Thursday, December 12, 2013

Adriano Celentano - PRISENCOLINENSINAINCIUSOL (1974)

















Adriano Celentano - "Prisencolinensinainciusol"

"This song is, intentionally, nonsense. The words aren't words but simply a collection of meaningless sounds intended to resemble what non-English speakers hear when they hear English. The sounds are so random that the singer, Adriano Celentano, did not even write the lyrics down -- he simply ad-libbed his best fake English while recording"

Nazareno - Miniature Sculptures
























Nazareno’s work will be presented by emma thomas, sao paolo for the brazil artfair, the first program dedicated to brazilian contemporary art and design, debuting in miami from december 4th – 8th, 2013.

via designboom

Monday, December 2, 2013

Benedetto Bufalino

















The Epitome of Internet Awesome

"Seattle-based video game animator Aung Zaw Oo (AZO) is back with his 2013 showreel that features him performing an impressive series of stunts and tricks. This year, AKO’s main new addition is his wooden Kendama toy that he uses while doing other stunts. Previously, we wrote about his 2011 and 2012 showreels."

Monday, October 7, 2013

Telekinetic Coffee Shop Performance

A hidden camera experiment captures the reactions of unsuspecting customers at a New York City coffee shop as they witness a telekinetic event.

Submarine Emerges From Ground

the elaborate, staged intervention is actually a marketing scheme by advertising agency M&C saatchi milano for europ assistance IT, an insurance group based in italy, as part their ‘protect your life‘ campaign and launch of the lifepark protection store. via designboom

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Liquid Nitrogen vs 1500 ping pong balls

Professor Roy Lowry of Plymouth University has now carried out the experiment and recorded a video

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Mark Manders

http://www.designboom.com/art/mark-manders-mind-study-installation-in-venice/ 'mind study' by mark manders, venice, italy image © designboom

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Jay Silver: Hack a banana, make a keyboard!

Jay Silver is the founder/director of JoyLabz and a Maker Research Scientist at Intel Labs. With Eric Rosenbaum, he's the co-inventor of MaKey MaKey. He also runs digital prototyping workshops for many companies such as IDEO and youth centers such as Computer Clubhouses. Silver studied electrical engineering at Georgia Tech, where he was named Engineer of the Year. He was awarded a Gates Scholarship to earn a master’s in Internet Technology from Cambridge University. He also holds a master’s in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT Media Lab where he was an NSF Fellow. At MIT Media Lab's Lifelong Kindergarten, he won a Lemelson Student Prize. via TED.com

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Roman Signer




Roman Signer: "Table with hat" (2005)
Roman Signer: "Table with hat" (2005)


An ordinary hat lies in an ordinary wooden table. A weird machine, something like a giant, dangerous hairdryer hangs beside it. A calm visitor notes a strange label over a black button: 216 km/h . When the carefree visitor press the button, a sudden, brutal sound alarms all the people in the room while the black hat shots out and hits the wall. Few seconds later, the embarrassed visitor picks the hat up off the floor and drops it back on the table. The tricky installation stays quiet, silent, while waiting for his next victim . It's "Table with hat" (2005), a nice welcome to Roman Signer's world.

http://www.romansigner.ch/en


http://www.theartwolf.com/signer_0106.htm

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

"Bad Dog" - Richard Jackson

Bad Dog by Richard Jackson

“Bad Dog” by Richard Jackson is a large-scale sculpture of a dog peeing on the Orange County Museum of Art. The sculpture is rigged to spray the side of the museum with yellow paint (see below). It is part of Richard Jackson: Ain’t Painting a Pain, a Jackson retrospective at OCMA, February 17 to May 5, 2013.

"Bottom Percussion"



Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Brian Jungen - "Carapace"

brian jungen: carapace made from plastic recycling containers

Brian Jungen - "Carapace"

carapace, 2009
industrial waste bins
11.63' x 26.25' x 21.9' 
photo © mathieu génon
courtesy of the artist, casey kaplan gallery

via designboom

http://www.designboom.com/art/brian-jungen-carapace-made-from-plastic-recycling-containers/

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dramatic Surprise



"A Dramatic Surprise on a Quiet Square". On a cold winter's day, they placed a red button somewhere in a Dutch shopping street.

via LikeCool

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Andy Ralph


Ladder 2006
Wood and aluminum hardware
84 x 19 x 36 in.
Info: ladder is constructed with each step raised 3 inches higher then a purchased ladder

Trash Clan 2010
32-gallon Brute trash cans, Rubbermaid Brute dollies, Douglas fir 2x4
lumber, astable-DC motor control boards, DC gear head motors, II.IV
Li-Polymer batterys, universal smart chargers

Rulers 2003
Wood and photocopy transfer ink
37 x 15 x 1 in.
info: 46 rulers made with alternate measurements

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