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November 30, 2007

Thom in the box

Here comes Radiohead again!
The video “15 steps” from their new album In Rainbows is the executive edition and was put together (or recycled) by Garth Jennings and comedian Adam Buxton.

Poor guy, he’s still asking what’s in the box...

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Very interesting photos from TONK by Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, who live and work in Zurich and elsewhere.

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Orisinal is an online game site with some of the simplest, yet very well thought out and executed games I have seen around. There is something for every one. Great concepts, amazing illustrations and graphics and brilliant music.

Hope you all leave for the weekend with some inspiration and enjoyment along the way!


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November 29, 2007

Colourful Fence


What a great idea!

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2010 Mascots


This week the 2010 Olympic Committee introduced the 3 (or 4) mascots of the games set to be held in Vancouver. Inspired by traditional First Nations creatures, the mythical set includes (as pictured above):
Quatchi, a hockey playing sasquatch; Miga, a fanastical part orca part kermode bear creature; Sumi, half thunderbird and half black bear; and their sidekick Mukmuk, a Vancouver Island Marmot.

The team was designed by Vancouver based Meomi. The result is kind of cute, but maybe they should have hired Geoff McFetridge.

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November 26, 2007

Living on the edge


The Global Incident Map is an interactive online map designed exclusively to make people shit their pants more than they already do about worldwide terrorism. The site conveniently collects terrorist related stories from news agencies around the world as they're reported, and refreshes the site every 300 seconds. Under the map, find a concise list of its collection. Pretty sick and I actually don't really know what to think about it. So please, ponder.

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Genius Oriol Ferrer Mesi , former fabricante, keeps playing around and having fun with his computer, and this time with bugs too.
Can you imagine your screen full of living creatures instead of pixels?

BugMirror from oriol Ferrer Mesi on Vimeo.

BugMirror is a different screen saver; it’s packed with bugs that move, change color and interact with each other. They think independently reacting to camera input and trying to mimic what the camera sees.
Your face formed by hundreds of bugs? You have to try that!
Find Oriol’s unique software here.
¡Muy bien Matador!

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November 23, 2007

A Ghost Beneath The Tower

Enchanting video with sounds by The Winston Jazz Routine and art direction by Philip Cheaney, proudly, one of the most talented people I know.

Emotional, beautifully done and very inspiring.
Great job Phil!

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Magnetic Tapes

Weren’t they great?


I don’t even know when or how they disappeared, but Audio Cassettes were certainly awesome, especially while recording your own sounds or the greatest hits from the local radio station.
And you could use a pencil to rewind them!

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November 22, 2007

The mysterious photographs

Who are they?
Mysteriously, a set of photographs recently appeared in Fabrica’s blog Pool (the set of picts you can see at the top of the page). Apparently, nobody knows who they are.


Nice try, old fabricanti! I bet you its weird to see that this place is still running without you...

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November 21, 2007

Free Rice


Free Rice is an online game that aims to end world hunger while improving people's vocabulary. It's an online word game you can play, and for each one you answer you correctly, you are donating 10 grains of rice for free. The rice is paid for by advertisers seen on the bottom of the game page. Pretty nice.


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Techno Tuesday


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November 20, 2007

Techno Tuesday


From the archives of technotuesday.com

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Poster controversy

This poster is part of an anti-discrimination campaign launched by Tuscany's regional government (Italy) and is accompanied by the slogan: "Sexual orientation is not a choice."


But have provoked controversy and conservative politicians have condemned it, saying that "Exploiting newborns to suggest that homosexual tendencies are innate is a misleading and shameful act."

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November 19, 2007

Gondry and the phone

One of my favorite directors, Michel Gondry (Human Nature, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep) as just worked with Motorola on a new spot for a phone.


The website where you can find it also follows Gondry’s inventive visual style and his famous manipulation of mise en scène. Visionary as always!

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RIP Newstoday


Popular design/reference site newstoday.com has undergone a complete remodeling. The term "newstoday" now appears nowhere on the site, newstoday.com now redirects to qbn.com, which i think was the parent company of newstoday? not sure, someone confirm? Anyway, there seems to be some mixed reactions on the change. Comments on the reactions board include things like, "our kids will never know Newstoday..." hahaha.


