Mike Brondbjerg Guest Lecture + Workshop

20th October

Today we had a guest lecturer in, Mike Brondbjerg, who also held a workshop for our course. here is his bio from the most recent Reason To converence.  Whose 2017 intro was created by him and his team.

“Mike Brondbjerg is a partner at Kultur Design, a creative studio specialising in information and generative design, data visualisation, data art.

Kultur Design produce work for print, motion, installation and the web, for a range of agencies and clients like Kano Computers, Heineken, Reasons To, Abbott Laboratories, King’s College London, 51 Degrees, The Away Foundation, Volanti Imaging, Digital Arti & BGRS.

Their work ranges from analytical information design & data visualisations through to data illustration and generative design.”

he went through many of the different pieces of work he and Kultur have done. Much of which was related to data visualisation, so it relates very well to another one of my projects.

The workshop he held was very interesting. We used Processing to recreate a section of his work. I actually learnt quite a lot about Processing as we hadn’t had much exposure to it as of yet.

Lesson 3 with Nick and Ross

20th October

Yesterday, I was still not confident about my idea. Nick and Ross held 1-to-1 sessions with anyone who was in the same boat. Before today I had a list of a few ideas including, collecting data on phone usage, procrastination and in a similar vein, laziness. Laziness was something I wrote quite a few notes and spider diagrams on. Going into how laziness and procrastination might affect how creative you are because you’re giving yourself more time to come up with ideas, unlike just doing the task straight away and doing the first idea you have without much chance to change.

During the 1-to-1 session, we talked a lot more about the phone usage and what that can lead to in a few years, even 100 or 1000 years into the future. A lot of what I had to put forward, was not things I had researched recently, but things I had seen or read in the past. For example, there have been studies that showed our brains may be getting smaller because of all the information we have on hand through our phones. In a sense, our phones could eventually function as our brains. Another thing this has been theorized to lead to is a kind of hive mind through the internet.

Now there is still a lot of research I need to do on this because a lot of my ideas so far are just things I remember hearing about.

Animated Alphabets, part 3

16th October

Today was the day I filmed my first letters, letters ‘A’ to ‘E’. As it was only a test to see how the letter would look I filmed it on my phone, using bluetack instead of my originally proposed, glue. Although I only used bluetack for the test I may actually use it in the final video because it won’t affect the surface I put it on. I can still hide the bluetack if I use small amounts.

Below is the atempt at ‘B’ and ‘D’.