August 19th marked the 60th anniversary of the coup. And what better way to celebrate than having the CIA itself formally take responsibility for Operation Ajax? I found it a bit hard to believe that it actually happened, but my inbox was full of friends sending me various links from around the web saying things like “did you see this??”
The nicest part for me personally was having the app mentioned on The Rachel Maddow Show.
So by now, everyone should at least have heard of Microsofts new console due out this xMas, the Xbox One. Basically, multitasking comes to the hearth space, trying to integrate multi attention span not just on your main screen (like the workbench) but also across connected devices, like a tablet, using the smartglass application.
I’m a little late posting this, but in April I ended up in the city of Leuven to present on WebDox, a mini conference on Interactive or web based Documentary.
It was a bit of a short trip (only 4 days) but I got to do some fun stuff and experience some great beer. One of the hi lights was presenting along side the very accomplished Jonathan Harris, best known for his Ted Talks
and the piece We Feel Fine.
Gorgeous little fusing of visual and auditory:
Guy did the music and the visuals. +1 to cross disciplinary art making.
Finally got around to checking out this:
Browse in Chrome, very cool stuff, curious to see if this opens up a new form of vr goggle cinema with immersive directional audio…
Just released, Skylanders meets Garys Mod… for Kids!
Looks promising I especially love the tweaked vinyl toy aesthetic to unify the different Disney properties. When I saw other games try to do this, like Smash Brothers, or Sony’s equivalent, the clashing art styles of the different IPs was jarring for me. Of course, Disney and Pixar have solved this problem with grace and style.
Very curious to see how this game evolves in the future, perhaps adapting to play across future platforms and interfaces.
I threw this quick demo together to showcase the potential power a realtime 3D environment can add to a comic book. Eventually I’ll add VO, but needed something quick for my impending trip / presentation to Belgium
Just caught this great talk from Bret Victor
I love the concept that computer art is responsive. Kinda sums everything up, and the trend of interactivity becoming critical in our future storytelling
I got invited to speak at a documentary film festival in Mexico City. I’ve never been treated so well. Here is a little snippet of one of my presentations: