Bloody Cause




Vangardist magazine with the help of Saatchi + Saatchi Switerzland raise awareness and challenge people’s prejudices by printing their latest magazine edition with ink mixed with HIV positive blood donated by three sufferers.

Todays Viewing in Old Cases

That’s the era French artist Julien Knez pays homage to in his Timeless VHS series. For fun, Knez mocked up a bunch of posters featuring today’s hit shows and movies—like Breaking Bad, Interstellar, Gravity—as if they were actually the jackets for VHS tapes. Knez created them all on Photoshop by modeling them after after VHS cases from the era. They’re incredibly convincing.

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Capturing The Dance

Asphyxia is an experimental film project by Maria Takeuchi and Frederico Phillips that explores human movement through motion capture technology. The team used two inexpensive Xbox One Kinect sensors to capture the movements of dancer Shiho Tanaka and then rendered the data inside a near photo-realistic environment.


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A Man Out of Time

BS Johnson was an experimental author in the sixties who challenged the form of the novel in ways that the modern day digitally savvy authors would appreciate.


His most famous book ‘The Unfortunates’ was known as the book in a box consisting of loose leaf sections that could be read in any order – thus replicating the randomness of memory. He not only wrote novels, he also wrote plays and poems as well as being a film maker. I have often wondered how he would have embraced the digital era; without doubt I think he would have been one of its pioneers.

As a footnote I have a very personal connection with this book, because it is about my parents and I am actually a character in the book too.

Read Jonathan Coe’s article about BS Johnson’s work on The Spectator>

Living Statues

The interesting thing here is that it’s a very modern technique of an ancient practice. Occasionally we come across an non-weathered statue and find evidence it was once painted. Something that the ancients did to bring their statues to life. Now with projection mapping we can do the same only with a more animated outcome.


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Mad Words

In honor of the finale, the New York Public Library is featuring its Mad Men reading list, a collection of 25 titles read by characters throughout the series. The list was inspired by Billy Parrott, a NYPL librarian who has tracked the book appearances since Season 1. It is part of a larger series of Mad Men events that AMC is hosting across the U.S. leading up to the finale.

dondraperSee the Cast choices on Mashable>