analog film clip from moving train


2009-12-15 17:59 – 0 Comments

Remember the little flipbooks you had when you were a kid? The kind you could flip through quickly and see a little movie, This might be the simplest way of animating a picture but a filmreel doesn’t act all that different. Think of all the boring hours you have spent looking out of the window into nothingness while commuting on the Metro train or underground. Now, I am a big fan of grafitti and street art, but it doesn’t really serve its purpose in 60 km/h when everything turns into a blur. What if we could use the speed of the train to emulate a lens travelling down a filmreel?

via Award entries | The Fun Theory.

NB. Saw this in action in Athens subway when teaching imedia in Maroussi,


Innovation Unbound: Changing innovation locus, changing policy focus

This publication intends to draw some key insights from all the work carried throughout INNO-GRIPS project.

The study explores some of the many ways in which innovation and innovation processes are changing in the twenty-first century. We have seen changes in the locus of innovation – who conducts it, how, and where? This goes beyond the very important developments associated with the rise of emergent economies as innovation actors. New approaches to organising innovation have also been arising, and despite much hyperbole about, for instance, “open innovation”, there is certainly a range of methods for managing and coordinating research, development, design, and implementation processes. We have seen changes in the focus of innovation. This is highlighted by such terms as user- and society-driven innovation, the rise of interest in service and social innovation, and by attention to innovation that can help us address the Grand Challenges that confront us.

via PRO INNO Europe: INNO-Grips.

hidden innovation

“the average businessperson knows that spending is an investment in the future capacity of the firm. He/she also knows that innovation goes beyond the upstream discovery of new inventions and technologies by scientists and engineers, beyond the creation of new ideas and designs by other workers, and beyond the turning of those inventions and ideas into new products and services. Inventions, ideas, new products, and new services are worthless without a downstream process that turns them into something that convinces people and firms to become customers.”

important aspects of ‘hidden innovation’

Organisationa improvement
Training & skills development
Software development
Market research & advertising
Other (Copyright development and mineral exploration)

The Innovation Index (2009), NESTA

innovation-index.pdf (application/pdf Object).