Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Orlagh O’Brien - Emotionally}Vague




Emotions can be overwhelming. But not always so. They affect our thoughts and perceptions far more than we realise. It is well established that we are subliminally affected by visual media, and particularly in terms of unconscious emotions, drives and feelings. I wanted to question how feeling can be experienced in the body, not simply in mind. I believe that we can use familiar tools to express understanding of experience, and not be restricted to the use of photographic stereotypes.
source: Emotionally}Vague


Orlagh O’Brien

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Orlagh O’Brien: Illustrating How You Feel (19:57)

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Brian Joseph Davis - The Composites





No matter how lovingly a fictional character is rendered in print, he or she is still just a figment of the literary imagination, with a face readers can only imagine. Inevitably, a film adaptation prompts protests that whoever was cast doesn’t get the look quite right, though it’s never truly clear just what the look should be. But now a new website uses police technology to sketch out faces of characters described in notable novels. Called The Composites, it shows images of literary characters created by using the author’s description of a character with law enforcement composite-sketch software Brian Joseph Davis, a writer, media artist and co-founder of the online literary magazine Joyland, came up with the idea while reading crime novels.
source: bbc.magazine


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Composites: Sketching Lisbeth Salander’s ‘real’ face (03:18)
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Friday, March 16, 2012

Weizenbaum. Rebel at Work 2006 




“Googeln Sie mal das Wort Ameise”, ist der zweite Satz. Das sagt Weizenbaum selbst nach dem Film. Das Publikum hat so viele Fragen - zur Wissenschaft, zur Entwicklung der Technik, zur Person - und er möchte doch nur über eines sprechen: über die Gesellschaft.
“Wenn Sie Ameise googeln, bekommen Sie wahrscheinlich eine Million und irgendwas Treffer”, führt er weiter aus. Gut geschätzt, zumindest auf Deutsch. Da sind es, wie Google weiß, “ungefähr 727.000 für Ameise” (in 0,20 Sekunden), auf Englisch listet die Suchmaschine in deutlich weniger Zeit “63.000.000 für ant”.
source: Joseph Weizenbaum: Vergessen Sie Google!


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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Oscar Lhermitte - Under Cover project




The Under Cover project looks at the psychological perception of uniforms, its languages and its opportunities. A uniform is a set of standard clothing worn by members of professions such as police, builders and the emergency services. Each uniform tells a lot about the person’s background and its function in the context of use. The police uniform is symbol of authority, power, security and in some cases fear. Every single person working in public space has to wear a high visible outfit, from builders to police officers. It is forbidden to impersonate a policeman, however it is legal for anyone to wear high visibility clothes.


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