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This is is a shot film that follows the lives of a group of young skateboarders in Afghanistan. Operating against the backdrop of war and bleak prospects, the Skateistan charity project is the world’s first co-educational skateboarding school, where a team of international volunteers work with girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 17, an age group largely untouched by other aid programmes.
"Love-love is the permanent and mobile image of a wrecked ship that has become a functional and safe leisure object. "
"We are living in a time when parents are on the point of being able to pick the sex of their children and even determine the hair coloring and other features," Leutteneger says, "It raises questions about where the limits are."
Aram Bartholl writes:
"I am pleased to preview ‘Dead Drops’ a new project which I started off as part of my ongoing EYEBEAM residency in NYC the last couple weeks. ‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. I am ‘injecting’ USB flash drives into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space. You are invited to go to these places (so far 5 in NYC) to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your files and date. Each dead drop contains a readme.txt file explaining the project. ‘Dead Drops’ is still in progress, to be continued here and in more cities. Full documentation, movie, map and ‘How to make your own dead drop’ manual coming soon! "
In the meanwhile drop some files here!
87 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (Makerbot)
Empire Fulton Ferry Park, Brooklyn, NY (Dumbo)
235 Bowery, NY (New Museum)
Union Square, NY (Subway Station 14th St)
West 21st Street, NY (Eyebeam)
Limited edition of 200 posters, screen printed with oil from the Gulf of Mexico disaster.
The oil was picked up on the beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana.
The posters were printed at Purple Monkey Design in New Orleans, Louisiana.
A project by Happiness Brussels, designed by Anthony Burrill.
All benefits go to the non-profit organisation "Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana" (CRCL), €150
Description: This item can be used by people who want to learn monocycling. Day by day, it has to be moved upper to improove trainer’s balance.
Materials: steel and two small wheels
Building time: 3 h
Inspiration : When my daughter broke her arm monocycling last may.
"An Te Liu is 1967 in Tainan, Taiwan to the world. Prior to his artistic career, he studied architecture and art history. Today he lives and works in Toronto, Canada. His installations and sculptures are concerned mostly with the themes of cleanness, safety and functionality. They are often made of industrially manufactured devices, transferred to the artist in the changing contexts. "
Looking for a portable photo studio? The inflatable photo studio (IPS) is a black plastic balloon that quickly setting up a controlled shooting environment in minutes. It can be pumped up ready for action in 3-4 minutes. The IPS is made from 6-10mm thick plastic and block out any light that might spoil your photography. and folds up to 2 x 2 x 4 ft when deflated. The inflatable photo studio comes in two sizes, a small 12 x 7 x 10 ft and a lager 20 x 12 x 12-ft design at $330/$400 or $350/$500 respectively.
"Yes, I rotated every single rubik's cube to the project. First thing before I started working on the project was learn how to solve it. After that, then I knew how the rubik's can be used to my advantage for the project and make a portrait.
I DID NOT BREAK THE CUBES, OR PEEL THE STICKERS. In all, there are 336 rubik's cubes and the project is 4ft in length and 3ft in height. " [ Youtube link ]
Ai Weiwei: sunflower seeds
turbine hall, tate modern
now until 2 may 2011
Don't know the right thing to say? Stumbling over words? Do away with uncomfortable conversation. Conversacube is a conversation aid device that will prompt you what to say and do and guide everyone toward smooth, comfortable conversation every time.
Conversacube runs on Arduino and includes IR sensors and electret microphones for detecting the presence and measuring the audio levels of conversation participants, and adjusts its cues accordingly. Creaed by Lauren McCarthy.
"Enter Unlogo, a new artwork by Jeff Crouse that uses corporate technologies to new ends. Unlogo is an iPhone app and website. The app can be used by individuals to identify logos that may occur in photographs they take with their phone and to replace them with images drawn from an online databank. The website allows anyone to view and contribute to the databank, suggesting and uploading images that may be substituted for a particular logo."