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Archive for January, 2011
For this to be really successful, Microsoft needs to launch Surface commercially. Until then, it’s a sweet piece of technology.
… is too contentious, but I welcome the chance to look more broadly at the influence of commercial interests, “brands” and political agendas on cultural development. This short parody of an award entry for the Sistine Chapel by the Catholic Church is an apt reminder of how so much architecture, art, music and the “public good” have been part of a broader political agenda into persuading the masses of a particular perspective on what is worthwhile, and what is not.
I like this broader discussion that is stimulated here: http://www.isyouradvertisingart.com/
Link was created for the event as an interpretation of ‘Convergence’, the theme of the exhibition. The team presented a convergence of complex, fast moving technologies with low, everyday materials. Furthermore, the audience is invited to take part and “can store their memories inside boxes”.
From CreativeApplications.net, it’s nice to see a projection mapping project that marries the execution with an idea instead of simply projecting animation on buildings.
Six-Forty by Four-Eighty is an interactive lighting installation composed of an array of magnetic, physical pixels. Individually, pixel-tiles change their color in response to touch and communicate their state to each other by using a person’s body as the conduit for information. When grouped together, the pixel-tiles create patterns and animations that can serve as a tool for customizing our physical spaces. By transposing the pixel from the confines of the screen and into the physical world, focus is drawn to the materiality of computation and new forms for design emerge.
More at CreativeApplications.net
From The Morning News, stunning.
In Shinchi Maruyama’s photographs, handfuls of water tossed into the air become flowerbeds or perfect cylinders. An amalgam of sculpture, performance, and photography, Mauyama’s work reveals how much beauty can occur in the blink of an eye.
Geeky designers (and the folks who write about them!) love Legos, and Sam Cox and Justin LaRosa are no exception. Under their Physical Fiction aegis, these two graphic designers have put Lego to yet another wonderfully off-label use by constructing a working letterpress printer out of the bricks. By clicking smooth Lego tiles into place on plastic baseboards and inking the plates, they create handmade prints with an 8-bit aesthetic.