The second ever INST-INT kicks off tonight, and I’m very excited to return to soak in as much as I can, meet a ton of inspiring individuals, and get inspired by the killer lineup of speakers.
Explained best on their site, INST-INT assembles an international roster of acclaimed creators to explore the intersection of art, technology and interaction.
I was fortunate to attend for the inaugural year and wrote a blog series reflecting on what I learned (which was a lot):
This year I was on a tough search for sponsors, grants, patrons… any sort of funding that could help cover costs of passes/hotel/travel, with no luck.
A couple weeks before the conference I tweeted for help, and I was very fortunate to have someone randomly reach out to donate in support of my trip. A few emails later, he shared that he’s sending in memory of his close friend Zach Watson, talented data-visual designer/coder, who sadly passed away after being involved in a car accident in SF a little over a month ago.
I met Zach last year at INST-INT, we actually hung out a fair amount throughout the conference. He was always smiling, positive, great guy to talk with. After the conference we lost touch, but I didn’t forget him.
He worked at Stamen Design, then Exploratorium, and has created some great projects that I’ve admired even before meeting him, like his beautiful watercolor maps, and climate change water level simulator, Surging Seas.
I’ll say a few brief words as part of my Show & Tell, but look into his work and take a moment to think of him.
This hand-painted, projected typography project plays with your personal perspective. To fully take advantage of multiple viewing angles, I decided on a cyclical message with different colors that crashed over each other abstractly. When rotated, the message resolves when standing in the correct location.
The message is a simple one. It’s hard to let go of the past, but I propose a different solution:
Look at your past and build from it, create a better future for yourself and others.
This project was completed earlier this year, but marks the relaunch of my site.
Check this and other projects out at the new craigwinslow.com
Camp Light was a massive hit at Art Hop this weekend, and I had a blast. Thanks for everyone who came out!
Mike Deedy (who also filmed illuminimal) got some fantastic footage of interactions from the hundreds of viewers, which included kids, parents, teenagers, dancers, shadow puppet enthusiasts, selfie addicts, dogs, and more.
It was incredibly rewarding to see how everyone reacted to the project in different and exciting ways. Many aspects of this project were inspired by things I picked up from attending last year’s INST-INT:
Plan for multiple users.
Allow breaking the rules.
Use the whole body.
Use all senses.
—Tom Igoe, NYU; Arduino
Digital light as a semi-material,
a suspension within physical space.
—Elliot Woods, Kimchi & Chips
Make something photogenic.
—Jared Ficklin, Frog Design
Keep an eye out for an upcoming Camp Light video!
Burlington Art Hop! We’ve got a special treat for you: a brand new project called Camp Light. We’re pitching an interactive projection mapped tent, cross-projecting live-mixed visuals & jammin out to live music.
We’ll be there all night, right on Pine St in the heart of the hop, across from Citizen Cider!
Promo-poster (promoster?) made for Celebrate Vermont Festival this weekend in Stowe.
The Vermont Office of the Creative Economy invited me along to showcase work as part of their booth alongside other forces of creative power: Budnitz Bicycles, irisVR, Glorkian Academy, & Big Heavy World.
If you’re in the area or headed to this festival for the great music, arts, food, or drink, stop by OCE’s booth!
He’ll show the in’s & out’s of how the project works, and how we realized a new way to define an interface you can’t touch.
Amidst the surge of a growing maker movement, while younger and younger kids get their start with code, it’s exciting to inspire how to apply those skills into new interactions and real-world installations, both artistic & commercial.
Justin will be teaching his own iOS app development class this week as part of Code Camp, and I’m excited for his bundle of lucky campers.
Huge thanks to the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education at UVM for reaching out about getting us involved! Keep posted for an upcoming podcast episode they’re producing which features interviews about the design/development process behind our work.
A select few shots focusing on very special moments with close friends and family over the past few months.
Tomorrow I’m headed to Switzerland for two weeks with my parents and sister, a family trip to celebrate my father’s 60th birthday earlier this year.
Life has been excitingly busy over the past year, as I’ve been living and breathing
work play. To be united with close family, (mostly) isolated from work, stresses, for an entire two weeks… It’s quite unheard of and I’m really looking forward to it.
Last week I was in NYC, and was given the opportunity to paint a blank pair of BucketFeet shoes by hand, to be sold in their NYC SoHo pop-up shop!
Over the past few months I’ve been giving teasers of my shoe due out this fall, which plays into the same vein of my abstraction poster series, which manifests digital pixels using entirely analog techniques.
So, I hand-painted pixels directly on this shoe, and after two solid afternoons of work, here’s how it turned out…
These original shoes are Women’s size 8, available at BucketFeet’s NYC pop-up shop at 108 Wooster St. While you’re there, be sure to check out the other shoes, a sweet gallery out back, and the storefront window installation…
Love pixels but shoes aren’t your thing?
Decorate that rock you’re living under with some prints!
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