Artist Ben Pieratt has started a fun project called Dead Bookstore where he deconstructs old books, separating all the pages, searching for interesting juxtapositions. He makes his findings available for purchase but also encourages people to go out and create their own (he put together a “how to” here). See images from Series 1 below!
Over the past couple years, Kim Laughton has taken club flyers to another level entirely, designing for Sub-Culture Shanghai and forward labels like Fade To Mind. The Shanghai-based net artist has become known for his particular use of original and stock 3D objects to create surreal imagery. When I look at his work I can feel something unlocking in my subconscious. Lots more images below.
I’m always hunting around for good podcasts to listen to while I work, and I’m really enjoying a show by Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt called Reply All. The show is all about the Internet, covering everything from Figure One, the gruesome Instagram for doctors, to the shady world of website domain resellers. Goldman and Vogt previously created and hosted a show called TLDR (Internet lingo for ‘too long; didn’t read’) so if you fly through all 7 episodes of Reply All you can go through the TLDR archives next.
You can also find all the Reply All episodes on Soundcloud! I’ve embedded the latest episode below. If you have other recommendations for good podcasts let me know in the comments below.
What you are looking at is quite possibly the future of the Internet! Google has just revealed they are working on their boldest project yet, “Project Loon”. The idea is to have hundreds and eventually thousands of high-pressure balloons floating around our planet providing Internet for all!
Take a look at an animation below which does a better job of explaining the project than I ever could!
This pretty much sums up the idiocy that is happening in Canada right now with regards to the future of our internet usage:
In my opinion the internet should be evolving into a more open and affordable environment, not a more expensive and inaccessible one. I can’t believe our Canadian government is allowing this to happen.
Canadian artists consider this:
“This also means that those who produce media-based art, and depend on the Internet to show the world their work, are less able to produce and disseminate their content freely. This means less innovation and more control of art, film, music, and other forms we may not yet know of!”
The only way to stop this is to rally together and email the leaders of our government, OpenMedia has made this really easy!
Already 250,000 people have spoken out against this. If you feel the same way I do, head over HERE. (it literally took me 2.5 seconds)