RADAR is a weekly series produced by WBP LABS – a division of the Workbook Project. The series is a timely, insiders view into the cutting edge of storytelling and creativity.
RADAR highlights innovative projects and events across different creative disciplines, hangs with creators and founders, and digs deep into process, method and participation.
From what it means to ideate on the fly with Aakash Nihalani as he turns city blocks into art using just rolls of tape to the real-time collaborative storytelling/virtual journey of “Google Maps Road Trip.” RADAR provides a cultural compass for audiences, in order to both inform and inspire.
RADAR is not traditional web content. The series is stylish with high production values, mini documentaries that get to the heart of the subject matter, shot with a commercial and music video mentality by award winning filmmakers from the WBP network.
SAMPLING OF SEASON TWO EPISODES
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Season Highlights Include:
• Tape and Mirrors – Aakash Nihalani is a street artist, who uses tapes to emphasis the contours and geometry of the city, creating art from real life. Aakash’ art can be seen all over New York City. RADAR travelled with him as he created.
• Google Maps Road Trip – When Mark Horowitz decided to drive cross-country virtually and in real time using only Google maps, RADAR had to make a visit.
• Undetermined Measurements – An ongoing project, Undetermined Measurements uses performance art to express the ever-changing perception that the United States has transformed from a unique symbol of freedom to a more fragile and fearful representation of uncertainty. RADAR spends the day in New York with the participants and captures the reactions as New Yorkers interact with them.
• Honey I Shrunk Red Hook – Artists Luis Blackaller and Andy Cavatorta create a mini-Red Hook where the diverse neighbourhood inhabitants can interact. RADAR joins Luis and Andy as they prepare for their opening and watches how the element of play in a virtual world impacts communication in the real one.
• MakerBot – In the “Botcave” Bre Pattis turns 3D rendering on computer screens into physical objects. Within these walls resides a start-up that intends to change the face of printing.
• Art Battles – Art Battles offer artists a way to be seen, sell their work and win residences in galleries by on-going “battles” to see who is best, creating their work with a live audience. RADAR trails Lexi Bella and Leif McIlwaine as they prepare for battle.
• Waterpod – Waterpod was a floating, self-sustaining eco-habitat that roamed NYC waterways for 6 months with 6 inhabitants as an experiment in potential future living spaces. RADAR spent the day on board and captured the only “day in the life” experience.
• Patently Silly – Patently Silly is a website, book and animation series that chronicles patents from the mundane to the insane. RADAR talks with founder Daniel Wright and also learns how public domain content can be used to explore creative formats and ideas.
SELECT EPISODES FROM SEASON ONE
Ep 7 – ECLECTIC METHOD
Ep 4 – UNIVERSAL RECORD DATABASE
RADAR SEASON 1 SIZZLE REEL
PHOTOS FROM SEASON ONE
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RADAR experience :: pdf
RADAR season 1 :: pdf