ART / NEW YORK

Sidewalk Graffiti Assistance

NYC The Blog is reporting that someone has been busy helpfully tagging up various subway stations with compass roses to help patrons reclaim their orientation upon arrival. Sightings have been reported all across town, and a Facebook page has been set up to track this highly-welcome stencil’s permeation. | via

GRAPHICS / TECH

The Art of Analog Computing

The premise of this short film is to represent the digital tools and interfaces we use daily in an analog way. In the analog office, your computer desktop becomes your actual desk, your inbox gets flooded with Spam cans, the server runs past you multiple times a day (and perhaps crashes every now and then), …

ART

So, This Is Banksy?

At a press conference Tuesday, 89-year-old Rose Biggin, a grandmother from the Camden Town neighborhood of North London, announced that she was in fact the internationally renowned graffiti artist known only as Banksy. “Those drawings? Oh, yes, those are mine,” said the diminutive octogenarian, who admitted to scaling buildings and climbing fences in …

film / VIDEO

Refait

“Refait” is a remake of the football WorldCup match between France and Germany (Seville, Spain, 1982). Shot by Pied La Biche in Villeurbanne (France), every aspect of the fifteen last minutes of the match was carefully reconstructed : players, positions, gestures, intensity, drama etc. It consists in shifting the traditional game area into the urban …

AMBIENT / ART

HA Schult: Save The Beach

There’s more than enough attention on the state of the world’s coastal regions at the moment, and Save the Beach continues the focus. An initiative started by Corona beer to raise awareness to the amount of rubbish being washed up on our shores, they’ve taken the only logical alert – to build a hotel on the …

ART / DESIGN

Packing Tape Spiderweb

This installation, by design firm numen / for use, used 530 rolls of tape measuring 117,000 feet and weighing 100 pounds. The tendons of multiple layers of transparent adhesive tape are firstly stretched between the columns of an ex-stock exchange building. The following continuous wrapping of tendons results in a complex, amorphous surface through the process …

ART

Intrusive Sculptures by Paul Souviron

Intrusive Sculptures are 2 installations by Paul Souviron, based on the idea of miniature sailing boats in glass bottles. Paul installed these sculptures in vacant shops by sliding them under the door. Once they were in, he unfolded or inflated the sculptures, without vandalizing the property. So he turned the vacant shops into exhibition spaces.

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EVENTS / PEOPLE

Key To The City

On Jun 3rd, artist Paul Ramírez Jonas and Creative Time, a public arts organization, will unveil the Key to the City, a free public art project in collaboration with the City of New York. Generally a symbolic award to honor heroes and dignitaries, the Key to the City will be a functional key that will open doors …

ART / EVENTS

Joel Kyack Superclogger 2010

Superclogger will present various puppet shows to drivers caught in afternoon traffic jams from a mobile theater housed in the back of a nondescript white pickup truck. Broadcasting soundtracks discretely to the viewer’s car stereo, Superclogger aims to briefly halt the progression of chaos by temporarily drawing the audience out of the commute experience and placing …

DESIGN / INTERACTIVE

Pillow Talk – Networking Long Distance Lovers

Pillow Talk is a project by Interaction Design Student Joanna Montgomery aiming to connect long distance lovers. Each person has a pillow for their bed and a sensor fitted into a wearable chest strap, which they wear to sleep at night. The chest sensor wirelessly communicates with the other person’s pillow; when one person goes …

ART / EVENTS

Henk Hofstra’s Invasion of the Ants

About 500 red ants are spread in the city of Drachten, The Netherlands. Most of them came together in front of the theatre De Lawei, to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Each ant is three meters in length and two meters wide. The ants on the building are from synthetic material.

EVENTS / MARKETING

Live Every Litre, a road movie for the digital age by Honda

Honda is currently filming a month long European road trip to celebrate the launch of a new sporty hybrid, the Honda CR-Z. The project called ‘Live Every Litre’, concepted by Grey London, is inspired by the idea that people’s journeys are about experience not …

ADVERTISING / ART

Bart Simpson writes every Blackboard-Line on Real Life-Blackboard

Every 6 months, Work Club, a London based ad agency, invites an up and coming artist to decorate its 22m long blackboard wall. This time Bart Simpson was invited to come over on his skateboard and take over the office with every single line he’s ever written on the Springfield Elementary School blackboard. In order!