Jan Kempenaers in Yugoslavia

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Photos by Jan Kempenaers of incredibly interesting (LOST anyone?) sculptures erected by the communist regime in the former Yugoslavia. Via ISO50

A more in-depth story of their origins can be found here.

Powerful photographs of mysterious monuments in former Yugoslavia. Willem Jan Neutelings, quoted from this book: “The Antwerp-based photographer Jan Kempenaers undertook a laborious trek through the Balkans in order to photograph a series of these mysterious objects.

Ckie

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Ckie (pronouced seeky) is an interntational funding and pre-ordering platform for product design. Yes, like a Kickstarter clone, but this time just for product design. There aren’t a ton of projects for you to explore quite yet, but they’re getting there. It’s not clear if this is a solution in search of a problem– because Kickstarter has plenty of traffic and works just fine, but we’ll see where this ones goes.

Update: I didn’t realize Takashi Yamada, the force behind Yanko Design was behind this one. That makes things more interesting.

Beams Tokyo x Steve Harrington

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Steve Harrington is opening a show up at Beams in Tokyo on the 18th of May. All proceeds from sales of artwork will be donated to tsunami victims.

The show will consist of 15 new sculptures, 20 new screenprints and a photo print wall. Here’s a sneak peak of what he’s been working on.  Looks like it will be great!

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The Filter Bubble

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Go buy (and then read) my friend Eli’s book The Filter Bubble. If you want an appetizer before you read, watch his TED talk. Heck, watch his TED talk anyways.

Eli Pariser delivers an eye-opening account of how the hidden rise of personalization on the Internet is controlling–and limiting–the information we consume. In a personalized world, we are fed only news that is familiar and that confirms our beliefs, and because the filters are invisible, we won’t know what is being hidden, leaving less room for the encounters that spark a democratic exchange of ideas.

Convinced? A believer? Here are 10 ways to Pop Your Filter Bubble.

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