Interesting article over on the ever-mesmerising Popular Science website. It concerns all this madness surrounding Julian Assange and Wikileaks. Some shad diplomatic dealings coming out of the shadows, I for one hope it continues. Loving reading in the press about 'cyber wars' and the like. All this talk of encryption and 'secret doors' remind me of Dan Browns 'Digital Fortress'! (of which I am, of course, ashamed of reading) Seemed like the world was going mental yesterday what with all the student riots in Westminster too!
Posted by Ajantis at 16:08
Interesting lecture here from Simon Reynolds, the journalist that identified the concept of the Hardcore Continuum, a widely discussed idea that there is an unquestionable link between all underground dance music produced in the UK in the last 20 years, a link that inspires and influences whatever movement or scene follows it. An interesting perspective on the history of British dance music anyway with some classic tracks, even though the formula of the 'nuum seems to have gone all over the place in 2010's soundscape. Awesome near the end when he talks about how dance music is Britains version of Grandmaster Flash>gangsta rap>hip hop in the US, and ska>rocksteady>reggae>dub in Jamaica.
Posted by Ajantis at 17:04
Crazy holographic technology from Autodesk. Baffled as to how it works.
Posted by Ajantis at 16:53
Following on from my post in October, when I'd just got back form filming the DJ Mag 2010 Tech Wards, I've now realized that all the footage has gone online on DJ Mag's site and YouTube. Myself and a friend filmed the event on behalf of be-at.tv: I created over 50 animation slides for the two-day event, whilst my colleague produced and edited. Take a look, it's interesting stuff if you're into music tech.
Posted by Ajantis at 15:27
I've been browsing Ravensbourne's new website, and i've stumbled upon a section showcasing all the showreels from myself and my peers of Design for Moving Image 2010. Great to see them all again, having not seen them since the degree show in June. Lots of hard work went into that final year of Uni! Was extremely chuffed with my first from there, however unfortunately I was unable to go to the graduation ceremony.
It's interesting looking at my showreel in particular, and thinking how much I have improved since, even though it was created as recently as June of this year. It's inspired me to cut together a new winter showreel with some of my newer work, so watch this space! I'm going to spend some time over Christmas finishing off some half-started projects and i'll try and cram in a new showreel edit too.
Posted by Ajantis at 13:16