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February 14, 2018

Smart Cities, Superheroes, and Placemaking: Cities Summit Sessions at SXSW 2018

The inaugural Cities Summit at SXSW brings together civic leaders, creative citizens, and urbanists for two days of dynamic programming, performances, pop-up exhibits, and events exploring the future of our cities. Learn more about what the 2018 Cities Summit has to offer.

“There often seems to be two sides to the cities of the future conversation, one is the ‘smart cities’ arm, focused on innovation and technology as the key to enhancing cities, the other is the ‘human-centered’ arm, highlighting placemaking, arts and culture as keys to successful urban life,” says SXSW Cities Summit Programmer Julie Yost. “The Cities Summit lies in a unique position, as we bridge these communities at SXSW, and our program is emblematic of this. We’re highlighting experimentalists and creatives of all sectors, from writers and choreographers to policymakers and entrepreneurs, whose imaginative work is enhancing public life.”

Open to all SXSW registrants, the Cities Summit is designed to bridge the dialogue between city leaders and decision makers within SXSW communities – digital creatives, entrepreneurs, designers, artists and others.

Explore Cities Summit programming as we feature topics such as the arts, technology, equity, food, transportation, design, and more. Don’t miss Cities Summit sessions from March 12-13 at the Four Seasons. Explore more Cities Summit programming and check out these session highlights below.

Cities Summit Highlights

Choreographing the City: Policy through Performance

Speakers: Michele Martell (Martell Media House), Krissie Marty (Forklift Danceworks), Laura Morrison, and Paul Slutes (Austin City Government)

For 16 years, Forklift Danceworks has utilized the creative process of co-choreographed performances with city workers and communities to tackle city planning issues. Their latest 3-year Pools Project uses dance to engage historically disenfranchised communities on the East Side of Austin as the City crafts a new master plan to address its aging aquatic infrastructure. Forklift embodies creative placemaking to harness the power of narratives to transform communities, attitudes and behaviors.

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The Experimentalists: Cities, Political Imagination & Social Creativity

Speakers: Gabriella Gomez-Mont (Laboratorio para la Ciudad)

Five years ago Gabriella Gómez-Mont had a tremendously provocative offer from the newly elected Mayor of Mexico City: to invent a new type of city department from scratch. Shape-shifting and experimental, specializing in the gaps and tensions between things; civics, politics and humanities in continuous conversation.

So what happened when a journalist / visual artist / documentary filmmaker is given free rein to convene a highly multidisciplinary team – artists, filmmakers, designers, writers, activists, historians and architects working hand in hand with political scientists, urban geographers, anthropologists, mathematicians, internationalists, urban planners, civic tech and AI experts – all bound together by their passion for a certain megalopolis? Experiencing the perils and possibilities of urban experiments and collaborative practices in a divided and gargantuan territory; tackling subjects such as governance, mobility, the right to the city and participatory infrastructures, reimagining social and urban realities from within.

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City Everywhere: A Storytelling Tour Through the Landscapes of Technology

Speakers: Liam Young (Tomorrows Thoughts Today)

Join us for this special performance to close the inaugural Cities Summit at SXSW.

Our luminous technologies cast shadows that stretch across the planet. Join speculative architect Liam young and an all-seeing smart city operating system as they take a tour in a driverless taxi on a storytelling tour through the flickering screen and beyond the fog of the cloud, to explore City Everywhere, a quasi-fictional city of the near future, extrapolated from the fears and wonders of an increasingly complex present. Seen through the eyes of the machines we are now designing our cities for you will visit the autonomous infrastructures, industrial territories and sacrificial landscapes that span from the robot ports on the Siberian coastline to the massive mining excavations carved from the middle of Australia where our gadgets begin their lives.

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Superheroes and the City

Speakers: Jamelle Bouie (Slate), Kriston Capps (CityLab The Atlantic), and Hope Larson (Author of Batgirl)

The NYC that gave rise to the most beloved superheroes in the Golden Age of comic books is transformed. Hell’s Kitchen, where Daredevil fought gangsters and criminals, is now home to the High Line. Gotham isn’t Gothic anymore. This panel brings together urban journalists (and comic-book fans) with celebrated comic-book authors, who will look at how once-gritty cities of comic-book lore look more and more like futuristic Metropolis—and how those changes are reflected in comic books and films.

