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Create your own pirate TED Talk with the installation "Ideas Worth Spreading" by Evan Roth.
The installation mimics a TED stage complete with props, headset, camera, projection, spotlight etc.
Posted by Sebastian on Jan 27, 2013
What would Google+, Youtube, Facebook and Pinterest look like if they were created in 1997?
Netscape Navigator, frames and modems may not resonate much with digital natives, but to the generation before them Once Upon is a sweet reminder of early day web-aesthetics.
The sites Google+, Facebook, Youtube and Pinterest are best experienced using Netscape Navigator 4.03 and a screen resolution of 1024×768 pixels, running Windows 95.
Posted by Sebastian on Jul 08, 2012
How many people on Twitter are working on a novel?
Follow the Twitter account @WrknOnMyNovel to find out.
@WrknOnMyNovel is run by the artists Cory Arcangel who retweets people using the phrase "I am working on my Novel".
Instructional video showing how to circumvent automated face recognition.
Created by artists Kyle McDonald and Aram Bartholl the instructions come in handy if you want anonymity in public spaces like airports, cafés or Facebook party pictures.
The solution is simple. You don't need to wear a mask or hack any systems. You just need to tilt your head 15 degrees to cheat the face detection software.
Don’t be worried about party pictures any more. Just keep your head tilted when ever a friend pulls a camera or you travel to the UK.
Don't expect to see historic inventions at Miba (like the first light bulp or mobile phone). Expect up-to-date inventions, speculative and quirky designs and trends that make you think and laugh.
Apart from showcasing a wide range of ideas and inventions from all over the world, Miba also hosts activities that help people generate and develop their own ideas.
In a section in the museum called Mini Miba, kids are encouraged to make drawings of new ideas that come to their minds. Every month Miba picks the three best ideas and have them prototyped and patented in the kid's own name.
Another initiative is 'Flyday', which is a grown-up version of Mini Miba. On Friday mornings Miba's director Pep Torres facilitates a 45 minute brainstorm with companies and organizations looking for creative ideas and inspiration. A session is free of charge, but needs to be booked in advance.
Miba is located in a historic building in the centre of Barcelona. The museum is privately funded and opened its doors in 2011. Read more about their mission and vision in this PDF.
Posted by Sebastian on Nov 15, 2011
The Szpilman Award is awarded to ephemeral art works - or in other words: works that exist only for a moment or a short period of time.
The winner of the 2011 award has just been announced, and the award goes to the Slovakian artist Jaroslav Kyša.
Kyša is awarded for the work 'The Barrier' in which he uses doves to create disturbance in the city of London by secretly scattering their favorite fodder in front of shops or across busy streets.
Another brilliant work (and a personal favorite) among the top six nominees is David Horvitz's Public Access (PDF link).
David Horvitz drove up the coast of California and stopped at about 50 different coastal access points along the trip where he took a picture of the ocean with himself within the frame of the photograph. Using different user accounts and IP's, he then he uploaded the pictures to the Wikipedia-articles of each of these places.
Editor debate on Wikipedia.
The pictures have supposedly been removed or cropped by edgy Wikipedia editors, but it looks like David Horvitz is still in some of the articles.
Posted by Sebastian on Sep 20, 2011
One last post from this year's Ars Electronica Festival with photos from the event "Marketplace for Talents" (Marktplatz der Talente).
Around 50 youngsters lined up at a long table across the central bridge in Linz crossing the Donau. The youngsters were all experts in a specific topic and they offered to demonstrate their skills and share their knowledge with people passing by. Areas of expertise ranged from "The Solar System" and "Transformer Robots" to "Drawing Stars".
An expert in: Animation
An expert in: Creative arts
An expert in: Web Comics
An expert in: Cirkus
An expert in: Yugioh
An expert in: Drawing stars
An expert in: Dragons
Two experts in: The Solar System
An expert in: Transformer Robots
It was a hot, windy and busy afternoon
Marketplace for Talents was probably one of the least electronic events at the Ars Electronica Festival - but also one of the most charming and humorous ones. The event was a part of the new u19 sub-festival "CREATE YOUR WORLD: Future Festival of the Next Generation".
Posted by Sebastian on Aug 07, 2011
In collaboration with AVA Academia GUERRILLA INNOVATION is giving away a copy of the new book Design for Sustainable Change: How Design and Designers Can Drive the Sustainability Agenda.
To enter you simply have to retweet this post.
Deadline August 15. The winner gets personally notified.
About the book:
Design for Sustainable Change is a book about how design is evolving and being applied to social and environmental challenges.
The book introduces new design terms (Design Activism, Service Design, Design Thinking) and key theories and debates around design and sustainability are explained using interviews and case studies such as the community initiative Green Mapping, the open source project Foldschool and the green city of Freiburg.
Design for Sustainable Change is a part of AVA's Design Management series. The book is aimed at visual arts students and practitioners but anyone with a broad interest in design can use it to get an overview of some of the most important developments and challenges of design today.
Posted by Sebastian on Jun 14, 2011
In collaboration with BIS Publishers guerrilla-innovation.com is giving away a copy of the new book 'Open Design Now: Why Design Cannot Remain Exclusive'
To enter do one of the following:
1) Retweet this.
2) Or if you don't use Twitter: Use the comment box below and simply name a designer/artist you admire.
Deadline June 21. Some sort of random system will be used to pick a winner. The winner gets personally notified.
About the book:
Open design is a way of designing that everyone can participate in. The philosophy of open design is identical to that of the open source movement, but with a focus on physical products and services rather than software. Open Design Now: Why Design Cannot Remian Exclusive surveys this emerging field for the first time.
Contributors include John Thackara (Doors of Perception), Renny Ramakers (Droog Design) and Bert Mulder (adviser to Dutch ministries). They look at what's driving open design and where it is going. The book also contains a visual index and a variety of case studies ranging from RepRap - the self-replicating 3D-printer to the Instructables Restaurant and IKEA hackers.
The fashion/concept label BLESS (by Ines Kaag and Desiree Heiss) recently opened a new shop in a private apartment in Berlin.
The shop is located on the third floor in a typical residential street in Prenzlauer Berg.
BLESS collections are mixed with the apartment's interior and decor and some items are for sale, while others are personal belongings. The shop is looked after by various 'shop sitters' who get to live there in exchange for looking after the place. Currently it's occupied by French artist Cyril Duval.
BLESS Shop on German TV channel Cafe Trend
The shop is open to the public on Thursdays between 8-14 or by appointment.
BLESS SHOP BERLIN
Oderberger Strasse 60
backhouse 3rd floor 10435 Berlin