On The Constant Moment: The Future Of Photography

May 15th, 2013 | people I know, researchmaterial

“It is the creation of art through the curation of time.”

A great essay by Clayton Cubitt.

Curation, curation everywhere. And what of photographers? The curation of moments. Of perspectives. Of angles. This has always been so, although the technical limitations of primitive photographic technology falsely imposed a performance art aspect on the medium, a "dance" if you will. The notion that a large part of the creativity of the medium was the ability to recognize and capture moments in real-time was the central conceit of the Decisive Moment. But in fact, much of what Cartier-Bresson describes is not about the art, but mainly about the tools that he had access to…


May 8th, 2013 | researchmaterial

I love that this even exists.  Funny as all hell.  Even funnier, to me, is that I really like the design.  Available from Inquisition.

Danni Zamudio

May 7th, 2013 | researchmaterial

Lots of really interesting imagery at her portfolio site.

Honor Harger’s “Unmanned Aerial Ecologies”

May 5th, 2013 | researchmaterial

The network is the drone’s native environment. So, we must – like our colleagues in biology – see them as part of this wider ecology, if we want to better understand their use and their meaning.

A great “state of play” talk by Honor Harger, who ran the IMPROVING REALITY thing I spoke at last year.

Anab Jain’s “Design For The New Normal (Revisited)”

May 5th, 2013 | researchmaterial

Anab Jain gave an updated version of her barnstorming “Design For The New Normal” talk at NEXT13 that was heavily buzzed about.  Shamefully, NEXT13 hasn’t gotten a video of it up, but Anab has put up the text and slides of the talk.  It’s an upgraded download of the present strangeness, and very much worth your time.