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November 12, 2007

Sophie Thomas in Fabrica

Finally, after a long period of absence, lectures and workshops are back in Fabrica. Communication designer Sophie Thomas, co-founder and creative director of thomas.matthews London will be in the building from November 12th to 16th to lead an intensive cross-disciplinary workshop.


Sophie Thomas together with Fabrica’s researchers and a selection of external participants from the center’s global think-net will focus the 5-day workshop on design and sustainability, entitled 99 months (the time scientifically agreed to tipping point to combat climate change).
The workshop closes with international critic Max Bruinsma, who will elaborate a critical writing on the results.
Find more information here.

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Kitra Cahana has entered the building

A new fabricante. Kitra Cahana, born in the USA, raised in Sweden and a Canadian national, recently joined the photography department. Say hi to her while she tries to rub up against your ideas.


What have you been doing before?
I've been in New York City for the past four months interning at the New York Times. Aside from that, my year at Fabrica will be a year away from my academic studies at Mcgill University in Montreal. I'll return to the long hours at the Mcgill library, reading and writing papers for my Philosophy B.A next September.

How did you know about fabrica and how did you come here?
Fabrica and I were introduced mutually at a party last year at the Visa Pour L'image festival in Perpignan. I had a short (read: 2 min) meeting with Enrico Bossan at which time I agreed to come. Et voila.

What do you expect to learn from your time here?
I hope to dip into all the alien languages spoken here at Fabrica. People visualizing and paraphrasing the world in different mediums. I hope to rub up against other’s ideas - and then hopefully design a vocabulary of my own. In my time here I’d also like to master playing meaningfully.

What are you most looking forward to?
Turning into a new kind of creature- one which considers creative creation as a forethought. And of course uncovering a new chapter of adventures.

Anything else you'd like to share with us today?
Dup dor a'az Mubster

Visit Kitra's inspiring website: www.kitracahana.com

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November 09, 2007

Everyday life

Great drawings by Marcela Restrepo Uribe, a left-handed born in Medellin, Colombia.


Here you can find her work.

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Francesca Wade has entered the building

Francesca Wade, from Tunbridge Wells, has joined the Visual Culture project a while ago. Say hello when you see her walking around with a mug of warm tea.


How did you come to learn about fabrica?
I honestly can't remember! This place has been on my mind for a while...

What were you doing before coming here?
I finished my degree in Graphic Design at the University of Brighton at the beginning of the summer and for the last three months I've been working with some amazing people at Together Design in London.

What are you looking forward to the most?
Riding my new bike Pippa to and from Fabrica everyday, and in between the two trips, to produce some interesting work with the inspirational bunch that are the Fabricante.

What will you miss from the England?
What will I miss? I already miss tea. People talking about tea. People making tea. Me making tea. Drinking tea. Holding a mug of warm tea. Dunking biscuits in tea. Good job Liz is here.

Any shout outs / last words?
The plan is to do what we do.

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November 06, 2007

Techno Tuesday


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November 05, 2007

Music Maps


Gracenote, the company that usually provides the album information when you rip a CD, launched an interesting Music Map application that shows the "popularity" of artists and albums by region and country in many parts of the world. It does this based on how often Gracenote's database is queried about particular albums or artists.

Click here to map your music.

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Real ID


In the US last week, NY governor Eliot Spitzer teamed up with the Department of Homeland Security to implement an already Congress-approved national drivers license system meant to "deter terrorism" (currently, each US state issues a different license). NY would be one of the first states to issue the new ID which comes with passport privileges for citizens and documented residents.

Spitzer, however, also proposed a more controversial limited ID for illegal immigrants, that many are saying would unfairly label residents with an undocumented status.

The Real ID hasn't been so warmly embraced by all states. Maine has overwhelmingly and unanimously opposed the system and supports the beliefs of those who say it would enhance the risk for identity theft. Utah also added that it goes "against Jeffersonian principles of limited government." At least 6 other US states will join Maine and Utah in the opposition.

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