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Goodbye 2011

Thursday. 22 December 2011. 18:00 UTC
The year is at its end—a moment to reflect upon twelve months of experiments, achievements, and blunders. 2011 opened with multiple trips to Karlsruhe, Germany to collaborate with the ZKM Center for Art and Media on a very early version of trans_actions. In February Stewart served on the judging panel for TED’s Ads Worth Spreading competition and tutoring a month long workshop at the RCA with Jürg Lehni. April was packed: More visits to ZKM, the Creativity and Technology conference posted my Code Play lecture video, Paola Antonelli wrote an article for Domus about data visualization that used Exit as an example, and I posted some odd X-Files triptychs. More after the jump…

Chatttr—come chat and draw

Thursday. 03 November 2011. 12:00 UTC
For a few months now we’ve been kicking around a hobby project called Chatttr—located at http://chatttr.com. It’s a free-for-all chat room that allows users to create and share simple line drawings. But that’s just the surface of Chatttr. From the foundation upward we built Chatttr as an experiment in anti-social networking. What happens if there are no accounts? No login? What if multiple people can have the same username? Or change their username between each post? What if there’s no permanent archive? More after the jump…

Jürg Lehni featured in Grafik

Tuesday. 15 February 2011. 15:00 UTC
Jürg Lehni has been featured in the relaunch issue of Grafik Magazine (issue #188, pp.28–41). The profile includes photos and descriptions of Jürg’s work and interview snippets from Jürg, his collaborators, and his brother Urs Lehni. Some projects highlighted in the profile include Scriptographer, Empty Words, Hektor, Rita, Flood Fill, and the Lineto type foundry website. You can read more about Jürg’s work on his website, http://lehni.org and watch more video at http://vimeo.com/lehni/videos. Also check out the brand new Things to Say website, a curatorial collaboration between Jürg and Alex Rich, at http://thingstosay.org.

Royal College of Art meets Research in Motion

Tuesday. 01 February 2011. 15:00 UTC
Jürg Lehni and Stewart have been invited as tutors to a one month workshop at the Royal College of Art organized by the Helen Hamlyn Centre and sponsored by Research in Motion. As part of the workshop proceedings Stewart will be speaking about his work at the RCA tomorrow afternoon at 13:30 in the Performing Arts Lab (on the first floor of the Stevens Building). Jürg will do likewise the following Wednesday.

Ides of December

Wednesday. 15 December 2010. 11:30 UTC

A rather good day to pause and review. In November Robert Gerard Pietrusko and Stewart unveiled their latest collaboration, Under Vine, for the SFMOMA’s new exhibition How Wine Became Modern: Design + Wine 1976 to Now. Under Vine is a data animation describing a modernized view of wine production and export.

Last week Jürg Lehni and Stewart visited Sara De Bondt’s Design Without Labels class at the Royal College of Art to conduct a workshop. The two gave a “subjective and fragmented” history of programming (beginning with punch card looms and largely avoiding actual computer languages all together) and then delivered an assignment brief challenging the students to create their own language and example applications for the following week. More after the jump…



Talk to Me, MoMA

Monday. 06 December 2010. 09:00 UTC
New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is planning a new exhibition for summer 2011 titled Talk to Me which promises to be nerdtastic. The exhibition team, lead by senior curator, Paola Antonelli, is sifting through an ever-mutating list of potential pieces for the show. This queue of artworks currently includes two Stewdio pieces: the collaborative Exit (Terre Natale) data animation and our Jed’s Other Poem music video for the band Grandaddy. Some friendly faces appear in the queue as well: studio mate Jürg Lehni and recent studio guest Jaakko Tuomivaara.

Royal College of Art workshop next Tuesday

Friday. 03 December 2010. 16:00 UTC
Next Tuesday Jürg Lehni and Stewart are conducting a workshop for Sara De Bondt’s masters class at the Royal College of Art in London. The pair will introduce themselves and talk a bit about their separate practices before giving a design brief to the students. The results of this brief will be examined the following Tuesday.