bea harrison

a creative collective

dear photograph

take a picture of a picture from the past in the present. 

I love this concept. A beautiful mix of old and new. Past and present.

dear-photograph:

Dear Photograph,

Oh, to be young again.

Wizemark

CityTraces

A colleague at the CIIC has been beavering away on an interesting project of late called ‘CityTraces’. 

The project experiments GPS mapping technology and explores how creative industry workers use the city. 

What’s interesting about this project is the potential for the outcomes to influence cultural planning. The results could also be applied to conversations on how to foster creativity and reveal physical locations where creativity exist little be known to us. 

CityTraces is utilising the festival platform (and hive of creative activity) and joining this years’s Melbourne State of Design Festival.

So if your in Melbourne CityTraces wants to plot your movements.
 To be involved use your GPS enabled smart phone and simply record your movements around State of Design Festival on Saturday 30 July, or at other times during the Festival (20-31st July). 

Email a log of your journeys from your smart phone and they will aggregate them for display. Check out City Traces for more information, including a shortlist of recommended iPhone and android GPS apps.

http://citytraces.com.au/

http://www.stateofdesign.com.au/

gaze in awe




'Sewing the invisible' paper fashion by brazilian designer Jum Nakao. The collection debuted in 2004 at Sao Paulo’s Fashion Week. Unfortunately at the end of the show, the models were told to tear the dresses. 

(via http://uponafold.com.au/blog)

(Source: jumnakao.com.br)

A mechanics garage converted to a cafe> Leura garage

A mechanics garage converted to a cafe> Leura garage

A crisp and sunny day in the blue mountains. Perfect for town hopping and the occasional antique shop if I’m lucky (Taken with instagram)

A crisp and sunny day in the blue mountains. Perfect for town hopping and the occasional antique shop if I’m lucky (Taken with instagram)

All media is social

Digital Agency Portable recently presented New York guest Soraya Darabi.

Soraya is the co- founder of Foodspotting.com and social media correspondent for ABC Television in America. She spoke in Melbourne and Sydney on Social Media trends.

Here are my rough notes from her presentation. 

  • All media is social. The term social media will soon be obsolete. 
  • Geo-location applications will evolve to become central to all social media because everyone will be using portable devices.
  • User experience based start-ups that harness visual design are emerging as winners. They standout from the group for example tumblr.com
  • Cloud computing social companies are on the rise as everything we share has to be online
  • Organisations must be lightly positioned across many applications when marketing- in case the next big thing takes off
  • We cannot distinguish between experts anymore online and people miss a trusted source.  We need a model to monetize the experts and fill this gap.
  • SEO is important- make sure your twitter profile text is included with key search words
  • Highest level of engagement with Twitter comes with real time events

How social media make me money? 

  • Innovation 
  • Brand web literacy 
  • Increased engagement 
  • Next generation audience of fans, followers, and subscribers 
  • Social is monetizable

Location based services= tailored incentives

Platforms to watch:

1 Sound tracking 2 Foursquare 3 Instagram 4 Simple Geo

The # 1 rule of social media:

Be yourself, be authentic.

——-

portable.tv

follow her @sorayadarabi

 I recommend a recent interview with Soraya on Techcrunch:

http://portable.tv/talks/post/foodspotting/

the letter B

The dreary weather this long weekend gave me the opportunity to set-up a tumblr.

I sourced some images of the letter B and exaggerated their curvy bodies.

(via: manicule.posterous.com)

(via: ktkm.se)


(via: urbanoutfitters.com)