HypoSurface is a display system where the screen surface physically moves.
Deadly Diseases as Glass Sculptures
“Displacements is an immersive film installation by Michael Naimark. He filmed 3 people in an archetypal Americana living room. The camera was standing in the middle of the room and rotated sowly. Afterwards he spray-painted the whole room white and placed a projector at the same spot of the camera. The result is a strange augmented reality effect. He did this for the first time back in 1980, this version is from 2005.”
“Froebel’s system departed from traditional methods of schooling in emphasizing things rather than words, and doing rather than talking or memorizing.
The distinct visual character of each workbook indicates the range of creative expression that was possible using Froebel’s Gifts - a system of nonrepresentational objects and materials that aimed to develop recognition and appreciation of natural harmony. These early exercises in abstraction and pattern making paralleled many of the activities adopted by progressive schools of art and design in the early twentieth century. “
“Maxi” set including Tripp Trapp chair
Peter Opsvik designed the adjustable Tripp Trapp chair after watching his son, Thor - too big for a high chair but too small for an adult chair - struggle for a place at the family dining table; as part of the design process he produced oversize versions of the Tripp Trapp and a standard table and chair to help his team empathize with an average three- year - old child. More than seven million Tripp Trapp chairs have since been sold.
“Department of Water and Power workers are emptying out bales of plastic balls in the Ivanhoe reservoir in Los Angeles on Monday, June 9, 2008. Department of Water and Power released about 400,000 black plastic 4-inch balls (bird balls which are designed to keep water fowl from landing where they shouldn’t) as the first installment of approximately 3 million to form a floating cover over 7 acres of the reservoir to protect the water from sunlight. When sunlight mixes with the bromide and chlorine in Ivanhoe’s water, the carcinogen bromate can form.”
“Lapka is a tiny, beautiful personal environment monitor that connects with your phone to measure, collect and analyze the hidden qualities of your surroundings.”
4 devices for measuring Radiation, EMF, Humidity, Organic level.
Upside Down Goggles by Carsten Höller
Isophone by Auger Loizeau
The user wears a helmet that blocks out all peripheral sensory distraction whilst keeping the head above the surface of the water. The water is heated to body temperature blurring the physical boundaries of the users body. Floating in this manner frees up to 90% of the brains workload normally engaged with calculating the lie of gravity. In combination, a space is created for providing a pure, distraction free environment for making a telephone call.