A wonderfully fine example of a portable nostalgia machine. Dutch design masters HEYHEYHEY have done it again, inventing amazing things to help us encounter and enjoy the world around us. Check out this and other of their wonderfully inspiring projects here: http://www.heyheyhey.nl/ —— Early 2012, HEYHEYHEY had some time to spare and they felt the need […]
The David Winton Bell Gallery will present Nostalgia Machines from Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 through Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012. Exploring the intersection of nostalgia and technology in contemporary sculpture, the exhibition, curated by Maya Allison, features artists Meridith Pingree, Jasper Rigole, Jonathan Schipper, Gregory Witt, and Zimoun. An opening-night colloquium will be held on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at […]
We’ve been enjoying the spectacle of video-mapping for the last few years, with companies such as Nuformer have wowing us with stunning projections giving new life to old facades. On 9 October 2010, the past took a big step into the future (or perhaps just the present). Prague-based, The Macula performed an epic video-mapping spectacular […]
Just a brief note that we were not able to cover in class today about the types of consultancies that are already operating as futurologists and future planners for culture and heritage. The best known is the guru consultant Faith Popcorn (Faith Plotkin) (http://www.faithpopcorn.com/) and her consultancy BrainReserve. They claim 95% accuracy for future trending […]
Note the discussion of the relationship between ‘making’ and community at the end of this video segment. This resonates with issues of the connection between heritage/nostalgia and social cohesion/resilience. It also embraces the fundamentally creative/constructive aspect of heritage as tekhne and post-linear/heterochronic temporalities.
Here is an interesting project (The Lightbox Project) that was undertaken by students in Ireland last year at Newgrange. Engaging with the constructed quality of the heritage on site, they constructed a replica chamber to attempt to create a new light box aligned with the sun on the Winter Solstice the same way the original […]
A You Tube video posted by wzamen01 on 10 December 2009 demonstrates how the new face tracking software of HP’s new webcams is unable to track a black man’s face. Admirably, the video post is made in good humour and is a positive example of effective consumer criticism, but what I am most concerned with […]
The custom made digital projections of NuFormer are progressively pushing the boundaries of creative layering images, identities and visuals onto the streetscapes of Europe. Previously the type of media work that would have been limited to stadium rockers and pop stars, the stunning knitting of futuristic CGI visuals into old architectural fabric both inspires and […]