UNIVERSAL RECORDS

Images from a recent product shot for Universal records alongside the direction of Nice & Polite.
NewFutureNow providing video mapped structures and realtime graphics as the basis for an assemblage of Universal music videos and album covers, re-positioned and re-recorded back into digital film for a future edit.
To be uploaded soon . .

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MOTHER

My Mother just accused me of being accumulation posing as independent free will.

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WHITE GLOVES

MICKEY MOUSE had them

MARIO wears them

MICHAEL JACKSON had one of them

KID ROBOT does it

KAWS loves them

ADFUNCTURE bombs the city with them

Speaker stacks were covered in white gloved ravers throughout the early 90s.
Long has there been a history of white gloves and long may it continue..

So just whats in it ?

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DENKI

Denki are creating some incredibly ambitious moves in the iPad game scene.

Alongside longtime NEWFUTURENOW collaborators DOMINO RECORDS. Denki are now moving into music videos, well music games to put it more succinct. Mini applications that users play along with, making the whole experience of listening to music more immersive and personalised. It is a great concept and seemingly simple interactions are proving wonderful results.

An artist / indie game is being developed between NEWFUTURENOW and DENKI this very moment, and a possible 3D screen and DCA live performance has also been suggested, hosted and commissioned by NeoN Digital Art Festival Director Donna Halford Lovell. Thank you Donna!


For his part in the process JAYGO BLOOM is impatiently seeking professional HAND DANCERS . .
Smiley Daze is back indeed.

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AMBIGUITY

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The voices which whisper to us from crystals, herbs, housewives.
The invisible fields from all dimensions which impinge on us.
The imagined histories and futures which introspect the present moment
If all of these models or even a small portion of them are given credence the density of human experience is considerably deepened.




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FLEET COLLECTIVE

Dundee is one of my favorite cities in the UK. Not suprisingly it also has some very well kept secrets.
In the lofty attic of the old city chambers building is housed the new Headquarters of one of the cities most active digital media organisations. FLEET COLLECTIVE keep in it Lo-key. Behind the majestic brickwork there is little in the way of digital signage to direct a visitor to their lofty studios, but the works and production that results, bears witness to nothing short of a Dundonian miracle.

‘Proud to be private’ this team of experienced creatives are shifting the boundaries and concepts of arts in the North / North East of Scotland and bravely waving their talent on an international level.
Donna Holford Lovell their Director is just about as well-versed in the arts and cultural engineering of projects all things media that you can get. Along with business partner Lyle from sooperdooperdoubleD she is also the revered director of NEON a digital art festival which spreads the width and breadth of Dundee every year.
Showcasing new works, performances, and packed with masterclasses and artists talks. This is where NEWFUTURENOW fits in, Jaygo Bloom has been invited to collaborate with one of the cities leading digital toy companies DENKI and come up with something wonderful for NEON 2011.




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NORWICH COLLEGE OF ARTS

A visit to the East Coast cultural hub that is Norwich, and a striking encounter
with the very fine team of academics that spearhead the Art and Design departments over at Norwich University.
A good meeting with little time to show a portfolio and lots of time to talk over professional practice
and the possibility of some JAYGO BLOOM involvement for the department of Communication Media this following year.




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UP POMPEI!

Images taken whilst scouting around Napoli, prizes for guessing what in the world these are used for. . ?



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MOUNT VESUVIUS

JAYGO BLOOM and PAS live on Mount Vesuvius ! !
Perfectly crafted on a secluded mountain side near to Napoli the River Park Party
flying the planetary assault systems colors. An excellent live set in the most perfect of conditions.



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TERRA MITICA

PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS - Live in Benidorm!
A night of chaos providing visuals in Benidorm with PAS
and two days of accompanying bliss in our el deserto rancho style hotel.




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EXAMPLIZED

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NATURE ONE

Day one Planetary Assault Systems. Live audio visual performance at NATURE ONE - one of Germanys major festivals.
Luke Slater playing a great set of old and new tracks with visuals by
NEWFUTURENOW presented on an impressive array of pixel mapped LEDs.

Day two with Luke Slater providing sounds at the Solar Festival in Maastricht

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LUXNATURA

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luxnatura is the salvational radiance that can be found in the organic kingdom

It has slipped from the grid of modern being, except in exceptional cases where it is cultivated as a sensibility or pursed in the guise of an aspect of psychedelic experience.

