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Upanatem is Montreal based interactive design, branding and business strategy consulting agency that also does film, video production and photography.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Love: Steel drum

Never heard of this instrument before until today... now it's an unending beat to my day.

Love: ZAZ - Je Veux

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Love: Todd Selby x Christine Sun Kim

Todd Selby x Christine Sun Kim on Nowness.com.

Todd Selby's video on performance artist Christine Sun Kim, who is deaf from birth and works in the medium of sound visualization.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Third Wave

Video collaboration between The Last Magazine and Y-3: The Third Wave. Choreographed by Benjamin Millepied.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Youtube Symphony Orchestra

Started as a project in 2009, with musicians all over the world auditioning on Youtube to perform Tan Dun's Internet Symphony No.1, the project came back in 2011, bigger and better.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fascinating: How Tau sounds like

Surprisingly well actually.

This reminded me of a movie that I forgot the title of, where an autistic person who could memorize extraordinarily long numbers called π "visually beautiful".

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fascinating: 10,000 Year Clock

That's what I call long term thinking. Imagine how the world would change and the clock will be forgotten only to be rediscovered in thousands of years... The only thing it would say about this civilization is that we were liked measuring time.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Singing Tree (Panopticons)

What is interactive? Is it an interface if the interaction happens between a non-human user and an instrument built for a non-human user?

Designed by Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu, the sculpture was finished in 2006 as a part of East Lancashire Environmental Arts Network (ELEAN), Lancashire, England.

You can hear it in action here:

More information here.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Love: Die Antwoort

What I call a thought through band. Great videos, amazing site, even their haircuts are designed to match the overall image.

And awesome music - I've been to their concert this summer - they have more energy than 5 Energizer bunnies.


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Should I work for Free?

Great little guide on pro-bono work http://www.shouldiworkforfree.com/

I agree 110% with all points.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lean Startup Principles by Eric Ries

Here in Upanatem, we work with many start-ups and small businesses. Many of high-tech start-ups we know face similar challenges around the questions of when to release a product. Some of them never get to the release stage, having lost their energy during the prototype development. Others dwell on their product until it is absolutely polished to perfection and release it way past all deadlines and over-budget only to find out that nobody wants it. Yet other release a rough prototype, get negative feedback and get discouraged and throw in the towel.

Eric Ries here talks about how to avoid these pitfalls. It can be helpful to any business looking for ways to reduce waste in all levels of operations, but it is especially golden for the start-ups working on their first releases.

Eric Ries is a modern-day start-up guru who has given talks to to as diverse audiences as Harvard Business School students and NASA. Eric also has a very informative blog Lessons Learned. He is great in that all his points are immediately applicable and not-intimidating and the overall message is very inspiring.