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CGWTF: Simon Starling's Phantom Ride
"I was hoping that Simon Starling [would engage with CGI as a medium creatively]. But he didn't - he used it _invisibly_. CGI is always used invisibly. You're not supposed to see the seams. It's supposed to appear like it's not CGI in order to fool the eye and boggle the mind. Sadly (for me and probably no-one else) CGI was again denied the opportunity to do anything more than _facilitate_." I enjoyed Starling's piece, but this is astute and fair criticism. (I'm rather taken with Alan Warburton following his Spherical Harmonics at the Photographer's Gallery. All of CGWTF is very good.)
cgi  cg  animation  media  interrogation  art  alanwarburton  seamlessness  seams 
january 2014 by infovore
potlatch: how not to save a tiger
"The therapeutic role of digital media is to allow an instrumental view of social relations to be propagated, in which the instrument somehow suspends any sense of moral causality or responsibility. Between the 'input' and the 'output' is a machine that we are blissfully unable or unwilling to understand. Hence, the possibility that clicking "send" might stop a stoning in Iran." This is very good.
willdavies  charity  connections  seams  logic  advertising 
june 2012 by infovore
Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: sand in the vaseline
"Experience designers love a bit of Saarinen: “Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.” That’s what’s wrong here, an RFID card is not considered within the context of a wallet, containing multiple competing RF field creating information and ID objects, and this new, electric wallet isn’t considered within the larger system of shops and the invisible RF world." Companies don't design for seams - and, as Chris points out, when they do, it's for seams between all their own products.
saarinen  rfid  experience  chrisheathcote  seams  design 
january 2012 by infovore

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