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Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 by Patrick

Eyeo 2013 pt II – Genius edition

The brilliant speakers at Eyeo Festival 2013 closing   This second post on my Eyeo impressions is likely to be even more scattered and fragmentary than the first, but here it is.  

Saturday, June 8th, 2013 by Patrick

Observations on Eyeo and the psyche of a creative technologist

Amit Pitaru talking about Sonic Wire Sculptor I’m lucky to be in Minneapolis right now for the brilliant Eyeo Festival full of great art/tech/data vis people. I was here in 2011 for the first Eyeo and that experience set my expectations way high for this year’s festival. So far I am not disappointed. The insight, enthusiasm and [...]

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 by Patrick

Recently Possible Pt2 – Smart Public Screens

Last post I talked about designing with the recently possible. This is a mode of creating I love. Constantly watching what technology and ingenuity are making possible and filtering those new potentials through design constraints to build interesting new stuff. That’s all a little on the abstract side though. So I’m going to try to [...]

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 by Patrick

The Art of the Recently Possible

Chris Heathcote describes himself as a designer whose medium is the recently possible. That’s a pretty exciting thing to be during our explosion of digital technology which throws out an awful lot of recently possible. See Chris’s slides and notes from a talk at the Do Lectures for insight into what this means. This wealth [...]

Friday, November 18th, 2011 by Patrick

FITC Screens

Earlier this week I was at Screens, a Toronto conference by FITC billed as “one of the only events in the world designed for developers of all platforms of screen content.”. I followed my usual conference technique of seeking out the off beat and out of the ordinary. That approach led me to the audience [...]

Monday, August 22nd, 2011 by Patrick

Eyeo Festival

Back at the end of June I went to the Eyeo Festival in Minneapolis. It was brilliant! I’ve been trying to come up with some sort of cohesive description of my experience. No luck so far but I can’t let another month roll without at least noting the experience. The festival featured an almost overwhelming [...]

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 by Patrick

Creative Technology: MyVoice Communication App

As part of my exploration of what it means to be a Creative Technologist I’ll be looking at examples that I consider great products of Creative Technology. I came across a new mobile app, MyVoice, today (via Siobhan O’Flynn). The app is designed to help people with health problems that impede verbal communication to ‘speak’ [...]

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 by Patrick

What’s Good and What’s Commercial in Tangible Interactive Work

More and more I’m recognising a tension in the type of work I do. The tension is between the interactive, physical, spatial work I think is ‘best’ and the work that’s commercially supportable (often by the advertising and marketing industries). Sometimes the two coincide, with the best work being commercial work too, but often they [...]