Based in Hong Kong, the annual Microwave International New Media Arts Festival is a pioneering festival of its kind, both in Asia and internationally. Each year we strive to bring the latest marriages of art and technology to Hong Kong that would inspire both artists and public. The theme of this year’s 11th anniversary festival is “LUMINOUS ECHO” – an attempt to display works of public interest that explore the relationship between sound and light, with an emphasis to break down the barrier between man and machine, and heighten the interactivity between people and electronic media art. The Festival will run from 10 – 18 November 2007.
Exhibition of Hellovon at Espeis.
My dear friend Chris just updated Dstrukt.com with a few new bits and bobs of which include a collection of new boards, a music video for UK band Athlete plus a show package for MTV Asia with audio by Hecq. This month also sees Dstrukt & partner in crime The Ronin speaking at this years OFFF conference in New York, aside from speaking weâ€™ve also been asked to produce the eventâ€™s title sequence.
Caught the Helvetica film tonight, good stuff overall I think. At first I was starting to think the movie was going to be a big stroke off to the font, but then was nice to see people like David Carson in the flick who opposed this ideology of only one supreme font. I myself have no attachments to the font, but do respect it and understand the old school ideas behind why it became popular. I don’t understand (nor care too) the new school passion for it though, today is a different time in my mind. Overall was a nice movie, had some nasty nerd moments that were a bit too much, but had many great moments that could be enjoyable for non-designers. Either way, id suggest most designers catch it to hear some great designers like Wim Crouwel and Matthew Carter drop some wisdom and history. On a side note, if anyone was at this Bangkok event, what the hell was up with that after the movie discussion. Was like watching a car wreck. Total garbage and nonsense!
Customs officers discovered nearly 10.5 ounces of ecstasy tablets hidden inside a Mr. Potato Head toy sent to Australia from Ireland, the agency said Thursday. Upon opening the parcel, the officers were greeted with the smiling face of the popular children’s toy, which features a potato-like head and removable facial features. But when they removed a panel from the back of the toy, the officers found 10.34 ounces of ecstasy in a plastic bag. (CNN)
The installation of John Chamberlain’s 23 sculptures in painted and chromium-plated steel is located in the former Marfa Wool and Mohair Building in the center of Marfa. The building was architecturally adapted by Donald Judd and installed by Chamberlain and Judd. Eight of the exhibited works (Falfurrias through Glasscock-Notrees and Panna Normanna) are from a group of ten sculptures constructed on a ranch near Amarillo, Texas, between 1972 and 1975 and are loosely named after towns and counties throughout the state. The works were purchased by the Dia Art Foundation and given to the Chinati Foundation in 1986.