From Russia with Love: OFFF Features Russian Designers' Motion Work

From the northernmost reaches of the Eastern Hemisphere, we’re treated today to some terrific visual imagination from Russia. The OFFF design festival this year collected Russian work in a special event, and CDM reader and presenter MRfrukta! (aka Alex Frolov) shares his terrific reel for the event. OFFF2011 RDP View from the scene RUSSIAN DESIGN […]

From Russia with Love: OFFF Features Russian Designers’ Motion Work

From the northernmost reaches of the Eastern Hemisphere, we’re treated today to some terrific visual imagination from Russia. The OFFF design festival this year collected Russian work in a special event, and CDM reader and presenter MRfrukta! (aka Alex Frolov) shares his terrific reel for the event. OFFF2011 RDP View from the scene RUSSIAN DESIGN […]

Offf Ambient Reel, and Why Festivals Must Always Be Cool

Offf 2009 Oeiras : Ambient Reel from Designflux : Devoted to Motion on Vimeo. Design Flux and Mark Webster send along this lovely documentary film they’ve done of the Offf festival last month in Oeiras, Portugal. It’s fun to go back to that aesthetic world. It’s difficult to describe the Offf experience: there were sometimes […]

Democratizing Creative Tech: Julià Carboneras, OFFF (English + Espanol)

Gijs Gieskes setting up, as I look on (bottom left). Photo courtesy OFFF Festival. What does it mean to truly democratize technology? When is DIY more than just the creation of an object? That’s the question asked by our friend Julià Carboneras, who curated the new Nerdeferences feature of the OFFF digital design conference in […]

Images from OFFF: When Designers Make MacBook Graffiti, and Other Pictures from Portugal

The OFFF Festival, held last week in Lisbon, Portugal, has to be one of the most visually stimulating places I’ve ever been. Herds of bright-faced, young, handsome European artist boys and girls pack by the thousands into an old steel mill. In a cavernous, resonant concrete bunker, the echo of excited chatter never really stops. […]

Touchscreen Particle Drawing, Memo’s MSAFluid Particle Library, and Why Sharing is Good

Interface 27 from CyberPatrolUnit on Vimeo. There has been a long tradition in live visuals and motion graphics, inherited from many other media, of maintaining a “secret sauce,” or the guarded formula of eleven herbs and spices. Ironically, for all you hear today “DIY” and “open source” in the same sentence, a lot of the […]

Touchscreen Particle Drawing, Memo’s MSAFluid Particle Library, and Why Sharing is Good

Interface 27 from CyberPatrolUnit on Vimeo. There has been a long tradition in live visuals and motion graphics, inherited from many other media, of maintaining a “secret sauce,” or the guarded formula of eleven herbs and spices. Ironically, for all you hear today “DIY” and “open source” in the same sentence, a lot of the […]

Peter + CDM at OFFF, Portugal: Visualist Heaven, Reporting This Week + Next

Photo: Sascha Pohflepp (bottom), watz (top). I’m now headed to Newark Airport to fly to Portugal for the amazing OFFF conference. Don’t be jealous, though, if you can’t make it – expect plenty of coverage for both CDMs. (My talk Saturday will actually be more music-focused than visual, though as you know, the lines are […]