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Smoo Comics #6 is available now for pre-order. This comic is a bit quieter, a bit sparser, a bit slower than Smoo #5. It features seven stories about listening to Hüsker Dü, rainy summers, running naked in French fields, another tale of swimming at night and more besides.
Pre-orders will be…
Curious what to expect from Smoo #6? Here are some pages - some I’ve shared before, others I haven’t. It’s a different beast to Smoo #5; much quieter, simpler lines, slower stories. Perhaps in some ways it’s more diary-like; in others more abstract. Pre-order details coming soon.
This postage stamp commemorates William Beebe’s 1934 descent in the bathysphere, and pictures deep sea fish that he reported seeing. Since Beebe was unable to collect specimens, the existence of some of these fish remains controversial.
Massively under-prepared, in the midst of moving house, and two weeks and one day into a new job, I’m packing for TCAF. It’s very exciting, if frantic. Here’s what’s happening:
On Thursday 3rd May I’ll be giving a talk at the Department of Geography, University of Toronto, entitled “The…
I think I forgot to mention this was happening:
So what are we up to?
Currently we are working with indie comic artist Simon Moreton on a documentary about mental health in comics. After seeing an inspiring lecture at Bristol Comic-Con last year, Videoloft are working with Simon to explore mental health through comics and the way different art forms can help others through tough times.
Simon’s work is often self reflective, and heady, an intelligent mix of biographical and the fantastical, bringing the mundanity of life to unusual, thought provoking heights.
Taking a close look and recreating parts of Simons work Smoo and The Escapologist , Videoloft are creating a mix media project crossing genres, and formats (along with our animation partners Kayleigh and Tom).
Smoo: The Documentary (title subject to much change!) coming soon!
So if your interested, go an get a headstart on the project and take a look at Simons links below!
In other news we are still slogging hard away on Adventures in Brine our comedy sketch show and will try to churn out some more of these. Greg will be heading away to Japan to shoot an Earthquake follow up doc for a couple of months (For Uni) and Addy and Sarah will be away travelling for 4 months around the world (Mostly Japan and Australia by the sounds of things…). But while the gang are away Smoo will be completed and i’m sure we will have lots of unusual things popping out.
Keep ‘em peeled.
Think this would be a great tool to work with in schools. Entry-level computer skills linked to physical world. Can see it making sense to people of all generations.
Causality, Ben Woodeson.
One of my favourite artists is having a show in Hackney. Go see it!
Uh oh, short-tempered and sarcastic AI chatbots seek divinity, bodies and arguments. Next they’ll want our clothes, boots and our motorcycles.
AI vs. AI. Two chatbots talking to each other (by CornellCCSL)
Ignore the comment thread underneath and enjoy this succinct piece.
"Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity — in all this vastness — there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us."
The presence of Mike Nelson means I will actually make it to Venice this year. Hopefully by way of Linz for Ars Electronica 2011 and maybe a stop off in Berlin to see some friends.
Nefarious Apple Inc. data tracking turned into an interesting project by the New York Times digital team.