26.05.15 by Jeff

Trippy Guide to Augmented Reality

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At Auto Shanghai 2015 MINI apparently revealed prototype driving glasses that will allow users to see through the doors of a vehicle through the use of augmented reality. Parisian designers Ill Studio created this retro video to demystify augmented reality in a really entertaining way. Watch the video below.

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26.05.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Lost In New Zealand

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I’m not sure what to call these After Effects heavy travel videos but they’ve definitely become a thing. Enjoy Ben Steensels, Rob Antill, and Arno Stols’ trip to New Zealand edited sorta like when a character in a crime show is remembering the murder. Watch “Lost in New Zealand” below.

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26.05.15 by Staff

Bridge Made From 22,000 Sheets of Paper

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Environmental artist Steve Messam has built a bridge from 22,000 pieces of paper. Nestled in the English countryside, the structure operates like a freestanding arch and is held together solely by compression (i.e. chunks of 1,000 pieces of paper grouped tightly together).

Of course, while the bridge is fully functional, has already supported over 7,000 visitors, and only gets stronger when wet, it will eventually be torn down. Like all of Messam’s installations, the bridge is meant to draw people’s attention to their surroundings rather than alter the natural landscape in any permanent way. Check out more images of the paperbridge below.

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26.05.15 by Zach Tutor

Pan Xun

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Paintings of bicycles by Chinese artist Pan Xun that transform the rusted and over used objects into something beautiful and alluring.  Continue below to see more.

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25.05.15 by Staff

Thom Yorke’s 18-Day Long Soundtrack

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Radiohead collaborator Stanley Donwood launched The Panic Office last week in Sydney, Australia. The retrospective exhibit highlights thousands of pieces, spanning over 25 years of work, and includes iconic album covers for OK Computer, Kid A, Amnesiac, Hail to the Thief, In Rainbows, and The King of Limbs. The exhibition also features original, unseen work and an 18-day-long soundtrack by Thom Yorke, entitled Subterranea.

Yorke’s experimental score is made up of ambient recordings that play through speakers in the floor, walls, and ceiling. Not one minute of the soundtrack is repeated, and with no plans for the tracks’ release, it can only be heard at the exhibit, which runs from May 21 and June 6. For those of you who can’t make it to Carriageworks, you can see the space and hear Yorke’s track in a video Donwood shared via Dropbox. More images of Donwood’s work and shots from the show below.

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25.05.15 by Jeff

Chicago-Based Artist Ian Thomas Miller

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Drawings and paintings by Chicago-based artist Ian Thomas Miller. More images below.

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25.05.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Silicon “God Emoji”

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Kody Nielson, the brother of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Ruban Nielson, is making music under the name Silicon and has released a video for a track called “God Emoji”. Love the trippy visuals provided by director Sam Peacocke – really excited to hear the full album later this year. Watch the video below.

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25.05.15 by Jeff

“PomPom Mirror” (2015) by Daniel Rozin

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This is so coool! I’ve posted about New York-based artist Daniel Rozin’s mirrors before but this one might be my favourite yet. “PomPom Mirror” utilizes hundreds of motors to synchronize 928 spherical faux fur puffs to create reflections of viewers.

Watch the video below for the full effect!

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