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'Exit' cited in Domus article by Paola Antonelli

Our 2008 collaboration, Exit, has been included in MoMA design curator Paola Antonelli’s article on data visualization in the English / Italian design and architecture journal Domus (issue 946). Page 114 features our “Carbon Emissions Responsibility” map. For a description of and videos from the Exit project see http://stewd.io/work/exit.

Update: The article has now been posted online. You can read it at http://domusweb.it/en/design/states-of-design-01-visualization



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Tue. 19 Apr 2011
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Code Play lecture video now online

Code Play is a small talk about the intersection of art, design, and software illustrated through Stewdio works. Stewart was invited to speak about his work at the Creativity and Technology conference (CAT) held in London, November 2010. Stewart’s talk, titled Code Play, focussed on playfulness as the unifying theme of the Stewdio portfolio. For more information and the full 20 minute video see the Code Play project page.

Tue. 19 Apr 2011

Yale Graphic Design presents 'Catalog'

It’s spring. And that means design thesis shows. Below is the invite text for the Yale School of Art 2011 Graphic Design MFA show. http://yalegraphicdesign.info/.
As both noun and verb, book and exhibition, CATALOG recasts the deconstructed components of finished design projects as new work. The result is an exhibition that is an exploded book, and a book that is a collapsed exhibition.

CATALOG represents the work of Yale School of Art MFA candidates Lauren Adolfsen, Juan Astasio Soriano, Keri Bronk, Benjamin Critton, Lauren Francescone, Brendan Griffiths, Bona Han, Sara Hartman, Hank h. Huang, Zeynab Izadyar, Zakary Jensen, Zachary Klauck, Michael Mikulec, Mylinh Trieu Nguyen, Lindsay Nordell, Ji−Eun Rim, Sally Thurer, and Brian Watterson.

CATALOG will show from May 9−15, 2011 in the Green Hall Gallery of the School of Art, located at 1156 Chapel Street in New Haven, Connecticut. The Gallery is open daily, 10AM−6PM. A closing reception will be held from 6−9PM on May 14.

See you there,
YALE G.D. MFA 2011


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Bis Juni, ZKM

Thanks to everyone at ZKM for a fun and productive two weeks. I will return on Wednesday, first of June along with Bobby for another round in the panorama lab. For now, I’m back in London. Sketching. Coding. Rendering. —Stewart

Sun. 17 Apr 2011
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X-Files triptychs

Recently I’ve become re-obsessed with The X-Files. (My last bout of this ended around 1998 or so.) I strongly believe a second movie should be made—there’s just so much potential there. (Yes, I realize there have already been two movies, but let’s just pretend that absolute rubbish sequel was never made.) I’ve been watching the series in order, taking notes on arc themes and character introductions, cinematography, etc. It’s like homework. But fun homework. These X-Files triptychs are a scatterbrained byproduct of my obsession. Have a look here: http://stewd.io/xfiles —Stewart


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ZKM, one week in

One week down and one to go here at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany. To recap, I’m here working with Bernd Lintermann, head of the Institute for Visual Media, and the Global Art and the Museum team lead by Andrea Buddensieg on a data visualization exhibition piece for The Global Contemporary: Art Worlds After 1989 exhibition opening this September. Storyboarding. Coding. Bumping along to an odd mix of the instrumentals-only version of Dr. Dre’s 2001 and the first three records from Squirrel Nut Zippers. Not to mention the two minute trailer for the Beastie Boys’ Fight for your Right—Revisited which seems to have the most incredible cast list ever, including what appears to be a DeLorean time machine. (“Sense is something you can’t even make sense of until you’ve been to the future and spent time there.”) So much more coding and sketching to do. Back at it now. —Stewart


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It's Spring in Karlsruhe

It’s that time again. Stewart is currently at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany working with Bernd Lintermann, head of the Institute for Visual Media, and the ever-sharp Global Art and the Museum team. (Bobby will return to ZKM in June.) The result of this collaboration will be an immersive data animation of the art market—a strange and sometimes illogical economy of artists, curators, biennales, fairs, auction houses, and collectors—on display as part of the The Global Contemporary: Art Worlds After 1989 exhibition opening this September. But for now, it’s springtime. Trees. Leaves. Rain. Breezes. Sunshine. Bunnies. Storyboards. SQL. OpenGL. And so on. Unrelated: Seventeen years ago today there was an unhappy kid in Seattle. And then there wasn’t. How time passes.