CRAFTING HUMAN PERCEPTION / EXHIBITION « Francesca Perona Interactive installation that explores new ways of extending the natural bandwidth of human perception through computational textiles and sensors. The piece creates an immersive enviroment in which visitors rediscover tactile experiences and body awareness. The visitors encounter two panels and two pairs of head-phones hanging from the ceiling. Each panel has a pair of sleeves.
Begin at the beginning – Sketching out a full, extended web design process: the initial steps Many times in redesigning websites there is pressure to jump straight into the visual design and programming phases but spending time & effort in initial planning can improve efficiency and help the later work go more smoothly. Some of the first steps of the planning phase include site content audits, website strategy plans, and card sorting exercises. A content audit takes an inventory of the website’s existing content. As the content is inventoried some problem areas may stand out to web team members. Heuristics and review of site analytics can be used to confirm problem areas (structure usability problems, audience marketing problems). covers & citations Ai Weiwei, ‘Sunflower Seeds’, 2010 Hong Yi, ‘Ai Weiwei portrait’, 2011 Humberto Díaz, ‘Salto al vacío’, 2010 Richard Wilson, ‘Hang On A Minute Lads… I’ve Got A Great Idea’, 2012 Charlotte Moth, ‘Behind every surface there is a mystery, a hand that might emerge…’, 2009 LG Williams, ‘(Don’t Panic Yet!)
ALEKSANDAR DURAVCEVIC – Totah Born in 1970, Aleksandar Duravcevic lives and works in New York, NY. His sculptures, installations, and drawings focus on the world’s dualities–between cultures, within history, and between life and death. His works are based on anatomical and anthropological diagrams. Through these images he establishes a dialogue–a continuous investigation that stems from a personal need to open, to dissect, to catalog, to make a mark. Agency of Unrealized Projects Unlike unrealized architectural projects, which are frequently exhibited and circulated, unrealized artworks tend to remain unnoticed or little known. But perhaps there is another form of artistic agency in the partial expression, the incomplete idea, the projection of a mere intention? Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP) seeks to document and display these works. Whether censored, forgotten, postponed, impossible, or rejected, unrealized projects form a unique testament to the speculative power of non-action. AUP follows the publication entitled “Unbuilt Roads: 107 Unrealized Projects,” collated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Guy Tortosa after several years of international research conducted in the late 1990s.
Paleodictyon Paleodictyon A project by Simon Geilfus, Yannick Jacquet and Thomas Vaquié Centre Pompidou Metz, France, October 6th 2012 Loosely inspired by the work and research of deep-sea expert Peter A. Rona, the piece abolishes notions of scale by contrasting micro-architecture with human construction. Fascinated by the marks left by unknown creatures called Paleodictyon Nodosum, he offers the hypothesis that these hexagonal structures are designed in order to cultivate bacteria. A modern day Captain Nemo, Peter A. Rona wanders relentlessly across the seabed looking to discover these living creatures, of which we only know of their mysterious geometrical makeup, reminiscent of the Centre Pompidou’s hexagonal shape frame.
"This Is How We Built It" Case Studies Unlike many other industries, the web design community is all about sharing knowledge and experience. Each of us is very lucky to be part of such a great and useful learning environment, and it is up to us to embrace it — to embrace our learning experiences, and also to embrace our ability to share. Not only are case studies a great way to explain the design process of an agency, but they also help designers and developers to learn from each other. Seeing how designers work, create, build and play is great, and furthermore, you can learn how to write a great case study yourself and how to use one to spice up your portfolio1. In today’s overview of useful case studies, we’ve featured studies that have recounted decisions made about particular design elements, as well as studies of full overhauls and their accompanying technical challenges.
This Object Doesn't Really Exist...When You See What I Mean You'll Flip Felice Varini is a Swiss artist known for his mind-bending designs, which consist of so-called perspective-localized paintings. These are shapes that appear three-dimensional when viewed from one vantage point, but which are in fact a skillfully-arrayed geometry of flat graphics painted onto the surfaces. The technical term for this is "anamorphosis" from the Greek prefix "ana-" meaning back or again, and "morphe" meaning shape or form. But no words can do justice to how unreal these look. Scroll down to see for yourself. This truly takes the art of illusion to another dimension, wouldn't you agree? Charles Lim Yi Yong: SEA STATE —Exhibitions Behind the Scenes with Charles Lim, artist, Shabbir Hussain Mustafa, Senior Curator, National Gallery Singapore, and Yap Seok Hui, technical manager (Singapore) 27 Apr 2016, Wed 7:30pm - 9:00pm Read More Charles Lim Yi Yong and Shabbir Hussain Mustafa, together with the team who worked on the realisation for SEA STATE for the Singapore Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale 2015, will discuss various aspects of the project, from the development of the work to the exhibition, from the technical and logistical aspects to the presentation in Venice. Lim and Mustafa will also address how the presentation of SEA STATE at the NTU CCA Singapore differs to the Venice presentation Biographies: