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China Archives - Art and design inspiration from around the world - CreativeRootsArt and design inspiration from around the world. Exploring Bodily Autonomy on ‘American Horror Story: Coven’ This is a guest post by Gaayathri Nair.

Exploring Bodily Autonomy on ‘American Horror Story: Coven’

The horror genre is not commonly kind to women. It has a tendency to rely on violence against women for cheap thrills and is notorious for positioning women as passive objects. Ryan Murphy and Brian Falchuk have claimed that American Horror Story: Coven is an explicitly feminist season of American Horror Story. Previous seasons of American Horror Story have attempted to address sexism and misogyny in the horror genre. However, both American Horror Story: Murder House and American Horror Story: Asylum relied heavily on both the objectification of and violence against women as a plot device. Marron, A Beautiful Nightmare on Shackles & Slavery. Marron, is a beautiful nightmare.

Marron, A Beautiful Nightmare on Shackles & Slavery

A photographic re-enactment of one of the horrors of slavery – the shackle. The devices depicted are based on historical documentation of these savage devices used to subdue, prevent escape and punish. Shot in Benin these contemporary portraits are meant to conjure the not so distant past, and to sit uneasily with us. Living food based on synthetic biology by Minsu Kim.

This conceptual food by Royal College of Art graduate Minsu Kim would wriggle around on the plate and in your mouth (+ movie).

Living food based on synthetic biology by Minsu Kim

Minsu Kim's Living Food project builds on developments in synthetic biology to propose meals that behave like living creatures. "Synthetic biotech has already started to create artificial life in organic forms," says the designer, citing a swimming artificial jellyfish made of heart cells by researchers at Caltech and Harvard University. "Breathing life into artificial digestible forms in not merely a fantasy. " In the Design Interactions department of the Royal College of Art's graduate exhibition this week Minsu Kim presents three dishes, each exhibiting a different behaviour: wriggling around, waving tentacles or puffing up as though breathing. Humans could become hyenas to stomach rotten food. Royal College of Art student Paul Gong has imagined how synthetic biology could be used to modify the human body so it can consume and digest rotten food.

Humans could become hyenas to stomach rotten food

As a potential method of preventing food waste, Paul Gong's conceptual Human Hyena project takes cues from the non-fussy eating habits of the scavenger animals. The idea involves the creation of new bacteria that could live in the human digestive system. This combined human-hyena bacteria would allow the body to eat rotten food without being sick. Willing participants would also be able to use a series of tools to alter their sense of smell and taste, helping them to stomach mouldy or out-of-date produce. Charles Fréger. Neri Oxman creates 3D-printed structures for interplanetary voyages. Neri Oxman's team at MIT Media Lab has created four 3D-printed "wearable skins" designed to facilitate synthetic biological processes that might one day allow humans to survive on other planets.

Neri Oxman creates 3D-printed structures for interplanetary voyages

Neri Oxman and members of the Mediated Matter group at MIT Media Lab – an interdisciplinary research department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – collaborated with 3D printing company Stratasys to create structures with varied rigidity, opacity and colour. The team used an Objet500 Connex3 Color, Multi-material 3D Production System to 3D print the "skins" in a range of plastics with different densities – each one suited to a different planet in the Earth's solar system. 10 Bizarre Projects That Combine Art And Science. The Arts We’ve previously covered how bridging art and science can inspire some weird yet interesting works of art, from clothes made of bacteria to a woman giving birth to a shark.

10 Bizarre Projects That Combine Art And Science

Yet more and more of these bizarre artworks are out there, reminding us that the boundaries between art and science only exist in our minds. Artist Rick Gibson Art. Instagranniepants on Instagram. Naomi Kizhner's jewellery harvests energy from the human body. Industrial designer Naomi Kizhner has developed a concept for an invasive jewellery collection that converts kinetic energy from the body's involuntary movements into electricity (+ slideshow).

