Controlling the weather is something a lot of people in the UK wish they could do. A look out the window 9 times out of 10 will tell you how disappointing the forecast usually is. When the sun comes out it’s a mad dash to the park or any corner of an outdoor space to soak up those sunrays. We put up with more than our fair share of cloud, rain, cloud and rain. So why on earth would you want to create even more rain?
Holography, from the Greek words for “whole” and “writing/ drawing”, is the technique for creating three-dimensional images. Discovered accidentally by physicist Dennis Gabor in the 1940s, it was only when lasers developed in the 1960s that the first optical hologram was created. Using halogen-based photographic emulsions to record 3-D images on 2-D surfaces, in simple terms holograms split and stretch recorded light into 3-D shapes.
Auguste and Louis Lumière are the French brothers widely regarded as the creators of the moving image. Born two years apart, the brothers worked for their father’s photographic firm, developing still photography using the dry-plate process and then film perforations, which helped to move film through the camera and the projector.
Oktoberfest takes place in Germany this weekend and whilst many people will be making the ‘pils-grimage’ (get it?) to Germany for a good old beer fest in lederhosen, we’re going to enjoy our own beer-soaked celebrations a bit closer to home. It seems there’s microbreweries popping up all over the place in the UK right now and we thought it would be somewhat refreshing to recommended our top five craft-beer creators in the UK so you can enjoy your very own micro-October-fest.
Artist Chris Cunningham started out sculpting prosthetic Alien heads for Ridley Scott. He then went on to combine his love of art, industrial design, film and sound as a director of music videos. Part of the same generation of video artists that include Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, and Jonathan Glazer; this elite group created cutting edge music videos in the 1990s.
The 10th annual London Design Festival connects hundreds of events together showcasing London as a centre for the world’s creative forces. Running between the 14th and the 23rd of September, there are numerous exhibitions and installations, but Walk the Light by Cinimod Studios is one of our favourites.
Event Projection were on borad with ITV recently to promote the 2012 season of the X-Factor. A pair of 20K projectors were stacked to achieve a huge cinema for past contestants to watch themselves and their journeys through the show. The series goes on air in September as if you could possibly not know!
On the 21 August, Event Projection installed a high-tech set for toy company Mattel to launch their new “Apptivity” toys, toy cars that interact with the company’s iPad apps. In addition to an 85″ plasma, a “Giant iPad” was created! The 10’x7′ iPad was built to scale for kids to play Mattels games by simply standing on it.