by Kim Laughton
Sometimes to Deal With the Difficulty of Being Alive I Need to Believe There is a Possibility that Life Isn’t Real
Simulation/Game by Jeremy Couillard coming to Steam and itch.io in May 2019
What if reactions left bruises?
Emotigun, by Tadas Maksimovas
– GO TO HELL WITH YOUR MONEY BASTARD –
(Asger Jorn refuses the Guggenheim Prize with a telegram in 1964)
Mindblowing fashion design by Stefan Kartchev
“We define ourselves as photographers even when we’re working with 3D materials,” say Paris-based duo Benjamin Roulet and François Bellabas. “Everything comes from photography.”
“You cannot touch the exposed pieces, but nobody told me not to use them as emitters.”
Particle rendering a portrait from the Bode-Museum using Redshift by Simone Vezzani.
This short film by American director Ramin Bahrani traces the epic, existential journey of a plastic bag, voiced by Werner Herzog…
Image by Evgeny Zubkov
PLAY, an artwork by Urs Fischer with choreography by Madeline Hollander.
Barbara Kruger for Dazed and Confused
Asger Jorn, L’avant-garde ne se rend pas (The Avant-Garde Doesn’t Give Up), defiguration, 1962
“It feels a little like we’ve been given the ability to time travel,” said Seth Denbo, director of digital initiatives at the American Historical Association.
Talking about road accidents and robots…
Nam June Paik, The First Catastrophe of the 21st Century, 1982
Location: 75th Street and Madison Avenue, Manhattan, outside of The Whitney Museum
“For this performance, the robot K-456 was removed from its pedestal at the Whitney Museum of American Art, which hosted Paik’s retrospective exhibition, and guided by the artist down the street to the intersection of 75th Street and Madison Avenue. When crossing the avenue, the robot was “accidentally” hit by an automobile driven by artist Bill Anastasi. With this performance Paik suggested the potential problems that arise when technologies collide out of human control. After the “collision”, K-456 was returned to its pedestal in the Museum.”
Surreal video of the Day by Kim Laughton. Meet the Craxxxmurf!
“A pre-trained deep neural network making predictions on live webcam input, trying to make sense of what it sees, in context of what it’s seen before. It can see only what it already knows, just like us.”
A project by Memo Atken
Robbie Barrat‘s AI-generated nude paintings make Francis Bacon look like a genteel pre-Raphaelite [via]
I started collecting videos of people ranting against modern and contemporary art. Still don’t know what to with them, but I’m learning a lot in the process. Enjoy! #ihatemodernart
Reynold Reynolds, A Review of our changing visions of the Future as shown in over 50 Films, USA 1996, 16 minutes
The increasing weirdness of kids targeted content on Youtube is something I began to notice last year, after the birth of my first daughter. James Bridle went down the rabbit hole of this genre, and found very frightening stuff:
“This is being done by people and by things and by a combination of things and people. Responsibility for its outcomes is impossible to assign but the damage is very, very real indeed”.
“It’s 2017 and computer graphics have conquered the Uncanny Valley, that strange place where things are almost real… but not quite. After decades of innovation, we’re at the point where we can conjure just about anything with software. The battle for photoreal CGI has been won, so the question is… what happens now?”
Written and animated by Alan Warburton with the support of Tom Pounder and Wieden + Kennedy. Music by Cool 3D World.
Creative duo Scott Kelly and Ben Polkinghorne have brought omnipresent internet suggestions to real settings with their latest project, ‘signs of the times’.
Project from Leanne Wijnsma is a device which will emit an odor when it detects an invasion of data privacy, inspired by how historically scent has been important to detect danger and survival.
A maker named Abhishek Singh has created an instant camera that outputs a little box that contains a Raspberry Pi connected to a PiTFT screen.
“It’s already spinning, why not add an animation? Now you can be distracted by a cat video while you get out that nervous energy. It’s a simple design: two wheels, two bearings, two caps for your thumb and forefinger, and a drum with slits in it press-fit together.”
Jacqui Kenny lives with agoraphobia, an anxiety condition that causes individuals to avoid venturing into crowded or remote places, for fear of having a panic attack and being unable to escape or find help. For some, at its worst, this can mean a fear of leaving home. To counter this, Kenny roams the globe via Google Street View, and virtually combs streets and landscapes to snap screenshots for her photography series “Agoraphobic Traveller.”
Cindy Sherman amazing new images on Instagram
Image by Andreas Johansson Design