Matt Richardson created a camera which doesn’t deliver a photo but a description of the photo it made. Eh what? After the shutter button is pressed, the Descriptive Camera sends the photo to Amazons Mechanical Turk for processing. Somewhere someone receives this photo and writes a short description about what’s on the photo, that person receives a small payment for this task. As soon as that text comes back, a thermal printer outputs the result in the style of a polaroid print.
How cool is that!
Last Thursday, I had the chance to go to the preview and opening of “TRANSMISSION LA: AV CLUB” at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles. It’s the second edition of the TRANSMISSION festival organized by the Avant/Garde Diaries, a Mercedes-Benz project. Mike D of the Beastie Boys is the curator of this edition, he invited 17 artists to create an exceptional 17 days event consisting of concerts, DJ nights, performances and installations. I must say that Mike D and the team did an excellent job, it’s a true AV Club experience. The line-up of artists is just up my alley: Tom Sachs, Cory Arcangel, Mike Mills, Takeshi Murata, …
Not only is there art to see, but you can also get a Korean BBQ Taco by Roy Choi. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays there is music in the evening. So if you’re in L.A. you can go and visit TRANSMISSION LA: AV CLUB till May 6th. You really should!
Here’s a video of Mike D giving you a tour through the exhibition.
And here’re some of my favorite artworks.
This video installation by Ben Jones is just amazing, I want this in my living room. BTW, that’s me there.
As I mentioned before, the whole event is basically a Mercedes-Benz sponsored event and they were also the people who invited me. So they took the opportunity to show their new Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupé. Well, you can definitely tell it’s Mercedes-Benz and that it’s a show car. For me the most interesting part about the car, was its turn lights, which have some sort of kinect mexican-wave effect. I must give Mercedes-Benz some credit for being not all too in the foreground. The car itself has it’s own space in the exhibition and in the outside area there’s a huge Mercedes star hanging from some golden chains. A nice touch by Mike D, referring to his previous love for a different German car brand.
I’m currently in my way to L.A. to attend the opening of “Transmission LA – AV Club“. It’s the second edition of the AVANT/GARDE DIARIES TRANSMISSION festival, this time it’s currated by Mike D of the Beastie Boys and it will take place in Los Angeles. Mike D invited 17 outstanding artists from multiple disciplines to create an exceptional 17 days event consisting of concerts, DJ nights, performances and installations. Here’s a video and some pictures of them building the event. More soon.
BTW, this is the first today and tomorrow post from somewhere above the Atlantic.
It’s again that time of the year when all the product designers show their latest and greatest work at the Milan furniture fair. A few hours ago I was still thinking how bored I am with product design lately …
But Front came to the rescue with this fantastic project: “Surface Tension Lamp”.
A bubble is brief, and bursts at your touch. But while it lasts, it catches the light and reflects the room like a multi-coloured temporary structure. We wanted to create a constantly changing lamp that combines the most ephemeral of lampshades with an LED light source that will last for 50000 hours. In the time it takes the LED to burn out, the lamp will have had 3 million different globe shades.
Just watch the video!
Here’s the same lamp, but they added smoke to the soap bubble …
Yung Jake released a new music video 2 weeks ago: “E.m-bed.de/d“. It’s not just your average video. You’ll have to experience it yourself, with you browser, preferably Chrome or Firefox. It so far ahead of any other music video …
Today and tomorrow also has a short cameo in it! Great work Jake!