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July 31st, 2011
Anab

Earlier this month, a new exhibition titled 'Talk to Me' curated by Paola Antonelli opened at MoMA in New York. And we are super excited to have two of our projects: the 5th Dimensional Camera and Lukalive in the show! 'Talk to Me' curated by Paola Antonelli opens at MoMA in New York. And we are super excited to have two of our projects: the 5th Dimensional Camera and Lukalive in the show!

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From the MoMA site: "Talk to Me is an exhibition on the communication between people and objects, and how designers write the initial script that enables the two parties to communicate effectively and elegantly.

The exhibition hinges on an important development in the culture of design (and in culture at large), a shift from the centrality of function to that of meaning. From this perspective, all objects contain information that goes well beyond their immediate use or appearance. In some cases, objects exist to provide us with access to complex systems and networks, behaving as gateways and interpreters. Whether openly and actively, or in subtle, subliminal ways, things talk to us, and designers help us develop and improvise the dialogue." 
Both projects will be exhibited in the esteemed company of friends and colleagues such as Hiromi Ozaki, Dunne&Raby, James King, Revital Cohen, Berg, Tinker, Poke, Chris O'Shea, Natalie Jeremijenko, Usman Haque, Sascha Pohflepp, Chris Woebken, Julian Bleecker, all the way to Google, Apple and Nintendo. If you are in New York anytime till 7th November, do check it out, and send us pictures!

July 30th, 2011
Anonymous

This month was nearly lost in the fine mist of London rain and summer exhaustion. Luckily, some well-judged holiday time pulled us back from the brink of madness. Anab and Jon found some time to escape to the Lancashire seaside and the Lake District.

459
(company co-directors not pictured)

460

Carolina
fled to the relative safety and zero-internet freedom of the Austrian Alps (for hiking and project work).

461
And Justin braved the depths of West London in a mission to Kew Gardens, to check out various carnivorous plants and the Victorian precursors of Biosphere 2.

465
On the other side of the Atlantic, 'Talk to Me' opened at MoMA. All the projects in the exhibition can be followed through their QR codes and hashtags. Lukalive is #ttmluka:

463
The 5th Dimensional Camera is #ttmcamera:
462
As the show opened to the press and public, we got some great coverage, from a cameo in Jason Polan's sketches from the installation, through to photos and write-ups on CNN Money, The Wall Street Journal and Core77.   

466
455

 

In addition to the usual background hum of the studio, we've continued hammering away at the new website, which draws ever closer.

Elsewhere, we watched Geoffrey B. West's seminar for the Long Now, in which he lays out his thoughts on the lifespans of organisations, cities, and organisms, which resonated strongly with some work we have been brainstorming & prototyping in the past few weeks – a series of workshops around Design Prospecting and DIY Urbanism, which we will be rolling out in collaboration with organisations in London, New York, Mumbai, and elsewhere. We enjoyed Karl Schroeder's musings on 'Wicked Problems'this post on Robot Domesticity from BLDGBLOG, and Adam Rothestein and Scott Smith's respective pieces on drones and UAVs.

Outside the catch-up on brain fodder, we have been stuck in a strange whirlwind of rapid product development, number-crunching, graph-making, and pitch-writing, for a project that has seen us up at all hours. Anab and Jon, flanked by long-term collaborators Tim Brooke and Mark Selby, have learnt more about startup funding, mobile gaming, and augmented reality that they ever thought possible. The future is exciting, and we continue building, making and prototyping.

As the month drew to close, Justin celebrated his birthday with friends and the rest of the studio, in St. James's Park, serenaded by a brass band of well-attired retirees.

 

464

With a marked improvement in the weather, and plans a-brewing, we move onwards: to August, and beyond!

 

July 30th, 2011
Anonymous

This month was nearly lost in the fine mist of London rain and summer exhaustion. Luckily, some well-judged holiday time pulled us back from the brink of madness. Anab and Jon found some time to escape to the Lancashire seaside and the Lake District.

459
(company co-directors not pictured)

460

Carolina
fled to the relative safety and zero-internet freedom of the Austrian Alps (for hiking and project work).

461
And Justin braved the depths of West London in a mission to Kew Gardens, to check out various carnivorous plants and the Victorian precursors of Biosphere 2.

