May 17th 2008. Biggest Visual Power Show: Next Nature in LA. More pictures below.
We are all born in a world that has been designed already. BVPS intro video by Floris Kaayk.
Big screen, big stage. Welcome in the Million Dollar Theater, Downtown Los Angeles.
Koert van Mensvoort - Your next nature explorer & safari host during the night.
The Car is not the limit - Showleaders by Arnoud van den Heuvel.
Kevin Kelly - Technology: the 7th kingdom of life. An opening keynote on the nature of technology. "Our entire system of technology is now so complex that it forms a tangled ecology of ideas and devices which support each other. Human mind, so essential for its birth, play a decreasing role."
Erik Davis - Analog versus Digital (video by Niels Schrader). Getting over the nature vs culture divide by talking about two different styles of technological encoding, which have different kinds of nature attached to them, analog being more romantic and flowing and organic, digital more abstract, mathematical and discrete,. but ultimately each one is in the other, like yin and yang.
Floris Kaayk - Metalosis Maligna. An extraordinary disease.
David Kremers - Visualizing Complexity. Artist helps scientists at the California Institute of Technology to use artistic painting techniques in order to visualize the incredible complexity of their scientific data. What can we learn from Van Gogh?
Ceci n'est pas une voiture. Showleader by Arnoud van den Heuvel.
Karl Grandin - Corporate animal sweater. Models Janna Fassaert & Jonathan Jarvis.
Michiko Nitta - Extreme Green Guerillas, the ultimate green lifestyle. The image shows an example of a wale used as a sustainable transporter of messages.
Show leader by Arnoud van den Heuvel. The driver is injected into the car.
Judith de Leeuw - My new shoes. Disassembles and traces her shoe back to their place of birth.
Tinkebell - A twist of cat.
Fucking and dying with Playboy and Disney - Media philosopher Peter Lunenfeld explains how Disney and Playboy, who seem miles apart, are in fact sides of the same coin, flipping to decide what the next nature of sex and death will be.
Playboy meets Disney. The Mickey Mouses backstage.
Christian Bramsiepe - Intelligent Design.
Rene Daalder & Folkert Gorter - Spacecollective. The future of everything.
Koert van Mensvoort - Papilio Nike-Ulysses. The future of advertising: just do it?
Roel Wouters and Luna Maurer - Jubilator 2.0. A ball with a wireless high-speed camera was thrown into the audience, to create a collaborative movie.
Sunny Bergman - Over the Hill. An intimate peek in a Los Angeles 'rejuvenation institute'. What is the price tag of a hot, sexy, hypernatural body?
Susana Soares - Genetic Trace. New perceptual organs.
Quirine Rácke - Starring. (video by marjolijn Ruyg)
and Helena Muskens.
Julian Bleecker - Mobzombies. The Human joystick. A game where you run away from zombies by really running. A piece of special hardware that you wear at your waist detects your movement, allowing you to physically steer your virtual character away from zombies.
Joris van Gelder - Magical interaction. How to control the wild ecology of electronic devices in your house? Designer Joris van Gelder proposes 'magic' as a way to interact with our technological environment and demonstrated his magical lamp and remote control.
Casey Alt - Slightly Sociopatic Software. Young billionaire CEO of Vacillogix Software, shares his views on the emerging phenomenon of social software networks like Facebook, MySpace, Linkedin, etc. and their relation with the older social software embedded in human nature.
Hendrik–Jan Grievink - Brandalizing. Nowadays the average kid knows more brands and logos than bird or three species. Hendrik-Jan Grievink analyzes the strategies of recognition, the most successful product of our time.
Mieke Gerritzen - More brandalizing. Once upon a time in the West.
Rob Schröder - Something missing in Sao Paolo? About a year ago, the government of Sao Paulo ordered to remove all the commercial billboards and neon signs in the city. Imagine your own.
Luke Johnson - Los Angeles destroyed by Hollywood Nature.
The power show was brought to you on 'real' green grass and it felt quite real too!
Walk in video/audio installation. Video by Koert van Mensvoort. Sound by Christophe Stoelinga & Dennis Lodewijks.
Afternoon preparations in the theater.
Presenters & crew members informally chitchatting backstage.
The theater before for the show.
Don't you just love that classical ticket booth?
Million Dollar Theater, May 17th 2008. Seen from the Bradbury building.