Who’s Mego?

Welcome to our Blog.

Here you will know more about Mego. Who is him, what he likes, what are his interests, passions and how he translate all into visuals.

15 September 2016

Newcastle as digital ‘test bed’

On Friday the 15th of September we were invited to and attended the inaugural DigitalAgenda ‘city impact’ dinner at KPMG in Newcastle.  It was an interesting and pleasant event.

We are glad we were involved in discussions on digital business response to city challenges and digital innovation.

Have a read here.

06 July 2016

Animation as teaching tool to enhance education and learning

This week we gave a talk at NUBS Learning and Teaching and Student Experience Conference at Newcastle University – Business School.

The aim of the workshop was to provide a forum for discussion on ‘best practices’ in key areas like:

  • programme and curriculum design;
  • assessment and feedback;
  • traditional and creative teaching;
  • research-led teaching methods;
  • presentation styles and techniques for effective participatory learning;
  • self-directed student learning;
  • blended learning and learning with technology;
  • effective programme teams, and  learning and teaching scholarship.

It was a great opportunity to us to introduce Animation as a teaching tool to enhance education and learning and students’ engagement.

Key benefits of using Animation in teaching and learning encompass to enhance students’ creativity, engage them in wider subjects, support students’ cognitive processes and provide great flexibility for reaching a wider audience.

Moving images engage the attention of students without boring them; they can be particularly useful as a tool to encourage the creativity of students who find reading and writing essays a challenge.

Animation can help to demonstrate things and concepts visually exactly how they are; instructors can use it to show how things come together and work together. In Science for example, Animation can be used to show how human generated pollution affects marine life, like in the key study of NO!S3. Other subjects like how to achieve a healthy life style can be communicated to school students in a more engaging way, like in the case study of Obi City.

More involvement of Megomotion in this kind of events is already planned.

Stay tuned!

23 June 2016

PhotoEspana2016

We were really pleased to take part to the projection mapping project commissioned for Photo España 2016, “A Less Familiar History”. The work featured a short film of biological material found mostly in and around the National Library of Madrid, which were grown under “kitchen laboratory” conditions by Louise Mackenzie, an artist that works at the edge between science and fine arts.
The resulting film, combining footage from all samples, was projected and mapped onto the exterior surface of the central façade of the National Library.

Below is an edited and shorter version of the exhibition.
There was not sound during the live installation, therefore the soundtrack has been added in post-editing.

24 March 2016

E- evolution

Some days it is difficult to think the human evolution as always being positive. We have seen so many discoveries that developed with a negative impact. Nevertheless, humans always welcome these changes and adapt to make them as efficient as possible. 
It is a parallel path: we invent things that will make our life easier and then we modify our life style, taste and behaviour to support their usage. With the hope to get a few smiles, we draw a parallel between human evolution and the development of the cigarette. Cigarettes were icons, representations of the cool guy; take for example James Dean, smoking cigarettes on the side of his mouth, while staring at the camera with a fascinating gaze. Many generations of men wanted to look like him and many women wanted to date him! We then banned them (not practically but more morally!), associating their usage with something negative, a dramatic ends out. 

The iconic representation of the cigarette has evolved; now cigarettes are e-cigs and they’re vaped (we’re not smoking anymore, we’re vaping!!!). People that use them are now considered as mechanic engineers – building their own components to power their vaping experience! E-cigs have also changed our perception of smoking – you can now vape indoor. You could become the e-version of James Dean and personalise them for your taste and style.

The e-volution has started…but where will it take us?

We designed and produced our own interpretation. Watch the video to know it!

February 2014

Mego at Megomotion

Character selfie

In an open call for entries, Pictoplasma invited international designers, illustrators and artists to explore the current status of contemporary character exhibitionism by submitting the snapshots that their characters took of themselves! Mego has been selected and will be part of the Pictoplasma Portrait Gallery – a group exhibition celebrating the 10th Pictoplasma Berlin Festival.

Pictoplasma is an organisation dedicated to the art of character design, and are notable for bringing it into the mainstream. Since 1999, they have encouraged the international character design scene by publishing collections of characters, organising character design conferences and by maintaining the Pictoplasma Archives, an extensive inventory, collection and showcase of contemporary character design.

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