465
On the other side of the Atlantic, 'Talk to Me' opened at MoMA. All the projects in the exhibition can be followed through their QR codes and hashtags. Lukalive is #ttmluka:

463
The 5th Dimensional Camera is #ttmcamera:
462
As the show opened to the press and public, we got some great coverage, from a cameo in Jason Polan's sketches from the installation, through to photos and write-ups on CNN Money, The Wall Street Journal and Core77.   

466
455

 

In addition to the usual background hum of the studio, we've continued hammering away at the new website, which draws ever closer.

Elsewhere, we watched Geoffrey B. West's seminar for the Long Now, in which he lays out his thoughts on the lifespans of organisations, cities, and organisms, which resonated strongly with some work we have been brainstorming & prototyping in the past few weeks – a series of workshops around Design Prospecting and DIY Urbanism, which we will be rolling out in collaboration with organisations in London, New York, Mumbai, and elsewhere. We enjoyed Karl Schroeder's musings on 'Wicked Problems'this post on Robot Domesticity from BLDGBLOG, and Adam Rothestein and Scott Smith's respective pieces on drones and UAVs.

Outside the catch-up on brain fodder, we have been stuck in a strange whirlwind of rapid product development, number-crunching, graph-making, and pitch-writing, for a project that has seen us up at all hours. Anab and Jon, flanked by long-term collaborators Tim Brooke and Mark Selby, have learnt more about startup funding, mobile gaming, and augmented reality that they ever thought possible. The future is exciting, and we continue building, making and prototyping.

As the month drew to close, Justin celebrated his birthday with friends and the rest of the studio, in St. James's Park, serenaded by a brass band of well-attired retirees.

 

464

With a marked improvement in the weather, and plans a-brewing, we move onwards: to August, and beyond!

 

July 30th, 2011
Anonymous

This month was nearly lost in the fine mist of London rain and summer exhaustion. Luckily, some well-judged holiday time pulled us back from the brink of madness. Anab and Jon found some time to escape to the Lancashire seaside and the Lake District.

459
(company co-directors not pictured)

460

Carolina
fled to the relative safety and zero-internet freedom of the Austrian Alps (for hiking and project work).

461
And Justin braved the depths of West London in a mission to Kew Gardens, to check out various carnivorous plants and the Victorian precursors of Biosphere 2.

465
On the other side of the Atlantic, 'Talk to Me' opened at MoMA. All the projects in the exhibition can be followed through their QR codes and hashtags. Lukalive is #ttmluka:

463
The 5th Dimensional Camera is #ttmcamera:
462
As the show opened to the press and public, we got some great coverage, from a cameo in Jason Polan's sketches from the installation, through to photos and write-ups on CNN Money, The Wall Street Journal and Core77.   

466
455

 

In addition to the usual background hum of the studio, we've continued hammering away at the new website, which draws ever closer.

Elsewhere, we watched Geoffrey B. West's seminar for the Long Now, in which he lays out his thoughts on the lifespans of organisations, cities, and organisms, which resonated strongly with some work we have been brainstorming & prototyping in the past few weeks – a series of workshops around Design Prospecting and DIY Urbanism, which we will be rolling out in collaboration with organisations in London, New York, Mumbai, and elsewhere. We enjoyed Karl Schroeder's musings on 'Wicked Problems'this post on Robot Domesticity from BLDGBLOG, and Adam Rothestein and Scott Smith's respective pieces on drones and UAVs.

Outside the catch-up on brain fodder, we have been stuck in a strange whirlwind of rapid product development, number-crunching, graph-making, and pitch-writing, for a project that has seen us up at all hours. Anab and Jon, flanked by long-term collaborators Tim Brooke and Mark Selby, have learnt more about startup funding, mobile gaming, and augmented reality that they ever thought possible. The future is exciting, and we continue building, making and prototyping.

As the month drew to close, Justin celebrated his birthday with friends and the rest of the studio, in St. James's Park, serenaded by a brass band of well-attired retirees.

 

464

With a marked improvement in the weather, and plans a-brewing, we move onwards: to August, and beyond!

 

July 30th, 2011
Anonymous

This month was nearly lost in the fine mist of London rain and summer exhaustion. Luckily, some well-judged holiday time pulled us back from the brink of madness. Anab and Jon found some time to escape to the Lancashire seaside and the Lake District.

459
(company co-directors not pictured)

460

Carolina
fled to the relative safety and zero-internet freedom of the Austrian Alps (for hiking and project work).

461
And Justin braved the depths of West London in a mission to Kew Gardens, to check out various carnivorous plants and the Victorian precursors of Biosphere 2.

