Riding the Eisbach Wave with Munich’s City Surfers

December 24, 2014

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One of the best urban surf spots in the world is Munich’s Eisbachwelle in the heart of the Bavarian Capital. In the midst of Munich’s bustling city centre a stone’s throw from the Bavarian National Museum and ten minutes walk from the Hofbrauhaus where Hitler and the Nazi Party formed their plans for the third […]

Sarajevo Stories: We Are Bosnia

November 11, 2014

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Haris Pamuk, 26, is a tour guide and hostel owner in Sarajevo. Having experienced the excesses of the Bosnian war for independence from Yugoslavia he knows the struggle for freedom and right of expression in the country is far from over. Bosnia and Herzegovina is suffering industrially and economically from a lack of investment and […]

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Sarajevo Stories: The Doctor’s House

October 10, 2014

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Sarajevo Stories is the first in a series of short films and travelogues from a road trip through Europe. Cat Norman is manager at the newly opened Doctor’s House in Sarajevo. In the video she talks about her experiences in Bosnia, her impressions of her adopted home and the people, how to make Bosnian coffee, […]

Blu: epic stop motion animation and street canvases

September 13, 2014

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Stop motion animation is the driving force behind the career of British animator Nick Park and his Oscar-winning Aardman Animations. It is also one of the easiest forms of animation to learn and an excellent way to teach people about the craft. Aardman used ‘claymation’ and modelling clay to tell its stories about Wallace and […]

Augmented reality and projection mapping for beginners

September 2, 2014

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Augmented reality (AR) has been such a slow-build that it feels like it has been around forever. Smartphone technology has been on the brink of bringing commercial AR technology to the masses for the past three or four years, without really delivering a killer app. Look for a widely-used AR application on any smartphone and […]

DIY photography: GIFs, pinhole cameras and 7 cool photo hacks

July 7, 2014

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DIY photography techniques always trump expensive equipment, whether it’s vaseline on the lens for soft focus shots or an elastic band as a substitute for a tripod. Now with maker culture in full swing the camera itself is the hack. Designing and building camera equipment used to be the preserve of big manufacturers like Sony, […]

Cinehacking with CultureLab and exploring space

May 19, 2014

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Maker Faire 2014 shed some light on the world of cinehacking: building your own equipment to create cinematic video. University of Newcastle’s CultureLab team talked about their Cinehack movement and WeLove Digital catalogued some incredible photography and film-making techniques. Maker Faire is an annual event to celebrate maker culture at Newcastle’s Centre For Life. This […]