September 1, 2014

new-aesthetic:

Satellite Lamps by Einar Sneve Martinussen, Jørn Knutsen, and Timo Arnall.

The city is changing in ways that can’t be seen. As urban life becomes intertwined with digital technologies, the invisible landscape of the networked city is taking shape—a terrain made up of radio waves, mobile devices, data streams and satellite signals.

Satellite Lamps is a project about using design to investigate and reveal one of the fundamental constructs of the networked city—the Global Positioning System (GPS). GPS is made up of a network of satellites that provide real-time location information to the devices in our pockets. As GPS has moved from specialized navigation devices to smartphones over the last 10 years, it has become an essential yet invisible part of everyday urban life.

William J. Mitchell (2004) described the landscape of the networked city as an invisible electromagnetic terrain. In Satellite Lamps we explore and chart this terrain, showing how GPS is shaped by the urban spaces where it is used. GPS, alongside wireless networks, algorithms, and embedded sensors, is among the invisible technological materials that comprise many modern products. Created by a small team of design researchers at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Satellite Lamps is a part of our ongoing research into making technologies visible and communicating and interpreting their presence in daily life. As designers we typically shape how technologies like GPS are being used, but with Satellite Lamps we use our practice to address how they can be understood.

(Source: vimeo.com)

August 31, 2014
artruby:

Pier Fabre, Dripping, (2014).

artruby:

Pier Fabre, Dripping, (2014).

August 30, 2014

artruby:

Darek Błaszczyk & Bartek Macias, Spiral, (2013).

August 29, 2014

rblackwell:

Ryan Blackwell

One Roll of Toilet Paper, 2013-2014

one roll of toilet paper & ink in custom frame

58 x 6 x 4.5 inches

August 29, 2014

(Source: rblackwell)

August 28, 2014

jacobvanloon:

Jacob van Loon
Slow Burn
Watercolor, acrylic, and graphite on wood

August 27, 2014
hyperallergic:

Christoph Schlingensief, “The Stairlift to Heaven,” 2007 (photo by Matthew Septimus, courtesy MoMA PS1) (via Between Politics and Participation: Christoph Schlingensief)

hyperallergic:

Christoph Schlingensief, “The Stairlift to Heaven,” 2007 (photo by Matthew Septimus, courtesy MoMA PS1) (via Between Politics and Participation: Christoph Schlingensief)

August 17, 2014

jacobvanloon:

Jacob van Loon
The Confluence 
Watercolor, acrylic, and graphite on wood

August 16, 2014

Paul Sietsema at the MCA in Denver

August 16, 2014

At the MCA in Denver

12:30pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZHM9yw1OPq6td
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