Wednesday, November 30, 2011

BOOK - Jobs, Einstein & Franklin



This days, I am reading more than ever on my kindle . I just finished Steve Jobs Biography by Walter Isaacson and decided I'll start reading Albert Einstein's  and  Benjamin Franklin's bios all by the same author.

I enjoyed reading Jobs bio in front of the computer and pausing the lecture to check out photos and keynotes of the time on YouTube. It's a enhanced lecture. I believe that if you read it on the iPad that would be even cooler.

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson US / ES / JP
Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson US / ES / JP
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson US / ES / JP

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Art & Copy documentary



I was looking for Lee Clow's work in the net, the guy responsible for the classic Apple 1984 commercial. And I saw this film Art and Copy by Doug Pray about the revolution of advertisement and marketing. It seems really interesting, I have to see it as soon as I can. It's available on DVD here.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Making process of "Muybridge's Strings"



I first heard about Koji Yamamura when, in a late night cultural program in spanish TV, Atama Yama was aired. I instantly found that beautifully animated tale was something special. Unnespected. Since then I continue this director work closely. For what I have read, in it's last work Muybridge's string, Mr Yamamura deals with the notion of time and the discovery of the animation as a way of thinking. I hope to be able to see the film soon. Yamamura's  work is usually amazing a world apart of what we are so used to see in conventional commercial animation this days. His official site here.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Burning Man: Rites Of Passage - Day // by Ahmed

Surfing the net I saw awesome video by Ahmed  about Burning Man an event that takes place once a year in the middle of Black Rock desert in USA. A second part at night is coming soon. Check it out.


Burning Man: Rites Of Passage - Day from Ahmed on Vimeo.
Part one (Day) of a two part series. A short glimpse of a Burning Man experience. Hope you enjoy it. Part Two (Night) coming soon...

Shot in August/September 2011 using a (very dusty) Canon 7D with 70-200 f.40L, a 50mm 1.8, and a 10-24mm Tamron

Music is "Layers of Generation Without Number" by Bichi. Find more of their music here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/notwithstanding/id431166834

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Computers making computers



Here a video that explains how is the averyday life in the Apple's Macintosh Factory in Fremont,California where Mac SE and Macintosh II used to be produced in the eighties.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My bike got stolen!



So this is it. Someone broke my bike lock and took my Monty BMX  with him while I was in class...My bike riding days are over for a while I guess.

Friday, November 11, 2011

IDEO - The Deep Dive



Yesterday Chris and Walter from HORI showed us this video about one of the most influential product design companies in the world. IDEO, based on Palo Alto, California they have done product design for Apple to Nike among many others. ABC Nightline ask them to redesign a shopping cart just in five days, I specialy enjoyed the amazing process and the mind blowing results.

"You have to have some wild ideas, then you build on those wild ideas and they end up being better ideas. If eveybody came up with sane things, kind of apropiate things, you never have any points to take off, to build a really innovative idea" 
David Kelley 

It remind me a lot of what we did in Murcia with Moritz Waldemayer and Yvonne Laurysen three years ago. Organized by Andres Perea, Jose Luis Vallejo, Paula Montoya and Izaskun Chinchilla. A weekend just creating stuff from scratch. Awesome experience. Here the link to that post.