LED Wallpaper

LED Wallpaper, by Ingo Maurer. This is awesome!

“The LED wallpaper offers very thrilling possibilities to illuminate rooms: Dimmed, enigmatic light hardly revealing where the shine is coming from or an urban vibrating atmosphere – to mention only a few options. It’s magic! A big advantage also is that the LED wallpaper can be hung in more or fewer strips and lengths according to the architecture and furnishing of a room. Interior designers have the choice.”

[via beautiful decay]

Pussy Riot strikes back

“Feisty anti-Kremlin activists — the ones that terrorized the Red Square with purple smoke bombs and an illegal performance of their hardcore tune Putin Pissed Himself – strike again! Pussy Riot crashed Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour with their new anthem Virgin, Exorcise Putin! and its catchy chorus of “Holy shit, shit, shit/Holy shit, shit, shit.” Watch the video as they trash around and get dragged out by security and Russian nuns.”

[via animalny]

Lace Fence

Lace Fence is a design of Dutch Design House Demakersvan. It is a high-end metal fabric that gives new insights in how you can create unique environments. It combines the ancient craft of lace making with the industrial chainlink fence. Every fence is unique in its design by its craft and assembled patterns, which come in a variety of themes. From antique lace floral to contemporary designs and custom art patterns. Lace Fence shows how something which was meant purely functional can also be decorative. Hostility versus kindness, industry versus craft.

The Nudist Museum


Ellen Harvey, The Nudist Museum, 2010, oil on gesso board with wood shop frames and contemporary magazines, dimensions variable

“A museum is nothing without a gift shop. A museum without nudes is really no fun at all. This the best of all worlds: a museum attached to a gift shop with nothing but nudes.
In her inaugural exhibition at DODGEgallery, Ellen Harvey offers several strangely beautiful and hilarious explorations of the art nude that both question and exploit our fascination with depictions of our naked bodies to create an intentionally contradictory and often incoherent model of art as a form of desire.”

La celebrità al tempo della rete: quando il nome diventa verbo



C’era una volta lo scarlettjohansoning, meme nato in seguito allo diffusione delle foto rubate dal cellulare dell’attrice americana Scarlett Johanson. Un’ondata inarrestabile (a differenza di fenomeni simili, questo non accenna a spegnersi) di ritratti con il fondoschiena ben in vista, rigorosamente scattati con il cellulare davanti allo specchio.
In queste ore la stessa sorte, quella di veder trasformato il proprio nome in un verbo, è toccata ad Angelina Jolie, “colpevole” di essersi fatta fotografare sul red carpet della notte degli Oscar in una posa un tantino costruita: spacco ascellare e gamba destra nuda che spunta di lato (un po’ rinsecchita, a dire il vero). Il neonato verbo, come sempre declinato al gerundio, è angelinajolieing e come il predecessore definisce un preciso atteggiamento, una pratica che ricorda il vogueing di Cicconiana memoria. Stavolta però la moda non arriva dall’alto ma dal basso, e porta con sé una sana dose di ironia. Gli atteggiamenti delle star infatti non solo vengono commentati, imitati, criticati, ma anche, per la prima volta, demitizzati. Una demitizzazione che passa attraverso un gioco globale a cui tutti possono partecipare. Peluche inclusi.



Starring the Computer

Starring the Computer is a website dedicated to the use of computers in film and television. Each appearance is catalogued and rated on its importance (ie. how important it is to the plot), realism (how close its appearance and capabilities are to the real thing) and visibility (how good a look does one get of it). Fictional computers don’t count (unless they are built out of bits of real computer), so no HAL9000 – sorry.”

You Glitch. Corrupt Yourself

 

YouGlitch is a website where the Corrupted GIFs created with Corrupt.Video are displayed.
The Software (Corrupt.Video) allows its users to glitch videos stored on their computer, videos from their webcam or their desktop in realtime. When a clip is recorded, a 10 seconds video and an animated GIF are saved locally and automatically uploaded to uglitch.com