600 meters (of picture frame) in the Victoria and Albert Museum for London Design Week by Stuart Haygarth
24 hours in photos on Flickr. An installation by Erik Kessels in FOAM Amsterdam during the the Future of the Photography Museum (5 nov till 7 dec)
Guest curators: Lauren Cornell, Jefferson Hack, Erik Kessels, Alison Nordström
Erik Kessels (KesselsKramer, Amsterdam) | Photography in abundance
Through the digitalisation of photography and the rise of sites such as Flickr andFacebook, everyone now takes photos, and distributes and shares them with the world - the result is countless photos at our disposal. Kessels visualises ‘drowning in pictures of the experiences of others’, by printing all the images that were posted on Flickr during a 24-hour period and dumping them in the exhibition space. The end result is an overwhelming presentation of a million prints.
Portraits made from good old cassette tape // shared by askios:
Portraits from the Ghost in the time machine series,
cassette tape on canvas.
1. Michael Jackson
2. John Lennon
‘In this series I showcase a number of portraits of musicians made out of recycled cassette tape with original cassette. also included are portraits made from old film and reels. the idea comes from a phrase (ironically) coined by philosopher gilbert ryle, a description of how your spirit lives in your body. I imagine we are all, like cassettes, thoughts wrapped up in awkward packaging.’ —Erika Iris Simmons
Today is Pepero Day in the good ol’ ROK. From what I gather, this is basically like Korea’s version of Valentine’s Day, only instead of giving cheesy cards and jewelry to your significant other, you give these little chocolate sticks, or Pepero—빼빼로! So much more romantic…and cheap! (As if Koreans need another reason reason to be all gushy and couple-y.)
Lotte, the company who produces the treat (and who also seems to own half of Korea, along with Samsung and Hyundai) thought the holiday would be fitting for November 11th because “11/11” resemble the chocolate-covered sticks. AND this year mark’s the Pepero Millenium Year! Brilliant marketing plan, if you ask me.
Judging by the number of Pepero accumulated on my desk by the day’s end, It seems to be a big deal here in Korea. As one of my kindie students put it yesterday: “Teacha, I bring a bag for Pepero AND SLP backpack!”
People don’t mess around with their Pepero here.
Electronics brand Jawbone have launched a wristband by San Francisco designer Yves Behar that monitors your every move then tells you what to do. A motion sensor in the UP wristband tracks daily activity, exercise and sleep phases, then relays this data to a smartphone app that gives advice for a healthier lifestyle.