I’m a sucker for these kind of code-based visualizations, often made by accident using tools like Flash or Processing. I love the work of John Maeda, for example, and Joshua Davis. This work by Robert Hodgin falls into the same camp. Take a look at some of the wonderful animations showcased on his site, Flight404.
Above: Toshio Iwai with his Tenori-On digital musical instrument, due to launch in 2007. Continuing my small series on personal heroes, I’m adding Toshio Iwai. I remember first seeing his work when my class from the RCA’s Computer Related Deign program went to the Doors of Perception conference in Amsterdam I think it was the
I’ve loved the work of Steven Holl ever since I walked into the St.Ignatius Chapel in Seattle and saw the light. Literally. This is the building my wife and I wanted to get married in, but it was not to be. Architect Steven Holl Combines Geeky Aesthetic, Environmental Elements“Steven Holl’s buildings are more than beautiful
Interview with another of my heroes, architect Lebbeus Woods, at the Postopolis! event recently held in New York. His visual style is what really draws me in. I blogged briefly about it here. I should do some due diligence, though, and look more closely at the philosophy and ideas that drive his work, some of
Since this is a blog about the job I do as a designer in Microsoft Research, I thought I’d start a list of people whose work I really admire. These are not necessarily ‘computer’ people. More individuals whose imagination, integrity and output really shine. First up are 2 Japanese heroes of mine. Not sure that
Toshio Iwai is a huge inspiration for me. He’s the creator of Electroplankton, and has a long history of designing beautiful ways of making music. He has started a blog on a new musical instrument he’s creating with Yamaha called the TENORI-ON.
This article in the Telegraph is pretty shallow and only includes about 3 paragraphs of actual quotes from Ive, but he is a real inspiration. As designer for Apple he’s produced some amazingly focused, gorgeous products. He’s modest and passionate, and clearly cares deeply about every curve, bulge, glow, and motion.