John Hurt
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I thought I’d post a few shots of this acrylic I painted a year ago of John Hurt. Its significantly larger than the portrait of Philip Seymour Hoffman that I posted about last week. This isn’t really a fan thing. Although I am a fan. He’s just got a great face to paint. Love the

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Philip Seymour Hoffman
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Here’s another portrait. I plucked this shot of Hoffman from a photography book in the studio at Strodes Sixth Form College where I do my art class. His eyes water like he’s in a permanent state of melancholy. Or maybe I’m seeing that retrospectively. The development work for this shot was quite tough in that

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Resonate 2015 Day 2
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Notes from Resonate 2015 Day 2  in Belgrade, Serbia. Nicolas Nova Near Future Laboratory Not as interested in “classic” design – post-its etc. Thinking about the future through films and props. 2001: A Space Odyssey. Picture Phone Minority Report. Gestural stuff, but also mundanity of cereal box with annoying “live” characters on them. Stephen Spielberg.

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Resonate 2015 Day 1
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Notes from Resonate 2015 Day 1 (sort of – lots of stuff had already happened but this is the official opening) in Belgrade, Serbia. Opening presentations in the Kolarac main hall by Adam Magyar, Nicolas Nova and Jesper Kouthoofd. Adam Magyar Homepage Interested in extending photography beyond the cropped frame, extending the image into time.

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Favorite Photos of 2014
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It’s been an odd year, what with the flooding of our house at the beginning. Things are much better at the end. I seem to have taken a lot of shots this year, perhaps because of the flooding, and the need to itemize the damage, or perhaps because of our big trips to Israel and

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The Internet of Why: A Smart Design Salon
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I was lucky enough to be invited to be a panellist at “The Internet of Why”,  an evening “salon” organized by Smart Design in London. The event started off with a viewing of Connecting: Makers, a mini-documentary on the creative community sponsored by Microsoft. Using this as fodder for our conversation, we spent the next

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EYEO Festival Day 3
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Better late than never, here’s my write-up from my last day at Eyeo. It feels little more patchy than the other days, but perhaps that’s because of the juggling around that happened towards the end of the day because of some changes in speaker line up. See also: Workshop | Day 1 | Day 2

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Panoramas from Israel
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During our recent trip to Israel I ended up taking a whole bunch of panoramas of the locations we visited, stitching them together from multiple photos. Some of these are very wide, while others allowed me to stich together whole buildings that my camera wouldn’t fit in one shot. I’ve collected them all together in

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Eyeo Festival Day 2
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Day two of the Eyeo Festival in Minneapolis. To recap, this is an event that focuses on the intersection between art, technology and design, with a strong emphasis on data. See also: Workshop | Day 1 | Day 3 Kim Rees – The Data Future Kim Reesperiscopic.com@krees Kim works for Periscopic, a data visualization agency

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Eyeo Festival Day 1
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Here are my very rushed notes from some of the talks on day 1 of the Eyeo Festival in Minneapolis, where “artists, designers and coders build and bend technology and give us a glimpse into what’s possible, into what’s next. Ones and zeros float all around us just waiting to deliver the next new interaction.

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