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Posted by Sebastian on Nov 23, 2013
Our favorite design curator Paola Antonelli of MoMA talks about the curatorial project Design and Violence.
Design and Violence is a curatorial experiment that explores the manifestations of violence in contemporary society. Pairing critical thinkers with examples of challenging design work, MoMA intend to present case studies that will spark discussion and bring the ambiguous relationship between design and violence to center stage.
Watch Paola's talk at the Eyeo festival in Minneapolis.
A few examples from her presentation:
Drone Shadow: James Bridle. Investigation into the shadow of the drone.
The Electro Draught Excluder: Dunne and Raby. Object that protects the user against elecromagnetic fields.
Merrick Lamp: Daan van den Berg. Hacked IKEA lamp infected with Elephantiasis.
Mine Kafon: Massoud Hassani. Low-cost wind-powered mine detonator, funded on Kickstarter.
Prospectus For a Human Body": Choy Ka Fai. Electrical nerve stimulation used to choreograph artificial muscle contraction and body movement.
Do Hit: Marijn van der Poll. A series of design products by Droog Design that invite their owners to radically re-shape them
The Stiletto Heel: Essay by Camille Paglia. "The stiletto high heel is modern woman’s most lethal social weapon".
The Liberator (Defense Distributed): Rob Walker. 3d printed gun.
Blood Puddle Pillow: Keetra Dean Dixon. A series of pillows that look like pools of blood.
The Guardian Angel Handbag: Carolien Vlieger and Hein Vandam. Handbags with symbolic imprints.
Scary Beautiful: Leanie van der Vyver. Unwearable fashion - where sexy ends and grotesque begins.
Posted by Sebastian on Oct 15, 2013
Sample models from brands like Nike and Converse turned inside-out and combined in different ways to give the sneakers new life.
Cheap one dollar flipflops become the new soles – and the soles of the sneakers become sandals. Each piece is unique, made entirely of parts from mass produced products.
Invert footwear is created as a part of the fashion project 11"x17" by Dutch designer Elisa van Joolen.
The project is nominated for the Dutch Design Awards 2013.
An ad-free issue of Vogue's US September issue is for sale on Craigslist.
Price: USD $4,447,847.53.
The magazine comes without any ads. The seller removed all pages with ads and left only articles. Ads on pages that couldn't be removed are deleted with a black permanent marker.
The price of the ad-free Vogue issue is based on the anticipated amount that advertisers paid for the ad space.
Posted by Sebastian on Aug 13, 2013
Sticky-note style essay on field design by Jimi Filipovski. Written in a cafe, away from the desk in the spirit of true fieldwork.
• Read the entire essay at Medium.com
Posted by Sebastian on Aug 05, 2013
A WTF counter designed to collect and visualize WTF situations in an office environment.
People experiencing a WTF situation are encouraged to push the button. The collected WTFs can then be used as a metric for the office working climate.
The counter is made by Nikolaus Gradwohl using Arduino and Processing.
• Office WTF Counter: www.creativeapplications.net
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.