Cities at night

555 KUBIK | facade projection from urbanscreen on Vimeo.

"How it would be, if a house was dreaming"
The conception of this project consistently derives from its underlying architecture - the theoretic conception and visual pattern of the Hamburg Kunsthalle. The Basic idea of narration was to dissolve and break through the strict architecture of O. M. Ungers "Galerie der Gegenwart". Resultant permeabilty of the solid facade uncovers different interpretations of conception, geometry and aesthetics expressed through graphics and movement. A situation of reflexivity evolves - describing the constitution and spacious perception of this location by means of the building itself.
Art Direction: Daniel Rossa -
Technical Director: Thorsten Bauer
3D Operator: David Starmann
Sound Design : Jonas Wiese
Realized with mediaserver

I cannot believe I have not seen this before. Stunning animation and film merged into architecture. By Urban Screen. ( If this was linked to a 'like' feature from a mobile location app and projected onto a fashion store. You could see in real time what the customers inside are looking at and enjoying. There are so many things you could do with this. Does fly in the face of the issue of light pollution however as Wired reported in 2009 "....Astronomers are fed up. One fifth of the world’s population cannot see the Milky Way because street lamps and building lights are too bright. So scientists are mounting a new campaign, called Dark Skies Awareness....."

Frankly I love cities. More over I love cities at night. Man conquering darkness via artificial light is a bit of a primeval victory, but satisfying all the same. Maybe a 'light-up Friday' is the answer. Have a specific night for illumination japes once a week. Would give high-street retailers a 'third' time.

Empire building, Google

A while back I gave a presentation about brands and there online shadows. I used the analogy of digital donuts that came in a box owned by Google. Sample charts HERE. When this chart popped up it was a good time to adlib gags about the Evil empire/Big brother (Google) and how we were all owned. The Beast File (Google) is a lovely bit of animation currently doing the rounds that sums this thought up in a much funnier manner and includes a better Star Wars reference. Graphics by Patrick Clair, written/presented by Elmo Keep. Seen on 

THE BEAST FILE: GOOGLE ('HUNGRY BEAST', ABC TV) from Hungry Beast on Vimeo.


Prince Caspian says no to crack

Saw Bigga Than Ben at a charity preview last night. This is the film written and directed by Suzie Halewood.
Based on a Russian best seller about two young guns scamming London for all its worth. Gritty, funny and very good to look at. Starring Ben Barnes (yes, Prince Caspian himself) and Andrei ChadovI.

The soundtrack features Joe Strummer, Pete Doherty and The Rifles, the latters 'Lost in London' fits so well. really hope the film gets a wider audience than just its current art house run.

Suzie is the charming lady who directed our Fresh & Green commercial last year, pic from shoot with Mr AWT. There is an outside chance this will have another outing on TV. Previously with a media budget the square root of feck all, next to no one saw it.