It was just a creative Wednesday afternoon. Seems the kleinhafen does inspire me with it’s harbour surroundings.
Last weekend was intense. I took part in the 2015 edition of Museomix as a volunteer in the Museum for Communication in Bern. But what is Museomix?
Museomix was originally created four years ago in France. It is a bit similar to hackathons or startup weekends. You put a lot of motivated people into groups and ask them to come up with prototypes after three days. The time constrains is big but to avoid complete chaos, the process is well established.
At the end of the weekend those groups had to present their work in form of a prototype. This years results are not yet online. But you can check last years results.
It’s been a while since I hadn’t done a Creative Wednesday. I was too busy with building my consultancy. But yesterday I spend the whole day experimenting with photography in my studio, actually my living in room.
Since no models were available (I didn’t even ask) and my profile picture is 6 years old (!!!!) : I had my subject. I experimented with strobes, reflectors, background and shaving foam. While doing the retouching I learnt quite some new trick in Photoshop.
These are the only 3 pictures (on 270) which passed the selection.
Do you remember mikrodef.io? I’ve launched the site in April and then quickly left it go back to sleep. Mostly because it did not get the expected traction. That happens when you have a product which no one needs or wants (and you do not promote it enough).
But why did I actually start this project?
- I wanted to build a product which improves lives of individuals
- I wanted to have a laboratory to test new techniques
- And I wanted do more creative work – I was a CreativeDay project remember
At the moment I’m looking for an interesting speaker for one of the Swiss Tech Talks that will be held in Basel. The idea is that mobile phones can be a canvas or a brush for todays artists. If you know of someone in the area which might want to present a related project: Please let me know.
Here are few interesting projects I found, not from Basel though.
While playing with Illustrator I started this little serie. This idea is some things can be great or really suck depending on where you stand. Vegetarians really do suck if you are a vegetable. Ever thought of being chopped into cubes or being thrown into a blender? Yes, it really sucks!
Please add your suggestions in the comments.
I spent the afternoon experimenting with Lino engraving. It was pretty fun but I did not yet find the good printing technique (or ink). But it is definitely something I will try again. Enjoy the lumber jack hipster pervert from Copenhagen.