holidayclubrecordings.co.uk - Science/Technology http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog-tags/sciencetechnology en David Gallo shows underwater astonishments http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/david-gallo-shows-underwater-astonishments <div class="field field-name-field-media-itm field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/YVvn8dpSAt0" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tag field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/inspiration" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Inspiration</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/blog-tags/sciencetechnology" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Science/Technology</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2012-06-26T09:30:00+01:00">Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 09:30</span></div></div></div> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 08:36:16 +0000 holidayclub 286 at http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/david-gallo-shows-underwater-astonishments#comments MoMA Abstract Expressionist online http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/moma-abstract-expressionist-online <div class="field field-name-field-lead-img field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/sites/default/files/Screen%20shot%202012-05-22%20at%2013.19.23.png" width="961" height="595" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>MoMA's Ab Ex Multimedia guide is an incredible way to get a real thorough knowledge of the movement and how it developed around New York, with videos, texts, images and lots of interactive stuff, it's a real must for anyone interested in the Abstract Expressionists but missed MoMA's 2010 exhibition. The iPad app is incredible too.</p> <p><a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abexny/">Check out the site</a></p> <p> </p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tag field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/artdesign" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Art/Design</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/blog-tags/sciencetechnology" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Science/Technology</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2012-05-22T13:15:00+01:00">Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 13:15</span></div></div></div> Tue, 22 May 2012 12:19:08 +0000 holidayclub 241 at http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/moma-abstract-expressionist-online#comments Michel Eugene Chevreul - the science of colour http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/michel-eugene-chevreul-science-colour <div class="field field-name-field-lead-img field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/sites/default/files/Michel_Eug%C3%A8ne_Chevreul-e1329297951907_0.jpg" width="578" height="322" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p> </p> <p>"Winslow Homer walked around with Chevreul's book in hand and considered it his bible"</p> <p>French chemist Michel Eugene Chevreul is the man behind a great many modern (post 19C) masterpieces. His extensive work into colour influnece a great many people including Delaunay (Sonia &amp; Robert), Suerat, Homer &amp; Delacroix. He also invented the colour wheel.</p> <p>The Colour Wheel<br /><a href="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/chevreul-colour-wheel.jpg"><img src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/chevreul-colour-wheel-e1329297984672.jpg" alt="" title="chevreul-colour-wheel" width="580" height="552" /></a></p> <p>Text below from <a href="http://www.ehow.com/about_5568679_chevreuls-color-theory.html">eHow.com</a></p> <p>History<br />Michel Chevreul developed his color theory on the basis of knowledge gained while working beginning in 1824 as director of dyes for a company that produced elegant tapestries, the Royal Manufacturers at Gobelins. Chevreul analyzed complaints lodged by customers who were displeased with the tapestries they purchased. Joen Wolfrom, author of "The Magical Effects of Color," states that Chevreul came to the conclusion that troublesome color interactions were to blame for the bulk of these complaints. Thus, Chevreul attempted to identify abiding principles that could help him and others to avoid making unpleasant color combinations.</p> <p>Theories<br />Optical illusions are sometimes created when bold colors are placed in close proximity to one another, creating pronounced differences between each color. This effect, described by Chevreul, is called simultaneous contrast. Simultaneous contrast may create an optical illusion that appears to lighten or darken the hue of a given color depending on whether it is placed beside a second color that is darker or lighter in hue.</p> <p>Chevreul also advanced the concept of optical mixing, which explains the manner by which two individual colors blend together to suggest a third color. An example of optical mixing occurs when the two primary colors red and yellow are overlayed upon one another, appearing to create the secondary color orange.</p> <p>Application<br />A trained chemist, Chevreul meticulously organized his research in the form of a 72-segment color circle. In his color circle, Chevreul arranged colors in complementary gradations around a white center. As a result, he revealed the way in which colors that are deeply saturated appear to rest in greater contrast this white hub than less saturated colors.</p> <p>Influence<br />Chevreul's color theory extensively influenced the artist Winslow Homer, who aimed to apply principles described in the theory when creating his paintings. His theory also influence the famed painters Eugène Delacroix and Georges Seurat, as well as exerting influence over a branch of the Cubist movement called Orphic Cubism.</p> <p>Expert Insight<br />"Through Chevruel's research and our own experiences, we know that colors are not static. Colors are similar to people--their personalities change and they can be influenced by close associations." -- Joen Wolfrom in "The Magic Effects of Color."</p> <p>Paintings inspired by Chevruel</p> <p>George Seurat - Sunday Afternoon Tea<br /><a href="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/sunday-afternoon-tea-e1329298046490.jpg"><img src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/sunday-afternoon-tea-e1329298046490.jpg" alt="" title="sunday-afternoon-tea" width="580" height="436" /></a></p> <p>Sonia Delaunay - Prisms Electriques<br />(This painting is made extra special by the reference to great swiss/french poet Blaise Cendrars!)