Ivan Puig is a Spain based artist who lets his own sculptures drown. Two of his works are called ‘Crecimientos Artificiales’ (Artificial Growth) and ‘Hasta Las Narices’ (Fed Up). The second series outlines a commentary about education and questions the artificial in the induction of knowledge. In a general manner it reviews the structures of power upon which the doctrine of education is ‘seated’ in the country and its system, strongly influenced by conflicts in the economic, political and social order. The first piece consist of different installations, its origin is related to the proportions of the events and its relativity. The comic narrative is employed. The spectator moves among the pieces like a zoom out. Though they both have pretty much different contexts and meanings, we appreciate this sculptures for their quite tragedy encouraging to think further about it without any noise.
Two young designers in architecture and sound, Per & Toki, nourished a long held dream for an office/studio environment to call their own & recently it came true when Studioverket took over the leasing contract from infamous “Blue Star”. Concrete producer, Butong, was contracted to realise Studioverket’s concept of “homogeneous diversity” using Sealed-Air bubble in a special casting process. New elements were produced and old projects were re-designed & tweaked for their new purpose at this basement location in bustling Stureplan area.
The sequencing of space & placement of elements was determined by the two freshly baked entrepreneurs - Butong was then to propose design solutions. Starting with the stairs, the space needed to make a distinct division between exterior & interior space. Architecture student Noa Ericsson was asked to design for the subjects to forget that they have gone underground.
Photography: Per Lundström
Considering the relevance of the color palette in art, the Tumblr blog Movies In Color, created a series of pantones that expose the dominant colors used within classic films.
You might be surprised when you realize that these chromatic pantones remain registered, at least within your unconscious, and in more than one occasion observing the pantones will take you back to a memorable narrative you enjoyed at one point in your life.
1. Find a subject you care about.
2. Do not ramble, though.
3. Keep it simple.
4. Have the guts to cut.
5. Sound like yourself.
6. Say what you mean to say.
7. Pity the readers.
Against the smart city, by Adam Greenfield (my review)
While we wait for the final version of The city is here for you to use, the new book by Adam Greenfield, we can enjoy Against the smart city as the first part on what is coming next, and serves as a fantastic sneak peek. Adam´s writing style is direct, precise and brave and it´s no secret he is one of those guys I really rely on when thinking about the intersection of public life and networked technologies.
Against the smart city is a sort of The Emperor’s New Clothes outlook on smart cities: it is brave enough to put into words the feelings of the discontents of the smart cities rhetoric and dares to be incisive in a way that could be understood as provocative. Some may accuse this pamphlet is anti-technologist, but this would be a false and unfair impression. On the contrary, just because Greenfield wants to explore the role of technology in cities, understanding the narrative in this sharp way is the way to be realistic about that role.
Driverless cars are coming to one town in the United Kingdom faster than you might imagine.
Milton Keynes, a town of more than 200,000 people, announced that it will begin a pilot program for a transit system that uses driverless, electric podcars starting in 2015.
Various Instagram images of Gabriel Dawe’s Plexus no. 24 at CAMH
Interactive Live Holography - From Science Fiction to Science Fact
Introducing live medical holography - the world’s first 3D holographic display and interface system, initially for medical imaging applications.
To learn more visit:http://www.realviewimaging.com/
See example Holographic clips at:http://www.realviewimaging.com/?page_…
See “First In Human” recorded cases at:http://www.realviewimaging.com/?page_…
Enjoy this set of images from MOCA’s 2005 exhibition Ecstasy: In and About Altered States, an international survey of work by approximately 30 artists exploring altered states and alternative modes of perception.
Artworks, from top to bottom, Erwin Redl, MATRIX II, 2000/05; Takashi Murakami, DOB in the Strange Forest, 1999 and Super Nova, 1999; Pierre Huyghe, L’expédition scintillante, Acte 2 (light box) 2002; Carston Höller, Upside Down Mushroom Room, 2000; Franz Ackermann Sky Shop, 2005
Well, what can I say… The Future is here. This is one of the most amazing artifacts from the future I’ve seen in a long time.
Think about the potential and what you can do with it when they increase the resolution and the strength of the blocks (carbon composites, graphene… whatever). I definitely share the astonishment of Kevin Kelly:
Wow, it’s the beginning of….. something in our future. There must be a science fiction name for a full body controlled virtually. It’s a demo of….
Be sure to watch the video: