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Rafael Lozano-Hemmer - Projects

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer - Projects
"Pan-Anthem" is an interactive sound installation where the national anthem of every country in the World plays back on a movable speaker that is magnetically attached to a large wall. The speakers are precisely arranged to visualize national statistics: population, GDP, area, number of women in parliament, GINI, year of independence, HDI and so on. For example, when the work is configured to show military spending per capita, on the far left of the wall the public can hear the anthems of countries without military forces like Costa Rica, Iceland and Andorra while at the far right they can hear Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United States, which spend more than $2,000 per person per year. If no one is in the exhibition room all the speakers are silent, but as a visitor approaches a particular set of speakers these start playing automatically, creating a positional panoramic playback of anthems associated to similar statistics View Details.

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Graham Foundation > Grantees > Beto Shwafaty Beto Shwafaty, view of Foundations of the Design Substance: Cultural Metaphors to Design a New Future, 2010-2014, City Musuem of São Paulo / Oca Ibirapuera, 2014. Photo: Edouard Fraipont. Departing from Olivetti’s progressive activities after WWII—which were materialized through the design of products, architecture, urban planning and sociocultural services—this project investigates a modern and industrial endeavor through the production of a new installation work that is put at service of a reflection on the company's interdisciplinary philosophies. Informed by both Olivetti's exhibition displays and research on archival material, the installation work will present an investigation of a historical process of multilayered interactions between the fields of art, design, architecture, and technology, as related to corporative social developments. Beto Shwafaty is an artist and researcher based in Brazil.

Metafolksonomy and the Social Web: Introduction - The ENTiPping Point When you start to have more than a couple dozen folks that you follow on Twitter, the prospect of managing the relationships you're creating starts to get a little overwhelming. We've all met great people on social media sites. And there is usually some singular trait that drew you to interact with these great people. However, as you get to know them, watch their Twitter stream and see who else they interact with, you probably get to know more interesting things about them. So what may have started out as a business relationship interest, over time, the total picture of that person starts to become clearer. You may notice an industry pro talking about his grandmother who just used to live next to Abraham Zapruder.

BlackOut Design 90th ANNIVERSARY OF PREMIER TECH 2013 15th ANNIVERSARY OF QUEBEC CITY CONVENTION CENTRE 2011 iPad: Scroll or Card? by Oliver Reichenstein How do you navigate content on the iPad? Scroll or flip? In 1987, the biggest neck beards in tech held a conference on the Future of Hypertext and there were two camps, “Card Sharks” and “Holy Scrollers”. They had an epic battle over the following question: Should you scroll or flip pages on the screen?

Five Projects Awarded Prizes at the 2014 Media Architecture Biennale The 2014 Media Architecture Biennale has drawn to a close in Aarhus, Denmark, and with it five projects have been awarded for “outstanding accomplishments in the intersection between architecture and technology.” Representing five different categories (Animated Architecture, Spatial Media Art, Money Architecture, Participatory Architecture, and Trends & Prototypes), these five projects are the ones that most represent the Media Architecture Biennale’s goal to advance the understanding and capabilities of media architecture. The winners include a power plant with a shimmering chimney tower, an installation that creates “phantoms” with light, an interactive LED facade, a crowdsourced mapping system for transit in the developing world, and a kinetic “selfie facade.” See videos of all five winners after the break.

The Gleeve Turns Game Design Into Child's Play Every parent knows the story of the kid who tears open his expensive techno-gift only to spend hours playing with the cardboard box it came in. Laura Seargeant Richardson of Frog Design wants to create a toy that's as open-ended as the empty box -- but gets kids interested in digital technology, too. So along with her collaborator Alis Cambol, Richardson came up with a vision for the future of play called the Gleeve. Richardson developed the concept as part of a talk she was giving at MIT on the future of play, in which she pointed out the troubling influence of new media platforms: Kids are getting used to the idea of being mere players in worlds designed by adults, rather than creators of their own play-worlds.

Vietnamese Food Pavilion by Mia Design Studio A space which is conceptualized by MIA Design Studio, bases on Vietnamese traditional folk house to replicate its proportions and dimensions, is transparent and interactive with its surrounding environment. “It is open but close, close but open” Vietnam is always proud of its cuisine diversity across 3 regions. The display counter is formed base on Vietnam geographical shape (S-shape) presenting traditional dishes from 3 regions with benches, standing tables representing Paracel Islands and Spratly Islands. This symbolizes Vietnam asserting its territorial sovereignty to the world.Source by MIA Design Studio Location: 298 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi, VietnamArchitects: MIA Design StudioPrincipal Architect: Nguyen Hoang Manh Project Team: Nguyen Hoang Manh, Nguyen Quoc Long, Luu Hoang Kiem, Tran Quang TuyenArea: 72 sqm (12m x 6m)Height: 4.8 mYear: 2015Photographs: Quang Dam, Courtesy of vietnvie

Super good, Superbien Projection mapping is a lovely thing to behold and this new installation by French team, Superbien, is certainly no exception... Created for communications company Alcatel-Lucent's appearance at the world mobile congress in April, the film shows the colourful results of some multiple LED projectors mapping a series of animations upon a stack of innocuous-looking white boxes. The Paris-based Superbien is Tom Chosson, Cedric de Azevedo and Alex Mestrot. This 2009 piece by the studio, Le Nuage, was beamed onto the walls of a street in Paris.

What Would It Be Like to Walk Through the Mind? Why is it so hard to accept, intuitively, that life and mind can emerge from matter? A big part of the answer, I think, is that we have little or no immediate experience of how physical systems represent information. Computers, we know, store and manipulate information in enormous patterns of 0s and 1s. But those patterns are based on arrangements of electrons, microscopically small and deeply hidden from the user interface. Easing pain for burns victims using virtual reality 31 January 2011Last updated at 09:10 Patients who played the game while having treatment experienced less pain Burn patients in the US are being helped to escape the pain of burn injuries by immersing them in the virtual reality of a computer game during treatment. Agony from severe burns can be one of the most intense and prolonged types of pain you can experience. And for many, the rehabilitation treatment is as painful as the initial burn. Continue reading the main story

iPad Mags Need A New Blueprint Ever since the iPad came out, print media companies have been feeling their way in this new medium, but so far they’ve just been stumbling over themselves. They are latching onto the iPad as a new walled garden where people will somehow magically pay for articles they can get for free in their browsers. But if they want people to pay, the experience has to be better than on the Web, and usually it’s not. This sorry state of affairs is true for both magazines and newspapers. The New York Times iPad app, for instance, is gorgeous but crippled. All the links are stripped out of the articles, even from the blogs.

Location Based Interface on the Behance Network - Multiple widget desktops designed around a location or activity ie Kitchen, Office, Car- Automatically switches between desktops with GPS and wi-fi mapping- Simplified Collections menu allows browsing via function rather than application The behind the the Documents Explore app, is that the documents are laid out on a table (this could be a 'work table' or a 'home accounts table') and you simply zoom in on a page (or single finger double tap) and the page will align, with the editing tools fading in for that specific app. Notes: All rights for the icons used in this interface belong to their respectful owners. Please contact me if you have designed any of the icons so I can credit you appropriately.