Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Logo Submissions For ZeFrank.com

Logotype submissions for Ze Frank's online video blog 'The Show'

Monday, April 24, 2006

Manhattan HDR Imagery

Some wonderful High Definition imagery of New Amsterdam here.

Just Added: SVA Exhibition ReCap

Now updated to include photographic documentation and all of the creative elements of the recent Algorithm exhibition at New York's School Of Visual Arts, this can be found here.

Going to the Coachella Music Festival in California on Wednesday morning, so look for some photographic projects in the near future.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Just Added: Film School Posters

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Game: Sith Sense

Just for fun, the Burger King tie-in for last year's Episode 3 sponsorship. Enjoy.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Happy Easter: MySpace Strikes Back

A Star Wars mash-up video featured on the Algorithm MySpace page.

Enjoy, see you all on Monday.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Thinking Machine 4

"Thinking Machine 4 explores the invisible, elusive nature of thought. Play chess against a transparent intelligence, its evolving thought process visible on the board before you.

The artwork is an artificial intelligence program, ready to play chess with the viewer. If the viewer confronts the program, the computer's thought process is sketched on screen as it plays. A map is created from the traces of literally thousands of possible futures as the program tries to decide its best move. Those traces become a key to the invisible lines of force in the game as well as a window into the spirit of a thinking machine."

Play The Game

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Now Watching: Big Love (HBO)

"Think having three wives is a dream come true? Meet Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton), a modern-day Utah polygamist who lives in suburban Salt Lake City with his three wives, seven children, and a mounting avalanche of debt and demands. The owner of a growing chain of home improvement stores, Bill struggles to balance the financial and emotional needs of Barb, Nicki and Margene (Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloë Sevigny and Ginnifer Goodwin), who live in separate, adjacent houses and take turns sharing their husband each night. While managing the household finances together and routinely sharing "family home nights," they try to keep simmering jealousies in check and their arrangement a secret — polygamy is illegal in Utah and banned by the mainstream Mormon Church.

Adding to Bill's woes are a series of crises affecting his parents (Bruce Dern and Grace Zabriskie), who live on a fundamentalist compound in rural Utah, and his ruthless father-in-law, Roman (Harry Dean Stanton), the powerful head of the polygamist commune where his parents live. Bold, funny and wholly original, Big Love explores the evolving institution of marriage through a typical atypical family. The new series airs Sundays at 10pm beginning March 12th, immediately following Season Six of The Sopranos®."

Thinking About: Web 2.0

"I said I'm not fond of definitions, but I woke up this morning with the start of one in my head:

Web 2.0 is the network as platform, spanning all connected devices; Web 2.0 applications are those that make the most of the intrinsic advantages of that platform: delivering software as a continually-updated service that gets better the more people use it, consuming and remixing data from multiple sources, including individual users, while providing their own data and services in a form that allows remixing by others, creating network effects through an "architecture of participation," and going beyond the page metaphor of Web 1.0 to deliver rich user experiences."
Found At O'Reilly Radar

"Web 2.0 generally refers to a second generation of services available on the World Wide Web that let people collaborate, and share information online. In contrast to the first generation, Web 2.0 gives users an experience closer to desktop applications than the traditional static Web pages. The term was popularized by O'Reilly Media and MediaLive International as the name for a series of web development conferences that started in October 2004. Web 2.0 applications often use a combination of techniques devised in the late 1990s, including public web service APIs (dating from 1998), Ajax (1998), and web syndication (1997). They often allow for mass publishing (web-based social software). The term may include blogs and wikis. To some extent Web 2.0 is a buzzword, incorporating whatever is newly popular on the Web (such as tags and podcasts), and its meaning is still in flux."
Definition According To Wikipedia

Monday, April 10, 2006

Exhibition: School of Visual Arts NYC

Algorithm is currently showing a number of print advertising and experimental graphic design pieces at New York's School of Visual Arts, as part of their series of shows by graduates of the continuing education program. The exhibition can be found at the 380 Second Avenue building, and runs from April 10th to April 21st. The exhibition is planned to have an online component, which can be found at the official SVA website.

Works shown in the exhibition are documented in the Algorithm Print Area.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

3 X 3: Fighter Pilots

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Impressive: Google Earth

We only just started playing around with this, but it's amazing, especially the cities that are 3D mapped. If you haven't tried it, you can do so here.

Waiting For: United 93

In cinemas April 28th. Sure to be a controversial release, Paul Greengrass' United 93 documents in real time the events of the fourth plane which crashed into a field in Pennsylvania on September 11th 2001.

