Here’s another one: “Data Visualization” - and you’ve gotta come up with something better than an overhead projector showing a pie chart.  

Today we try to understand these new ways of looking at the systems that govern our lives, health, finances, even our environmental impact.  

We’ll talk with participants in this past weekend’s Donaghue Foundation conference that addressed the importance of design in reshaping healthcare.  Advocates say these new strategies can empower patients to take control of their own health.  

And we’ll explore the fun side of statistics as we look at revolutionary new uses of data visualization to make a jumble of numbers accessible, even beautiful.  


The Creators Project 2011 Launch Wrap-Up
by Kathleen Flood February 24, 2011
Yesterday, we released a huge announcement outlining all the exciting endeavors we’re planning for 2011, including the launch of The Studio ...

Later in the evening we held an event at the 3LD Art & Technology Center in Lower Manhattan, where we utilized their transformative Eyeliner 3D projection technology to liven up the traditional press conference format by projecting visuals in front of and around the speakers.

VICE’s Shane Smith, Intel’s Marketing Director John Galvin, and Paul Banks and Daniel Kessler from Interpol discussed the implications of the project’s first year and their hopes for the coming year, and before hitting the dance floor, we got a chance to meet our newest Creator from South Korea, Taeyoon Choi, who’s currently a fellow at EYEBEAM Art and Technology Center in NYC.

Read Me Files -- screen grab

"Read Me Files” is part of Brooke's ongoing investigation into the built environment. She is specifically considering products we use for personal and domestic hygiene. We recognize logos and packaging far more readily than the chemical ingredients that the products are comprised of and that we, quite literally, consume. "Read Me Files" employs written and spoken language to underscore this disconnect by asking viewers to name everyday products by ingredients rather than branding. The commonplace becomes mysterious and foreign. The recorded video from this installation will become source material for a single channel video.


Project Created: 
October 2010
Projects: Read Me Files
People: Brooke Singer
Research: Sustainability
Project Type: Activism, Comedy, Data Visualization, Digital Cinema, Public Art, Video, Visual Art
Tags: fellow, X-Lab

As a founding member of the internationally renowned Paper Rad art collective, US-based electronic producer / multimedia artist Jacob Ciocci has developed a reputation as a creative powerhouse in his own right over the last decade or so... During the same period, he’s also maintained a steady presence amongst the US’s indie rave scene doing solo performances as ROTFLOL, and this self-explanatory-titled collection on Audio Dregs acts as a ‘best of’ of sorts, trawling back through ten years worth of cassettes, videos, animations, self-made CDRs and live recordings for its 24 tracks. In this case, Ciocci’s musical aesthetic certainly parallels the psychedelic eighties bent of his visual work, with the tracks here being composed in ASCII, before being recorded in realtime using vintage Casio keyboards and budget electronics. That said, it’s amazing just how much diversity and depth he’s able to wring out of his pallette and gamecore-centred sounds here.


Innovation: how to delete corporate logos from view

* 16:02 22 October 2010 by MacGregor Campbell

Innovation is our regular column in which we highlight emerging technologies and predict where they may lead

Call it advertisement hacking. Technology-inspired artists have designed ways for you to mask or perhaps even delete company logos in your field of view as you wander around a city or shopping centre.

The trend subverts a technology called augmented reality (AR)Movie Camera, by which virtual information – say restaurant ratings – is overlain on the real world as you peer through smart glasses or a smartphone camera.

New York artist Jeff Crouse has designed a program called Unlogo, which detects corporate logos in a video stream, then replaces them.


An Interview with curator and CRUMB co-founder Sarah Cook on driving creativity
artengine blog : art and technological experimentation


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logo no-no

By its own definition, the "Unlogo" project is "a web service that eliminates logos and other corporate signage from videos."
Unlogo Will Erase All You Worked For

Posted by Abe Sauer on September 30, 2010 11:00 AM

By its own definition, the "Unlogo" project is "a web service that eliminates logos and other corporate signage from videos.


View Kaho Abe image in CNET News' 'Ideas and innovation at Silicon Valley art and tech fest (photos)' slideshow - CNET News
Kaho Abe, as part of Eyebeam, a DIY art collective based in New York, has created a Rube Goldberg or Fischli and Weiss-like contraption called the Ticket Machine.

Insert a quarter, and follow the path of the deliberately overengineered gizmo as hacked and discarded electronics perform one step after another, leading to the printing of a ticket. My receipt read "Everything has the potential to become a pancake."


So what exactly is open source hardware? We’re getting closer to a consensus definition, thanks to Ayah Bdeir and Eyebeam. A few months ago, she put together a workshop on open source hardware, and invited a group of people who are making businesses of it, along with some great legal practitioners working on open source issues.

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