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Crossover Track Recommendations

Explore topics outside of your focus area and learn from SXSW sessions across all 24 Tracks of Conference programming. These recommended sessions are outside of the Cities Summit but will interest any SXSW attendee.

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Purchase your SXSW Badge and reserve your hotel today to experience these sessions along with 10 days of screenings, showcases, exhibitions, networking, and more this March 9-18 in Austin, TX. Take the Tracks Quiz to discover which badge will suit your needs.

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Teaser Photo by Liam Young // City Everywhere

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February 13, 2018

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Zahidul, Cuberto, Hrvoje Grubisic and more

UI Inspiration: This week’s selections from Zahidul, Cuberto, Hrvoje Grubisic and more

It’s that time of the week for our collection of UI/UX interactions to boost your UI inspiration. We are focusing on cool animations, layout designs, UX thinking and more. We are mixing it all from static, dynamic and even live prototypes, this might be a great weekly series to bookmark! For this week, we are seeing lots of creative work mixed with illustration. We are also including a fair amount for submissions from the #SpacedChallenge that we have featured on ABDZ.

In this collection we are featuring the work from Zahidul, Cuberto, Chris Sandlin, Julia Jakubiak and more.

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UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Zahidul, Cuberto, Hrvoje Grubisic and moreDesign by Zahidul

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Zahidul, Cuberto, Hrvoje Grubisic and moreDesign by Cuberto

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Zahidul, Cuberto, Hrvoje Grubisic and moreDesign by Chris Sandlin

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Zahidul, Cuberto, Hrvoje Grubisic and moreDesign by Julia Jakubiak

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Zahidul, Cuberto, Hrvoje Grubisic and moreDesign by Hrvoje Grubisic

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Zahidul, Cuberto, Hrvoje Grubisic and moreDesign by Igor Pavlinski

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Zahidul, Cuberto, Hrvoje Grubisic and moreDesign by Tom Koszyk

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Zahidul, Cuberto, Hrvoje Grubisic and moreDesign by Margot Gabel

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Zahidul, Cuberto, Hrvoje Grubisic and moreDesign by Geex Arts

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Zahidul, Cuberto, Hrvoje Grubisic and moreDesign by Mike Delsing

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Zahidul, Cuberto, Hrvoje Grubisic and moreDesign by Beka Kereselidze

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Zahidul, Cuberto, Hrvoje Grubisic and moreDesign by Dimest

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Zahidul, Cuberto, Hrvoje Grubisic and moreDesign by Tintins

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Zahidul, Cuberto, Hrvoje Grubisic and moreDesign by Prowling Wolves

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Zahidul, Cuberto, Hrvoje Grubisic and moreDesign by Md. Ashiful Haque

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Zahidul, Cuberto, Hrvoje Grubisic and moreDesign by Mahin Muslim

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Feb 13, 2018

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February 12, 2018

Winter Sport Character Design by Dora Vincze

Winter Sport Character Design by Dora Vincze

We are delighted to share a timely post today by Hungarian-based illustrator Dora Vincze showcasing some fun illustrations celebrating winter sports. Just in time for the Olympics in South Korea, these whimsical, animated character illustrations have us beaming from ear to ear. The Winter Olympics began in 1924 in Chamonix, France as a major international affair and continued to take place every four years. Having evolved since their inception, sports and disciplines have been added and subtracted over time. The sports Vincze features here such as Alpine skiing and snowboarding have earned a permanent spot on the Olympic programme. For this work Vincze has employed Photoshop and After Effects to achieve the cheery end result. We don’t have much further detail to wax poetic on this talented young illustrator but you can check her Instagram for more discovery and inspiration. 

 

ibby
Feb 12, 2018

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February 12, 2018

Incredible Illustration for Marvel Black Panther by Billelis … 

Incredible Illustration for Marvel Black Panther by Billelis … 

Billelis … shared another amazing post on his Behance profile. This time it’s an digital art and illustration work he has done for the upcoming Marvel movie, Black Panther. As expected, it’s an incredibly detailed artwork with intricate forms and shapes. It’s hard to describe his work, it looks like a mandala, or sometimes the Iron Throne from the Game of Thrones. It doesn’t matter the way you try to explain, it is something that you have to see it. Below I added a few images.