Naomi Kizhner's jewellery harvests energy from the human body

Naomi Kizhner designed the Energy Addicts accessories in response to the world's impending energy crisis, looking for an existing energy source that is yet to be tapped in to. "It interested me to imagine what would the world be like once it has experienced a steep decline in energy resources and how we will feed our energy addiction," Kizhner told Dezeen. "There are lots of developments of renewable energy resources, but the human body is a natural resource for energy that is constantly renewed, as long as we are alive. " "I wanted to explore the post-humanistic approach that sees the human body as a resource," she added. Wereldmuseum Het Reispaleis - Pronk.

Cataclysm - a post-human art book (relaunch) by Ben Farrow. Who are you and why did you do this?

Cataclysm - a post-human art book (relaunch) by Ben Farrow

I'm an artist from England, currently in my final year studying Graphic Design. Cataclysm is my final major project, a self-initiated brief to fulfil for the end of the college year. I've never created miniatures this ambitious before, as until now it's only been a hobby of mine. I'm more often an anthropomorphic artist, a graphic designer, and a photographer. Update! Milo Moire Attends Art Basel Naked. Several weeks ago, Swiss performance artist Milo Moire arrived at Art Basel in Switzerland completely naked, except for her shoes, a pair of glasses and the words "pants," "bra" and "jacket" written on her body.

Milo Moire Attends Art Basel Naked

She wasn't allowed into the event as a result. When interviewed, Moire responded that "the art market needs the peculiarity of art...without this quality, even the prestigious Art Basel only sells illusions. " All images were taken from Google Image search. Parrots speak extinct South American language - ParrotChronicles.com Feature Story. THE UNMISTAKABLE SCREECH of a parrot splits the silence.

Parrots speak extinct South American language - ParrotChronicles.com Feature Story

A silhouette appears, beckoning me closer. Is that the arc of a wing - or simply the breeze playing with a leaf? Motion Silhouette: An Interactive Shadow Picture Book. Motion Silhouette is an interactive Japanese children’s book by Megumi Kajiwara and Tathuhiko Nijima that includes pop-up silhouettes in-between pages. As a light source is directed toward either side, a different moving image is projected on the page to help tell the story. Fun! Situationist International. The Situationist International (SI) was an international organization of social revolutionaries, the exclusive membership of which was made up of avant-garde artists, intellectuals, and political theorists, active from its formation in 1957 to its dissolution in 1972.[1] A Media System That Gives Physical Life to Digital Media. In the digital age, the tactile joy of flipping through a stack of CDs or records has been replaced with the thoroughly unsatisfying actions of scrolling through files on a screen.

Paris-based designer Ismail Salhi missed that feeling of physically choosing a record and putting it on the record player, so he dreamed up a new type of interaction with music and other files. The system is called Qleek. Qleek.me. Portals: A Networked Mixed-Reality Playground. Portals is a prototype of a tangible and networked system/interface for interacting with a virtual world. A portal, according to Wikipedia, is a magical or technological doorway that connects two distant locations separated by spacetime. Places that a portal will link to include a different spot in... Creepy Black Balloon Will Follow You, Repeat Your Convos. How terrifying would it be to turn around and see a levitating black balloon following your every move and repeating the last conversation you just had? Royal College of Art student Francesco Tacchini, in collaboration with designers Julinka Ebhart, and Will Yates Johnson, created exactly that, and called it Space Replay.

The hovering balloon is stuffed with a battery-powered Arduino, an Adafruit Wave Shield hacked to record and playback, and a speaker. The components were sealed within a plastic cone to both amplify the sound and protect the balloon from the wires and other pointy objects. A small amount of helium was added to let the balloon hover, but no so much that it would soar above people’s heads. The Adafruit Wave Shield records ambient sounds and plays them back with a short delay, turning a sort of phonic mirror on the people in the space around it. The great sleeping bear bag by eiko ishizawa. No Strings Attached by Emon Hassan Narratively. 3rd Eye / TAKEHITO ETANI.

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