Live Fashion Meme

Chanel-catwalk

This is the last Chanel runway at the Grand Palais in Paris. Models are dressed like stormtroopers and walk through the corridors of a data centre. Cultural remix is reaching vertiginous heights. This is a new genre: this is a live fashion meme.

Annals of Time Lost

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“The conversation surrounding the presentation and archival of new media art has often revolved around the issues facing curators and historians as they struggle to bring older works to newer formats; in Annals of Time Lost, Jon Rafman reframes this responsibility into an opportunity: A COPEX LD75D microfiche reader displays Rafman’s New Age Demanded, a series of busts rendered from 3D models; while a nearby plinth houses a 3D print of a bust from the same series. The conditions of archival anxiety—which has been, on some level, wrongly understood as a passing phase to a future in which Google Glass sees all—become palpable as Rafman reexamines the scale and physicality of archives.”

Jon Rafman
Annals of Time Lost
Future Gallery
Berlin, Germany

[via dismagazine]

DataBot Mouse

Databot

DataBot Mouse is very interesting experiment by Jan Barth and Roman Grasy:

The mouse is able to communicate three different properties of data. It can show you the weight of files and folders, by braking with different force, according to the file-size. Or you can set a custom weight for files, just like the color marking function in MacOSX. So you can find important files more easily.
The third property, the mouse can show you, is the activity of files and folders. By ‘breathing’ with different intervals, it shows how much a file was opened or how busy a folder has been recently.

(via today and tomorrow)