Category digital story experiments

so, FIND____ابحث

My world has been so busy that, somewhat typically, I haven’t updated anything for months. Last December, we finally went public with the NYUAD research project for which I’ve been serving as the Design Director/Senior Producer. And this Wednesday, March 12, we’re going to launch Issue 2 of our online journal. Issue 2 will contain some amazing projects with some fantastic collaborators, so I want to make sure to at least give this all some acknowledgement. In particular, we’ll be rolling out photographer Roberto Lopardo’s project (an image map of Abu Dhabi shot over 24 hours, walking, using approx. 20 second videos for each minute) from midnite GST on the 12th to midnite GST on the 13th. I’ve been watching the test runs, brilliantly implemented in collaboration with my team over at Solertium, and I can’t begin to explain how beautiful a project (and time-based event) this has turned out to be.

(Enter the project, and you’ll be introduced to Abu Dhabi in real-time; during the launch, you can only access videos that reach up to the current time in Abu Dhabi, and the rest roll out a minute at a time for the rest of the launch span. After the launch, you’ll be able to access the full grid.)

I owe updates on *so* many things that I’ve been working on, but wanted to at least give an acknowledgement to this old piece of information that’s both exciting in general and, particularly so, this week.

unnamed.pdf Issue 2

In 2012, Max Fenton and I asked artist/mapmaker/programmer Aaron Straup Cope to show us his version of the city. The three of us spent a day together, and Max and I rapidly documented our experience in the form of our very occasional zine, unnamed.pdf. In 2013, our subject/collaborator was the brilliant filmmaker Jem Cohen. If you don’t know Jem’s work, check it out. Unnamed.pdf zine Issue 2 can be found for both screen viewing and DIY printing here.




Mockups of unnamed.pdf zine's first issue

The brilliant Max Fenton and I have started an occasional zine series. Named unnamed.pdf, each zine is the result of spending a single day with “someone of interest” and then rapidly compiling a portrait of the person and our shared experience. Today, we posted our first issue, “Make me a swimming pool,” made with and about Aaron Straup Cope. I’m particularly fond of our new identity, created by Max and found at our nascent Twitter account. All zines will be posted here as both on-screen and print ready files; download, print, and collate your own (old notebook paper not required).