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Florian Hidebrandt

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Triviality by Florian Hidebrandt.

panoptICONS

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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'.

Food fashion by Ted Sabarese

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Hunger Pains by Ted Sabaese.
"Each model's clothing in the series was made entirely of real food and depicts a meal that the person was craving."

Super Mario Shrooms Concepts

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Super Mario Shrooms Concepts by Mathijs Sterrenburg.
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Xbox Kinect hack creates cool shadow puppet

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This animated bird is the project of Emily Gobeille and Theo Watson, using an Xbox Kinect connceted to a laptop using the libfreenect Kinect drivers and ofxKinect. The system is doing skeleton tracking on the arm and determining where the shoulder, elbow, and wrist is, using it to control the movement and posture of the giant funky bird!
"Speed project - made in a day using openFrameworks and libFreenect.
Concept and Production by Design I/O
Emily Gobeille - Theo Watson
design-io.com
3D depth camera for arm tracking, courtesy of Microsoft and the open source / diy community :)
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Head on top

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"Head on top" by Thorsten Schmidtkord.

Apple OP

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Apple OP by 15-year-old DeviantARTist wolkentanzer.

Paper Boat by Artist Frank Bolter

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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.

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Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul

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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.

Jessica Harrison's Victorian Ladies and their Brains

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Jessica Harrison's zombies sculptures, Cool!
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Duelling useless machines

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YouTuber SaskView is doing alright with this stunt: He's coupled two Most Useless Machines together with a bar, at the switches, and turned them loose against one another. If you'd like to build one yourself, here.

"Love, Love" by Julien Berthier

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This ship isn't sinking. It's "Love, Love" by Julien Berthier, a boat that's been modified to appear as though it's capsizing. The ship was originally a 6.5 meter yacht that was sliced in half and outfitted with a new keel which keeps it upright at all times. Apparently it's actually seaworthy, and he has toured it around Europe. Watch the video of it in action after more. Berthier writes:
"Love-love is the permanent and mobile image of a wrecked ship that has become a functional and safe leisure object. "
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Babies In Boxes

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Catherine Leutenegger's photo exhibition of babies in white cardboard boxes , now showing at La Galerie at 17 rue de la Coulouvrenière in Geneva, is quite engaging. The "babies" are actually polymer dolls from a Swiss distributor. They are sold on line for anywhere from $100 to $200. Though the polymer and cardboard boxes that make for the visuals deal with manufacturing products, the deeper message is found in the idea of manufacturing human life – picking and choosing what one will actually birth. Maybe one day.
"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."
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Dead Drops

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If you live in or around New York City, you could try participating in ‘Dead Drops’. Taking your laptop to USB sticks that have been hidden around the city, plug in, and upload or download to your heart’s content.
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)

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Jenny Mortsell

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Pencil Sketches By Jenny Mortsell.
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