465
On the other side of the Atlantic, 'Talk to Me' opened at MoMA. All the projects in the exhibition can be followed through their QR codes and hashtags. Lukalive is #ttmluka:

463
The 5th Dimensional Camera is #ttmcamera:
462
As the show opened to the press and public, we got some great coverage, from a cameo in Jason Polan's sketches from the installation, through to photos and write-ups on CNN Money, The Wall Street Journal and Core77.   

466
455

 

In addition to the usual background hum of the studio, we've continued hammering away at the new website, which draws ever closer.

Elsewhere, we watched Geoffrey B. West's seminar for the Long Now, in which he lays out his thoughts on the lifespans of organisations, cities, and organisms, which resonated strongly with some work we have been brainstorming & prototyping in the past few weeks – a series of workshops around Design Prospecting and DIY Urbanism, which we will be rolling out in collaboration with organisations in London, New York, Mumbai, and elsewhere. We enjoyed Karl Schroeder's musings on 'Wicked Problems'this post on Robot Domesticity from BLDGBLOG, and Adam Rothestein and Scott Smith's respective pieces on drones and UAVs.

Outside the catch-up on brain fodder, we have been stuck in a strange whirlwind of rapid product development, number-crunching, graph-making, and pitch-writing, for a project that has seen us up at all hours. Anab and Jon, flanked by long-term collaborators Tim Brooke and Mark Selby, have learnt more about startup funding, mobile gaming, and augmented reality that they ever thought possible. The future is exciting, and we continue building, making and prototyping.

As the month drew to close, Justin celebrated his birthday with friends and the rest of the studio, in St. James's Park, serenaded by a brass band of well-attired retirees.

 

464

With a marked improvement in the weather, and plans a-brewing, we move onwards: to August, and beyond!

 

July 30th, 2011
Anonymous

This month was nearly lost in the fine mist of London rain and summer exhaustion. Luckily, some well-judged holiday time pulled us back from the brink of madness. Anab and Jon found some time to escape to the Lancashire seaside and the Lake District.

459
(company co-directors not pictured)

460

Carolina
fled to the relative safety and zero-internet freedom of the Austrian Alps (for hiking and project work).

461
And Justin braved the depths of West London in a mission to Kew Gardens, to check out various carnivorous plants and the Victorian precursors of Biosphere 2.

465
On the other side of the Atlantic, 'Talk to Me' opened at MoMA. All the projects in the exhibition can be followed through their QR codes and hashtags. Lukalive is #ttmluka:

463
The 5th Dimensional Camera is #ttmcamera:
462
As the show opened to the press and public, we got some great coverage, from a cameo in Jason Polan's sketches from the installation, through to photos and write-ups on CNN Money, The Wall Street Journal and Core77.   

466
455

 

In addition to the usual background hum of the studio, we've continued hammering away at the new website, which draws ever closer.

Elsewhere, we watched Geoffrey B. West's seminar for the Long Now, in which he lays out his thoughts on the lifespans of organisations, cities, and organisms, which resonated strongly with some work we have been brainstorming & prototyping in the past few weeks – a series of workshops around Design Prospecting and DIY Urbanism, which we will be rolling out in collaboration with organisations in London, New York, Mumbai, and elsewhere. We enjoyed Karl Schroeder's musings on 'Wicked Problems'this post on Robot Domesticity from BLDGBLOG, and Adam Rothestein and Scott Smith's respective pieces on drones and UAVs.

Outside the catch-up on brain fodder, we have been stuck in a strange whirlwind of rapid product development, number-crunching, graph-making, and pitch-writing, for a project that has seen us up at all hours. Anab and Jon, flanked by long-term collaborators Tim Brooke and Mark Selby, have learnt more about startup funding, mobile gaming, and augmented reality that they ever thought possible. The future is exciting, and we continue building, making and prototyping.

As the month drew to close, Justin celebrated his birthday with friends and the rest of the studio, in St. James's Park, serenaded by a brass band of well-attired retirees.

 

464

With a marked improvement in the weather, and plans a-brewing, we move onwards: to August, and beyond!

 

July 30th, 2011
Anonymous

This month was nearly lost in the fine mist of London rain and summer exhaustion. Luckily, some well-judged holiday time pulled us back from the brink of madness. Anab and Jon found some time to escape to the Lancashire seaside and the Lake District.

459
(company co-directors not pictured)

460

Carolina
fled to the relative safety and zero-internet freedom of the Austrian Alps (for hiking and project work).

