Bertolucci’s 1970 baroque case study on Italian fascism, The Conformist, is being shown at the UCLA Film and Television Archive this Saturday, September 13th.
A good way not to forget.
When I was posting Axel’s video yesterday I was trying to find a link to this video from a while back as clearly you can see the similarity.
Lucky for me, today a friend of mine came over and was talking about hopefully working with the director of this video on a new PSA that he is directing… I love coincidences.
Anyway, you should all check out the amazing work (and message) of Simon Robson
Axel sent us an email this week asking to be featured on Surfstation and after watching I couldn’t help but to do so.
This project was created for his dissertation at Ravensburg College and combines three of my favorite topics, political science, history and design. I can’t wait to see why he does in the future.
This music video directed by OneInThree for ‘Wild Beasts’ second single of their debut album ‘Limbo Panto’ is a mesmerising & hypnotic tour de force. It pioneers an amazing mind bending visual technique called the ‘Droste Effect’ which is based on an uncompleted lithograph that Escher made in 1956. The maths behind the lithograph was so complicated that Escher was unable to finish the centre of the picture and so left it blank. OneInThree developed the technique from Josh Sommers code so that it could be applied to moving images and apart from a grade & online at The Mill did all the VFX themselves.
“A marvel of passionate succinctness, Robert Kane Pappas’ documentary critically examines the Fourth Estate, once the bastion of American democracy. The documentary asks, “Could a media system, controlled by a few global corporations with the ability to overwhelm all competing voices, be able to turn lies into truth?…”
I just finished watching this spellbinding and terrifying documentary. As a marketer and designer I am becoming more and more aware of the powers in my control. Those powers are more often than not hired for the purpose of inducing consumption. As a manipulator of image is my obligation to corporations or to people? To truth or to marketing? At what point do we become part of the problem? Artists hired to delude the people? Is that what we are becoming? Art used to be about freedom and expression… as this documentary clearly shows, we are running out of both. They’ve done it to radio, newspapers, television, its only a matter of time before they come after the web. A battle is approaching and we need to take sides.
We need to not only support net neutrality, we need to fight for it with all our power.
(If you haven’t done so recently, do yourself a favor and read 1984)
Imperial Fleet Week in SF.