Project 2501

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"Ghost in the shell" was one of my early cyberpunk influences. Definitely showing my age even using the term "cyberpunk". Project 2501 is an impressive homage from about 30 artists to the original anime opening sequence, but using modern film, 3D and photographic techniques. Some lovely stills from the project ... Read more »

Internet Machine

Internet machine (trailer) from Timo on Vimeo. This is what the network realy looks like. Internet machine is a multi-screen film about the invisible infrastructures of the internet. The film reveals the hidden materiality of our data by exploring some of the machines through which ‘the cloud’ is transmitted, processed ... Read more »

Digital life in 2025

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The Pew Research Centre's Internet Project published something interesting recently. They ask a few thousand "experts" for their predictions of life in the near future. There is a surprising level of agreement and Pew research extracted 15 theses. The main article is here but here are the 15 theses in ... Read more »

Project 2020

"2020" is the story about the near future based on an ICSPA report entitled Project 2020. This video project takes the form of a fictional web series presenting the evolution of society and technology in the world described by the report. The 9 video playlist shows how the advancement of ... Read more »

Digital natives are a Population not a Generation

"Here’s an idea: there’s no such thing as a digital native." I like this line of thought from @PBSideachannel. Just watch the first 5 minutes. Photo Credit: Dirigentens via Compfight cc ... Read more »

Absurd TV commercial audition

If you have ever auditioned for anything, or work in marketing or advertising, or both, you'll probably enjoy this Conan sketch. He does a remarkable job of highlighting the absurdity of both the acting and advertising industries. Touché! ... Read more »

Principles for human digital experiences

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[This article first appeared in The Drum magazine "UX Guide" - October 2013] The human experience is increasingly mediated by technology, both hardware and software. In addition to the large and small screens in our lives, the evolution of wearable technologies gives rise to a whole new category of experience ... Read more »

What is Big Data?

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I was asked a few questions about “Big Data” recently. Here’s what I said. What is it, exactly? Big Data isn’t a thing. Data is data, regardless of volume. If you ask for a Big Pint at the bar you still receive a pint. Big Data is just ... Read more »

The graph always seems greener...

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[This article first appeared in Marketing Magazine - August 2013] What do points make? Awesome! I just got my daily goal again. 3000 points, which is no mean feat given how much time I spend at my desk, peering at rectangles and moaning about the coffee. That cute animation of ... Read more »