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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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Monday, October 22, 2012

異化した視覚 / Dissimilated Vision

制作 : 片山拓人 / animation : Katayama Takuto
音楽 : 菊池亮太 / music : Kikuchi Ryouta
編曲 : 濵中峻 / arrangement : Hamanaka Shun

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Barry Underwood: Light Pollution Artist

Yes, but my attempt is not to portray environmental issues in a heavy-handed way. I think about science fiction and how the fantastic or supernatural is supported or given credibility by a ubiquitous everyday world. Within the storytelling there is a moral to the tale. There is a looking inward process or a self-evaluation (on cause and effect) and the consequences of one’s actions.

Juxtapoz Interview

Monday, September 10, 2012

Mathematics, corals and african villages TED talks

Ron Eglash spent a long time looking at aerial views of African villages in the process came up with analogies between fractals, organic development and sustainable growth.

Margaret Wertheim, with her twin sister Christine, crochets corals that visualise hyperbolic geometry while commenting on everything from feminine craft to global warming and coral reef depletion.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

YSO Music Making Experiment

Fascinating experiment in interactive instrument music making.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

1 Giant Leap

The scale and ambition of this project give me goosebumps.

Also reminded me of Youtube Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

MaKey MaKey keyboard

Banana piano woot!

Two grad students from the amazing MIT media lab put their minds together to bring a revolutionary new gadget in tot he world. The results are somewhere between hilarious and breathtaking.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Play not work

"...play, rather than work, was the formative element in human culture: ... man's most serious activity belonged to the realm of make-believe." Johan Huizinga, as quoted in Lewis Mumford's, The Myth of The Machine

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Fascinating: Aesthetic Apparatus

Aesthetic Apparatus is a screen-printing company. When they produce large runs of screen prints they first test it out on a piece of paper, which they reuse many times, resulting in these multi-layered, multi-coloured prints.

Aren't they fantastic?

It is fascinating to watch new meanings form from two pictures placed together seemingly at random.