Eindexpo Minerva Groningen, 2015. Deze lap vlees swipet iedereen op Tinder naar rechts. Pregnancy vest and stroller for baby plants by Alice Kim. This plastic maternity vest by design graduate Alice Kim allows people to carry young plants like babies (+ movie).
Nearest Costco, Monument or Satellite. Nearest Costco, Monument or Satellite does exactly what its title suggests.
Its 14 colourful arrows point you with impeccable accuracy into the direction of the nearest Costco (a warehouse club chain popular in the U.S.), monument or orbiting GPS satellite. Drawing from ideas in psychogeography, locative technologies and the human sense of location, the work consists of networked electronic pointing devices built into individual flight cases. Each case contains the electronics required to control a pointer arrow held above the case by a telescoping antenna. Radioactive Ming vases echo our toxic dependency on electronics. Liam Young collecting radioactive tailings material from the world's Largest Rare Earth minerals refinery in Mongolia.
Film Still © Toby Smith/Unknown Fields Last year, the Unknown Fields Division, a nomadic design studio that explores peripheral landscapes, industrial ecologies and precarious wilderness, travelled to Asia to follow the path of the symbol of globalization: the massive container ship. The group came back with amazing stories, images, videos and with a set of radioactive Ming vases made from the toxic waste of our electronic gadgets. Along their journey, Unknown Fields investigated Rare earth element, a set of seventeen chemical elements which are all metals that are often found together in geologic deposits. What makes REE important to our times is that they are used for computer memory, rechargeable batteries, night-vision goggles, precision-guided weapons, phones, energy-efficient lighting, solar panels, and many other electronics and green technologies.
Interview with Cecilia Jonsson, the artist who extracts iron from invasive weeds. Cecilia Jonsson, The Iron Ring Cecilia Jonsson, The Iron Ring.
Photo: Carina-Hesper In the South of Spain runs a river so red and soalien-looking that the Spain tourism board is marketing it as Mars on Earth. NASA scientists even came to the area to investigate the ecosystem for its similarities to the planet Mars. The sound of empty space. Adam Basanta, The sound of empty space If you happen to be in Montreal this week, drop by the Galerie B-312 where composer and sound artist Adam Basanta has installed a series of works that play with self-generating microphone feedback.
Each of the 3 works in the gallery examines, in its own witty and transparent way, the idea of sound as a mutable product of interdependent networks of physical, cultural and economic relations. Amplifying and aestheticizing the acoustic inactivity between technological "inputs" and "outputs" - stand-ins for their corporeal correlates, the ear and mouth - the notion of a causal sound producing object is challenged, and questions are posed as to the status of the ʻamplifiedʼ.
By building flawed technological systems and nullifying their intended potential for communication, the ear is turned towards the empty space between components; to the unique configurations of each amplifying assemblage. LEGO Great Ball Contraption (GBC) Layout 2012.9. Sci-Fi Sculpture: 5 Amazing Miniature Metal Model Cities. Peter Root is truly a visionary artist – he sees science fiction cities and fantasy planets where most of us see staple stacks and scrap metal.
He even manages to integrate his surroundings in strange and unique ways, such as the drainage hole and rust spot of his bathtub (shown as a distant city center lit up far behind the staple skyscraper above). Like a talented tilt-shift photographer, this artist also captures his subjects up close to convey a sense of depth and size – one would almost believe this staple city could be a real skyline somewhere.
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.
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.
A photographic re-enactment of one of the horrors of slavery – the shackle. 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).
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. "This project explores new culinary experiences through developments in synthetic biology, and finds its lineage in haute cuisine and molecular gastronomy," the designer adds.
Show RCA continues until 30 June 2013. 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.
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. Artist Rick Gibson Art. Cataclysm - a post-human art book (relaunch) by Ben Farrow. Who are you and why did you do this? 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! What's the big idea? Parrots speak extinct South American language - ParrotChronicles.com Feature Story. THE UNMISTAKABLE SCREECH of a parrot splits the silence. A silhouette appears, beckoning me closer. 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. When the Situationist International was first formed, it had a predominantly artistic focus; emphasis was placed on concepts like unitary urbanism and psychogeography. Gradually, however, that focus shifted more towards revolutionary and political theory. The Situationist International reached the apex of its creative output and influence in 1967 and 1968, with the former marking the publication of the two most significant texts of the situationist movement, The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord and The Revolution of Everyday Life by Raoul Vaneigem.
Etymology History Origins (1945–1955) Formation (1956–1957) 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. Qleek.me. Portals: A Networked Mixed-Reality Playground. Creepy Black Balloon Will Follow You, Repeat Your Convos.
The great sleeping bear bag by eiko ishizawa. Apr 21, 2014. No Strings Attached by Emon Hassan Narratively. 3rd Eye / TAKEHITO ETANI. Instead of Shooting People, this Guy Plays Grand Theft Auto as a War Photographer. Jan 18, 2014. Free Vintage Posters, Vintage Travel Posters, Wall Art, Printables. The Gentlemen of Bakongo And Their Cult Of Elegance. Untitled. De Urban Campsite, een reizende camping waar kamperen en kunst samenkomen. Glowing Plants: Natural Lighting with no Electricity by Antony Evans. Dutch Profiles. New Dutch Digital Design > DutchDFA. Chindōgu.
My Miniature Mouse Tree House. OaKoAk. A Dream of Glowing Trees Is Assailed for Gene-Tinkering. The Business Networking Platform for the Built Environment. MyVillages.org. Materials.