Archive for the 'Documentaries' Category

Beautiful Losers

Beautiful Losers

In the early 1990’s a loose-knit group of like minded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop & graffiti, they made art reflected the lifestyles they led…

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

This is one of the finest book titles I’ve ever seen.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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Most Terrifying Video You’ll Ever See

Which column do you choose?

Rock Paper Scissors: The Documentary

It’s not every day that someone you consider a friend is the subject of a documentary film. I worked with Doug Walker in the internet boom of the late 90s, and watched in awe as his worldrps society exploded into an international phenomenon. I can’t wait to watch the whole story unfold from behind the scenees.

Awards show Virgins!

I’m 25 and I’ve never been awarded. Is something wrong with me?

If you can’t remember your first time or if you still are this might be entertaining for you!

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PostSecret: The Movie

Nokia’s “Where’s the Phone” Research

 Chongqing

“A lot of rich qualitative user research loses its soul by the time it’s been squeezed into conference and journal submission formats and in addition, work involving concept generation tends to remain confidential. So what you see here scratches the surface, nothing more.”

And that quote is about right, but do not think that it’s not very interesting. There are a lot of  odd tidbits that are worth knowing. They traveled to 11 cities, interviewed over a thousand people and have the pictures to prove it. If you have any interest in how hand held devices, any hand held device, may change in the future, these presentations may give you a little head start.

I enjoyed the blog format of their travels coupled with the PDF files that explain what they found. I guess the questionnaires must have been an exercise in information design by themselves, how do you ask a guy from Kampala about the interface design issues he’s been having? The writer posts some interesting thoughts from the cities, like this one, ‘ “What happens when everything is transformed into ‘experience’ shopping? And the experience shops are clustered in close proximity? Is it possible to experience, well, ‘experience fatigue’?” Some of them sound like he’s a bit jet lagged, some are relevant musings from a good scholar. It’s a blog, dammit.

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Prometeus Rising: The Media Revolution circa 2050

Everything related to the old media vanished. Gutenberg, copyright, the radio, television, advertisement.

Watching Helvetica

The San Francisco premier of Helvetica is tonight at the AIGA, but tickets are already SOLD OUT. Veer has more details.

Clark and Michael: Best New CBS Show Not On TV

UPDATE: This article has been moved to 1over100.com

Clarke and Michael

I have never seen Arrested Development. It is one of those shows I will probably gorge on during the summer television hiatus. But I always thought, based on it’s intense fan base, that it would be the perfect show to take onto the internet, and let the fans support it. That hasn’t been done yet, but CBS is trying an interesting experiment with Clark and Michael, an online only show staring Michael Cera (from Arrested Development) and Clark Duke.

Clark and Michael logoIt has an Office-like documentary style, and feels ad-lib like Curb Your Enthusiasm. These young actors are going to build a rapid and rabid fan base if they keep this up. It doesn’t feel like a big network is interfering with the style or humour (yet). My only complaint is that I can’t download this and watch it on my iPod. There is no where to subscribe to the show, other than YouTube or iFilm, which don’t have portable options.

If this is the new face of sitcoms, than sign me up. I’ll take a Larry David format over Jim Belushi any day of the week.


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