The Really Visible Experience

Who has an industrial espresso machine in their office? Who has teas I couldn’t pronounce just over top of that espresso machine? Who has black glass along the wall that you draw on with white magic markers? It’s none other than only the best internship ever: Derooted Design Agency. In fact, interning almost seems like an understatement for what I did and learned at Derooted; I truly felt like part of the team.

Figure and Ground – Contact Festival 2011

Breaking down the traditional figure-ground dynamic, this collection defines the spectator as the figure, and the installations as the ground integrating them in a cycle. The viewer is allowed to change and define the installation by interacting with it, while the installation changes and affects the response of the viewer by changing his/her environment in real time. This installation is 3Dimensional and uses traditional photographic techniques, life casting, and electronics. The installation features Jillian Vanstone, first Principal dancer at the National Ballet of Canada.

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Augmented (hyper)reality – 3D City

A film produced for his final year Masters in Architecture, Keiichi Matsuda projected about the social and architectural consequences of new media and augmented reality. In this second installment of his hyper0reality, Keiichi digs deeper into his creativity to give a better idea to the direction we are likely to see AR go in the near future. An environment merged with media space, and architecture taking on new roles related to branding, image and consumerism. You may have seen his earlier installment visualization of AR (hyper)reality “Domestic Robocop”

Google for the Arts

In case you missed it, last week Google rolled out its new gem known as Google Art Project. Absolutely fascinating in a manner only Google could deliver. Google Art Project brings the worlds greatest fine arts and museums to you giving you immediate access to over 1000 works of art in 17 of the worlds renown museums across the globe. With the same brilliance of the Google Street View technology, you have the freedom to tour collections at the MoMA and Met in NewYork City, Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the National Gallery in London – these are just to name a few museums now available to you with out the travel expenses or the ridiculous lineups for a brief viewing.

press release: CTV announces production for Artbound documentary

CTV, in association with Artbound and Free The Children, announced today that production is underway on a new documentary featuring multi Grammy and Juno Award winner Nelly Furtado. The documentary will chronicle Artbound’s first assignment in Kenya as 20 young professionals including Artbound’s Honorary Chair Seamus O’Regan, Global Ambassador Dayle Haddon, and Free The Children’s founder Craig Kielburger, head to Kenya on a Me to We Trip, to build Free The Children’s first arts school. An air date has not yet been announced.