New York Biotopes by Lena Steinkühler is a short film of abstract plants and creatures in the metropolis New York City | NOTCOT

Mad genius. If this is student work, I am looking forward to the next decade of video production.

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Humannature: Craig Walsh’s Video Projections Transform Trees into Spooky Glowing Faces | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.

I didn’t know people were doing this. Video projection on trees. Eerily beautiful. Definitely watch the video.

If faces wig you out, opt for the soothing geometry of Javier Riera.

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Killer Mockumentary by Till Nowak on Physically Unlikely Amusement Park Rides – Core77.

This is very funny, and the videos of the rides are as convincing as can be.

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It’s Nice That : Design talks will never be the same again thanks to this pavilion in Sweden.

Look at the photos and construction video. Bet you didn’t think this was quite possible.

…in Sweden, where artist Kustaa Saksi and architect Gert Wingårdh have created the most extraordinary setting for the Hello events programme at Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair. Using an incredible 700,000 illustrated sheets of A3 paper and 44,000 suspension points, the duo have produced a jaw-dropping physical space in which discussions will take on a whole new dimension. Mirrored table tops help add to the riot of colours and shapes suspended from the ceiling.

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The actors are robots, but the emotion is human | The Verge.

This sounds fantastic. Japan Society presented Robot Theater Project in New York, with robots and human beings on stage, acting together and exploring the emotional bonds between man and machine.

Sometimes I think it’s a lie to study our strange anthropomorphic behavior with robots and call it the fault of the robot. We are like this with other people. We like 18-month-old baby/toddlers because they are innocent and not fully aware, just like the little robots in the play. And so on.

New play idea: robot asks why people think they treat it differently than others. (Probably already been done.)

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Poor in cages show dark side of Hong Kong boom – Economy Watch on

Sure they took the Borg cube down, but they’re still living in cages.

Here’s a choice line from the article:

Some 100,000 people in the former British colony live in what’s known as inadequate housing…

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Form Follows Function by Jongmin Kim.

Impressive array of animations. Even works on your iPhone.

More about the designer here.

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New Cinema: “We Make The Weather” Is A Breath-Controlled Interactive Installation Inspired By Hurricane Sandy | The Creators Project.

Interesting project thanks to The Creators Project and Eyebeam. Raises questions upon questions about the nature of film and the existentialism latent in video games. To me, at least.


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