Serious Play Conf

The Serious Play Conference coming up at California's Art Centre College of Design looks like a fascinating ride (pity I will be oh so far away). On the sites about page we can get an instant feel…


Friedensreich Hundertwasser

The building work by Friedensreich Hundertwasser isnt CGish at all, but it is surely artistic. It has a great deal of passion in it beyond the cool, crystalline signature architecture of the moment.…


Autodesk 2009 release

Yep, I know it is still the start-ish of 2008, but the might of Autodesk have now released a whole armada of 2009 branded applications from Revit to 3ds Max (both incarnations). I doubt I will really…


Dark Knight Poster and Trailer

When I came across this striking poster for the upcoming Batman movie - The Dark Knight - I was excited by the visual CG dynamic on display. This franchise (new and old) has always shown of its…


COFA Projects

With an essay and a project both due today, there has been lots of COFAing over the last week in between other things. The Essay on the future of Architecture and Issues was very interesting to…


Cooking Computers

I liked this little piece in the SMH by Annabel Crab Anyone for Crabb Apple. She weaves a lovely little tale of the coming together of her iBook and her oven. These laptops do fight hard, I'll give…


Wooden Pixels

The Watchismo Times Blog is a fascinating place that is well worth a look. It may be time-piece-centric, but it has enough juicy tangents to spark the imagination. The watchismo article on the Opus8…


Dinosaurs 3D

I was looking forward to seeing a CG 'natural history' IMAX film. The medium is just so good for showing off size - and with Dinosaurs on the menu - thats exactly what you want. Dinosaurs 3D is…


Engadgets PS3p

Keeping with the gadgets theme, those kooky lads at Engadget (specifically Ben Heck) have created a portable PS3 in something of laptop formfactor (ignore the size perhaps). The workmanship looks…


Urwerk's uberwatch and cg vid

Not that anyone really needs a watch any more, all our phones tell the time remember, they can still be neato 'jewellery'. So if we take that approach, then the sexier the watch the better. Not sure…


The Dell crystal again

When I first saw press about this sweet looking monitor from Dell I was pretty excited. Dell have done a great job of bringing us high quality monitors for excellent prices - so hopes were up. The…


Indy IV

It is getting closer every day. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull arrives in May. Harrison Ford is mighty old these days (Indy III was back in 1989) - but still looks set to pull it…


Gears, Air, Light and more

There is something of a war going on it would seem as all the big guns try and snare the market in extending the web based applications we now know and love beyond some of the constraints of the…


WPI Real-Time Campus Map

The guys at WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) have built a real-time campus map using UT2004 (and Halo by the looks). This is a great idea and it would be stunning to see the UNSW campus fired up…


Libeskind Museum

Things have been very Architectural here lately - given my COFA courses this seems sane. I was looking at Daniel Libeskind's Royal Ontario Museum and thought I would post a few images here. One of…


COFA Work and Arup Journal

I have spent plenty of time lately on my COFA Courses. Having lively discussions is pretty essential to making online courses live and breath I think. I am not sure that a handful of discussion…


Sydney 2030 vids

Through the CentreForSydney we have a nice animation illustrating many of the ideas in Clover Moore's Sydney 2030 vision. The animation (good work Jack) zips around the city showing schematically the…


Word or Tag Clouds

The idea of Word Clouds or Tag Clouds is a fascinating one, bringing forth lots of ideas around representation of data and making greater use of visual coding than just text. There are some nice word…


Mighty Spheres

There are a couple of architectural projects is the possible winds that give us giant spheres (think moon, globe, ball, death star etc and your on the right track). Using this most sublime of…


Jean Nouvel, Pritzker Prize and the Louvre

We have a new Pritzker Prize winner, 2008 gives us France's Jean Nouvel. His site features a nice flash vision of his works, past present and future. Some of them look fascinating and certainly…