archive for January of 2008
This is the funniest thing I've seen in a long time. God I love David Lynch.
(via beyond the beyond) Christopher Baker did a beautiful installation in Copenhagen, where viewers send SMS messages to a building and their questions and answers become part of the building and the sonic environment.
Urban Echo from Christopher Baker on Vimeo.
It does much more than simply projecting onto a large surface. The digital information interacts with the architectural features of the building, going around windows, with its own physics and gravity. Lately I've been thinking about the coming convergence of the digital and physical worlds (augmented reality, an internet of things, unmediated user interfaces). It's already starting to happen.
This installation is a great example of how it would feel to have digital data truly integrated with the environment, as opposed to being a self-contained projection or veneer. The next step would be enabling the data to change the physical structure...
I live for the day when Bladerunner is outdated, as long as we can unplug whenever we want to.
More from Christopher Baker
Last year we were in Brooklyn for New Year's, but this year we resumed our tradition of heading up to Vancouver on New Year's Eve, staying at the Sylvia Hotel, and diving into English Bay with a few hundred other silly people at the Vancouver Polar Bear swim.
Ed, not deterred by crutches, thought this might be the time to don the Captain Fantastic outfit in Canada. Waxy Photography (John Goldsmith) caught him as he emerged from the salty 44 degree water...
(c) Waxy Photography
And another paparazzo caught him on video:
I was the sidekick in pink.
More amazing photos from Waxy
Our New Year 2008 photos
Vancouver Polar Bear Swim pool at flickr