As artists our point of view is actually gaining ground, 95 percent of this is most likely just intellectual noise and ethics that attempt to coin the perfect analogy, nevertheless there is the remaining 5 percent that is at the cutting edge of the driving image of this meta-culture. What this remaining 5 percent share is the importance they place on the role of nature. For some this results in the recognition of the presence of control mechanisms, using art as a way of coming to terms with the nature that we have resisted.

Before technology people had to store firewood in the autumn and in the spring they had to sharpen tools for the planting, there was an implicit rhythm laid down by nature that entered the human cosmos on every level and this was reflected in the art, in the poetry, in the culture building, in the language evolution etc and when the factors of urbanization removed the influence of these rhythms ending in the final culmination of the modern city where life under the electric light goes on 24hrs a day, there is then a flattening of the human dimension there is no more of being embedded in flux there is instead the myth of the eternal culture.
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ABANDON NORMAL DEVICES

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) is an energetic festival, taking place across the Northwest of England. 
 
A catalyst for production and experimentation, AND is a call to arms inviting anarchists of the imagination to propose striking perspectives on technological, physical and social normality. 

JAYGO BLOOM has been shorlisted for a canal residency, hosted by ABANDON NORMAL DEVICES

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V4 HACKNEY

A group of likeminded audio visual professionals, working out of the ELECTRIC MATCHBOX cafe on wednesdays, showcasing talent and presenting practical intensives on working with the software VVVV. First session was handed over to a live set by SUNE and a presentation by KIMCH&CHIPS aka Eliot Woods and his recent LIT-TREE for Futuresonic Festival. Email HAYDEN the event coordinator for more details, or come along to one of the sessions if your interested . .

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RESEARCH INTO SOUND

JAYGO BLOOM attending a two week masterclass into sound practice research at the Goldsmiths College Music Department.

Developing skills for audio visual performance with software MAXMSP / jitter and MAX4LIVE

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RAPTURE IN Xe6s

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A series of lens based works which take the form of staged, social interactions to camera, investigating computer human interaction and the ‘intactable’ supernatural nature of minerals and metals present within computer technology.
I have chosen for this project the title of Rapture in Xe6s (Xe6s being part of the electronic structure code for Lanthanide)
Lanthanide is a rare earth mineral, collectively known as a transition metal and part of the gold series, part of its characteristics is that it physically facilitates electrical connections. Blue Green in color it is used in cathodes, capacitors, electronics, lenses, computer screens and chemical processing equipment.
For Homeopathic practitioners Lanthanide draws parallels with the rise of the electronic man. According to the philosopher Marshall Mcluhan in his essay Understanding Media (1964)
'.. An electronic nervous system is rapidly integrating the planet . .(and) we have extended ourselves into its global embrace'.
Homeopaths postulate that anonymous, global communications informed by the internet have now started to affect the bodies life maintaining boundary. Lanthanides are thus being administered to treat such conditions.


‘Know that the first Tincture and Root of all Metals, is likewise a supernatural, flying, fiery Spirit’ Basilius Valentinus. 1671

Rapture in Xe6s will seek to connect to the rare earth minerals inherit within the collapse of massed, barely functional salvaged equipment and software systems, creating realtime graphical processes which cross the division of code and matter, through resonance, ‘entrainment’ and the reading of the energetic signature of vibrations which emanate therein.

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TIME DOES NOT EXIST

Time does not exist: our lives are too short to 'measure' it, time has astronomical minutes and geological seconds. Time is non-human. What we experience as time is background noise 300 decimals behind the comma. Our time is part of the margin of error, a fluctuation too small to spawn butterfly effects even in geological time.
“I confess I do not believe in time. I like to fold my magic carpet, after use, in such a way as to superimpose one part of the pattern upon another. Let visitors trip. And the highest enjoyment of timelessness – in a landscape selected at random – is when I stand among rare butterflies and their food plants. This is ecstasy, and behind the ecstasy is something else, which is hard to explain. It is like a momentary vacuum into which rushes all that I love. A sense of oneness with sun and stone. A thrill of gratitude to whom it may concern – to the contrapuntal genius of human fate or to tender ghosts humoring a lucky mortal.” Vladimir Nabokov


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PSYCHOGEOPHYSICS

What is Psychogeophysics?

