Continuing with the magnetic planters research, the wild flower seeds have begun to sprout and the development of the planter itself continues. Its strength has held up pretty well, but there are some issues with the wheat paste. So still some work to do, but there’s lots of documentation of the progress so far.
An article on Flint, Michigan in the New York Times earlier this week discussed the proposal for the intensifying and speeding up of the city’s decline—and it might be genius. Don’t wait for houses to become abandoned before they get demolished, instead pull down entire neighbourhoods and move the population. Concentrate everyone remaining in the … [Read more…]
Back at the end of March, we went on an Algorithmic Walk with some brave folks (who not only trusted in our custom software generated algorithm, but also ignored the weather). I had previously posted a link to where you could find a custom-assembled algorithm, should you be curious to try it on your own, … [Read more…]
Homeshop is a collective, a public/private space, an intersection of new art audiences and traditional art markets, a collaborative social practice, and could be an incredible model for thinking about the many vacant storefronts in Windsor. Homeshop is an apartment, an open studio, and a gallery. I read about Homeshop in an article in the … [Read more…]
There’s been a few times that I’ve wanted to turn a number of stills photos into a Quicktime movie. Sometimes it’s for time-lapse or to just present a sequence of stills as a video, like we did for the Making Things Happen promo video. So, this quick how-to is as much a reminder for myself … [Read more…]
I was reading an old issue of Public (issue 32 – Urban Interventions) and came across a description of Guto Lacaz‘s Periscopio. Installed for the 1994 Arte / Cidade in Sao Paulo, Periscopio was a nine storey high periscope built onto the facade of the Electric Company Building. People walking by on the street could … [Read more…]
Here’s a video Michelle put together from some video of installingYou Are Amazing last month.
“Only use in a real credit emergency.” See that red circle? There’s cash in there, next to the cash machine, ready for emergencies. Though there’s not much else all that interesting on Imbue’s site, this project was actually really great. [via rebel:art]
We won’t be meeting this week (April 20 – 26), with school finishing up, we’re going to take the week off. We’ll be back on with weekly office hours on April 28th and throughout the summer (though we’re still determining exactly what that schedule is going to be). Stay tuned.
See the Opportunity developed by Leo Burnett Lisboa and Arc Lisbon is a Firefox plugin that automatically replaces the word crisis with the word opportunity throughout your internet travels. Not unlike Steve Lambert’s Add-Art, this is another great use of the extensibility that is the Firefox plugin framework. What are those plugins written in? Does anyone … [Read more…]