My new studio:
98 4th St. #309
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Come & visit.

Love my new blackboard setup.

xurban_collective is looking for a summer intern. We have very interesting art projects coming up soon and we need a volunteer who can help us on various aspect of planning, research and production. Tasks includes, but not limited to, digital photo and video preparation, text editing, archive and website maintenance. The position (unfortunately) is non paid, but there will be occasional free drinks and lunches.

This is a part-time gig (~20 hours/week) and you will be working at xurban/newgray studio, located in 24th St. and 5th Ave, New York.

If you are interested in please send your intention letter and resumé to felt@xurban.net. Cheers, xurbanite.

Coolinary Identity Development for SideTrip Media, New York

The UI prototype developed for Interpersonal Frequency and Educational Foundation of America

The Sea-Image Book is available for purchase through Artbook.com

Newgray’s New Office is located at 30 W 24th, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10010

Please stop by and say hello!

Here is a work from my design student, Steven Martinez. Very good! From Design & Typography class at the Department of Media Culture, CUNY.

These are very nice center labels from Center Of Attention website. Good inspiration source for usage of shapes, colors and typography. More can be seen online at: centerofattention.me These are very nice center labels from Center Of Attention website. Good inspiration source for usage of shapes, colors and typography. More can be seen online at: centerofattention.me These are very nice center labels from Center Of Attention website. Good inspiration source for usage of shapes, colors and typography. More can be seen online at: centerofattention.me These are very nice center labels from Center Of Attention website. Good inspiration source for usage of shapes, colors and typography. More can be seen online at: centerofattention.me

These are very nice center labels from Center Of Attention website. Good inspiration source for usage of shapes, colors and typography. More can be seen online at: centerofattention.me

"cinemetrics is about measuring and visualizing movie data, in order to reveal the characteristics of films and to create a visual “fingerprint” for them. Information such as the editing structure, color, speech or motion are extracted, analyzed and transformed into graphic representations so that movies can be seen as a whole and easily interpreted or compared side by side."

I am curious  what are the benefits of those visualizations for us to perceive/understand movies any better. Would be great to read the full thesis though. Here is the brief list of things come up to my mind when I look at the results:

  • Average color-scale of the whole movie might give us a clue about the atmosphere and the mood of the movie.
  • Dialogues can be extracted to make a tag cloud or list of frequently used words.
  • We can visualize the flow of the soundtrack to see rising moments, tensions and relaxing scenes.
  • We can analyze pace of the movie by looking at cut/transition frequencies.
  • Repeating patterns might be visualized as well, gun-shots, car scenes, conversations, etc.

The list can grow however, I believe we should always keep in mind that the movie itself is a very different experience than its visualizations. Storytelling and audience feelings can’t be communicated enough with visualizations. More information and videos about the project is available on cinemetrics website.

Pages from the original copy of NASA’s identity guidelines from when they re-branded to the ‘worm’ logo, dated January 1976. NASA’s logo is probably one of the most memorable identity design on earth. Would be great to have and study this guidelines book.

(Source: timgeorgedesign.wordpress.com)

"The average color of the New York City sky, updated every 5 minutes." Nskyc project is simple, clever, elegant, focused and about colors. Thumbs up! "The average color of the New York City sky, updated every 5 minutes." Nskyc project is simple, clever, elegant, focused and about colors. Thumbs up!

"The average color of the New York City sky, updated every 5 minutes." Nskyc project is simple, clever, elegant, focused and about colors. Thumbs up!

Stamen released their latest mapping project, onebayarea maps. It filters the view by the travel time between areas, and the median price of homes in each area. Important points:

1. It is not based on google maps but geoIQ. Map is nicer and more suitable for data mapping.
2. Median Price Data is not from census data but ABAG data. Most probably better organized and reliable.

Finally there is a mapping project which shows contextualized data based on a daily case and looks nice. Good Job from Stamen. You can also read the original post about their project on their blog.

I just gave a presentation at the Interior Design Studio, Parson School of Design about Digital Archives, particularly the work that I did at the New Museum. Obviously there are wide range of resources on archives. I would highly suggest Jacques Derrida’s book Archive Fever as a critical/philosophical start.

If you like to go technical, here are some links that you may want to check it out.

Of course wikipedia is a very good resource to learn about the concepts and terms.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_library

If you are talking about Digital Archive, one of the main issue is the Metadata. Here is the Metadata resources: http://archive.ifla.org/II/metadata.htm

If watching is easier than reading;

http://www.ted.com/talks/brewster_kahle_builds_a_free_digital_library.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlOQuuLYavY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCOXC5PTJj8
Smithsonian
LOC

Archiving is a lot of manual work, even for companies like Google;

Telegraphs Article

Google Fingers

We are proud to announce that we finalized a documentary film project on Franz Xaver Messerschmidt’s work and life. It is going to be on view at Neue Galerie New York between September 16, 2010- January 10, 2011.

The Franz Xaver Messerschmidt exhibition is one of the most anticipated shows in New York City and it will be the first exhibition in the United States devoted exclusively to this major late 18th-century Austro-Bavarian sculptor. It will focus on the artist’s so-called “character heads,” among the most important works of sculpture from their era. The exhibition is organized by Guilhem Scherf, chief curator of sculpture at the Musée du Louvre.

FRANZ XAVER MESSERSCHMIDT 1736-1783
From Neoclassicism to Expressionism

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September 16, 2010-January 10, 2011
Neue Galerie New York

January 26-April 25, 2011
Musée du Louvre, Paris
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Directed by
Hakan Topal

Produced by
Newgray
New York

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