Archive for the ‘Art’ Category
The smell of burnt rubber pierced the air. And it only intensified as we climbed the steps up to the Japan Society gallery space where three were busy at work. To be clear, three is the name of the art group but it also represents the number of members in the trio. Heat guns hummed, air purifiers roared, and a fan spun as we entered the gallery. “We usually work with the windows open,” explained one of the members, powering down all the motors and removing his face mask. “we’re just not in our normal workspace.”
Indeed, this is the first time three have set foot on American soil, much less New York. Invited by gallery director Miwako Tezuka to participate in Japan Society’s inaugural residency program, three arrived in New York from Fukushima in late June to complete what will be one of their more ambitious pieces using 555 toy figurines – their way of paying homage to New York and its 5 boroughs. “We immediately ran into trouble at customs,” they say, explaining to us that they had been carrying with them a large bulk of their material. “We had a hard time explaining to the customs officers why we were carrying boxes of 500 figurines with us.” (The plan is to purchase the remaining 55 in New York.)
Note from uploader: Nightvision is a celebration of the brilliance and diversity of architecture found across Europe. Over the course of three months I journeyed with a friend through 36 cities in 21 countries with the ambition of capturing some of the greatest European structures in a new and unique way. Comprised of thousands of carefully taken photographs, strung together and stabilized in post-production, Nightvision aims to inspire appreciation for these man-made landmarks. Nightvision would not have been possible without my Kickstarter backers, the support of the American University of Paris community, everyone who helped along the way, and of course, those who designed and built these architectural masterpieces.
Monster Gallery is a one-man show run by Joseph Chiang, a Singapore-based artist known for his retro pop culture art prints. This collection of graphic prints—inspired by films from Jaws to Vertigo to Rushmore—aims to delight, intrigue, and strike a sentimental chord with design lovers and movie buffs alike. Get yours here!
A creation of The Ninjai Gang, Ninjai is a web-based animation that centers around the life of Ninjai, a young samurai/ninja who is traveling the world looking for meaning and purpose in his life. Along the way, his path is crossed by characters like rogues or people who help him. Ninjai’s best friend is ‘Little Bird’, a cute and brave side kick with whom Ninjai often converses. Ninjai, The Little Ninja is an online action/adventure series. It is a story of Ninjai and his exciting, enlightening and sometimes humorous journey throughout the Ancient World. Watch all 12 episodes here!
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“Chiemgau” is the region where Mario Feil lives. It’s between Munich and Salzburg in the very south of Bavaria. The shots were done in and around the “Chiemgau”. Combining slides (real time and timelapse) done with the Kesslercrane Cineslider (Oracle Controller, Electra drive). Music by Nouvelle Vague – Killing Moon.
Formerly known as MousePath it was made by Moscow designer Anatoly Zenkov to brighten up the routine work. Posting it at Flickr caused informal interest and afterward Anatoly Zenkov and his colleague Andrey Shipilov decided to evolve the app.
IOGraph — is an application that turns mouse movements into a modern art. The idea is that you just run it and do your usual day stuff at the computer. Go back to IOGraph after a while and grab a nice picture of what you’ve done!
Inspired by nature, Romanian designer Diana Dumitrescu has come up with an innovative speaker that connects to portable systems to amplify their sound. Called the “USB Speaker,” the compact device is composed of several segments of aluminum connected by a rubber ring. When not in use, the speaker remains closed, but as soon as you connect it to a laptop, it blooms like a flower to let you enjoy surround sound on the go. Moreover, the USB Speaker incorporates a microphone for optional use that pops up when you connect the device to your portable system. props, yo!