Museum & Gallery Listings for Oct. 16-23
Eric Mack has worked out a hybrid of painting and sculpture from distressed clothing, rope, pegboards, packing blankets and pigment to create a threatening-to-fall- apart dance of heavy and light. Lauren Halsey's 'Gego: Autobiography of a Line ...
October 15, 2015
Museum & Gallery Listings for Oct. 9-15
Eric Mack has worked out a hybrid of painting and sculpture from distressed clothing, rope, pegboards, packing blankets and pigment to create a threatening-to-fall- apart dance of heavy and light. . Ron Nagle: 'Five O'Clock Shadow' (through Oct. 24 ...
October 8, 2015
The Shape of Things to Come
To our left was an open kitchen with tables and benches, a vintage Faema espresso machine, and a wall of books that included “100 Superlative Rolex Watches” and a study of Joe Colombo, the designer best known for his round-cornered Kartell storage ...
February 16, 2015
A Drone Lifeguard With a 3D Printed Mounting Platform — The Ryptide
They call it Project Ryptide, and it's an accessory setup for aerial drones capable of delivering an automatically-inflating life preserver to a swimmer in distress in mere seconds. The project came about as the result of a group of high school ...
March 12, 2015
Australia's Temple of Weird
Mirrored Wall on Courtyard House Photo by: Matt Newton. Image Courtesy MONA Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, . Locals approach him daily to talk, a situation that causes Walsh much distress. “Had I imagined that happening, had I suspected, I would ...
February 20, 2015
Digital hieroglyphics: what does the buffer symbol tell us about ourselves?
Staring at a buffer symbol, waiting for something on the internet to load can be both reassuring and distressing. We wait with You can imagine an archaeologist in the distant future entering the tomb of a 21st-century computer and tracing the ...
March 6, 2015
Shipwrecked in a Chelsea Art Gallery
He began designing the installation by building a crude cardboard model, essentially creating a box within a box by inserting a diagonally oriented rectangle (the hull of the ship lying on its side) into a cube (the gallery space). Taped to one ...
September 11, 2012
“Ryptide was designed so that anyone can be a lifeguard,” Piedra says . “We had the casual user in mind when we designed the basic model. Piedra says there will ultimately be a number of different versions of the Ryptide. The basic model, which weighs just 420 grams, is designed to attach to most small drones without the need for tools. A multi-ring model is capable of carrying up to four life-rings, any of which can be dropped independently of the others. The Ryptide Basic Earlybird includes the 3D printed drone attachment for the DJI Phantom, one automatically inflating life ring, one basic drop mechanism with servo, a set of quick-attach velcro straps and the parts for a dummy practice ring for... Let us know in the 3D Printed Drone Lifeguard forum thread on 3DPB.
HOBART, Australia—. Standing outside Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) the first thing that hits you is the smell of manure. It’s a biting cold day when we disembark from the MONA ferry, push past the crush of tourists, and walk up the imposing steps emerging into, unexpectedly, a tennis court. Visiting MONA is like peering through the looking glass. Deep down in the museum’s cavernous underbelly—inside that mirrored box building—sits Wim Delvoye’s cloaca machine , otherwise known as “the shit machine. Isn’t modern art, Delvoye seems to say, just a load of crap. The machine is MONA’s most hated piece. And that is exactly how David Walsh, multimillionaire, professional gambler, and MONA’s founder, likes it. “An Australian might describe [MONA] as dodgy or tongue-in-cheek,” the 53-year-old maverick tells me with a grin. He is sitting backstage, with spiky gray hair and gray stubble on his chin, sporting jeans and a blue velvet jacket. In 2011, he opened MONA in his hometown of Hobart, Tasmania, investing, it is rumored, more than $200 million in the macabre museum.
The digital world is a world of symbols, and many of these reassure us in one way or another that something we may not be able to see happening is, in fact, happening. One icon we see on a daily basis is the buffer symbol. that swirling, ubiquitous circle we encounter as we wait for data to move, videos to load, action to happen. The symbol looms large in the English novelist Tom McCarthy’s new book, Satin Island. McCarthy, whose last novel C was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, has a longstanding interest in transmission, whether it’s in his novels, his work with the International Necronautical Society or in critical writing like his 2012 essay... In his new novel it is the buffer symbol that sits on the front cover, enlarged and draped in oil, both familiar and alien. U, the protagonist in Satin Island , is tasked with writing The Great Report, “the first and last word on our age,” as the company chief who employs him describes it. In one of the novel’s most memorable sections, U focuses his attention on the...
U.S. to pay Iran $1.7 billion in legal settlement
Anderson's decisive score was the culmination of a 14-play 65-yard drive which crucially took almost seven minutes off the clock. While Manning has a good ... equipped and medical staff are "emotionally distressed and mentally strained".
January 18, 2016
Bush donors waiting for the end
And Trump actually cleaned Cruz’s clock on the ... $1.8bn in relief for distressed borrowers and underwater homeowners, financing for affordable housing, and support for other programmes to boost the housing sector. … The Wall Street bank had ...
January 15, 2016
Potty Training That Works
Well that was us after one day of my cousin’s balls-to-the-wall potty training extreme course ... So, we let her get up. Then just like clocks work minutes later, we would find potty somewhere else in our home. No bueno! That night after reintroducing ...
January 14, 2016
10 hidden gems from CES 2016
If you're afraid that your pet might destroy PetBot, it can also be mounted on a wall ... Inside the Glance Clock are two banks of multi-colour LEDs: one group that encircles the clock face and one group that forms a rectangular, scrolling LED display.
January 13, 2016
Today, in the hands of the modern design professional, the once neglected corner of the home has been transformed into a spa-like retreat or super luxe suite. The pampered bathing is not just about high-end fixtures, sink-in tubs and showers that soak you ...
December 26, 2015
That dear old oak in Georgia
When a list of the lynchers was projected onto the synagogue wall, the old man called out ... punctuated the chimes of a church clock. The jury obliged, the judge sentenced Frank to death and Atlanta rejoiced. Frank wasn’t in court for the verdict ...
December 16, 2015
The Stock Market Is Missing the Warning From Junk
Junk bonds are headed for their first annual loss since the credit crisis, reflecting concerns among investors that a six-year U.S. economic expansion and accompanying stock-market boom are on borrowed time. U.S. corporate high-yield bonds are down 2% this ...
December 6, 2015