Had the pleasure of working with the very talented BossLogic on this artist initiated key visual for Marvel and Marvel Studio’s upcoming film – Black Panther.

Digital art and illustration

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abduzeedo
Feb 12, 2018

Source: Abduzeedo Illustration

February 12, 2018

Web Design 2018 Trends – Part 1

Web Design 2018 Trends – Part 1

The cool thing about following websites like Dribbble and Behance, especially Dribbble, is that you can see the direction the visual design community is going. For the past 10 years we have seen photo-realistic icons being the main theme, then it evolved to lettering, vector illustration and for the past couple of years the site has definitely focused on UI/UX. Web design is part of that and I have been collecting images for posts to illustrate a new trend in web design. Below you can see what I am talking about. To summarize, it’s highly editorial, simple and in my opinion looks amazing. The only question I have is how does that work with fully responsive websites. The more complex the layout is hight the number of edge cases you will have. At least from my short experience.

Web design

Fashion LayoutImage gallery sliderSenhoma©IliosSpringsummer18Fish UIPrada x Diesel CampaignHeader StyleEcommerce FurnitureFashion Layout

abduzeedo
Feb 12, 2018

Source: Abduzeedo UI/UX

February 12, 2018

Cinematic Cuba Series by Stijn Hoekstra

Cinematic Cuba Series by Stijn Hoekstra

Let’s kick it off with a stunning series by a freelance Cinematographer & Photographer based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Running with the name of Stijn Hoekstra, we are following his photographic journey in Cuba. His pictures are simply marvelous. You must have recognized some spots from the latest installment of Fast and Furious movie. It must have been such a true joy to spend a 3 weeks holiday, getting the time to blend in the environment and the locals. Please do enjoy!

All pictures where taken during my 3 week holiday to Cuba. Be sure to check out my other Behance project: Cinematic Cuba – Portraits

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AoiroStudio
Feb 12, 2018

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February 11, 2018

Specs Leak for Fujifilm's Video-Focused Mirrorless Camera X-H1


Fujifilm takes aim at Panasonic and Sony with a new video-focused mirrorless camera, the just-leaked X-H1.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

February 11, 2018

10 DIY Filmmaking Gadgets You Can 3D Print Yourself Right Now


That feeling when you no longer have to buy sweet filmmaking gadgets because you can 3D print them. (#blessed)


I. Love. Filmmaking. Gadgets. I friggin’ love ’em. I dedicate an entire write up about them at the end of every year because I love ’em so much and you know what, I know you love ’em, too. That’s why I know this video by Weird Lens Maestro Mathieu Stern is going to tickle every fancy in your fancy little body. He has compiled a collection of gadgets for filmmakers that are small, very useful, and best of all, 3D printable. He even provides all of the .STL files for free, so you can download each model and 3D print to your heart’s content.





Now, these little gadgets range from fun and amusing to integral and valuable. You’ve got the stylishly useful golden ratio keychain and the usefully stylish mountain SD card holder, but you also have the camera mounting screw and front and rear lens caps that will definitely come in handy when one or all of those inevitably go missing at some point.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

February 11, 2018

Watch: 5 Essential Tips for Capturing Great Timelapses


Take your timelapse game to the next level.


We all want to be able to shoot dynamic, beautiful, and all-around bomb ass timelapses, but some of us may not know the techniques and equipment required to do so. Luckily, the entire process is really not that complicated, especially if you have an excellent resource that walks you through it. In this video from Pond5, you’ll get to learn everything you need to know in order to prepare, shoot, and edit your best timelapse ever. Check it out below:



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Source: NoFilmSchool

February 11, 2018

Tutorial: Learn How to Sync Your Text Graphics to Music


Want to transform your boring text graphics? Why not give them some rhythm and energy?


Okay, so you’re editing a project and you’ve come to the part where you need to include some text. This is always a struggle, right, because you could always just slap some words onto your composition and call it good, but really, it’s not very good; it’s boring. What do you do? Well, you can always animate the text! In fact, you can take it all a step further and animate them to the beat of a high-energy song. If that seems like something that could take your project to the next level, Josh Noel of SonduckFilm walks you through the entire process in the video below.



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Source: NoFilmSchool