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.

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Stefanie Posavec @ Eyeo
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I’m in Minneapolis at the annual Eyeo Festival. Like Resonate, it is focussed on data visualization in all of its forms, on the intersection between “art, interaction and information”. See also: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3   Analog Algorithms with Stefanie Posavec Today is workshop day, and I’ve been lucky enough to

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International Draw A Bird Day
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Yesterday was International Draw a Bird Day. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DABDay Here’s mine. Thanks @Dumbledad for the heads up.

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jenny bv lee: immateriality – the future human
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Great to see some publicity on DesignBoom for Jenny Lee’s project “Immateriality – The Future Human”. This was a standout from this year’s Textile Futures degree show at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. This is the course we worked on a couple of year’s ago for Microsoft’s Design Expo. Jenny imagines digital

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New sketches
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I’ve continued with the portrait of the day effort I mentioned earlier. This time I’m working from a book I found in Oxfam called Portrait of England by Sylvester Jacobs. Published in 1976 it has loads of photos of people from that period, mostly in black and white. I’m using it to focus a little

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Favorites of 2010
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A new year, so time to go through the 4,400 shots I’ve taken this year to pick out my favorites. I was surprised to see that this is the 7th year I’ve done this. 44 images this year, which is pretty much in line with last year’s 42 images + 1 video. It’s a totally

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Portrait a Day
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I’ve started trying to draw a portrait a day. This is inspired partially by friends who’ve taken one photo, or even a self-portrait, every day with their cameras for a whole year. I’m hoping to do the same, but with an emphasis on allowing it to try and improve my drawing skills rather than my

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Design Expo 2010 Videos
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Videos have just been posted for the six student presentations from this year’s Microsoft Design Expo. This is an international competition we’ve run for a decade, inviting various design colleges to do projects to a brief that we set. They pick their best student team and send them to Redmond to present their work at

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Media Vintage
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Some lovely objects with history. “Media Vintage is a series of interactive electronic textiles that contain memories. Alpha is a suitcase in which you can weave temporary secret messages in Morse code. Bravo is a tapestry that sings a song from long ago when your fingers read the embroidered Braille. Charlie is a trench-coat that

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Impact! @ the RCA
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  Some quick notes from my visit to the Royal College of Art to see the Impact! exhibition. This presented a series of projects in which RCA-connected designers (linked primarily with the Design Interactions department) were put together with scientists working on projects funded by the EPSRC. The overarching goal, as with much of the

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