Dec

04

:: 2+2 always makes a 5 ::

the installation hoopla continues. on top of the site madness and the incredible job the NORTH crew has done on this year’s round of commercials (soon to be featured on downtownportland.org and in a limited way on YouTube) our little installation has been gathering some pretty good momentum. we’ve encountered more challenges than even i […]

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Dec

02

:: plugging the holes ::

t-minus three days till live on the downtown installation. we got a lot done today unfortunately it didn’t start happening until about noon, so it’s been a loooong day… the windows were cleaned and blacked-out, the camera hole was stiff bristled with goo-gone, we completed (twice… don’t ask) the “den of inequity” that will shield […]

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Nov

25

:: installation (-st, +h) ::

ok so most of my time lately has been take up by working on the various areas of NORTH’s newest campaign for downtown portland. the tv spots (which i have to say are pretty badass, you’ll see them soon), the website, and the most fun part for me, the 13′ x 7.5′ rear-projected interactive art […]

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Nov

23

Icons

summary: NORTH has just unveiled a television spot for client Portland General Electric with a curious proposition: use less of our product. Yes, desperate times call for desperate measures. And NORTH and PGE are responding to the current energy crisis with a high-road message: conserve. This elegiac spot grows from the often overlooked observation that, […]

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Nov

05

Right Brain Initiative

summary: Is now the time to pull the plug on arts in schools? That’s the question that The Right Brain Initiative is asking. On the 18th of September, in front of nearly 200 advocates, NORTH helped unveil the new identity and mission platform for the Portland-based arts collaboration formerly known as Arts Partners. Now branded […]

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Nov

01

Autodraw

i played some role in this whole thing… what it was exactly is undefinable. as usual. teso says: “Last week I had a showing at Equilibrium, the Human Mashup. The show’s goal was to ask “How can art and technology and the synergy of the two address humanity’s next evolutionary step?”. Being a staunch singularitarian […]

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Oct

06

PGE: Olympic Salmon

summary: If you’ve been watching the Olympic broadcast on KGW here in the northwest, then maybe you’ve gotten to see NORTH’s latest release. Using some tongue-in-cheek humor and emulating some vintage chyron titling, we tried to bring a little levity (and a little notoriety) to P.G.E.’s salmon conservation efforts. The result seems to have been […]

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