461
And Justin braved the depths of West London in a mission to Kew Gardens, to check out various carnivorous plants and the Victorian precursors of Biosphere 2.

465
On the other side of the Atlantic, 'Talk to Me' opened at MoMA. All the projects in the exhibition can be followed through their QR codes and hashtags. Lukalive is #ttmluka:

463
The 5th Dimensional Camera is #ttmcamera:
462
As the show opened to the press and public, we got some great coverage, from a cameo in Jason Polan's sketches from the installation, through to photos and write-ups on CNN Money, The Wall Street Journal and Core77.   

466
455

 

In addition to the usual background hum of the studio, we've continued hammering away at the new website, which draws ever closer.

Elsewhere, we watched Geoffrey B. West's seminar for the Long Now, in which he lays out his thoughts on the lifespans of organisations, cities, and organisms, which resonated strongly with some work we have been brainstorming & prototyping in the past few weeks – a series of workshops around Design Prospecting and DIY Urbanism, which we will be rolling out in collaboration with organisations in London, New York, Mumbai, and elsewhere. We enjoyed Karl Schroeder's musings on 'Wicked Problems'this post on Robot Domesticity from BLDGBLOG, and Adam Rothestein and Scott Smith's respective pieces on drones and UAVs.

Outside the catch-up on brain fodder, we have been stuck in a strange whirlwind of rapid product development, number-crunching, graph-making, and pitch-writing, for a project that has seen us up at all hours. Anab and Jon, flanked by long-term collaborators Tim Brooke and Mark Selby, have learnt more about startup funding, mobile gaming, and augmented reality that they ever thought possible. The future is exciting, and we continue building, making and prototyping.

As the month drew to close, Justin celebrated his birthday with friends and the rest of the studio, in St. James's Park, serenaded by a brass band of well-attired retirees.

 

464

With a marked improvement in the weather, and plans a-brewing, we move onwards: to August, and beyond!

 

July 30th, 2011
Anonymous

This month was nearly lost in the fine mist of London rain and summer exhaustion. Luckily, some well-judged holiday time pulled us back from the brink of madness. Anab and Jon found some time to escape to the Lancashire seaside and the Lake District.

459
(company co-directors not pictured)

460

Carolina
fled to the relative safety and zero-internet freedom of the Austrian Alps (for hiking and project work).

461
And Justin braved the depths of West London in a mission to Kew Gardens, to check out various carnivorous plants and the Victorian precursors of Biosphere 2.

465
On the other side of the Atlantic, 'Talk to Me' opened at MoMA. All the projects in the exhibition can be followed through their QR codes and hashtags. Lukalive is #ttmluka:

463
The 5th Dimensional Camera is #ttmcamera:
462
As the show opened to the press and public, we got some great coverage, from a cameo in Jason Polan's sketches from the installation, through to photos and write-ups on CNN Money, The Wall Street Journal and Core77.   

466
455

 

In addition to the usual background hum of the studio, we've continued hammering away at the new website, which draws ever closer.

Elsewhere, we watched Geoffrey B. West's seminar for the Long Now, in which he lays out his thoughts on the lifespans of organisations, cities, and organisms, which resonated strongly with some work we have been brainstorming & prototyping in the past few weeks – a series of workshops around Design Prospecting and DIY Urbanism, which we will be rolling out in collaboration with organisations in London, New York, Mumbai, and elsewhere. We enjoyed Karl Schroeder's musings on 'Wicked Problems'this post on Robot Domesticity from BLDGBLOG, and Adam Rothestein and Scott Smith's respective pieces on drones and UAVs.

Outside the catch-up on brain fodder, we have been stuck in a strange whirlwind of rapid product development, number-crunching, graph-making, and pitch-writing, for a project that has seen us up at all hours. Anab and Jon, flanked by long-term collaborators Tim Brooke and Mark Selby, have learnt more about startup funding, mobile gaming, and augmented reality that they ever thought possible. The future is exciting, and we continue building, making and prototyping.

As the month drew to close, Justin celebrated his birthday with friends and the rest of the studio, in St. James's Park, serenaded by a brass band of well-attired retirees.

 

464

With a marked improvement in the weather, and plans a-brewing, we move onwards: to August, and beyond!

 

July 30th, 2011
Anonymous

This month was nearly lost in the fine mist of London rain and summer exhaustion. Luckily, some well-judged holiday time pulled us back from the brink of madness. Anab and Jon found some time to escape to the Lancashire seaside and the Lake District.

