Awesome: The 123-foot long digital data wall steals the show at IBM’s THINK Exhibit, collating and visualising real-time data from traffic on Broadway, to solar energy, to air quality in the vicinity of its location in the Lincoln Center, New York.
MoMA curator, Paola Antonelli does it again:
‘ 21st-century culture is centered on interaction: “I communicate, therefore I am” is the defining affirmation of contemporary existence, and objects and systems that were once charged only with formal elegance and functional soundness are now also expected to have personalities… Talk to Me explores this new terrain, featuring a variety of designs that enhance communicative possibilities and embody a new balance between technology and people.’
High praise for this year’s best pavilions at la Biennale di Venezia, which shone under the curatorship of SANAA’s Kazuyo Sejima. I especially like the concept for Olafur Eliasson’s ‘Your Split Second House’ which creates forms with mist and water splashes. They inspire the imagination with structures that barely take form before vanishing.
AnOther mag speaks to fashion designer Hussein Chalayan and curator Andree Cooke on their occasional collaboration over the years and Chalayan’s new solo exhibition B-SIDE opening in London’s Spring Projects gallery on 17th September, 2010.
Wellcome Collection’s blog commenting on the "Skin" exhibition running until the 26th September 2010. Beautiful photography and interesting cultural significance around the human body’s largest organ, especially the Skin Lab that looks at (human) skin in new and unexpected (sometimes gruesomely poetic) ways.
Also, check out the wearable work of Marta Lwin using epithelial cells, Episkin…