Harald Haraldsson of Wonwei produced an amazing video/print/interactive for the Airwaves music festival in Iceland, featuring Icelandic musicians Ásgeir Trausti, Thorunn Antonia, Captain Fufanu, and Samaris.
Check out more stills from the event: http://haraldharaldsson.com/airwaves
New Aesthetic images are uncanny (unheimlich, un-homelike). If NA images were totally familiar, we would read them as family photos. (They are our new family photos.)
This relates a lot to the thinking behind the RGBD research.
For example, the aesthetic of a retro instagram filter or a super8 movie of your grandparents as children is nostalgic because it locks that image to a time and place, because it’s evidently created by the technology from that time.
The new aesthetic investigation seems to have to do with a sort of speculative nostalgia of right now — for example Clement Valla’s, postcards from Google Earth.
There is an interest in understanding how right now ‘looks’ (and will to those in future). And where the Instagram culture is a longing for brand new photographic ubiquity of the 20th century, the new nostalgia may lie in the brand-new surveillance ubiquity of the 21st century.