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Portugal Day3 / Aaron Koblin

Portugal day3 = Offf day 2. The first talk I saw on that day was by Aaron Koblin. I had seen his works sometimes, but didn’t know his name, so it was so surprising I could hear his talk in Portugal. He visualise the information using the Processing, and also does experimental projects related to “Wisdom of Crowds”. The promotion for Radiohead is also popular. The talk was maintly about these issues. 1. Visualising information. There are many kinds of “visualisation”, but he uses things like the record of searching query, or flghts records and I find interesting that make animated information using actual data which happened in the reality. The promotion of Radiohead was done by capturing his movement. All the works has very detailed texture, and looks so beautiful. 2. Wisdom of Crowd He showed the project to ask 2000 internet users to sing only one sound of the whole song, and to combine them into one song. And the project to ask 10,000 users to draw sheep. It was so funny one users wrote “Why are you doing this?” instead of drawing. Anyway, seeing would be quicker so have a look at his website. Aaron Koblin Site Song by 2000 people is here Not sure if we can say it’s working though 😀 This is a some scenes from the talk.

Portugal Day2

Portugal, Day2. (yes, it’s confusing but switch your brain!) It was the first day of the event, OFFF. There was a long queue in the morning! After waiting a lot, finally we went inside the place. There were some interactive installation, and, Microsoft was showing their interactive campus and “Surface”.

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Opening talk was by Neville Brody. (I didn’t know he was alumni of LCC…) But actually I don’t remember what he talked… Well, how things were organised was not so good, the sound was not so good… The first day was a bit disappointing. But the dinner we had at the hostel was so yummy! Spinach soup and main dish was cod… This hostel is so clean, the location is good, the price is reasonble, I recommend! To be continued to the Day3. Neville Brody Lisbon Lounge Hostel

Portugal Day1

Err…what should I write about now…right, Portugal day1. The reason why I went there was to attend a media event called OFFF, but I was just passive as always, my classmate found about it (thanks!) and I joined them! So I did no research beforehand! But I enjoyed it very much 🙂 The event started on the second day, so the first day was beach… After taking a train from Lisbon for about 30mins towards West, we took a bus towards North. The beach was so nice! Well it was a bit cold and windy…the water was so cold…but the beach was amazing.

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