459
(company co-directors not pictured)

460

Carolina
fled to the relative safety and zero-internet freedom of the Austrian Alps (for hiking and project work).

461
And Justin braved the depths of West London in a mission to Kew Gardens, to check out various carnivorous plants and the Victorian precursors of Biosphere 2.

465
On the other side of the Atlantic, 'Talk to Me' opened at MoMA. All the projects in the exhibition can be followed through their QR codes and hashtags. Lukalive is #ttmluka:

463
The 5th Dimensional Camera is #ttmcamera:
462
As the show opened to the press and public, we got some great coverage, from a cameo in Jason Polan's sketches from the installation, through to photos and write-ups on CNN Money, The Wall Street Journal and Core77.   

466
455

 

In addition to the usual background hum of the studio, we've continued hammering away at the new website, which draws ever closer.

Elsewhere, we watched Geoffrey B. West's seminar for the Long Now, in which he lays out his thoughts on the lifespans of organisations, cities, and organisms, which resonated strongly with some work we have been brainstorming & prototyping in the past few weeks – a series of workshops around Design Prospecting and DIY Urbanism, which we will be rolling out in collaboration with organisations in London, New York, Mumbai, and elsewhere. We enjoyed Karl Schroeder's musings on 'Wicked Problems'this post on Robot Domesticity from BLDGBLOG, and Adam Rothestein and Scott Smith's respective pieces on drones and UAVs.

Outside the catch-up on brain fodder, we have been stuck in a strange whirlwind of rapid product development, number-crunching, graph-making, and pitch-writing, for a project that has seen us up at all hours. Anab and Jon, flanked by long-term collaborators Tim Brooke and Mark Selby, have learnt more about startup funding, mobile gaming, and augmented reality that they ever thought possible. The future is exciting, and we continue building, making and prototyping.

As the month drew to close, Justin celebrated his birthday with friends and the rest of the studio, in St. James's Park, serenaded by a brass band of well-attired retirees.

 

464

With a marked improvement in the weather, and plans a-brewing, we move onwards: to August, and beyond!

 

July 30th, 2011
Anonymous

This month was nearly lost in the fine mist of London rain and summer exhaustion. Luckily, some well-judged holiday time pulled us back from the brink of madness. Anab and Jon found some time to escape to the Lancashire seaside and the Lake District.

459
(company co-directors not pictured)

460

Carolina
fled to the relative safety and zero-internet freedom of the Austrian Alps (for hiking and project work).

461
And Justin braved the depths of West London in a mission to Kew Gardens, to check out various carnivorous plants and the Victorian precursors of Biosphere 2.

465
On the other side of the Atlantic, 'Talk to Me' opened at MoMA. All the projects in the exhibition can be followed through their QR codes and hashtags. Lukalive is #ttmluka:

463
The 5th Dimensional Camera is #ttmcamera:
462
As the show opened to the press and public, we got some great coverage, from a cameo in Jason Polan's sketches from the installation, through to photos and write-ups on CNN Money, The Wall Street Journal and Core77.   

466
455

 

In addition to the usual background hum of the studio, we've continued hammering away at the new website, which draws ever closer.

Elsewhere, we watched Geoffrey B. West's seminar for the Long Now, in which he lays out his thoughts on the lifespans of organisations, cities, and organisms, which resonated strongly with some work we have been brainstorming & prototyping in the past few weeks – a series of workshops around Design Prospecting and DIY Urbanism, which we will be rolling out in collaboration with organisations in London, New York, Mumbai, and elsewhere. We enjoyed Karl Schroeder's musings on 'Wicked Problems'this post on Robot Domesticity from BLDGBLOG, and Adam Rothestein and Scott Smith's respective pieces on drones and UAVs.

Outside the catch-up on brain fodder, we have been stuck in a strange whirlwind of rapid product development, number-crunching, graph-making, and pitch-writing, for a project that has seen us up at all hours. Anab and Jon, flanked by long-term collaborators Tim Brooke and Mark Selby, have learnt more about startup funding, mobile gaming, and augmented reality that they ever thought possible. The future is exciting, and we continue building, making and prototyping.

As the month drew to close, Justin celebrated his birthday with friends and the rest of the studio, in St. James's Park, serenaded by a brass band of well-attired retirees.

 

464

With a marked improvement in the weather, and plans a-brewing, we move onwards: to August, and beyond!