Taste at first sight 👁👀👁

“The first taste is always with your eyes.” Everything is contrived, from the glowing burger buns, fresh lettuce and tomatoes, to the juicy fresh meat. Video takes food advertising even further, making it come alive from its static state. Table top advertising or food marketing is no different than any other product marketing: the illusion […]

A retrospective report

We take a retrospective report, this time with the prospect of various viewpoints. When we look back at our own history, it only makes sense now. It’s never lucid at the time. Today’s mirror emits a story that can’t tell a lie. While the future prohibits knowledge, gathering experience increases one’s attentiveness toward ambient hints. […]

“Stare at the world, not at your model.”

Continually learning, constantly changing. The human mind is as fickle as the seasons. It is not mathematical models that predict the future but the law of nature. Writes Richard Bookstaber in his book The End of Theory. “The world could be changing right now in ways that will blindside you down the road.” Nothing is linear and predictable; […]

Devouring optical information

There’s optical information everywhere — on cereal boxes, to ads atop taxicabs, to the best quiche recipe on Pinterest. We are bombarded by the same signals we signal right back, purchasing the Nike sneaker posted on Instagram yesterday. Communicating through images negotiates a plausible reality. We consume and project, show and inspire others. Assume everything […]

A still inchoate creator

The blank page doesn’t write itself. It stares at you, pleading for you to quit and move on to something else. Those who persist pace themselves into unfamiliar territory. A big bang does no artist any good. What matters is not the end result, but pushing through in a gradual approach. Creators strive for long-term […]

Are video games design objects?

Do video games belong in the museum?  I remember checking out the old Tetris and Pong video games at a MoMA exhibit in 2013. They certainly seemed to fit as artistic artifacts.  The world’s leading museum of art and design in London, V & A, is making its new exhibit Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt even more contemporary.  The show’s curator […]