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Art Dance Design

A Concept Dance Performance Incorporating a Plane of 640 Motorized LED Spheres

A Concept Dance Performance Incorporating a Plane of 640 Motorized LED Spheres

September 11, 2017

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Kate Sierzputowski

2047 Apologue is a concept performance by Chinese director Zhang Yimou, the director of the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The video is a teaser for the final part of the show titled the Weaving Machine, one of eight acts that combine traditional Chinese craft, music, or dance with modern technology such as lasers, robots, and drones. The combination of ancient and modern technology aims to comment on how much the later has taken over life in the 21st century. More



Art Photography

Surreal Book and Lamp Installations by Rune Guneriussen Illuminate Norway’s Forests

Surreal Book and Lamp Installations by Rune Guneriussen Illuminate Norway’s Forests

Sep.7.17

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Kate

Norwegian artist Rune Guneriussen (previously here and here) moves elements of domestic life into the outdoors, producing large installations built from books, lamps, and other displaced objects. His works are placed in remote areas of Norway’s forest, and either balance precariously in a selected location or illuminate a particular patch of the surrounding wooded environment. More



Art

Accumulation: A Dramatic Concentric Tunnel of Light Patterns by Yang Minha

Accumulation: A Dramatic Concentric Tunnel of Light Patterns by Yang Minha

Sep.4.17

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Christopher

New media artist Yang Minha recently completed work on this dizzying light tunnel installed outside the main gate of Le Méridien Seoul in South Korea. Titled Accumulation, the piece is comprised of rotating square panels that display an ongoing sequence of 6 geometric patterns based on six concepts: rise, flow, accumulation, dimension, light, and overlap. More



Science

Go See This Eclipse: A Scaled Simulation by Alex Gorosh

Go See This Eclipse: A Scaled Simulation by Alex Gorosh

Aug.15.17

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Christopher

In this new short film, director Alex Gorosh walks us through next week’s total solar eclipse and explains why it’s so important to see it. The mix of archival footage, scientific explanation, and a brief outdoor simulation to demonstrate scale similar to his 2015 video about the solar system, all make a compelling emotional argument that this eclipse shouldn’t be missed. More



Design

Floating Cloud: An Electromagnetic Cloud That Hovers on Your Desktop by Richard Clarkson

Floating Cloud: An Electromagnetic Cloud That Hovers on Your Desktop by Richard Clarkson

Aug.7.17

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Christopher

Floating Cloud is the latest “weightless” creation from NYC-based artist and designer Richard Clarkson who has long been fascinated by the shape and form of clouds that he translates into audiovisual devices. The Floating Cloud is held in place by a system of rare earth magnets, electromagnets, and a location sensor that keep the cloud hovering at all times while allowing for full rotation and slight upward and downward motion when touched. More



Art Photography

Abstract Neon Light Installations Photographed by Jung Lee

Abstract Neon Light Installations Photographed by Jung Lee

Jul.24.17

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Christopher

Like the loop-de-loop scribbles of a child, artist Jung Lee (previously) constructed a series of neon light sculptures that were installed and photographed against cinematic landscapes as part of her series titled “No More“. Earlier neon works by the artist have focused on legible typographic phrases and words, with these new pieces taking a markedly abstract turn, perhaps in direct connection with the series’ title. More



Dance Photography

Glow: A Dancer Filmed in Front of a Glow-In-The-Dark Backdrop

Glow: A Dancer Filmed in Front of a Glow-In-The-Dark Backdrop

Jun.13.17

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Christopher

Toronto-based filmmaker Jonah Haber recently premiered a new experimental short film titled Glow featuring dancer Niamh Wilson shot against a giant glow-in-the-dark backdrop. As Wilson moves through the piece a strobe illuminates her silhouette leaving a trail of shadowy figures against the background. More



Design

Lightning in a Bottle: A Cylindrical Light Hidden Inside a Capsule by DCW Editions

Lightning in a Bottle: A Cylindrical Light Hidden Inside a Capsule by DCW Editions

May.29.17

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Christopher

The French lighting and furniture design firm DCW editions just released this novel minimalist lighting concept called the ISP Lamp that contains an LED light mechanism inside a narrow brass capsule inspired by the design of an airplane fuselage. By opening the end and pulling out the cylindrical light, it appears is if you’re pulling out a physical “tube” of light itself, not just a bulb. More



Art

Light Barrier: A Dizzying Array of Projectors and Mirrors Creates Volumetric Drawings in Midair

Light Barrier: A Dizzying Array of Projectors and Mirrors Creates Volumetric Drawings in Midair

May.22.17

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Christopher

No, we’re not staring down the eyes of our new insect overlords, but you could certainly be forgiven for thinking so. Instead this is the latest artwork from South Korea-based artist duo Kimchi and Chips (Mimi Son and Elliot Woods) — a piece so thoroughly layered with technology it almost defies description despite being undeniably intriguing to witness. Titled Light Barrier Third Edition, the installation is the third in an ongoing series of works that utilize a vast array of projectors, mirrors, and speakers to present volumetric light forms which materialize in a foggy haze just above the work. More



Design

Buildings and Stars Cut into Blackout Curtains Turn Your Windows Into Nighttime Cityscapes

Buildings and Stars Cut into Blackout Curtains Turn Your Windows Into Nighttime Cityscapes

May.4.17

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Christopher

A Ukrainian blind company called HoleRoll shared this fun set of concept blinds that feature iconic cityscapes cut into blackout curtains. The silhouettes of famous skyscrapers become apparent as light streams in through the window. More



Photography

Sunburn: Long Exposure Photographs With Markings Burned by the Light of the Sun

Sunburn: Long Exposure Photographs With Markings Burned by the Light of the Sun

Apr.26.17

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Kate

Photographer Chris McCaw uses the power of the sun to burn markings into his photographs, destroying small areas to appear like the sun itself. McCaw stumbled upon the technique for his series Sunburn after forgetting to close the shutter during an all night exposure. The light of the morning sun destroyed his efforts from the night before, reversing the tonality of the work in a way that has inspired McCaw to continue to experiment with injuring the surface of the photograph. More