The Secret Life of Magnetic Fields

The invisible ebb and flow of magnetics fields.




Magnetic Movie from Semiconductor on Vimeo.

Are we observing a series of scientific experiments, the universe in flux, or a documentary of a fictional world? The secret lives of invisible magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic ever-changing geometries.

Read lots more about it here:

An Animate Projects commission for Channel 4 in association with Arts Council England.

Aurora Borealis in a laboratory. Fascinating.

Your Campaign On A Page

Love this campaign site SVT – a Swedish TV iPhone app.

Everything on a single page – campaign idea, open letter to steve job, video product demo, selection of screenshots, pre-filled twitter message and feed, twingly and facebook feeds, live video streaming from Apple HQ (I’m assuming it’s spoofed), click “Ya” to announce approval if you’re Steve Jobs, “Ya” ticker and Youtube webcam “Ya” uploads.

Sounds like a lot but it works really well for this.


The kicker is that it turns out that the approval campaign is a PR stunt – the app was only submitted the day before it all broke. Not many people will know that. But Apple will.

Wonder if SVT might find themselves having a few ‘approval difficulties’ for this one.

Update: Apple has just released the following statement:

The SVT app was just submitted for App Store approval today. We look forward to reviewing it as part of the normal review process in hopes that it may soon join the more than 100,000 apps already on the App Store.”

Help raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation this Christmas

Send a Xmas wish with the glue London 2009 Xmas card – and we’ll donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Just share your wish on Twitter with the hashtag #tweetawish – and we’ll do the rest.




We’ve partnered with Titan Outdoor so all your festive wishes are being showing live in Liverpool Street station. There’s also some festive tracking on the site for things like Reindeer, Turkey, Family and other Christmas fun.

Recreating the classic John Hughes chistmas film “Home Alone” on Twitter


The project kicks-off on the 22nd December and finishes on the 25th Dec to match the chronology of the film. It will be performed in realtime using Central Standard Time – as that’s the timezone in Illinois. 🙂

You can follow the List here:

Looking forward to seeing how it works out!

Stylish promo by KORB. For a stylish tune by Mario Basanov

Great video, love the detail. What a tune as well!!

I’ll be gone from KORB on Vimeo.


Music title: MARIO BASANOV & VIDIS feat JAZZU – I’ll be gone
Director: Rimantas Lukavicius
CGI: Rimantas Lukavicius
Producers: Martynas Mickenas, Arunas Matacius
Production Company: RGB
Inspired by SOBIESKI
Year of completion: 2008

Available to buy at:


Hey, I’m Using The Cloud

I don’t know exactly when it happened but it’s just dawned on me. I’m sat here doing a bit of work using Google Docs, working/sharing files with Dropbox. I’ve started using the Cloud.

I don’t use Docs for work yet, but for personal stuff it’s great.

I all over it for Docs and Spreadsheets but avoid the Powerpoint / Keynote side – its not feature rich enough yet.



Dropbox has become an installation essential for me. Bascially it’s what .Mac should have been. The big difference is that you get a folder on your local drive which is kept in sync with the cloud – meaning you have online/offline access to all the files.

It can also ACTUALLY handle large files (which .Mac is absolutely shambolic at), it gives you progress feedback, and doesn’t cause your machine to freeze up. Love it.


There’s also a web interface too which is dead easy to use.


Here’s a little demo of the Dropbox in action.

To make sure I can access stuff on the move I’ve got a shortcut to Google Docs Mobile and the Dropbox app on my iPhone. It’s made life a lot simpler!!



If you’ve not tried them yet – challenge yourself at the start of 2010. A clean break. A line in the sand. A fresh start.

I’ve run out of metaphors….

The Particle Responsive Kinetic Sculpture v1.0 (aka Rave Machine)

The Particle v1.0 from Alex Posada on Vimeo.

“The Particle” is a kinetic sculpture that experiments with color, sound and movement.

A sensor monitoring system analyzes the users movements in the exhibition space. Around the space occupied by the sculpture defines a surround sound system that reacts and becomes one with the movement and light.

I’m ordering one for my house.

The Worlds First AR Magician?

Magician, visualist, and technologist Marco Tempest shows off his work on “Magic Projection.”

YouTube link.

It’s interesting to see how a magician blends technology into his performance.

Early days yet, but I can’t wait to see how this develops.

Made / created with OpenFrameworks, OpenCV, Arduino, MacCam, PS3 Eyetoy camera, Wii engineering, IR tracking, MacBook Pro and a mobile projector.

Just a few bits then.