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UnderCity

Posted: January 7, 2011 in Art

This is such an exciting and awe inspiring video. I’m so impressed with this guy, who goes to great lengths – and heights, sometimes risking death – to fil his passion of  historical architecture which is not normally available for the every day public. Watching it incites the same feeling as the trespass which is synonymous with graffiti, but there seems to be no ulterior (or criminal) motive here. His intentions are simply to see stuff that other people havent. Amazing.

 

I was so enthralled by this, perhaps because I got in to graff when I was young through wanting to explore the abandoned buildings in my hometown of Brentford when I was growing up. I loved finding ways in and wandering round these bizar spaces, some of which felt they had been left in a hurry with documents still on the desks, chairs over turned, heavy machinery to what purpose i couldn’t fathom. I found pigeon graveyards littered with skeletons and bird carcasses lining the floor and tables, feathers waving in the wind from the broken windows. I loved looking through cupboards and trying to find some clues as to what the company was before it terminated. I climbed to the roof of one once, it was amazing, until I tripped on something – not too disastrously – but made me wonder if anyone would ever find me if I hurt myself. The thought scared me enough not to be so stupid. Anyway, this is where I started spraypainting. There were so many walls, and I wasn’t very good, so taking this pastime up somewhere where it wasn’t going to be seen and potentially ridiculed was perfect. Sometimes I would hear noises, rarely there would be other people in the buildings too but I always imagined they would be as shook by the sound of my cans as I was of hearing them, and our paths never crossed. Fortunately perhaps.

It made me think of London, and the underground tunnels that run for miles and miles and all the disused stations and how much I would love to see these, accompanied of course. I cant imagine how spooky these holes would be on your own in the dark. There are a lot of lost things in London, such as the River Westborne which was forced underground to build over it in the nineteenth century, but can still be seen in it huge square pipe running across the platform at Slone Square District line station.

http://www.undercity.org/

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Post edited 4th April 2013 4:50 am.

I cant sleep.

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fffff.at

Posted: January 6, 2011 in Art, Tech

http://fffff.at/

I love these guys, Im not sure how to describe them but they do like interactive, artsy, tech stuff. Such as the amazing GML or graffiti markup language stuff which I think I blogged once but might dig out again. One of the members is Theo Watson who has always been a bit of an inspiration as an interactive designer, he was the first person I ever came across who seemed to be using programming in a creative way, or rather, to achieve a product which the user in turn could be creative with.

Anyway, fat labs are pretty cool imo.

Dedicated to enriching the public domain one mutha-fuckin LOL at a time
The Free Art and Technology Lab is an organization dedicated to enriching the public domain through the research and development of creative technologies and media. The entire FAT network of artists, engineers, scientists, lawyers, musicians and Bornas are committed to supporting open values and the public domain through the use of emerging open licenses, support for open entrepreneurship and the admonishment of secrecy, copyright monopolies and patents. All F.A.T. shine to Jonah Peretti, Mike Frumin, and the original open source r&d bad boys, the Eyebeam OpenLab Itsyaboy!
“What is FAT? Hard to say but somehow I feel it lies somewhere between these two images:”

Cute iPhone game with litle point! 🙂
http://toucharcade.com/2010/05/13/kometen-an-interstellar-art-experience/

posted May 13th, 2010 8:37 PM UTC by Eli Hodapp in $2.99, Games, iPhone games, iPod touch games

Self Folding Paper

Posted: January 6, 2011 in Art, Tech

A self-folding sheet becomes an origami boat and an origami plane. Credit: The Harvard Microrobotics Lab

The worlds most expensive iPhone cases

Posted: January 6, 2011 in Art, Tech

Outrageously priced iPhone cases. Published May 21, 2010. The rest of the article is worth reading but some of them are actually quite beautiful

4. Softbank BB Samurai iPhone cases
$1,000

Luxury iPhone Cases - Softbank BB Samurai cases

Softbank BB is bringing the aesthetic appeal of traditional Japanese lacquerware to your iPhone. These five cases commemorate five famous samurai from Japan’s storied history—(from left to right) conquerer Oda Nobunaga; one-eyed warlord Date Masamune; tactician and “Dragon of Echigo,” Uesagi Kenshin; famed lover Naoe Kanetsugu and triumphant underdog Yukimura Sanada. The cases were created in collaboration with 350-year-old lacquerware company Zohiko and each design comes with a different cloth pouch.

Honorable Mention: exo2 Brass Engraved with Wood Insert – $150

Top 10 Luxury iPhone Cases - exo2 Brass Engraved with Wood Insert

Seen in an episode of Fox’s Fringe, “Brown Betty,” EXOvault’s metal iPhone cases are hand-made in Brooklyn, NY. Their latest and most expensive offering features a rosewood inset that provides better reception—and a more pleasing aesthetic—than the aluminum grills on their previous models. This particular model features a beautiful engraving above the insert’s dovetail joint. EXOvault also offers brass and aluminum cases for as low as $110.

100 Extraordinary Examples of Paper Art

Posted: January 6, 2011 in Art

Lovely article with tons of paper art. Here are my favourites: