“Ancient Language,” Atacama Desert, Chile
From high plains to deep gorges, deserts to rural fields, sculptor Andrew Rogers uses rock walls to outline the forms of symbols important to cultures around the world. Over the past decade, his massive land art pieces have spanned five continents.
The world’s largest land art exhibit he debuted in Turkey’s Cappadocia region is just part of his ambitious “Rhythms of Life” project. Here are 10 of his awe-inspiring artworks. (Pics)
At the Museum of Drugs, a farmworker mannequin was propped up under a tree with a rifle in his hands, guarding a field of poppies and marijuana.
When the Mexican military opened its Museum of Drugs in 1985, there were only a couple of dusty display cases in a small cramped room. (Pics)
Looks like a great place to park your housing complex
The closer you come to the center of a city the more difficult it is to find unused space available for new construction, except perhaps at the cost of all-too-valuable public parks and other civic places. Building above and below bridges is thus of increasing interest to engaged urban designers around the world.
Amazing art installations and building modifications
When does a building transform from a shell into a work of art within itself? Can artists improve even beautiful architectural wonders, turning them into something more creative and meaningful? Some architectural art installations are done out of necessity because the work is simply too large to be contained. Others use the building to make a political statement, to give value to an abandoned space or simply for the pure joy of it. These 12 installations encompass the whole spectrum, making use of everything from the Sydney Opera House to a decaying factory. (Pics)
Sears Tower Skydeck
The Sears Tower Skydeck opens its lure for thrill-seekers Thursday. It’s called the Ledge and it gives the illusion of standing on air a few feet outside the building, 103 stories off the ground. (Pics)
Special dress code: Drinkers leave the G&T-smelling bar in their special protective gear
You’re advised to wear protective clothing in this bar… the one called Alcoholic Architecture in London. It’s a bar with a twist, you might say. A big twist of lime in a gin and tonic, infused into the air.
Extra Ear Project
Luckily for us, the Australian performance artist known as Stelarc, formerly Stelios Arcadiou, is not prone to sensationalism. He only wants to transform his body into a portal on the internet. Which is why visitors to Exit Art, a gallery in Midtown Manhattan, are being treated to a video of Stelarc’s left arm being cut up like a rare tenderloin to implant what will eventually be a Bluetooth-enabled artificial ear.
Continue reading… “Artist Stelarc’s Extra Ear Project At The Exit Art Gallery”
Is it fashion or is it furniture?
Twice awarded Designer of the Year, UK native Hussein-Chalayan doesn’t have the typical background you’d come to expect of a fashion designer – in fact, he’s a tech geek who’s translated his knowledge into fashion and that certainly comes across in his unique designs.
On exhibit now at the Design Museum in the UK until May 17th, one of Chalayan’s exhibits have visitors to the museum asking, is it fashion or is it furniture? (Pics)
The meadows of thin and flexible displays get a much need boost with every demonstration of a flexible OLED display. And what better a place than the CES 2009, to make that difference. Capitalizing on the opportunity, Universal Display has announced to exhibit a new kind of a wrist-worn flexible OLED communication device at Digital Experience 2009, an event which forms the part of the Consumer Electronics Show.
Future Edisons will be out in force at the Inventor Showcase
Are you still on the fence about exhibiting at the Colorado Inventor Showcase? Well, the good news is you still have a couple days to decide, until Wed Nov 5th. The bad news is that we only have a limited few of these great spaces left.
Algae tanks at the Farnborough International Air Show, which took place in London July 14-20.
Researchers Qiang Hu and Milton Sommerfeld from ASU’s Department of Applied Biosciences recently flew to London to share their findings and research on the application of algae-based oils for creating biofuels at the Farnborough International Air Show.