116. spiral jetty

Robert Smithson’s monumental earthwork Spiral Jetty (1970) is located on the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Using black basalt rocks and earth from the site, the artist created a coil 1,500 feet long and 15 feet wide that stretches out counter-clockwise into the translucent red (more)

10 December 2011 / 0 comments
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115. tactilvision

With an extraordinary artistic and technological talent, José Val del Omar was a ”believer in cinema” inspired by new horizons that he formulated in the term PLAT – representing the totalizing concept of a ”Picto-Luminic-Audio-Tactile” art – apart from being a contemporary and a comrade (more)

30 November 2011 / 0 comments
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114. arazzi

In the spring of 1971, Alighiero Boetti arrived in Afghanistan. The Italian artist was seeking a “distant thing,” he said. Certainly he had plenty to get away from. Boetti’s career had begun in the early 60s, in Turin, and his spryly conceptual artworks had been (more)

27 November 2011 / 0 comments
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113. the mumbai skateboard

Combine a worldwide sports craze with Mumbai’s traditional craftsmanship, and the result is an uncommonly interesting series of objects. Under the supervision of German curator Tobias Megerle, a dozen Mahim woodcarvers produced their own take on the traditional skateboard. (via Petra Tikulin) “The very first (more)

24 November 2011 / 0 comments
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111. matt brown & travis salisbury

Travis Salisbury was an Industrial Designer who worked for various government agencies before his retirement in 1977. In the late 1950′s, Salisbury received an honorary degree in Design from the Montana Institute, and later took a job as director of design for the Montana State (more)

16 November 2011 / 0 comments
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109. conditional design

The process is the product. The most important aspects of a process are time, relationship and change. The process produces formations rather than forms. We search for unexpected but correlative, emergent patterns. Even though a process has the appearance of objectivity, we realize the fact (more)

11 November 2011 / 0 comments
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108. t41 (theatre for one)

“Theatre for One” is a portable performing arts space for one performer and one audience member, that turns public events into private acts, making each performance a singularly intimate exchange. (via Alessandro Scandurra) Artistic Director: Christine Jones Associate Artistic Director: Ana Cappelluto Created in Collaboration (more)

3 November 2011 / 0 comments
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107. the cyclotrope

Who would have ever thought that there were so many ways to combine cycling and persistence of vision? Here’s another cool one to add to the list: much like a zoetrope, Tim Wheatley’s Cyclotrope is a bike wheel that gives the illusion of animation when (more)

17 October 2011 / 0 comments
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106. martian, blue sunset

Paolo Patelli sent us the link to two movie clips from Mars. They give us a Rover’s-eye view of a bluish Martian sunset and the silhouette of the moon Phobos passing in front of the sun. [youtubevideo uri="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsu79p3KWX4&feature=player_embedded"] NASA Mars sunset gallery

7 October 2011 / 0 comments
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105. 826 national

826 National is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students, ages 6–18, with expository and creative writing at eight locations across USA. The 826 National mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing (more)

28 September 2011 / 0 comments
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