HEYHEYHEY’s portable postcard machine brings you patiently crafted nostalgia whenever, wherever

Posted by Ian on May 2, 2012 in blog

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 […]

Japan’s tradition of automata

Posted by Ian on Mar 12, 2012 in blog

Any words I might offer would only diminish how amazing this tradition is… From Matthew Allard: Japan has always been on the forefront of cutting edge robotics. Its roots can be traced back 200-300 years during the Edo period when skilled craftsmen created automata (self-operating machines). Using nothing more than pulleys and weights they were […]

Upside Down, Left to Right

Posted by Ian on Feb 6, 2012 in blog

A short (but inspirational) film about letterpress and one of the few remaining movable-type printing workshops in the UK, situated at Plymouth University, featuring Paul Collier.

Nostalgia Machines

Posted by Ian on Nov 19, 2011 in blog, news

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 […]

The Sound of Light by Julianne Swartz

Posted by Ian on Mar 11, 2011 in blog | No Comments

Artist Julianne Swartz recently completed a compelling installation in the Jewish Museum in New York that amounts to nothing short of a tremendously innovative interpretive tool for the museum. Explore her project on her website here: http://www.julianneswartz.com/work_archive/sound_of_light/sound_of_light.html

Exquisite Things: Online Exhibition

Posted by Ian on Mar 11, 2011 in blog, news | No Comments

Anyone interested in diving deeper into the Exquisite Things exhibition project we interacted with, you can explore more using the online exhibition site. We’d welcome your thoughts and feedback on the interactive elements, and we’d welcome your participation. http://www.exquisitethings.info

The work of art in the Age of Google

Posted by Ian on Feb 14, 2011 in blog | No Comments

The Work of Art in the Age of Google Uffizi Museum/Google Art Project On Art Project, you can look closely at the details of works like Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus.” By ROBERTA SMITH Published: February 6, 2011 If art is among your full-blown obsessions or just a budding interest,Google, which has already altered the collective universe […]

Revisioning Heritage: The Prague Astronomical Clock by The Macula

Posted by Ian on Nov 15, 2010 in blog | No Comments

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 […]

Half man, half machine, all soldier: The future of combat exoskeletons

Posted by Ian on Sep 29, 2010 in blog | No Comments

It is almost cliche to talk about how the future is actually happening today. The accessibility of information from sources like TED and Pop Tech! about the cutting edge of technological innovation and the real world impact these shifts are going to have has given us the chance to not merely imagine the future but […]

Prosthetics & self-prostheticisation: The march of homo evolutis

Posted by Ian on Jun 29, 2010 in blog | No Comments

Just over  a year ago, we discussed the Juan Enriquez’s argument for the identification of a new species of human – homo evolutis. Continuing our coverage and concern over the prostheticising of humanity,  especially since Roger Clark’s recent re-articulation of ‘Cyborg Rights’, here are two notable new stories of the avant-garde of technological progress in […]