"Exquisite Clock is a clock made of numbers taken from everday life – seen, captured and uploaded by people from all over the world. The project connects time, play and visual aesthetics. It's about creativity, collaboration and exchange.
Exquisite Clock is based on the idea that time is everywhere and that people can share their vision of time. Through the website www.exquisiteclock.org, users are invited to collect and upload images of numbers that can be found in different contexts around them – objects, surfaces, landscapes, cables... anything that has a resemblance to a number.
The exquisite clock has an online database of numbers – an exquisite database – at its core. This supplies the website and interconnected physical platforms. The online database works like a feeder that provides data to different instances of clocks in the form of the website, and installations, mobile applications, designed products and urban screens.
All uploaded numbers are tagged according to a category selected by their creator, and are added to the growing database. People viewing the clock can then choose to view all types of numbers, or can make a selection to view only numbers from a specific category – a clock made of vegetables, or clouds, or garments etc."
Fig.1 Exquisite Clock was created and developed Joao Henrique Wilbert at Fabrica in 2009, creative direction by Andy Cameron.
"The process [of the 'exquisite corpse'] on this site has been digitized. It is a collaboration between a small number of artists, each with little to no idea as to what has gone before, creating a (hopefully) single, unified and otherwise unique work that could not be created any other way. Graphic skills, while important, need not be a barrier to participation. Flexibility, creativity, humor, and openness are indispensible."
(Phineas X. Jones)
"Zuda Comics was launched eight months ago by DC Comics. It is a portal where creators submit comic strips and visitors vote for their favourite at the end of each month. Winning comic strips are offered the possibility of being published by DC Comics’ other imprint as comic book compilations. At a quick glance, I assumed that the response to Zuda Comics had been mild because comic book media outlets that cover printed comic books have been critical of Zuda Comics because of the contracts it offers to its users. The voice from the actual Web comics community has not been as vocal on this issue. According to Perazza there are no problems convincing people to adopt and visit Zuda Comics. 'The Web comics community is a very small industry mainly made up of creators, so it’s normal for the appearance of a large comic book publisher like DC Comics to raise concerns.'Perazza says that Zuda Comics doesn’t want to disrupt the Web comics community. 'We will weather the storm and show that we can create Web comics.'"
(Hervé St-Louis, 25 July 2008)
"Billed as a cross between Buffy and Skins, the supernatural drama''s second series killed off its main character in January, and now everyone is a suspect. KateModern is the brainchild of the team behind LonelyGirl15, an American web-based video series that was initially thought to be the video blog of a real person, until the writers admitted it was fictional.
This blurring of fiction and reality, with unknown actors wandering round with hand-held cameras and audience participation, is being hailed as the future of drama. It is cheap, has a quick turnaround, and, in its brand integration (Apple iMacs, for example, are everywhere) is self-funding outside the confines of conventional advertising."
(The Guardian, March 3 2008)
The apparently real story of Bree (Jessica Rose) and Daniel's relationship ups and downs aired on YouTube vlog site has been revealed to be a fiction. Internet savvy filmmakers Greg Goodfried, Ramesh Flinders and Miles Beckett created the lonelygirl15 series that stars Aotearoa/New Zealand actress Jessica Rose from Mount Maunganui. The series demonstrates the viability of Internet blogging as a broadcast medium to rival TV.
View report on NZ television Campbell Live: Lonely Girl 15.