Ben Cooper

Group Innovation Director M&C Saatchi Sydney. Co-Creator O Six Hundred Kayak. Proud father. Loving husband. British.

Category for artists / designers

PIXEL :: the world gets cubed

Published April 12, 2010

Beautifully executed pixel takeover of NYC, and then the world. If you like retro arcade games mixed with real-world footage in a fantastical mashup. Then you’ll love this. Ensure a full-screen view, wait for

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GPS chairs tell a story in NYC

Published March 1, 2010

Blu Dot inspired by the furniture finding scene of NYC (called ‘curb mining’). Dropped 25 Real Good Chairs in NYC to see what would happen. This video is what they discovered. When I first moved

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NAB use Keith Loutit’s tilt shift photography

Published October 8, 2009

I posted on Keith Loutit’s ’tilt-shift photography’ technique a while back. First finding his work on Vimeo. Good to see NAB / ClemengerBBDO (Melbourne) using him and his technique in their latest ad ‘The Little

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Just landed in… data visualisations from Twitter

Published May 22, 2009

Twitter posts containing ‘just landed in…’ and ‘just arrived in…’ inspired this data visualisation of the worlds air traffic. The origin of the user is obtained from their Twitter bio. This shows 61hrs of

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2009 Web Trend Map

Published April 7, 2009

Update: zoomable version of web trend map here, thanks to Jax Who has an A3+ printer so I can actually read it without scrolling back and forth and up and down? Not that I’m complaining

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64 red bulls & 9 gallons of coffee

Published March 6, 2009

The making of Telematics City by Hook. Is a data visualization trip through the creation of a 3d city, from app to wireframe, to render and fly-through – featuring 1200 buildings. It seems to

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M is for Mustang

M is for Mustang, B is for Boombox

Published March 3, 2009

My lovely friend Claudia Pearson, who lives in Brooklyn NYC, is an artist and illustrator. We were chatting during that cross over time, when one country awakes and the other is preparing for sleep,

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Light playing with sparklers

Published February 18, 2009

Like writing your name in lights, well kind of, you know when you grab a sparkler and frantically shift it around until your message is scared on your retina? Well here is a movie

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Informational Inspirational

Published January 9, 2009

Remind Me from Röyksopp on Vimeo. Röyksopp’s ‘Remind Me’ music video is a classic from 2002. The video gives me music, narrative and informational fantastic-ness. As you know I’m a sucker for diagrams, data visulaisations,

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Video footage with animated blend

Published January 8, 2009

Just found this great clip on Vimeo. Wanted to share. Despite the work looking familiar I don’t recognise the artists name: ljudbilden. Visit their blog for more rich artworks and videos. Minilogue – Animals

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The Cans Festival, London.

Published June 17, 2008

Quick post… had to share. Check our man on the ground; Thaddeus Maximus’s photostream

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Inspired by WeFeelFine; Twistori

Published April 29, 2008

Big fan of data exploration and what better social network to explore that the stream of conciousness that twitter empowers and delivers. Twistori is a project that explores twitter comments by instances of the

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iBand – Nintendo DS & iPhone tunes

Published February 22, 2008

Can your phone do this? Talk to me… so if the iPhone wasn’t hacked, cracked and genuinely pushed beyond the realms of its supposed purpose in life – this couldn’t of happened. May we all

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First SecondLife Documentary bought by HBO

Published September 12, 2007

A 35-minute feature filmed entirely in Second Life has been sold to HBO. Its entitled ‘Molotov’s Dispatches in Search of the Creator: A Second Life Odyssey’. The video below is an overview of the

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Burble London: Audience controlled LED balloon installation

Published September 10, 2007

The Burble is a massive structure reaching up towards the sky, composed of approximately 1000 extra-large helium balloons each of which contains microcontrollers and LEDs that create spectacular patterns of light across the surface

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