Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sound As An Element in Visualizations

When I consider the word 'visualization', deep down I want this word to mean something much broader than merely interacting with one's eye-balls. I would like your full body to be involved. There should be touching and whole body movement. After all interacting with the computer should be healthy and not just about sitting there. At some stage in the future there should be smelling and tasting involved as well.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Magazine = iPad That Does Not Work

This video will show you why static, printed images will become 'quaint' within a generation.

Jean-Louis Constanza posted this video of his daughter playing with an iPad and leafing through several magazines. He titled the video A Magazine Is an iPad That Does Not Work and describes its implications:
Technology codes our minds, changes our OS. Apple products have done this extensively. The video shows how magazines are now useless and impossible to understand, for digital natives. It shows real life clip of a 1-year old, growing among touch screens and print. And how the latter becomes irrelevant. Medium is message. Humble tribute to Steve Jobs, by the most important person : a baby. 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Muriel Cooper: A Genius in 3D Visualization

Muriel Cooper (1928-1995) set up a group at MIT called the Visible Language Workshop. She was a graphic designer so you might think the title should have been the Graphic Design Workshop, but her life seems to be all about double-clicking into processes and procedures and coming up not only with new designs but new ways of thinking.