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Design Music

Forest Xylophone

April 3, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A new commercial for NTT Docomo’s Touch Wood SH-08C wooden-encased phone, created by Morihiro Harano of Drill Inc. The video follows a small wooden ball that traverses a sloped xylophone “track”, relying only on the force of gravity to gradually play Bach’s Cantata 147. If only more advertising was this brilliant. (via spoon and tamago)

 

 



Art

The sound of finches and coat hangers

April 1, 2011

Christopher Jobson

From Here to Ear (v. 13) is the thirteenth iteration of an installation by French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. Primarily a sensory experience, the exhibit is meant to engage both visually and audibly as 40 finches hop delicately through a dense matrix created from hundreds of metal hangers causing vibrations and clinks that mix with the birds natural songs. Boursier-Mougenot made the rounds on several blogs last year for his audio work with finches and electric guitars. The exhibit is up through April 26. (via lost in e minor)

 

 



Illustration Photography

Giacomo Costa: Post Natural

March 30, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Incredible apocalyptic urban landscapes from Italian artist Giacomo Costa who lives and works in Florence. His latest exhibition, Post Natural, can be seen at Galerie Voss in Düsseldorf starting April 1.

 

 



Art

Paper Reefs by Amy Eisenfeld Genser

March 26, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Connecticut-based Amy Eisenfeld Genser creates elaborate reef structures adhered to canvas using rolls of colored paper and acrylic paint. (via design milk)

 

 



Science

It’s In Your Hands

March 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Another stellar video promoting World Water Day, filmed and directed by Andrew Hinton of Pilgrim Films. Shot in India, the short clip won a YouTube nonprofit video award on Saturday and has since been viewed over 150,000 times. (via it’s nice that)

 

 



Art

Keith Lemley: Something and Nothing

March 10, 2011

Christopher Jobson

New work from Keith Lemley that just opened at 1708 Gallery in Richmond, VA.

Keith Lemley’s sculptural installation consists of concentric rings of white neon tubes the paths of which mimic the natural variation found in the logs at their center. Lemley creates a space for dialogue between nature and the machine by filling the gallery with artificial light that is delivered through seemingly organic forms. By combining the everyday occurrence of perceiving light with an unusual delivery method, Something and Nothing calls attention to “the phenomenology of sight, the physiology of perception, and the experience of being a living body in space.”

And if you liked that, see also his Luma series.

 

 



Photography

Clouds photographed 4 miles up through open airplane doors

February 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Photographer Rüdiger Nehmzow captured these photos of clouds four miles above the Earth through open airplane doors. The video does a pretty good job of showing how they did it, maybe skip ahead to 2:30 or so just before they take off. More of his incredible work here.