A series of vending machines have been popping up in public spaces around France. However, rather than offering the usual snacks and sugar-filled drinks, these dispensers print off short stories for people to read while they wait for their flight or dawdling shopping companion. Developed by innovative publishing company, Short Édition, the machines offer a choice of 1, 3 or 5 minute reads, which are then randomly selected from their catalogue. See more images below or click here to learn more about the project.
France-based illustrator Debby Wu asked four Asian girls she follows on Instagram a series of personal questions and created an illustration for each based on their responses. The questions ranged from the kind of software they use most on their computers to how easily they feel insecure in love. See more from “Asian Girls Insecure” below.
Artist Simon Gerbaud has created a series of animations involving the incremental destruction of various objects like shoes and hairdryers as well as larger things like refrigerators and shopping carts. While the stop motion creations are strangely satisfying to watch on their own, Gerbaud has used them in several interactive installations in the past.
At the XII Feria de las Calacas in Mexico in 2012, the footage was synched to audience activated sensors so that the objects would disappear (or reappear) according to people’s movements, noises or breathing in the room. Check out more images and video of Gerbaud’s fascinating work below!