are an amazing resource to all of us, helping us to understand everything from mathematics to the mysteries of the universe. But while some are lucky enough to have wonderful, educated teachers in their life, the actual reach of those individual teachers is quite small… much of the time only as big as a classroom. How can this small influence be broadened? How can we make these incredible lessons more accessible to all? Enter the newest chapter in the TED saga: TED-Ed. [Read more...]

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The Incredible, Invisible Mercedes

Saturday 03.03.2012 , Posted by

Hydrogen powered fuel-cell vehicles only produce one thing as they drive about: a tiny bit of water vapor. Because most of the world is made of the stuff, this makes them nearly invisible to the environment. Taking a cue from this fact, when Mercedes recently decided to promote their new F-Cell concept vehicle along with its zero emissions, they created this incredibly smart promotion to get the point across convincingly… even if it was a little hard to see. [Read more...]

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Partying in Rio: A Tilt-Shift Carnival Film

Tuesday 02.28.2012 , Posted by

Music, costumes, masquerades, dancing, food and five days of all night partying describes Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Film director and musician Jarbas Agnelli, in partnership with photographer and filmmaker, Keith Loutit, set out to capture this amazing event on camera in a way it has never been seen before. In the five days of carnival, the pair shot 167,978 photos, then with masterful editing and a soundtrack composed by Agnelli himself, they composed a tilt-shift style video from their stills titled The City of Samba. The final product is nothing less than amazing. The original score fits perfectly with what is being seen and conveys all of the right emotions. Watching the video, you forget that they are still shots and the effect of the tilt-shift makes everything look like claymation. A genius way to change the regular perspective of a larger than life festival. [Read more...]

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‘Starry Night’ Enhanced with Open Source Software

Sunday 02.12.2012 , Posted by

The Starry Night

When today’s technology is used to “improve” masterfully created artwork from the past, the results are normally disastrous. The old form of manual creativity flowing from mind to eye to brush to canvas is an intimate engagement that yields results no computer could ever duplicate even in the hands of the most skilled graphic designers.

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