Thom Thom

Digging these sliced up images by French artist Thom Thom

Dropmark

http://www.vimeo.com/20635463

Another nice collab tool! These seem to be springing up everywhere, but Dropmark looks like a real contender for best in show.

“Drop files right from your computer, or the web, to create organized collectionsbringing together information like never before.”

Postcards from Google Earth

“Last week I found some interesting works of Clement Valla such as “A Sequence of Lines Consecutively Traced by Five Hundred Individuals” and “Seed Drawings“. In his site you can see more of his conceptual and brillant works. I’ve loved his Bridges series, an amazing collection made from bridges and roads from Google Earth, I love its look, is a mix between three dimensional & two dimensional environments. I didn’t know if he had edited these pictures or they were just captured, so Clement tells us about this series; See more;

“The images are screenshots from Google Earth with basic color adjustments and cropping. I am collecting these new typologies as a means of conservation – as Google Earth improves its 3D models, its terrain, and its satellite imagery, these strange, surrealist depictions of our built environment and its relation to the natural landscape will disappear in favor of better illusionistic imagery. However, I think these strange mappings of the 2-dimensional and the 3-dimensional provide us with fabulous forms that are purely the result of algorithmic processes and not of human aesthetic decision making. They are artifacts worth preserving.”
After working as an architect and designer in the USA, France, and China, Clement Valla began using computers and digital technologies to explore formal, mathematical, linguistic and social systems. He studied the intersection between art and computer programming at the Rhode Island School of Design’s Digital+Media MFA program, focusing on issues of individual and massively collaborative authorship, and generative algorithms applied to systems of reproduction. He is interested in processes that produce unfamiliar artifacts and skew reality. Valla works within systems, applying a programmed brain that pushes problem-solving logic to irrational ends. He has collaborated with a number of artists and architects, and his work has been shown internationally. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.” Via

Rango end titles

by Prologue

Butterflies feat. John Malkovich

http://www.vimeo.com/19876655

Rockstar Games: The Tech Behind The Performance

Cloud App

CloudApp allows you to share images, links, music, videos and files. Here is how it works: choose a file, drag it to the menubar and let them take care of the rest. CloudApp provides you with a short link automatically copied to your clipboard that you can use to share your upload with co-workers and friends. Additionally you can view, track and delete files right from your menubar. it doesnt get much easier. Impressive. VIA

Randomthoughtpattern

http://www.vimeo.com/18990170

Just launched my new Reel 2011.
Music by Venetian Snares.

DIY ad for NASA

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“A man grows so frustrated with NASA their budget cuts and bad PR that he takes it upon himself to make an epic promo spot for them. You can’t go wrong using a Carl Sagan excerpt.” Via

Matthew Cusick

Matthew makes stunning collages out of maps. See more

2011 Motion Graphic Design Census

Also, download the results of the 2010 census here.

The Noun Project

A great resource for free, high quality downloadable symbols. The Noun Project