Saturday, August 27, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
News From The Future – One Hour Or Less Worldwide Delivery Guarantee…
An unmanned military plane billed as the “fastest aircraft ever built” crashed into the Pacific Ocean after a malfunction caused it to stop sending signals while flying at more than 20 times the speed of sound, military officials said…
The flying prototype, called the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV-2), plunged into the ocean after shifting into a mode that allows it to fly Mach 20, or about 13,000 mph, according to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which oversaw the test flight.
The rocket-launched vehicle is part of an advanced weapons program, called Conventional Prompt Global Strike, which is working to develop systems of reaching an enemy target anywhere in the world within one hour.
Today’s enemies are tomorrow’s best friends, so perhaps this will be a nice way to travel anywhere on the planet in one hour.
Monday, August 22, 2011
TEAM is a self-published journal that was made possible through collaboration. Although the submissions are varied, they are tied together by a shared sentiment, the willingness to contribute to creating an intellectually stimulating yet accessible platform for young artists, photographers, writers, and their projects. This diverse content is kept cohesive by the design of Joseph Hales. Issue One includes an interview with sound artists Variable 4, artwork by Katie Scott, a collaboration between poet Sam Riviere and illustrator Martha Ellen Smith, as well as a pull-out, riso-printed comic by Joe Kessler.
TEAM is 52 pages and printed in an edition of 200
Of Polish Jewish origin, born in Paris, and currently residing in Johannesburg, South Africa, Ronit Judelman (a clinical psychologist and second-generation Holocaust survivor in addition to being an artist) focuses on the paradoxical nature of society and specifically as it pertains to the horrors of war. In her series Weapons of Mass Destruction: Games People Play, Judelman juxtaposes toys with weapons “to highlight the paradox of using war to achieve peace [she] combined children’s toys, which stand for safety, innocence and fun, with adult weapons, which symbolize aggression, deviance and cruelty.” As a result, the works are a bit unsettling and quite powerful.
From top to bottom:
Crayons; Bim Bum Bombs (cast from a mold of a WWII British four-inch mortar bomb); Baby Doll; Ring a Ring a Rosey; Guns
Filed under: Art, Industrial Design, Stuff We Like
MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) celebrated its 150th anniversary this year with 150 consecutive days of special activities and festivities. A major part of these celebratory events occurred during the Festival of Art, Science and Technology (FAST) which culminated in May with the FAST Light festival. On May 7th and 8th the open house featuring installation projects by faculty and staff took place around the MIT campus. Though all the projects are very interesting and worth checking out, for the purposes of keeping this post a reasonable length, I’m only posting about four of these installations.
From top to bottom:
Unflat Pavilion / Feather-Weight Houseby Nick Gelpi: A pattern cut into flat plywood stock transforms into a three-dimensional, freestanding pavilion. Architectural features appear as flat sheets are bent, unfurling into skylights, columns, buttresses, windows and vents.
Night of Numbers by Anna Kotova and Praveen Subramani: a dynamic lighting installation that tells the story of MIT’s past with projected numbers and phrases (that are relevant and meaningful to MIT students and alumni) on buildings around campus.
Maxwell’s Dream: Painting with Light, by Kaustuv De Biswas and Daniel Rosenberg. On display in the Infinite Corridor Community Lounge: An art installation that allows observers to play with a magnetic field to create patterns in light.
Dis(course)4, by Craig Boney, James Coleman and Andrew Manto: A stairwell transformed by a shimmering conduit designed to inspire delight, wonder and communication between floors.
Photo credits: Arts at MIT; caromk’s flickr; courtesy MIT.
Filed under: Architecture, Art, Event, Interaction Design, Just Plain Cool
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Akinobou is an architectural designer from Japan that loves creating tiny objects and put them in small bottles. We absolutely loved these little dinosaurs.
To find more tiny objects in bottles visit Akinobu’s Etsy Store.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
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