Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/07/13 06:04:54 PM
Amar Toor of The Verge writes: "Inkscapes" is a sprawling installation that turns tablet doodling into something more profound. Created by Adrià Navarro and DI Shin, the system streams live iPad drawings across a giant, 120-foot-long display, located inside New York's InterActive Corps building. The result is a hypnotic, undulating mural that's equal parts painting and performance. READ THE FULL STORY HERE.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/07/13 05:04:33 PM
Nicholas Kemp of Film Society of Lincoln Center writes: One of the hot tickets at the 42nd New Directors/New Films festival was Upstream Color, the new feature from writer-director-actor Shane Carruth. It may be surprising to hear that it's only Carruth's second time at the rodeo. His ingenious micro-budget time travel movie Primer was a breakout hit at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004, where it won the Grand Jury Prize, and went on to achieve cult status.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/05/13 04:04:43 PM
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner talks to Fast Company's Co.Create about the failures that led him to success.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/05/13 03:04:02 PM
Caroline Polachek duets on Ice Choir's single "Everything Is Spoilt by Use" and also directs the '80s-inspired music video. Says Polachek about the video, "I staged it as a digital-Victorian (soap) opera. While editing the video, the plastic wrapping kept turning up in my dreams, and became a theme on the streets of Brooklyn. It really got inside me as a symbol. Now I would love for this song to end up as some quiet teenager's figure skating routine. Because this song is gothic as goth can get; no doomy trappings of the genre, but all the pining and excess." Read more here on Dazed Digital.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/05/13 03:04:28 PM
Transmedia storyteller Mark Harris talks to Filmmaker Magazine about his work. He says "I believe that an 'interactive storyteller' should focus on the same skills utilized by every other storyteller. Technologies come and go. But I don’t think they fundamentally change human behavior...I am really trying to focus on human behavior and psychology. Then I use whatever tech is right for a particular job. For me, tech is largely about scaling a project up. If you cannot make a project compelling in one room with 10 people, tech won’t help you. One of the reasons I love doing live interactive events is that they are a good way to “paper test” ideas, before going down a tech development hole for six months. So really I think the main skills should be storytelling skills." Read the full interview here.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/05/13 01:04:32 PM
The New York Times interviews Louis C.K. about his rising career and being able to wield the power when it comes to distribution of his own shows and work. He says about self-distributing his last special and having his new one, Oh My God, premiere on HBO, "One of the reasons I did the last special that way is because nobody wanted it. But this time HBO came to me. And I had this great situation because I didn’t need anybody. So everything that I asked for, they let me have...Another reason I was willing to do it there was because I had told them I have to be able to sell it on my site. At first HBO was like, 'We can’t do that.' And I said, 'Well, let’s not do it then.' The power I had was to be able to keep saying: 'I’ll do it myself. I do not need you.' They took a while on that one."
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/05/13 12:04:01 PM
Pepsi has released the first commercial with Beyoncé since she was named global brand ambassador. The spot, called "Mirrors," shows the superstar interacting with herself at a variety of points in her career: from Destiny's Child to Sasha Fierce. Says agency 180 LA's chairman Chris Mendola about Beyoncé's high level of input, "We've worked with a lot of athletes and celebrities, usually the client and agency develop something, then it's presented to the artist or athlete for approval. And then you all go make it and they sign off and approve the final content. This was nothing like that at all." Read more here on Advertising Age. Watch the spot below.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/05/13 10:04:31 AM
Fast Company's Co.Design reports from the opening of Doug Aitken's "Mirrors," the permanent, interactive facade that now graces the Seattle Art Museum. The piece takes information from the city, such as weather and pedestrian traffic, to constantly move and change. Says Aitken, "I was interested if the work can move on its own and constantly create its own sequences, patterns and composition. Like a minimalist musical composition. However, the work must generate its own tempos and patterns feeding off the landscape, movement, temperature, light or darkness, wind or many other live organic things around it.” Read more here.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/04/13 03:04:55 PM
The Talks interviews Frances Ha filmmaker Noah Baumbach about his distinctive style. He says about his filmmaking, "Sometimes scripts should be filmed as straightforwardly as possible, because to cut them up would reduce whatever is already working. The opposite is true when a script needs a visual idea to transform what has been written. But I find much of that comes to you in the process of making the movie; the decision is intuitive. I go with an impulse and say where we should or should not cut. And we do that through the whole movie and then we start again!" Read the full interview here.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/04/13 02:04:22 PM
YouTube Channel AWE Me presents its latest web series, Stop Motion Chalk Art. Exactly as the title would suggest, the series features chalk artist Chris Carlson creating trompe l'oeil artwork showing things like a game of Tetris and a tribute to Jurassic Park. Watch the first two episodes below. (via Tubefilter)