More hotness found on Vimeo. Vimeo has also launched a new Facebook app as well. They are becoming a very nice service indeed. Sure beats the hell out of nasty YouTube.
Billy Chasen says “I love exploded diagrams of objects where you see every piece of the thing. I had the idea to try and make a real life version of one, and picked my iPod to be the victim. The catch was, I wanted it to work even in its exploded form. I was a bit unhappy with the result because of the clarity of the resin. There were too many bubbles (and was an error on the last pour). At first I was just going to shelve it, but yesterday decided to at least put the photos online. The most incredible thing about it is it still works perfectly. I encased the internals of the dock too, so it can be controlled, charged, and listened to, by a wire underneath (that sticks out a bit, hence the lego support legs).”
Way too much annoying pop-up overload, but still interesting work to be found at Moresoon.
The Quiet Life had a contest for a Good Cause shirt and the results are in. Check the winner and also some of the ones that did not win. Some nice work in there!
As her biography makes clear, photographer Cellina von Mannstein doesn’t take shit from anyone. Visit her site for gratuitous and non-gratuitous nudity.
Young and little is a studio for organization. Based of Christopher young and Tobias little. Equipped with a diploma of the university for diagram and book art, Leipzig. Or that’s how Bebel Fish translated it from German. JUNG+WENIG have some noteworthy experiments.
Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker, aka Karlsson Wilker, were shipped to Africa by the Design Indaba conference. They had them create a new piece of work each day in reaction to their travels. Creative Review has the story.
The 1301 fluorescent tubes are powered only by the electric fields generated by overhead powerlines. Richard Box, artist-in-residence at Bristol Universityâ€™s physics department, got the idea for the installation after a chance conversation with a friend. â€˜He was telling me he used to play with a fluorescent tube under the pylons by his house,â€™ says Box. â€˜He said it lit up like a light sabre.â€™ Box decided to see if he could fill a field with tubes lit by powerlines. After a few weeks hunting for a site, he found a field, slipped the local farmer Â£200 and planted 3,600 square metres with tubes collected from hospitals. A fluorescent tube glows when an electrical voltage is set up across it. The electric field set up inside the tube excites atoms of mercury gas, making them emit ultraviolet light. This invisible light strikes the phosphor coating on the glass tube, making it glow. Because powerlines are typically 400,000 volts, and Earth is at an electrical potential voltage of zero volts, pylons create electric fields between the cables they carry and the ground. Box denies that he aimed to draw attention to the potential dangers of powerlines, â€˜For me, it was just the amazement of taking something thatâ€™s invisible and making it visible,â€™ he says. â€˜When it worked, I thought: â€˜This is amazing.â€™â€™
Article written by Ian Sample for The Guardian G2
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