Stuart Campbell is an Australian artist using art and technology to tell stories. Think, among other things, AR, and VR comics. This feels so much like the future. We are still tethered to using a phone as a viewport for this type of art, but a truly vaiable, wearable solution can’t be far off. A descendent of 3D glasses, but on a larger and more integrated scale. I mean at some point it will all be mechanically instantiated in our DNA at birth, but until then this is an excellent example that shows the possibilities of AR/VR as artform.
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Wow, this is beautiful. I hope your day is off to a good start.
The city is made up of much life, light.
There is loneliness in the city where self-existence is buried.
However, it also feels bright and lively.
Each light affects the activities of the city, and the city is transformed by a lot of light.
Hiroshi Kondo (stnw.org)
Ayako Taniguchi (ayakotaniguchi.jp)
There is a big, Blu-ray reissue of 3 Karel Zeman’ films out from Criterion and it looks amazing. Three Fantastic Journeys includes 3 of Zeman’s films along with copious special features.
This is my first exposure to Zeman and I am totally entranced by his style. I’m also not surprised to discover that he inspired the work of Terry Gilliam and Wes Anderson.
NOWNESS: A global video channel screening the best in culture. I found it via a beautiful video posted on Kottke.org featuring a potter making a mug from scratch. There is a lot of really beautiful video here. They have a Youtube channel as well.
The Strokes new video
The Strokes At the Door video is like a time machine back to the animated feature films of my youth. The comparisons to Heavy Metal are spot on.
Amazing Stories returns
Stephen Spielberg’s Amazing Stories is back, this time on Apple TV+. I watched the original series in the 80s and loved it. (via the amazing RECS newsletter)
Ghost in the Shell
Looks like Netflix is rebooting(?) Ghost in the Shell. I hope it’s done right. The source material is foundational, some of the greatest manga and anime ever.
A list of great anime
An annotated list of great anime’s . There are a few here I’ve heard of but plenty that I haven’t.