The Latest Issue of VIEW Magazine is Now Available

by Fred Showker

The Sixth Issue of VIEW Magazine is Now Available MADE IN AMERICAI'm really enjoying this new digital magazine for iPad and other tablets. (Also works on your iPhone.) This is the sixth issue of VIEW Magazine is now available for free on Apple's Newsstand for iPad/iPhone. Showcasing photography from across the world, VIEW Magazine 3.0 is an independent, original art photography magazine available for iOS devices on Newsstand.

The magazine is free to download and subscribe to. VIEW Magazine is published every quarter by FusionLab, a mobile app design firm based in New York City and the Hudson Valley.

This issue features the following artists and their work:
* Geolocation Project - Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman
* Spot the Difference - Chris Dorley Brown
* 18 Months Later: Fukushima - Toshiya Watanabe
* Awaken Dreaming - Santa Katkute
* My Town: Baltimore - Patrick Joust
* Finding My Way Back - Ragnar Stefansson
* California Dreaming - Kurt Manley
* backscatter - Pete Mauney
* Night & Day - Attilio Capra
* Offering You Solitude - Lam Pok Yin
* Berlin Sketchbook - Peter Brutschin
* And more

Some of the best results in VIEW Magazine are the interactive articles/features. In the sixth and latest issue of VIEW, Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman's geolocation photography project becomes an interactive project in their magazine. In this project the artists use publicly available embedded GPS information in Twitter updates to track the locations of user posts and make photographs to mark the location in the real world. Each of these photographs is taken on the site of the update and paired with the originating text. In VIEW Magazine the text is hidden until the user taps the twitter icon. The text then appears over the image in a large font size, creating a bold new visual image. The artists select texts that reveal something about the personal nature of the users' lives or the national climate, while also examining the relationship to physical space and the ways in which it influences online presence.

Another interactive project in this issue is Chris Dorley Brown's project "Spot the Difference". Chris took a photo at the same location (and sometime of the same people) over the span of nine to thirteen years. With a click of a button on the iPad or iPhone the viewer can see the two different photos of the same location with its varied degree of change, from subtle to extreme.

Other projects show views of places that fade often too quickly from the news. A good example of that is Toshiya Watanabe's personal photos of his abandoned home in Fukushima, Japan which he was able to visit 18 Months after the earthquake and nuclear disaster that followed.

With issue six they switched the system they publish VIEW Magazine with to a more robust publishing platform called AppStudio. The result is a magazine that is significantly less heavy so it takes less time to download and is more optimized per your particular device (iPad 3 and 4 owners will now enjoy images in retina resolution while previous models, including iPad mini, will download smaller image files to match their screen size).

This change also brings one more improvement. VIEW Magazine is now universal and for the first time available on the iPhone/iPod touch. While they know it's not the same experience as viewing larger images on the iPad there is something quite attractive in being able to possess works by very talented artists and photographers in your pocket!

Happy Viewing.

Language Support: English, French, German, Hungarian, Japanese

Device Requirements: * iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Requires iPad with iOS 5.0 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 29.9 MB

VIEW Magazine 3.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. Category: Graphics & Design, Photography, Art, Video

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New York, New York - Founded in 1999 by Alon Koppel, FusionLab, Inc. is an independent, full-service multimedia design studio based in New York City. Helmed by Koppel and Melissa Weaver, FusionLab specializes in visual communications for mobile media and the web. FusionLab loves information design and the challenge of making visual language beautiful and simple. Informed by backgrounds in both fine and commercial art, FusionLab's partners oversee a team of sophisticated, meticulous designers of content, user experience, graphic art, communication strategy and development. FusionLab believes in clean design, hard work, and exceptional client service. FusionLab consults with publishers and startups on designing and programming iOS apps as well as creating publications using Adobe Digital Publishing System (DPS) and Quark's new AppStudio HTML5 publishing solution. Copyright (C) 1999-2013 FusionLab, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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