Tuesday, November 29, 2011


The Beauty of Mud (4000 fps) from David HJ. Lindberg on Vimeo.

Last night Kadet mentioned an AE plugin that could create slow-mo footage. It's called Twixtor and it is basically a really advanced, really smooth motion interpolator. The above footage was shot at 60fps but it looks as if its 4,000fps. Pretty amazing stuff.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thai Flood Hacks

Thai Flood Hacks is a tumblr of creative D.I.Y. solutions to the extreme flooding still occurring in Thailand right now. It reminded me of Mary Mattingly's responses to our potential future dystopian water world.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Moore's law and beyond!

here are two articles that illustrate that concern computing power.

The first is about Moore's law that Sheldon Brown talked about (that processing power per dollar doubles about every 18 months) and how soon this evolution will STOP. processors will not physically be able to get more dense or efficient.

The second is about the possible replacement for conventional processors once they stop accelerating: quantum computers. Quantum computers would be beyond anything we are capible of today and would increase in efficiency exponentially.

I can't wait for the future~!

A Multiverse of Exploration: The Future of Science 2021

I thought this exciting research and map related to multiple conversations we have been having. Specifically, I was excited that one of the six big stories predicted was Decrypting the Brain: Modeling the Complex Mind and that within the map they identified "machine learning melds with cognitive science," which reminded me of Sheldon Brown's yet to be revealed new research center.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

After the conversation with Laurie Frick I thought about Jaume Xifra, a Spanish artist who explores psychological mapping. I had the opportunity to participate in his project “Deu retrats de Barcelona” shown in 2002 in the gallery Metrònom. Nine people and me were selected by a team of anthropologist as a singular sample of Barcelona’s anonymous citizens. After taping our interviews on video Xifra translated the main traits of our personality into a language of symbols articulated through color and arranging. The result was a peculiar collection of portraits revealing our interior, here is mine:

You can check his website here:


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Scalable City

BIG - the Danish architecture firm developed a conceptual project for Audi speculating on the possibilities for urban form related to mass-automated car travel - something Sheldon Brown alluded to in his talk.

The presentation is quite long but its worth getting to the end!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Codes of Honor



While you were busy sucking back milkshakes and dancing the two-step, Montreal-based artist Jon Rafman was descending deeper and deeper into the world of competitive gaming. And we don't mean FarmVille. In 2009, right around the time of the mega-release of Street Fighter IV, Rafman spent months on end hanging out at the now-shuttered Chinatown Fair, Manhattan's premiere arcade. He befriended its patrons, learned their ways, and became immersed in their culture. Now, he's emerged with Codes of Honor, a hypnotic 14 minute film about the ideas, motivations, rivalries and memories that lie beneath the joystick.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Body interface

As I explore issues of expanding my visceral interface through various modalities of virtuality, I am developing a radar for blurring the line between where the physical and virtual interface meet. As I experiment with strapping virtual interfaces to my body...this link explores our body as a canvas for data input! what do you think?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

some pretty pictures

and i guess they're nice ways of visualizing data, too.

at this link:

and an enticing example:

are you enticed?