Screen capture of Trans-it CD-Rom that was attached to FL@33's award-winning Trans-form magazine. The self-initiated project was released in 2001 – a time (believe it or not) before YouTube and Vimeo and even high-speed internet – when 180mb of video experiments were best delivered via CD-Rom.
Original project description – for additional info and magazine previews please visit flat33.com:
Trans-form, Trans-it, trans-port.org is a self-initiated Architecture, Art and Design publication by FL@33.
This award-winning first issue is a conceptual project based on an everyday observation of tower cranes combining a magazine, a CD-Rom and a website. The project was made public in July 2001 during the Royal College of Art, master degree Show in London.
Trans-form is a large scale magazine exploring the magic of urban sculptures that appear and disappear in the cities we are living in. The fascinating beauty of tower cranes that are lifting, transporting, re-constructing, drawing, cutting, dancing, performing, communicating and 'trans-forming' is usually unnoticed by the public’s eye. We present information about tower cranes and crane operators’ daily work in the sky.
Trans-it, the attached CD-Rom, adds videos and animations combining industrial structures with natural imagery. The CD is presenting a cityscape metamorphosis and defines our cities as being in a 'larval stage'.
Trans-port.org, the website is a playful and informative art site. It offers the possibility to 'build your own crane', to 'climb' a tower crane and to 'be a crane operator'.
The Launch issue of Trans-form, Trans-it, trans-port.org was featured in many periodicals and publications around the world.
(Original screen resolution: 640 x 480px, source movie: 639 x 477px)
A box with original copies of the classic, widely-acclaimed, award-winning, previously sold, limited edition, large-scale magazine Trans-form by FL@33 has been unearthed and are now exclusively available at Stereohype (signed, worldwide shipping). Original first edition in mint condition. stereohype.com/152-trans-form-magazine
FL@33 archives: This is Courier 8pt — one of the first FL@33 ASCII animation tests, 2000. A very early ASCII animation experiment created by FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek while at the RCA, Royal College of Art, London. See also our follow-up ASCII animations (Ascii animation from FL@33's New Year's Kit 2002: vimeo.com/48557698 and Reading ASCII Eye animation commissioned for Bienal de Valencia: vimeo.com/48905426).