More information here

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Sheppard's Edublips #132 and #058

Paul Kamuf/Paul Sheppard (Vote For EduBlips)

The Pitch
"We declare an end to reading. An end to traditional teaching. All knowledge transfer can be radically efficientified through the use of Sheppard's Edublips(TM). Reading for learning's sake has become an inefficient waste of time. Likewise for traditional media. A new method of information transfer is avaialble, the Edublip. It is faster, more powerful, more modern and in all ways superior to previous learning methods. All those who deny the power of the edublip will be left behind. Our goal is and has always been to affect massive positive change through the use of audiovisual pieces of less than 20 seconds. The edublip is further testament to our commitment to a better society. Download edublips today. Future Products and Pricing: How to be a Millionaire. 15 seconds. $3.99 How to be a Billionaire. 15 seconds. $4.99 Lose Weight and Whiten Teeth. 16 seconds. $6.99 End Drug Addiction. 14 seconds. $3.99 Be Happy. 10 seconds. $3.99 Eat Better. 5 seconds. $6.99 Learn Chinese and Improve your Gait. 14 seconds. $10.99

Edublips are short movies made using GettyImages footage and stills and are guaranteed to affect behavioral change and positive thought alteration if used according to instructions. Edublips will be produced using a myriad of images connected to the title topic. The media will be assembled as an "instructional" "film. "The Next Big Idea movie will have 2 full edublips followed by a list of upcoming titles. It will take the form of something that was downloaded off the internet from a store such as itunes or amazon.com (although will be full resolution of course). The movies will consist of stills and footage strung together to tell a very very short story about the title of the film. The movies will be edited with an eye towards pacing and intelligent juxtaposition.

The makers of the edublips guarantees they will work but the instructions are impossibly hard to follow, such as watching the short everyday consecutively for a year on a full stomach, etc. therefore it is impossible to disprove their claim. References: Clockwork Orange: rehabilitation treatment, Suprematist Manifesto by Kasimir Malevich."

Vote for the EduBlips

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Wonder Stuff Drummer Dies At 41

Martin Gilks

Gilks was part of the Wonder Stuff's successful 1990s line-up

Former Wonder Stuff drummer Martin Gilks has died a in a London hospital following a motorcycle accident.

The band enjoyed success in the early 1990s with hits such as The Size Of A Cow and Welcome To The Cheap Seats.

After the group split in 1994 Gilks, 41, went into management, working with rock bands A, Reef and Hundred Reasons.

A spokesperson for his company, Furtive, said: "He was greatly loved by many and will be sorely missed by all his family and friends."

Gilks also featured in 1980s indie band The Mighty Lemon Drops before he joined the Wonder Stuff, who were formed in Stourbridge, West Midlands.

After a brief reunion for live shows in 2000, vocalist Miles Hunt revived the Wonder Stuff name in 2004, but with a different line-up.

Gilks died at St George's Hospital, Tooting, on Monday of internal injuries following Sunday's accident. He leaves a son and daughter.

Found At bbc.co.uk

Monday, April 03, 2006

Site Enhancements: Different Languages

Want to see Algorithm's daily blog in Japanese, Spanish, French Italian or German?

Translations courtesy of Google Translate

In Progress: T Squared Trading

Currently in development are two financial trading based sites for T Squared Trading and Keg Systems. The sites include up to the minute real time forex stock updates, tickers, syndicated news feeds, and a wealth of information regarding their services. The sites are available in three different languages (English, Spanish and Japanese), and also include strategy charts of their respective progress based on their projects.

Algorithm was responsible for the site's brand identities, technical development and overall construction and build.

T Squared Trading
Keg Systems

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Algorithm Studio: April's Top 5

This month's musical picks from the Algorithm studio are:

1. Munich Editors
2. Breet Film School
3. Mr Beast Mogwai
4. Tiny Cities Sun Kil Moon
5. Uh Oh Hello Elefant

More musical recommendations and things played in the studio can be found in the Algorithm Viral Video Collection.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Algorithm Classics: Emulator

This post is really designed as a test for the code for posting .swf files to blogger, but here's an old one from the Algorithm archives just for fun.Created back in 1998, this was a series of network environments exploring the relationship between game historiographies and how the virtual space is played back from the screen. Rendering technique increases gameplay in fusion of high and low tech game design. Winner of Jan van Eyck Akademie Purchases and Collection Award 1998.

More information here