Can’t begin to imagine how he’s gone about these (someone’s bound to spoil it for me by saying machines were involved), but I think their delicate intricacy balances well with their stark graphic nature. “Nature”, even. Also, is this sculpture?
“This is the chess set that mounts to a wall, allowing games of indefinite length. Generating a sense of intrigue and anticipation—’did they move yet?’—it allows for weeks-long play without interruption.”
I’ve no idea how she does these. Something to ponder as you’re sitting there, I guess.
Following on from that earlier The Last Typewriter article from the BBC, here’s another of theirs, on why we should still use them. I was expecting this to be a little flippant but I liked its take on the generational issue: “while ‘older folks’ resist technology, the youngest missed the original typewriter experience, hence the interest now.” You remember the iPad typewriter thing I mentioned earlier, right?
A sad day perhaps, but if we’re being honest, those modern typewriters look bloody awful. The BBC article talks of typewriters holding “a special place in the hearts of members of the public”, but I’m guessing that applies to only certain typewriters and certain generations of the public. I loved the ones I had, but can not imagine, as a student, say, completing a dissertation with one. I know others did, but jeez, can you imagine?
- UK’s ‘last typewriter’ produced – bbc.co.uk
Ok, so whilst they don’t have internet and getting new ribbons for them is a pain, they look so much nicer than this plasticy rectangle of bland laptop. Really wish I had kept my Underwood now. Though actually, I think I still have that Remington in the cellar.
Art is stationary conventionally. We can read it from a work of art, be it a painting, a sculpture or a drama. Technoetic art stresses interaction. You can interact with the environment, the painting and the sculpture. Our movements are making changes on them. No stationary works exist as long as there is interaction. Visitors and users are all involved in the creating of these works, whether the works are in words or in pictures. This represents a major innovation in art.
Roy Ascott on technoetic art — A Unique Monkey King Created by Father of Technoetic Arts Professor Roy Ascott
“A somewhat sentimental take on a mass produced object becoming defunct, the handlebars are given the care and craft of a demented, preserved family pet. The bikes have now been re-appropriated as a family heirloom.”
Simply cannot think of a more intriguing headline. I could quite easily reblog all these Brain Pickings articles, but this one in particular caught my eye. Imagine, being able to actually see–let alone draw–consciousness. Benjamin Betts thought he could.
Love this, being a big fan of antique typewriters. You can either buy an antique typewriter already converted or just the kit to convert your own. The Underwood was my favourite. They’re heavy buggers, them. I think I’ve still got my old Remington though. Might give this a go.
Antique typewriters converted to keyboards enpundit.com
“The first sitting chair (sitting down for a rest after a long time standing).”
Check out the Certitude Point, Doubt Point, Love Point and of course the Snark Mark, amongst others.
13 little-known punctuation marks we should be using (mentalfloss.com)
Musical Rain Gutter Wall in Dresden
The three artists knew that the building needed to have rain gutters, so why not get a bit creative? This system of mousetrap drain and gutters features various sized metal cones that play music when it rains.
Black & White (in Colour)
A black & white video created by painting a whole room (including myself) in shades of grey. All footage was captured on camera in colour.
Roundhay Garden Scene, Leeds (1888)
Roundhay Garden Scene is an 1888 short film directed by inventor Louis Le Prince, considered to be the world’s first film ever made using a motion picture camera. According to Le Prince’s son, Adolphe, it was filmed at Oakwood Grange, the home of Joseph and Sarah Whitley, in Roundhay, Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom on October 14, 1888.