Category Archives: New Media

Crowdfunding? What it is and Why You Should Care

This article will  outline the basics of Crowdfunding, defining what it is, how crowdfunding campaigns generally operate, and why you should care. Crowdfunding is a method of raising monetary funds for almost any cause through alternative channels. Typically based online, … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Built Environment, New Media, Storytelling | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Non-Linear Graphic Narratives

For several years I have been interested in non-linear narratives and their application to architectural process, design and experience. While on a recent trip to Utah, I began to contemplate the disconnect between the way we experience and remember events … Continue reading

Posted in Narrative, New Media, Storytelling, Technology | 1 Comment

What is the value of monumentalism?

This article examines the urbanism of monumentalism in Washington, D.C. and attempts to understand why such an effort is made to maintain the mall as it is. Continue reading

Posted in Anthropology, Architecture, Built Environment, New Media, urbanism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Surveillance, Alibis and Streaming Autobiographies

Artist Hasan Elahi developed a surveillance and security project he calls “Tracking Transience: The Orwell Project.” Inspired after the Department of Homeland Security erroneously detained him, the project compiles GPS data, photographs, purchase records and maps to present an up-to-the … Continue reading

Posted in Built Environment, New Media, Surveillance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Information Overload + Architecture

What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume … Continue reading

Posted in Anthropology, Architecture, Built Environment, New Media, urbanism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Olympic Surveillance

The CBC news has reported that Vancouver is in the process of installing hundreds of surveillance cameras in the downtown area in anticipation of the upcoming Olympic Games. 900 cameras will be installed in the next week to monitor crowds … Continue reading

Posted in Built Environment, New Media, Surveillance, urbanism | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Surveillance Music Videos

In a creative example of how surveillance cameras can be used as a new media tool, Pitchfork Media has begun to film music videos using CCTV. The films capture the performers from a unique and voyeuristic perspective while also splicing … Continue reading

Posted in New Media, Surveillance | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment