Do It Yourself

Meeting at the makerspace with living-textile inventor: Lining Yao

In the last years a new generation of researchers see objects and materials through a multiplicity of properties and features which open different ways to interact with them. They’ve realized that most of the matter is able to respond to energy sources. Lining Yao and her Tangible Media Group at MIT Media Lab have been growing Natto bacteria and exploring how they can be used as bio-actuators - making textile become “alive” reacting to a change of the environment.... READ MORE...

2017 STRP Biennale: Senses and Sensors

STRP Biënnale 2017: Senses and Sensors explores the high touch of the high tech of the contemporary. There is a focus on the expansive amalgamation of the biological and the technological, the physical and the virtual, the analog and the digital, touch and tech, man and machine, and all from a cultural perspective.... READ MORE...

Build Your World: Minecraft and Open Source Architecture

To design one’s world, whether in the physical or digital domain, is to to increase one’s sense of agency. For Minecraft, this is an opportunity for architects to address the crises in urban housing. A similar open-source, DIY, and collaborative ethos plays out in architecture projects fabrication systems for non-architects to design and build their own homes, by Teddy Cruz, Alejandro Aravena, and the WikiHouse Project.... READ MORE...

The 3D Additivist Cookbook. Edited by Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke

The 3D Additivist Cookbook, devised and edited by Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke, is a free compendium of imaginative, provocative works from over 100 world-leading artists, activists and theorists. The 3D Additivist Cookbook contains 3D .obj and .stl files, critical and fictional texts, templates, recipes, (im)practical designs and methodologies for living in this most contradictory of times.... READ MORE...

MIT List Visual Arts Center: Ethan Hayes-Chute

The art of Ethan Hayes-Chute explores ideas of self-sufficiency and self-preservation, making reference to outsider architecture, alternative modes of living, ecology, and waste. His new installation for the List Center is a combination of obsolete technology tools with everyday objects, all recreated according to a DIY and distant approach... READ MORE...

New Gameplay

Who thinks that video games are only a consumer product for the masses, should change his idea. The exhibition New Gameplay at the Nam June Paik Art Center, on show until February, faces a new way of understanding the game art. Present experimental, independent and interactive games that stimulate not only the imagination, but also the thought.... READ MORE...

The Games Europe Plays. Body-Tech

The exhibition The Games Europe Plays-BODY-TECH presents the works of interactive artists and game makers from the UK and continental Europe, trying to imagine how we will inhabit and take care of our virtual and physical bodies in the future. Taking also a playful look at how digital technologies contami-nate our daily life.... READ MORE...

Ingenious and Fearless Companions by High Altitude Bioprospecting (HAB)

Until June at the Birmingham Open Media will present the HAB's collective exhibition. Ingenious and Fearless Companions will transport the viewer into the micro world of bacteria and microorganisms that resist and travel in space. The project supported by NASA and The Rocket Mavericks start a further connection between the arts and science.... READ MORE...

The enhanced listening experience. Resonate by Naakte Ontwerpers

On a quiet morning in The Hague, I had the pleasure of meeting Tommy de Bruijn and Sam Van ‘t Oever, also known as De Naakte Ontwerpers. Tommy and Sam are two young designers who developed a device able of creating an experience which allows to listen not only through the ears, but also through the flesh.... READ MORE...
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