Being able to store old videos in digital formats has helped preserve some of the world’s most important footage. It has also helped us keep all of our old family memories intact without worrying about ever losing that video of Dad at the beach or the family at Disneyland. The problem with digital, though, is that it takes away a certain kind of connection to the video.
The Bioscope is an interesting project from Jon Stam and Simon de Bakker that reappropriates digital, previously-analog footage into a once-again analog format. The Bioscope is a kind of hand-held one-person cinema experience. Its shape was based on a child’s video viewer toy, a small plastic device through which one could look while turning a hand crank. A video would magically play through the viewfinder, much to the amazement of the child lucky enough to play with this amazing toy.
The same kind of wonder and amazement are recreated with the Bioscope. Digital video is fed into the device via a USB stick. From there, the functionality is up to the user. Turning the crank on the side quickly will make the video play fast; turning it slowly will play the video back in nostalgia-filled slow motion. The movement of the pictures is entirely up to you; if you stop cranking, the pictures stop moving.
While it is an unusual step backward in technology, the creators insist that this is necessary for us to again become connected to our data, to our memories, to our lives. Interacting with our memories in this more tactile, physical way allows us to form new bonds with them and attach new emotions to those images captured long ago.
There is something simply elegant about type-embossed metal – in part the association with classic high-end manual cameras. This logo series takes that typology and applies it to a series of contemporary companies.
Antrepo was inspired by brands like Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Minolta, greatly impressed by how simple (effectively logo-free) lettering made a bold and compelling statement in each case.
From the firm: “Canon AE-1, Nikon FTn, Ashai Pentax ESII, Minolta XG-1 – these cameras are some of the Japanese 35mm SLR cameras from the vintage ’70s and ’80s, the “Made in Japan” era, when Japan set the global standard of producing quality.”
In these remakes (featuring Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google, YouTube and more) some of the typographic styles and logo figures are still present, but in every case there is something breath-taking about the simplification to a monochrome, black-on-steel look. Not to mention: this also follows the existing apparent trend toward re-simplifying logos throughout online industries.
No shutter shades or scarf in this set, just a basic collection of essentials to get you started on the road to a life of independent fashion, aspiring artistry and political posturing.
A well-worn plaid shirt will compliment your new rounded, thick-rimmed, faux-vintage glasses. Take to the streets and share your mix tape of obscure bands, and don’t forget to shoot some Polaroids while you are at it.
Not sure what to do next? An owner’s manual is included. And what about the mustache? You probably don’t have to be male to pull it off, assuming you wear it with a sufficiently ironic affect. A great Christmas gift too – or maybe if you are feeling fashionably secular you could give it at New Year’s. Sure to be a hit this holiday season, regardless.
Stake your subcultural claim alongside beat, hippie, punk and grunge demographics with your style-defining assortment of goodies by graphic designer Mihael Mikloši. Thrift-store-worthy, organic-looking labels and hand-written fonts for things like the mix tape seal the deal.
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At Leica’s special event last night, company owner Dr. Andreas Kaufmann revealed that they’ve got a very special limited edition version of the new Leica M camera planned — one that’s designed by legendary Apple designer Sir Jonathan Ive.
This camera will be the mother of all limited editions: only a single unit of the camera will ever be produced…the camera will be auctioned off, and the proceeds will be donated to charity.
The Canon EOS C100 is the latest addition to the Cinema EOS family, bringing together the renowned technology of Canon CMOS sensors, DIGIC DV III Image Processor, and EF lens compatibility in a smaller, lighter body.
The EOS C100 sports the Super 35mm Canon CMOS Sensor and Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor of the C300 and records at 24Mbps using an AVCHD codec for easy integration in existing production workflows.
Facebook Camera has just barely been announced, but that didn’t stop Gizmodo from pitting the new application against another similar app: Instagram. The two apps share many similarities, but there’s also some differences such as the amount of filters, which favors Instagram. Other key points that Gizmodo points out are the fact that Instagram shows you photos of people you actually follow, while Camera shows you photos from ALL of your friends on Facebook with no way of filtering. Anyway, read the full article here.
Camera+ has become the go to professional camera app on the iPhone. This week the new 3.0 version has released, featuring some rather substantial new features. The new version has advanced options for taking pictures, an improved clarity engine and also a redesigned system for importing and exporting images. If you are a power user or just really care about your image quality, this is definitely worth taking a look at.
In celebration of Fred Perry’s 60th anniversary, they’ve teamed up with Lomography photo to create this limited edition camera. The wood bodied camera comes with an apparture of F/8, 35 mm film and a shutter speed of 1/100.
Take a detailed look at the Fred Perry x Lomography Camera after the jump.
DP Review got to test the amazing little Lytro Light Field Camera and we must say we are a little envious. The fact that you can focus after you snap the pictures is something that we were really intrigued by. The product should be hitting stores in the near future, so check out this video below as it offers tons of insight into this camera. (via DP Review)
The parties, the lights, the models, the binges, the fabrics….Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week and Vegas tradeshows are here: “Girls On Film” by the forever fashionable Duran Duran comes to mind.
“See them walking hand in hand across the bridge at midnight Heads turning as the lights flashing out it’s so bright Then walk right out to the fourline track There’s a camera rolling on her back, on her back And I sense the rhythm humming in a frenzy all the way down her spine”
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