I had the pleasure of working with the young and talented Benjamin Vozzo at Earth Hour on global digital engagement projects. #intheдуьне is his solo series of art(net)works created from images of inner-Sydney social housing precincts. Vozzo started the series with the aim of capturing the emotions of being connected to the world via undiscovered spaces. Much of the work is inspired by the fusion of beauty and tragedy reflected in Eastern Bloc-themed photography blogs, as well as various online representations of hybrid cultures and ethnicities. дуьне is the Chechen word for world.
Jane Kim is science illustrator and founder of INK-DWELL, a studio she set up to catalyse love, awareness and protection of the natural world. I met Kim at the Summit Series, which is an extraordinary annual event described by its founders as the love child of Davos and Burning Man. Here are some of her incredible life-like drawings of sharks for the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, as well as a doodle of herself as a cat which she drew especially for me.
This past June, at the early advent of Instagram, I developed an activity for Earth Hour encouraging Sydney mobile photographers to re-imagine the modern sustainable city and share these visualisations with the global community through Instagram. We staged this on a Saturday at the Eveleigh Organic Markets in Sydney to provide the photographers with stimuli to capture sustainable practices and ideas for Sydney. What transpired was a three-way marriage of tech, art and environmentalism. Instagram handle: @earthhour
Being a non-practicing engineer and a nerd at heart, I am fascinated by Billy Keyes’ SketchSynth, which allows you to simply draw and bring to life your own specialised piece of sound hardware. In this video, Keyes demonstrates by drawing a MIDI board on a random piece of paper. Are we seeing the seeds of [...]