In the 1920s, Aby Warburg (1866–1929), the scholar of art and culture, created his Bilderatlas Mnemosyne tracing recurring visual themes, gestures and patterns across time, from antiquity to the Renaissance and beyond to contemporary culture. At HKW all 63 panels of the Atlas will be reconstituted for the first time from Warburg’s original, partly multi-colored images.
John Shepherd spent 30 years trying to contact extraterrestrials by broadcasting music millions of miles into space.
Bryan Boyer has built a device he calls a VSMP (Very Slow Movie Player). It’s an e-paper display that shows a movie not at 24 frames/sec but at 24 frames per hour.
Dedicated to all the “maskholes” out there…
“In this video, @KaoruGans0 walks around Shibuya like a character from a video game: stilted and repetetive pacing; sliding oddly along walls; and interacting robotically with landmarks, conspiciously obvious items and other people.”
— がんそ【駒沢アイソレーション】 (@KaoruGans0) August 5, 2020
Cassette Pencil Sharpener – Concept by Shane Chen
Open a new window somewhere in the world. Simple, amazing project.
Man wears cameras for an entire year in order to revisit any past moment in VR. Not exactly a time machine, but close enough.
In this footage, artist William Cobbing wears a giant ball of clay on his head. He slices off layers with a wire to reveal a gooey, dripping face.
This video series by Orian Barki and Meriem Bennani, made while self-isolating because of COVID-19, is amazing. Be sure to check the other episodes too.
“Zoom sucks, we started having editorial meetings in Red Dead Redemption instead. It’s nice to sit at the campfire and discuss projects, with the wolves howling out in the night”.
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic“.
“These flying computers are hybrid devices, somewhere between tool and transmission apparatus, that physicalize networks while rendering our relationship to them both radically more embodied and disembodied at once. Like a hammer or lathe or remote control, the drone is an extension of our very being, and their presence is reshaping not just how the world functions but our very cognition”.