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"panoptICONS "addresses the fact that you are constantly being watched by surveillance cameras in city centres. The surveillance camera seems to have become a real pest that feeds on our privacy. To represent this, camera birds - city birds with cameras instead of heads - were placed throughout the city centre of Utrecht where they feed on our presence. In addition, a camera bird in captivity was displayed to show the feeding process and to make the everyday breach of our privacy more personal and tangible.
panoptICONS is a project by Thomas voor 't Hekke and Bas van Oerle who work together by the name of 'Helden'.
"Speed project - made in a day using openFrameworks and libFreenect.
Concept and Production by Design I/O
Emily Gobeille - Theo Watson
3D depth camera for arm tracking, courtesy of Microsoft and the open source / diy community :) "
A German-made paper boat has floated successfully down the London Thames, with the suitable name of "HMS Origami." It measured 5.4m in length. German conceptual artist Frank Bolter, who was using would normally be used in the manufacture of drinks cartons. I spent the whole day glueing sheets together for you,’ he said. ‘Then I had to cut it into three pieces because the van wasn’t big enough to transport them to the dock. Now I shall glue them back together again.
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. "