LDN24 is a media art installation by The Light Surgeons for the Museum of London's Sackler Hall.
It presents an anthropomorphic portrait of London that reveals the abstract dance of this 24-hour city. It explores the capital as a physical organism and its hidden relationship with a larger, digital landscape, creating a cardiogram of the city that perpetually reflects the â€˜nowâ€™.
The film was created by a group of visual artist through an extensive series of visual studies around London in 2009. The resulting 30 minute film charts a daily cycle of the city which is then translated onto the surrounding LED curatin as a stream of live data feeds. These information feeds are being continually updated via the web and continually re-printed by the hands of a giant RGB clock.
LDN24 is a commission by the Museum of London in collaboration with Film London.
Director: Christopher Allen
Producer: Alice Ceresole
Editor: Tim Cowie
Visual Production: Christopher Allen, Tim Cowie, Dean Moore, James Price, Rita Ribas, Stuart York
Data Visualisation: Field.io
Sound Design: Tim Cowie, Malcolm Litson
Locations: Alice Ceresole, Dan Fellows
Research: Peter Brenan, Eleanor Downey
Production Assistant: Helen Omand
BAA Heathrow, Broadgate Estates, Regis House (London Bridge), Bywaters, City Academy Hackney, City of London Corporation, Billingsgate Market, City of London Film Office, City of London Police, Smithfield Market, Clissold Leisure Centre, Cory Environmental Limited, Film London, Greater London Authority, Invista Real Estate, Investment Management, Land Securities, IPC Helipad, London Borough Film Units, London Underground Film Office, More London Estates Ltd, Network Rail, Newsfax International Ltd, Novotel London St Pancras, Panasonic UK, St Paulâ€™s Cathedral, Tesco
Special thanks to:
Bob and Maggie Allen, Kevin Foakes, Helen Omand, Ed Purver, Olivier Ruellet, Laura Hannay, Victoria Tremble
The installation will be on display in the museum until 2012 and is free entry to the public.
The Kiwibank Welcome Experience is a unique way for the bank to immerse their visitors in the Kiwibank culture right from the front door.
Visitors to Kiwibank can use natural hand gestures to browse through a collection of video clips, view the growing number of customers and catch their comments made via twitter and other sources. Visitors can also play a high quality advergame, where they symbolically stop banking profits drifting offshore as they fly over a landscape, collecting as many coins as they can before the time runs out.
Resolutions available 4096x4096 (4k), 4096x2160 (super HD), 1920x1080, 1280x720
Continuum Infinitum (c) 2012 by Ben Ridgway
"Continuum Infinitum" unfolds before your eyes by revealing finer and finer details emanating from a single point. It is a meditation on the mechanics of time and space as infinite and seamless processes. The film is designed to loop so it essentially has no beginning and no end. Please download and try looping it :)
To watch at 1080p I recommend downloading it to ensure smooth playback.
Magazine review: Art Ltd Magazine – Currents 2012 New Media Festival Review | 2012
CONTINUUM INFINITUM AWARDS
Experimental Animation Award: Cine Toro 2012 | Toro & Cali, Colombia, South America | 2012
Projection & screening: Cine Toro 2012 | Toro & cali, Colombia, South America | 2012
Aired on Fuji TV Network | Japan | 2012
WORLD PREMIERE: Currents 2012 Digital Dome – Institute of American Indian Arts | Santa Fe, NM|2012
Large Scale Projection: The Great Wall of Oakland | Oakland, CA | 2012
Exhibit and screening: The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACD) + New Media Festival LA | Los Angeles, CA
As you watch the movie for a minute or so and then look away, you will experience a mild optical illusion that feels as if everything you look at is shrinking away from you. This is caused by the motion after-effect (MAE). It is a visual illusion experienced after viewing a moving visual stimulus for a time (tens of milliseconds to minutes) with stationary eyes, and then fixating on a stationary stimulus. The stationary stimulus appears to move in the opposite direction to the original (physically moving) stimulus. The motion aftereffect is believed to be the result of motion adaptation.
Neurons coding a particular movement reduce their responses with time of exposure to a constantly moving stimulus; this is neural adaptation. Neural adaptation also reduces the spontaneous, baseline activity of these same neurons when responding to a stationary stimulus. One theory is that perception of stationary objects, for example rocks beside a waterfall, is coded as the balance among the baseline responses of neurons coding all possible directions of motion. Neural adaptation of neurons stimulated by downwards movement reduces their baseline activity, tilting the balance in favor of upwards movement.
This week, Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel has announced the launch of their Facebook sharing initiative – a first for the hotel industry. Hotel guests, and everyone who attends the concerts, will be given the option of wearing a slim RFID wristband synchronised to their Facebook profile. Throughout the hotel there will be various points where guests can check in, take pictures or post a status according to where they are positioned in the hotel, simply by swiping their wristband across a sensor.