Tag Archives: Paul Michael Smith

Airfront Media Ltd website up and running!

It’s finally arrived! The website for Airfront Media Ltd by the very talented Front-end web developer and designer Paul Michael Smith (not biased at all!).

Airfront Media LtdThe website for the North-West based company has been live for a month already with tips on how to cancel ambient noise when those impossible deadlines seem to be creeping closer, and the reason behind those rainbow clouds on the homepage.

Why not have a look around and see what work Paul has been up to since leaving the BBC in 2008 and becoming a Freelance Front-end Developer and Web Designer from Manchester.

A few things that you should try out include, click on the bird on the homepage (nice Twitter touch), click on the basket ball and try to understand the link to the website (very witty), and finally if you refresh the homepage you can see a collection of different posters appear on the left (nice for a bit of change!).

The views and opinions expressed in this article are that of my own and not my employer.

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The V&A Digital Decode Exhibition

Boring, unimaginative, with no variety are NOT the words I would ever choose to describe the Decode: Digital Decode Exhibition at The V&A*.

(*note the dramatic twist I took you on there!)

There seemed to be something for everybody. From those who know little about digital design and the way it is being used to create the next generation of artwork (aka me), all the way to those who could do their own digital decode exhibitions in their flat in Manchester (aka Paul Michael Smith). It engaged and certainly educated all its audience.

My personal favourite piece of art was Dandelion by Yoke which “combines interaction, design, programming and audio engineering to create responsive…experiences”

AKA point the provided hair dryer at the CGI Dandelion and it made all the seeds blow away. Great fun!

It reminded me a lot of something from A Bug’s Life by Pixar, which is probably why I liked it so much. The colours were so vivid and it brought fun to the artwork.

There was also a great Multiplatform piece of art by Fabrica called Exquisite Clock. It was constantly being updated by images that were uploaded by visitors to www.exquisiteclock.org. A great example of interacting with an exhibition from home…even when home is half way round the world! Possibly where the future of art is going?

The complimentary programme which you received on entry to the exhibition, contained insightful interviews with artists and inspiring events that are taking place throughout its run at The V&A.

All in all, it’s a must see for anyone interested in what the future holds for the digital world. In other words, anyone.

What the weekend brings…

So this is the first weekend I have with my blog. How exciting!

I shall be bringing you news, video and pictures from various London attractions including the V&A Decode Exhibition, Pizza on the Green and the new New Look shop on Oxford Street. As you can see, all very important and cultural destinations!

It will be a very different weekend to the one I shall be having next Saturday as I am filming again up in Manchester. Any guesses to what it might be?

More information will be revealed soon but until then you can keep up to date by following me on Twitter.

These are my own opinions and views and not those of my employer.