visual

Monday Enhancement: Lit Tree


Lit Tree is an augmented-reality project which lets you use hand gestures to interact with an illuminated tree.
Lit Tree, augmented-reality, interaction, voxels, 3-D, 3D, pixels, Kinect, scan, Kimchi and Chips, de-screenify, outdoor, visual, media

Flying Liveries


When did you first see the Alitalia livery? It was designed by Walter Landor in 1967, working from his original headquarters, a retired ferryboat moored in San Francisco called The Klamath.
Livery, airlines, Alitalia, Walter Landor, brands, visual, identity, Swissair, aircraft, airplane, Swiss, rectilinear, Zurich, San Francisco, 1967

It's a Book, It's a Blog, It's a Blook


Recently released is The Word It Book, a collection of visual submissions to the blog Speak Up. “Word It” is one of SpeakUp’s most popular and original features. Each month, a different word is posted on the site, and anyone who so desires can submit a visual/verbal interpretation.
Word It, book, collection, visual, submissions, blog, SpeakUp, Design Life Now, Triennial, Exhibition, favorites, high-resolution, files, print vs digital, virtual vs physical, curated, pacing, scale, sequence, interviews, commentary, sensual, seductive, phenomenon, blogging, writers, Lulu Blooker Prize, blooks

Process This!


On March 8, Ben Fry offered a hands-on workshop at Cooper-Hewitt devoted to Processing, the open-source visual design software that he co-authored. For more information, visit our calendar.
Ben Fry, information visualization, data visualization, Workshop, hands-on, Processing, open-source, open source, software, visual design, co-author, Tech on Your Terms, public programs, explore, experiment, code, writing, graphics, commercial software, generate, skills, development, tool, interactive, animation, audio, visual, input

Indie Publishing


One of the themes running through Design Life Now is the opening up of media to everyday citizens. There’s been an explosion of “social media”—Web sites that allow people to build communities and talk with each other on-line. (Blogs like this are one example.)
Design Life Now, Exhibition, Triennial, social media, Web, internet, digital, media, user-generated content, participation, blogs, blogging, Communications, revolution, Indie Publishing, public program, event, 2007, Ellen Lupton, Nicholas Blechman, illustrator, art director, NOZONE, Empire, visual, anthology, DIY, Do It Yourself, citizens, graphic design, new media, economy