<br /><a href="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Sonia_Delaunay_prisms-electriques1914.jpg"><img src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Sonia_Delaunay_prisms-electriques1914-e1329298111191.jpg" alt="" title="Sonia_Delaunay_prisms-electriques1914" width="580" height="580" /></a></p> <p>Robert Delaunay - Premier Disque<br /><a href="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Robert_Delaunay_Premier_Disque_1913_134_cm_Private_collection.jpg"><img src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Robert_Delaunay_Premier_Disque_1913_134_cm_Private_collection-e1329298200516.jpg" alt="" title="Robert_Delaunay_Premier_Disque,_1913,_134_cm,_Private_collection," width="580" height="584" /></a></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tag field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/sciencetechnology" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Science/Technology</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2012-03-09T13:15:00+00:00">Friday, March 9, 2012 - 13:15</span></div></div></div> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 13:13:29 +0000 holidayclub 156 at http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/michel-eugene-chevreul-science-colour#comments People and Planet - Sir David Attenborough http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/people-and-planet-sir-david-attenborough <div class="field field-name-field-media-itm field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><object style="border-style: initial; border-color: initial; height: 340px; width: 580px;" width="580" height="340" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/fK0rXRmC4DQ?version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/fK0rXRmC4DQ?version=3" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /></object></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough presents the 2011 RSA President’s Lecture. The dangers facing the earth’s ecosystems are well known and the subject of great concern at all levels. Climate change is high on the list. But argues Sir David Attenborough, there is an underlying and associated cause – population growth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.thersa.org/events/vision/vision-videos/sir-david-attenborough">RSA.org</a></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tag field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/sciencetechnology" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Science/Technology</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2012-03-06T13:15:00+00:00">Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 13:15</span></div></div></div> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 13:20:03 +0000 holidayclub 81 at http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/people-and-planet-sir-david-attenborough#comments Theo Jansen's Strandbeests http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/theo-jansens-strandbeests <div class="field field-name-field-lead-img field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/sites/default/files/2083119077_dd94ce05f4.jpg" width="400" height="269" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><object width="420" height="280" class="mceItemMedia mceItemFlash" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/HSKyHmjyrkA?version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/HSKyHmjyrkA?version=3" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /></object></p> <p><a href="http://www.strandbeest.com">http://www.strandbeest.com</a></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tag field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/sciencetechnology" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Science/Technology</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2012-03-06T13:00:00+00:00">Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 13:00</span></div></div></div> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 13:06:27 +0000 holidayclub 74 at http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/theo-jansens-strandbeests#comments Viral Corner! - Escher's Waterfall http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/viral-corner-eschers-waterfall <div class="field field-name-field-media-itm field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><iframe title="YouTube video player" width="580" height="356" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0v2xnl6LwJE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tag field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/sciencetechnology" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Science/Technology</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2012-03-06T09:45:00+00:00">Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 09:45</span></div></div></div> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 09:42:56 +0000 holidayclub 69 at http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/viral-corner-eschers-waterfall#comments Attenborough, AR & the Natural History Museum http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/attenborough-ar-natural-history-museum <div class="field field-name-field-lead-img field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/sites/default/files/ar_national_his.jpg" width="580" height="340" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Last week saw the Natural History Museum in London launch a new interactive film called 'Who do you think you really are?', using Augmented Reality they have created an innovative experience for the museum's visitors who can learn about their ancestors through an exciting new medium, also it's presented by David Attenborough so you can pretty much guarantee it's going to be excellent anyway.</p> <p><object width="460" height="370" data="http://www.guardian.co.uk/video/embed" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="flashvars" value="endpoint=http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/video/2010/nov/30/natural-history-museum-evolution/json" /><param name="src" value="http://www.guardian.co.uk/video/embed" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p> <p>If the video doesn't work see it here <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/video/2010/nov/30/natural-history-museum-evolution">guardian.co.uk</a></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tag field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/sciencetechnology" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Science/Technology</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2012-02-24T12:00:00+00:00">Friday, February 24, 2012 - 12:00</span></div></div></div> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 12:00:50 +0000 holidayclub 35 at http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/attenborough-ar-natural-history-museum#comments Augmented Reality T-shirt http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/augmented-reality-t-shirt <div class="field field-name-field-media-itm field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><object width="420" height="254" class="mceItemMedia mceItemFlash" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/KRS4SByFcmo?fs=1&amp;hl=en_GB" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/KRS4SByFcmo?fs=1&amp;hl=en_GB" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tag field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog-tags/sciencetechnology" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Science/Technology</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-datetime field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2012-02-23T23:30:00+00:00">Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 23:30</span></div></div></div> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 23:34:02 +0000 holidayclub 27 at http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk http://holidayclubrecordings.co.uk/post/augmented-reality-t-shirt#comments