This is the best thing I have ever seen!!!! (OK, that might be a bit much but it is refreshingly brilliant.)
Innovative and interactive without the need for an Arduino… Genius!
Here’s what the creator – @Disselkoen – has to say about it:
For four years, each day I took the same tram to art academy. Why would you then look out the window with curiosity when there is no reason to expect anything new. I decided to change the daily journey for my fellow passengers and myself. I wouldn’t move the tramway track, but maybe I could add something. Make something so that what already exists would look very different now.
Man-eater is part of my graduation project “Remake Reality” for the Royal Academy of Art, The Netherlands.
This is awesome cool!
Performed by Nieto
This weekend the most amazing thing that I saw was a book. This, although not being very profound, is for me quite the achievement (I seem to have been reading David Copperfield for the last six months… nay, years!) But it was not the written word that caught my attention, more the lack of it.
American artist Brian Dettmer is ‘one of the leading International contemporary artists working with the book ‘. (OK, that was a little quote from his site, I don’t think it does his work the slightest bit of justice but I did find it funny.) Using nothing but a scalpel and tweezers Dettmer cuts into encyclopedias, medical journals and other rich and relevant publications to create works of art, breathing added life into the beauty of the written word.
“The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time. The book’s intended function has decreased and the form remains linear in a non-linear world. By altering physical forms of information and shifting preconceived functions, new and unexpected roles emerge.”
Many more beautiful images can be found on Flickr.
My interests in robotics, art and (not wanting to sound like a Star Wars fan but…) the dark side means 3 thumbs up for this excellent find by GavRov:
Whilst trawling through tumblr yesterday, I noticed a post from Laughing Squid that made me stop and reflect. It was a series of photos from British photographer Jasper James. This particular project focused on city skylines that were partially visible through silhouettes. I think it is a very clever idea with some extremely beautiful executions.
Here are some of my faves…
See the rest of the collection here.