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13 NOVEMBER 2009

Radiohead: 'House of Cards' music video created using Geometric Informatics and LIDAR

"Radiohead just released a new video for its song 'House of Cards' from the album 'In Rainbows'.

No cameras or lights were used. Instead two technologies were used to capture 3D images: Geometric Informatics and Velodyne LIDAR. Geometric Informatics scanning systems produce structured light to capture 3D images at close proximity, while a Velodyne Lidar system that uses multiple lasers is used to capture large environments such as landscapes. In this video, 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute produced all the exterior scenes."


[In the search for new ways of 'telling the same story' Radiohead have managed to provide the necessary spectacle through their redeployment of surveying technology in their 'House of Cards' music video.]



20083DAaron Koblinanalogue correspondence • camera-free • cinematographycontourcontour linesdatadesigndevice • drawing with light • form • Geometric Informatics • graphic representation • HDL-64E • information aesthetics • James Frost • laserLIDAR • LIght Detection And Ranging • mappingmathematicsmusic videopattern • Radiohead • relief • remote sensing • sensorspacespectacle • surveying • surveyor • technology • Thom Yorke • topographic data • topography • Velodyne • visual communicationvisualisation • Zoo films


Simon Perkins
14 NOVEMBER 2008

Viewing the poor through Western eyes

"In global campaigns on issues like landmines, trade, medicines or small arms, international non–governmental organisations (NGOs) face dilemmas of control. How much of the management and publicity of a campaign should they keep and how much should they give away?
Interational NGOs (INGOs) are often the intellectual originators of campaigns. They are also some of the few global organisations with the requisite money, sophistication, media expertise and brand recognition to run a global campaign. For efficiency's sake, they need to drive global campaigns.

In countless NGO communications, civil society heroes from Asia and Africa are presented as dependent second class citizens, defined primarily by their relationship to the international NGO.

Pioneering local campaigners are introduced as an "Oxfam partner" or a "CARE project". There is a colonial echo here in the implication that it is really INGOs who are saving the situation as the primary movers and shakers.

Part of the reason for this kind of post–colonial choreography by INGOs is because they are still required to be the visual mediators of the poor world to the rich world.

In Western society, our INGOs are inter–cultural gatekeepers. They know both worlds and report the one to the other."

(Hugo Slim, 30 Apr 2007)


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