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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…

X-Files: Trust No One

Sunday. 24 July 2011. 16:00 UTC
This year the Royal College of Art’s catalog for graduating Communication Art & Design (CAAD) students was composed of responses to three different conversation prompts. (See catalog for full descriptions: Fact and fiction in a digital context; The value of things—Material artefacts in a digital world; New models for publishing.) Respondents to these prompts included students, RCA staff and external designers, critics, architects and artists. And of course, your humble, X-Files obsessed narrator—having previously participated as a visiting critic for the How-to How-to workshop and the Blackberry workshop. And so this strange little X-Files tribute series has now spun off a small printed piece entitled Trust No One. The beautifully designed catalog is of course full of CAAD creativity and if you have the opportunity to acquire one (or better yet, meet with the graduating CAAD students) I strongly suggest that you do. —Stewart

X-Files triptychs

Sunday. 17 April 2011. 15:00 UTC
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