ART / Experiment

“Long March: Restart” Video Game Exhibition

Currently on view at New York’s MoMA PS1 (the branch of The Museum of Modern Art devoted to exhibiting contemporary work) is Beijing-based artist Feng Mengbo‘s video game installation Long March: Restart.

Taking cues from 8-bit side-scrolling games of the past like Double Dragon and Contra, “Long March: Restart” is a fully developed beat-‘em-up video game based on communist …


The Man-Made Rainbow Machine

College professor and artist Michael Jones McKean made a machine that generates two-story rainbows with the flip of a switch. His rainbow machine is comprised of commercial jet pumps and custom-designed nozzles that spray a dense wall of water into the sky.


Paradores Ice Xmas

Paradores is a Spanish tourism partnership and they might be able to turn your frozen dreams a reality with a very fine guerrilla marketing idea. Go to the Ice Xmas site and guess correctly when the ice cube will be melted and you could win the key that is currently frozen in “space.” The key will …

EVENTS / Experiment

Yahoo! Bus Stop Derby

20 Mini bus shelters in San Francisco are getting a high tech makeover for two months as part of a the Yahoo Bus Stop Derby – a giant neighborhood vs. neighborhood challenge that ends with a huge OK Go free concert put on by Yahoo. More info here. | via


Crush of the day: Aita

Can an internet website hypnotize us? I think this is the answer…. Don’t know much more about Aita, a Latvaian label that make hand made hats, mittens, underwear and other stuff, but look at their new website! | via

ADVERTISING / animation

Hermès Finger Skate

Brand new campaign from Hermes, featuring products from the latest collection and a session of “Finger Skate” skate with your fingers. More at, an interactive microsite featuring their products related to different themes including video, cool animation, downloadable screensavers and more.

An idea and a video directed by film director Alexis Milant.


Ralph Lauren Video Mapping

In celebration of 10 years of digital innovation, presents the ultimate fusion of art, fashion & technology in a visual feast for the 5 senses. Watch as the London flagship at 1 New Bond Street disappears before your eyes and is then transformed into a series of objects and images rendered in 3-dimensional space. …


Ben Wilson: Chewing Gum Art

Ben Wilson uses unusual supports for his amazing art: stray bits of chewing gum that he found in the streets of London. He’s been doing it for six years, and so far he has completed around 8,000 “paintings”.


Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer’s new book, entitled “Tree of Codes,” it’s a collection of die-cut pages from his favorite book, Bruno Schulz’s “The Street of Crocodiles.” Made as an exploration of “the pages’ physical relationship to one another” and the die-cut technique, Foer attempts to create a meaningful narrative with an existing text.

Thanks to Die Keure, a …


Virgin Media’s cheesy ad campaign

As part of its new advertising campaign touting the speed of its triple play offer, Virgin Media uses a character in perfect agreement with its message: Speedy Gonzales, “the fastest mouse in all Mexico.” The brand has used the “food artist” Prudence Staite to make a billboard entirely of cheese. A work of 110kg operator 10 …

ART / Exibition

Lipstick Enigma

Lipstick Enigma is a computer-driven sentence-generator made by Janet Zweig. The sculpture is made of 1200 resin lipsticks powered by 1200 stepper motors, controlled by 60 circuit boards. The software invents and writes a new line of text, using rules and a lexicon written by the artist, and displays it on the sign when triggered by …


‘Sunflower seeds’ exhibition

The latest artwork in Tate Modern‘s Turbine Hall is ‘Sunflower Seeds’ by Ai Weiwei, 100 million hand made porcelain sunflower seeds have been spread over the floor. Visitors are able to walk over and touch the seeds.