Monday, 24 December 2012

Christmas Movie: Room on the Broom

I am proud to announce that the great animation movie Room on the Broom, directed by Max Lang and and Jan Lachauer, my brother, will premiere tomorrow, on Christmas Day at 4:35pm on BBC1. Based on a book written by by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the movie tells the story of a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom, much to the frustration of her cat. The gang ultimately saves the witch from a fearsome dragon, and in gratitude she rewards them with a magnificent new broom which has room for everyone. The film is produced by Magic Light Pictures.

The Observer states that for those of you, who have been disapointed by Peter Jackson's Hobbit, Room on the Broom might be more satisfying, since it "largely eschews tricks that have made Peter Jackson's Hobbit film controversial".

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Workshop at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne

Volker Helm and myself have been invited by Prof. Trogemann for a workshop about generative design and modelling techniques at his legendary labIII, the institution at the very interface between computer science and art in Germany. Trogemann is well known for his books, dealing with the history and materiality of computing, and with the introduction to programming for artists.

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