Critical design Critical Design takes a critical theory based approach to design. This kind of design uses design fiction and speculative design proposals to challenge assumptions, conceptions about the role of objects play in everyday life. Popularized by Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby through their firm, Dunne & Raby. History of Critical Design The term Critical Design was first used in Anthony Dunne’s book Hertzian Tales (1999) and further developed in Design Noir: The Secret Life of Electronic Objects (2001). Its opposite is affirmative design: design that reinforces the status quo. It is more of an attitude than a style or movement; a position rather than a method.
Every Frame a Painting Here's a second, supplementary video we made: a new Twitter account about temp music we made: Dan Golding's great response video here: Off the top of your head, could you sing the theme from Star Wars? How about James Bond? Or Harry Potter? How to make a pop up book - DIY pop-ups and tutorials How to make a pop up book? Making pop ups can be very easy. This is all about how to make a pop up book yourself. There are lots of tutorials online and video’s on youtube. Most pop ups are based on the same basic techniques.
Institute of Critical Zoologists "The work to follow is an exploration of these complexities and reminds us that birds occupy a large and central part of that universe that human beings constantly carve out of nature." Ding Li “In contemporary society birds are, perhaps, both the most watched and most eaten animal on our planet. Tangible Memories Following on from our pop-up exhibition of audio stories, produced from our winter visit to the MShed (see Memories and Museums) we have been developing another auditory experience using chairs, and inspiration drawn from venturing outdoors. Here I introduce the concept of a therapeutic rocking chair for older people with dementia. Early on in the Tangible Memories project, we recognised that access to the outdoors, and specifically to the natural world, was very limited for many care home residents, often due to a decline in their physical mobility, or particularly if they were suffering from the more advanced stages of dementia. Equally, when we asked ourselves as a team, ‘what would we want in a care home of the future?’, we identified the simple routine of being able to go outside and experience the elements as something that would be of great importance to us all. How can interfaces support slow and meditative interaction in a fast paced world?
Flag of the Isle of Man The flag of the Isle of Man, or flag of Mann (Manx: brattagh Vannin), is a triskelion, composed of three armoured legs with golden spurs, upon a red background. It has been the official flag of Mann since 1 December 1932 and is based on the Manx coat of arms, which dates back to the 13th century. The three legs are known in Manx as ny tree cassyn ("the three legs").
Jaemin Paik When We All Live To 150 2012, Jun 1 year Research Project, Mixed media How would family life change if we all lived to one-hundred and fifty or beyond? With up to six generations living together, and the possibility of huge age gaps between siblings, the traditional model of the family would change dramatically, perhaps even becoming unsustainable with the burden of its large membership. This project explores the lives an structures of future families in an era of extended life-spans by tracing the story of seventy-five year-old Moyra and her sprawling contract-based family. VISUAL&PRODUCT DESIGN Translucent structure table. Different sources of light will interact with this table, Artificial and natural. Every moment of the day will give this table a different appearance. A very hands-on design While Bastiaan is fascinated by design as a mental process, he also likes to keep a practical perspective. Which is why builds functional objects, too.
John Bauer (illustrator) John Albert Bauer (4 June 1882 – 20 November 1918) was a Swedish painter and illustrator. His work is concerned with landscape and mythology, but he also composed portraits. He is best known for his illustrations of early editions of Bland tomtar och troll (Among Gnomes and Trolls), an anthology of Swedish folklore and fairy tales. When Bauer was 36, he, Ester and their son, Bengt, drowned in a shipwreck on Lake Vättern. John Bauer was born and raised in Jönköping, the son of Josef Bauer, a man of Bavarian origin, and Emma Charlotta Wadell, from a farming family from the town Rogberga just outside Jönköping. Josef Bauer came to Sweden in 1863, penniless. He was given to sketching and drawing from an early age, without encouragement from his family. However, when he turned sixteen and wanted to go to Stockholm to study art, they were enthusiastic for him and backed him financially.
Olaf Stapledon William Olaf Stapledon (10 May 1886 – 6 September 1950) – known as Olaf Stapledon – was a British philosopher and author of influential works of science fiction. In 2014, he was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. Life During the First World War he served as a conscientious objector. Stapledon became an ambulance driver with the Friends' Ambulance Unit in France and Belgium from July 1915 to January 1919; he was awarded the Croix de Guerre for bravery. On 16 July 1919 he married Agnes Zena Miller (1894–1984), an Australian cousin. They had first met in 1903, and later maintained a correspondence throughout the war. They had a daughter, Mary Sydney Stapledon (1920–2008), and a son, John David Stapledon (1923–2014). In 1920 they moved to West Kirby.
Louis Kahn From 1957 until his death, he was a professor of architecture at the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. Kahn created a style that was monumental and monolithic; his heavy buildings do not hide their weight, their materials, or the way they are assembled. Louis Kahn's works are considered as monumental beyond modernism. Famous for his meticulously built works, his provocative unbuilt proposals, and his teaching, Kahn was one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. He was awarded the AIA Gold Medal and the RIBA Gold Medal. At the time of this death he was considered by some as "America's foremost living architect
What we’ll be wearing in the future (if classic sci-fi films got it right) Fashioning the Future: Sci-Fi and Costume runs on the Mezzanine at BFI Southbank until 11 January. The imaginative creation of tomorrow’s world, or of life outside our solar system, is one of the enduring fascinations of science fiction. Alongside production design, costume plays a key role in creating worlds and characters that support stories of future societies, space travel and fantastic other worlds and galaxies. Designers and directors have taken a range of approaches to fashioning the future, from the creation of pristine and functional utopias in films such as Things to Come (1936), to decidedly well-worn future cities that mesh elements of old and new, as in Blade Runner (1982). But in all cases, good costume design works with every element of a film to help viewers believe in the overall reality of what is presented on screen. Costume can also be a spectacular and pleasurable element in itself.
scarcity of hunger - wei Scarcity of hunger Feed me next meal Scarcity project with Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, 2013-2014 - In this fast-paced society, we take it for granted that hungry feeling can be solved immediately. With all the prepared food and fast food around us, we can get food easily from 24/7 stores in next corner and feed ourselves within 10 minutes. This project originated from the high density of convenience stores in Taiwan. According to research in 2009, Taiwan has 9204 convenient sores.
The impossible necessity I am interested in making work that suggests the promise of a subsequent state while rendering any such fulfilment obsolete. Often taking the form of plans or studies, I work with identifiable conventions and a range of media – including print, drawing, text and most recently audio and performance – to imagine a space between rationality and imagination, abstraction and representation. Building on my earlier work that developed forms out of extended research – such as Bank Job (1999), the plans for robbing a central London city bank; The Bird Island Project (2000–03), the development of a imagined island, including its flora and fauna; and Home Fittings (2000–04), a series of architectural drawings indicating how to move through particular spaces without creating a sound or shadow – my more recent work continues to develop form for things which somehow defy the visible. Like this: Like Loading...