Psychogeography can be defined as a playful examination of the total effects of geography and place on the individual,
“the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals.” Guy Debord.
Psychogeophysics extends this research to embrace geophysics defined as the quantitative observation of the earth's physical properties, and its interaction with local spectral ecologies and with measurement of such properties allowing for the mapping of previous traces through techniques of particle/wave detection and data forensics.
This extension of psychogeography into geophysics implies a collision between interpretation (fiction) and measurement, a novel discipline that bridges any such distinction through the medium of code, and offers a speculative take on the future of code as an uncovering of its locative (diagnostic) potentials leading to a new phase of software studies.

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Question: you enter a room, what happens to you?
Answer: psychogeography.
Question: what is happening to you from outside the room?
Answer: Psychogeophy.
Question: What?
Answer: Psychogeophysics; just as the entire weight of the earth conspire to pull down suspended objects (gravity; a relatively weak but keystone force) the human condition is being shaped by the entire earth: psychology as plate tectonics of the mind.
Psychogeographers have deluded themselves in their petty BACK YARD regionalism and general lack of ambition to look beyond the city and beyond the contemporary. Cities come and go. The psychogeophysical angle, which has everything going for it, is already deluded by procedural navel gazing and an irrational belief in the supreme objectivity of measurement and raw data.
XXN is a collective founded by Martin Howse and Jonathan Kemp
XXN will be hosting the next PSYCHOGEOPHYSICS summit in Suffolk this coming september




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CRYSTALLOMANCY

A chance encounter with a very interesting person provides insight into a unique and very relevant practice - The art of crytallomancy: The computational detection of changes in human response when attuned to the art of crystal gazing.

A workshop at APIARY STUDIOS hosted by the silvery tongued Occultist STEPHEN FORTUNE exploring the means of engaging the unconscious mind to change digital behavior through the act of crystal gazing.
STEPHEN asked everyone who was partaking in the gazing to enter with a question, and write that question onto a piece of paper with their bad hand. We then gazed at the crystal while hooked into an Arduino GSR allowing the comuter to register our responses.
All this Hocus draws on past similar experiments conducted in truth / lie detection tests of the early 1950s. Today Stephen uses GSR as a means to draw out objects and practices that can be seen as conduits to trance states, putting them through the reality grinder and the sampling capabilities of an arduino physical interface.

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DIGITAL ACADEMY

A masterclass in video mapping for the prestigous DIGITAL ACADEMY of Dublin, with JAYGO BLOOM providing a practical introduction to the new mapping tools available for video artists and the incorporation of moving imagery onto architectural and sculptural surfaces.

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UM FESTIVAL

JAYGO BLOOM invited to present work at Dublins UM FESTIVAL of experiment intermedia.
A 24 hour action packed event bringing together international artists and practitioners to discuss debate, present and perform around the subject of desire within the digital world.
Hosted within the shabby but chic BLOCK T an alternative arts venue and curated by Teresa Dillon of
POLAR PRODUCE.

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FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN

THE FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN Celebrations (1951 - 2011) along the SOUTHBANK and within numerous venues around the Royal Festival Hall. In partnership with YEASTCULTURE. NEWFUTURENOW has received a moving image commission to celebrate the Festivals 60th anniversary. The work has been created for a 45ft wide led screen and is situated on the exterior wall outside the Hayward Gallery. The commission is the result of a period of development and research, exploring the archived footage made available at the British Film Institute.

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PEACHES

NEWFUTURENOW assisting the London based direction / production duo NICE & POLITE Steve Agnew and Andy Knowles to create a video promo for the new PEACHES launch.
‘Turn it on’ is a cover of the Franz Ferdinand track of the same name, slowed down and slurred up like only Peaches can.
NEWFUTURENOW responsible for all video mapping and realtime graphic processes, alongside the excellent D.O.P JACK WILKINSON

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ABERYSTWYTH ART CENTRE

JAYGO BLOOM back to his ancestral roots in North Wales, with the promise of a residency alongside the ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE. Jaygo will be housed within one of the award winning architectural PODS situated on the impressive ground at the Art centre, expanding his practice into volumetric light forms, digital substances and developing works which exist somewhere between sculpture and architecture.

'.. during my last solo show I was busy promoting ' Advertised Light' The light itself taking precedence over the art object illuminated. I wish now to take a more reflective approach on this subject and to slow the pace down, so that the fastest thing within the gallery will become the viewer. How this will be achieved within a digital medium will be through making evident a direct relationship between time and the passing of a projected light around the art object, e.g. to create a realtime visualisation process so that in a 24 hour cycle no two moments are ever the same.'

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