The Creators Project reminded me of TOON TOWN raves in San Francisco in the early 90′s where magazines like MONDO 2000 and people developing virtual reality would bring all their technology and demo it to an amazed public.. This time however the public aren’t on weapons grade psychedelics and are more likely to be wearing black, not wearing brightly coloured orange camo and waving glowsticks. The best and most moving part of the whole event was really the centerpiece, ‘IM HERE’ by the always amazing Spike Jonze, centered around two urban robots falling in love and subsequently falling apart. Theres also a SICK thing called [Z]ink that lets you draw things in 3D. I have been grumbling about the speedy change of gentrification/development/proliferation of gadgets/progress recently but I realise that what is actually happening is that the future is actually catching up with our own image of what we think ‘THE FUTURE’ will be.. This whole event feels like a part of this futuristic realisation… Its really exciting and fun. There’s also gonna be a heck of a lot of music stuff going on with Diplo/CSS/N.A.S.A/UVA/Brodinski/Laurent Garnier/Richie Hawtin/Peaches and a bunch of other people doing what they do. Nice one VICE, nice one Intel.
Jul 19, 2010