Tags: light

Laser Light Synths unedited footage on Vimeo

You can catch a glimpse of my Daft Punk impression in this video of Seb’s frickin’ lasers.

James Bridle’s Critical View From Above | Crane.tv Contemporary Culture Video Magazine

James talks about his latest project, The Right To Flight.

Improving Reality 2014 — Visibility Is A Trap

Lighthouse are putting on their Improving Reality conference again this year. It’s the day before dConstruct. Come to both!

The right to flight: why I’m flying a balloon over London this summer

Watch the skies: James Bridle’s balloon will be hovering above London distributing wifi.

Spotlight – a pure JavaScript application for GOV.UK Performance | Technology at GDS

A nice tale of progressive enhancement from gov.uk, talking about how they made their analytics dashboards (which are public, by the way) using JavaScript on the server and on the client.

I believe this is what the kids are calling isomorphic JavaScript.

Anatomy of a failed rendition | booktwo.org

A superb bit of sleuthing by James:

From London to the Mediterranean, to Malta and back again, over multiple countries and jurisdictions, through airspace and legal space. The contortions of G-WIRG’s flight path mirror the ethical labyrinth the British Government finds itself in when, against all better judgements, it insists on punishing individuals as an example to others, using every weasel justification in its well-funded legal war chest. Using a combination of dirty laws and private technologies to transform and transmit people from one jurisidiction, one legal condition and category, to another: this is the meaning of the verb “to render”.

The Secure Transport of Light on booktwo.org

A beautiful piece by James on the history of light as a material for communication …and its political overtones in today’s world.

What is light when it is information rather than illumination? What is it when it is not perceived by the human eye? Deep beneath the streets and oceans, what is illuminated by the machines, and how are we changed by this illumination?

Brighton Science Festival Edo Wonderpark Hack Day

There’s going to be mini Science Hack Day at Lighthouse as part of this month’s Science Festival in Brighton. Come along — it’ll be fun.

Lamps: a design research collaboration with Google Creative Labs, 2011 – Blog – BERG

Beautiful thoughtful work from the BERGians.

DOM Enlightenment

This looks great! It’s a CC-licensed book by Cody Lindley (whose work I’ve admired for many years) aimed at teaching DOM Scripting for modern browsers. You can read the whole thing online or wait for the paper version from O’Reilly.

If all your JavaScript currently consists of writing jQuery plugins, I highly recommend you read this.

Work is being done here on Vimeo

A short piece on the experiment that James conducted with Lighthouse in the foyer of the Cleareft office building, trying to show some kind of physical representation of coding.

Lighthouse Monthly Talk — James Bridle

James is giving a talk here in Brighton next month. I’ll be there with robot-actuated bells on.

916 Starfighter

What happens when your SR-71 Blackbird falls apart at 3.18 times the speed of sounds at 78,800 feet?

Lightweight Computing – Stuntbox

The class of device formerly known as mobile.

BLDGBLOG: Islands at the Speed of Light

Freaky stuff. If you’ve seen Kevin Slavin or James Bridle talking about the increase in property prices on Wall Street as the buildings get closer to the network hub …that’s nothing—these are the new centres of world power; places where the speed of light interferes least with the speed of transactions.

Immaterials: Light painting WiFi on Vimeo

Timo Arnall has some fun mapping WiFi signal strength with long exposure photos.

YouTube - Tracking 18th-century “social network” through letters

Visualising the Republic of Letters.

Calligraphie lumineuse - a set on Flickr

Gorgeous photos of Arabic calligraphy drawn in light.

English Russia » Abandoned Russian Polar Nuclear Lighthouses

"Now, there are signs “RADIOACTIVITY� written with big white letters on the approaching paths to the structure but they don’t stop the abandoned exotics lovers."

flickr.simple.php

A super-simple lightweight PHP class by Kellan for calling the Flickr API and receiving back an array of results.

Hide and Seek Sandpit » Events

There will be an evening games in the foyer of the Clearleft office building on Thursday, August 21st.

Star Over London - HOME

A zeppelin over London. No, this isn't some steampunk flight of fancy; it's for real.

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | 'Darkest ever' material created

It's like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black.

Flight thru Instruments - a photoset on Flickr

A collection of beautiful illustrations scanned from a flight-training manual.

The Plumen Project

A new twist on the lightbulb.

Sussex Police Uncovered - H900 - The Eye In The Sky

Click on the "What's the helicopter doing over my house?" link to get the latest eye-in-the-sky reports. The latest is: "Person trampled by cows" on the South Downs.

The Force Unleashed Confirmed for Wii (aka Lightsaber Game) at RotPod

This is very good news for me and my Wii.

flightpatterns_excerpt.mov (video/quicktime Object)

Beautiful visualisations of flight data.

dog or higher: phone sex with mars - or why latency matters as well as bandwidth

Brian Suda has a theoretical solution to real-time interplanetary communication: "I get on my tachyon voip phone and make a call from mars to earth at 9:00am it takes 10 minutes to travel there, but the tachyons travel backwards (so i think) that would be

MacSaber: Turn Your Mac Into A Jedi Weapon

Use your Mac laptop's motion sensor to get lightsaber sound effects.

Stodge.org » Blog Archive » Struck By Lightning

"The moment of electrocution is hard to describe. One instant I was running up a hill, the next moment I saw only white. What I heard was massive and ear-splitting. I felt nothing and sensed utter disorientation."

Jeremy Hermanns dot org » Alaska Flight #536 - Rapid De-Pressurization and Panic at 30K Feet

A blogger who was on a flight that lost cabin pressure blogs about it... with pictures.

delimport - Spotlight Plugins

This excellent little plug-in allows you to search your Del.icio.us links from Spotlight.