Genius, future-world sculpture brothers Minimaforms are displaying a collection of their interactive architecture work (like the memory cloud we blogged about last year). Warning, this is not a show to be missed, if you are anywhere near London be sure to make your way out before the end of March, Minimaforms will blow your mind.
27 February to 26 March
Address: Architectural Association School, 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES
Private View: Friday 26 February 2010, 6pm
Opening Performance: Friday 26 February 2010, 1930hrs at the AA School’s Terrace.
The exhibition opens with Machina Speculatrix (A Machine that Watches) a light and music spectacular, performance with Mira Calix, creating and enabling music from artificially intelligent machines. The show will last for around 20minutes..
I love art. But I also love lasers, robots, holograms, light beings, space and general cybernetics. The Kinetic Art Fair is where all things future, electronic and art collide in one amazingly strange world. It’s only for this weekend and only in London. Make plans and embrace the future!
Kinetica Art Fair
35 Marylebone Road
London NW1 5LS
Febuary 5th through the 7th
In Bristol, UK on the 6th of February? Go to the launch party:
Fifty Fifty Store
8 Park Street
Bristol BS1 5HR
Saturday 6th February 6pm – 9pm
Our friend Russ Mills has a new batch of prints ready to release to the masses. Since his entire stock sold out in less than a day last time I made him promise to give us a heads up this time. And, he delivered. The prints will go on sale at exactly 2pm GST tomorrow (8am EST). The prints are still priced at £25 and they look amazing as ever. Have a peek at the prints here, then go back and buy tomorrow. Be quick, they never last long.
Our friend Jeff Staple was given two Kia cars to redesign. The first result: RAIN CAMO! Perfect for blending into urban rainscapes. Who knew a Kia could look so good. The car was created in part with the Kia Soul Collective tour and will be on display at each stop (today in Chicago). Check out Jeff’s site for a few more pictures and some of his inspiration.
If you know Dot Allison's past, you know her as for dance floor friendly tracks. Just a brief walk through her history, she headed up the band One Dove in the early nineties and became known for igniting the whole acid/pop/electro whatever scene. She went solo and pushed that sound through a few phases which leads us today when she dropped Room 7 1/2 on my lap. Dance beats turn into whispers of poetry and soft strums of a guitar. Sweaty ravers are just memories and old conversations. The record sounds like the weekend she stayed in, woke up early, wrote songs and didn't look back. I love artists who have eras in their body of work. Dot is definitely entering a new one with Room 7 1/2 and I'm totally digging it.
Last year, Panasonic hosted the Next Generation Talent to give UK design students a crack at creating an advertisement and win a bunch of gear. They let me sit on the judges panel and blab on and on about some amazing student work. The contest was a success and the winning video was great. This year they've narrowed down the entries to four and asked the judges back to choose a winner. I think I've picked my favorite, Paul Bryan, but help me make up my mind. Have a quick view at the four remaining finalist and tell me your favorite and why in the comments below. Just to spur you along we're going to give away the noise canceling headphones they were going to give to me as a gift to a commenter at random below.
Have a look at all four videos after the jump.
Internet dating, have you tried it? Scared of strangers? Thread is a little twist on the meeting singles online model because it connects you to your friends of friends. Sign in with facebook and browse from a pool of singles who you almost know. From there you've got the easy in of "˜Hey I'm a friend of John too, let's date'. Easy sleazy. There is even an option for "taken" people to play with thread "only" as a matchmaker.
How to video after the jump.
PTwitty's twitter account. His unleashed optimism are like attitude skittles I munch on throughout the day. So when I saw Matthew Anderson's "Excuses Poster" my gut reaction was to overcome! The poster is a gorgeous info-map guide to battling through all the excuses we tell ourselves. LET'S GO!!!!
Last November, Nike put out a line of high top vandals in three solid colors red, white and black. Every square millimeter of the shoe was red, white or black. The overdrive of one tone of color was definitely a head turner. All three original colors were in a very limited run (hint: flightclub still has some). Nylon (the magazine) took notice and has now paired with Nike to put out five new Nylon colors. I can tell right now, these are going to be controversial. But if you can pull off shoes like these, it’s amazing, but it definitely isn’t easy. I still have a soft spot for the original red shoe, but I’m curious to see someone wearing these new Nylon colors.Â