Photographs from a walk around Dublin

A grand day out

The thought of going on a road trip with your seven year old kid, where there is just the two of you is amazing. No distractions. Lots of chat and an vain attempt at getting lost on this very small Island. Ended up visiting the folks. 



Each group must design and produce a visual presentation based on the lecture series.

The visual presentation can be realized in a number of ways:

  • A book
  • A film
  • A poster, or series of posters
  • A wall display
  • A t-shirt collection
  • A website
  • A projection
  • Sculpture
  • Installation
  • Performance
  • A combination of any of the above... Etc.

The content can also be shaped in a variety of ways:

  • Covers it all
  • Focus on a specific movement
  • A specific aspect e.g. type, print publications etc.
  • A series of pertinent quotes
  • Key designers... Etc.

We would ask you to be creative, innovative and considered in your approach to this task. You must develop a strong rationale for you project and justify you choices regarding format, content, presentation delivery etc.

You should also consider your audience, who is your project for?

  • Children: what age? Where? Museum, school, indoors/outdoors? etc.
  • Prospective Viscom students: school, HE? Where? Web? Large-scale projection on school building etc.
  • Arts Centre/theatre: sculptural, posters, performance?
  • The general public: shopping Centre, City Hall, public park etc. flash mob?

Our advice is to spend as much time as you can planning and re-planning your idea. Keep it simple, design it well and take great care in the production.

You will be expected to present weekly updates on your project’s progress and you will be asked to formally pitch your idea to your peers by week 7.

A 21st century board game. Eels

3D Projection mapping in a realtime environment. Very Cool

An R&D project from B-Reel UK uses projection mapping to create a virtual multiplayer game that lets you use your mobile phone to allow you to control an "eel" on the installation.

Volcanic Eruption in Grimsvotn, Iceland

Volcanic Eruption in Grimsvotn, Iceland May 21 2011 from Jon Gustafsson on Vimeo.

Volcanic eruption in Vatnajokull. Shot for - Helicopter Service of Iceland.

Haven't really had time to watch the video. Volcano season keeps me pretty busy. I cut it on board the helicopter on the way back from the eruption. Threw some music from the fantastic composer Veigar Margeirsson ( on it and posted it here.

It took us 90 minutes to fly to Grimsvotn with a strong wind against us. The eruption looked magnificent in the sunset. We got there at 11pm. Once we landed 5 miles away from the crater the cold glacier air hit us like a truck. We tried to work outside but I only lasted for a couple of minutes. Pilot Reynir Petursson also didn’t want to stay on the ground for too long since it was very windy and the ash fall was unpredictable. The light was also disappearing and he needs visual reference which is difficult on a white glacier. Once we got off the ground again we had to stay low because there were so many lightnings all around the eruption. Getting hit by a lightning in that strong wind, extreme frost and next to a live volcano was not desirable. We made it back to Reykjavik at 2am. Now the airspace has been closed in a 20 nautical miles radius because of ash.

Last time Grimsvotn erupted was in the fall of 2004. At the time I was making the documentary Wrath of Gods and the eruption became a part of the story.