Category Archives: life

ELEKTROSHIBAI: picture storymobile

New video up on our YouTube channel… an introduction to a new community art project called Elektroshibai, which is transported by our Elektrokatze bicycle. Elektroshibai is based on kamishibai (紙芝居), a form of street theatre from Japan using paper picture… Continue reading

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Portal

Portal  |  Sonia Chow  exploring access, storytelling, dreams Interdisciplinary artist / designer Sonia Chow interrogates communication and codes, identity, tactile materials and processes.  This installation sets the entry point for a series of ambiguous moments.  Is this scene situated in… Continue reading

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Pick-me-up | Splitscreen: A Love Story

Splitscreen: A Love Story. “Shot entirely on the Nokia N8 mobile phone. Winner of the Nokia Shorts competition 2011.” Sweet and beautifully edited. Just 2:25, take a breather and watch it. >> via DesignObserver >> James W Griffiths

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Urban outlaw: Magnus Walker

More reason why you should pursue the things you love… This 32-minute video introduces you to Magnus Walker, someone who’s really living the dream. He’s turned his obsession with the Porsche 911 into an enviably fulfilling profession where his craftsmanship… Continue reading

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The quick list: playing catch-up

Long stretch since the last post… For expediency’s sake, a quick list of articles worth reading (most recent on the top). SCIENCE >> National Geographic: The Bite that Heals. Scientists are unlocking the medical potential of venom / Jennifer S.… Continue reading

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The training glove: better than steroids

Stanford University biologists H. Craig Heller and Dennis Grahn have created a glove which quickly cools down body temperature and speeds up the recovery time of muscle fatigue. Using the glove, the test subject went from “doing 180 pull-ups total… Continue reading

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The casting call: JR Inside Out in HK

As 2011 TED Prize Winner, French artist JR was challenged to change the world. His response? Inside Out: a global art project transforming messages of personal identity into works of art. Well worth 24 minutes of your attention, his presentation… Continue reading

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