In the last 5 years James Bridle has gone from a Tumblr-sensation to Iain Sinclair of the millennial generation.
The first piece in Salon / CreativeTimeReports is too diffuse, tethering on the edge of rambling.
The second, based on his Sinclair-esque attempt to walk the perimeter of the London Congestion Charge Zone is far more poignant and hard hitting.
Surveillance images are all “before” images, in the sense of “before and after"
Of course, OBD ports get a mention too.
Geoff Manaugh pushed not one but two excellent blog posts on automobile.
The first is on the automobiles of Charley Harper's (yes, the birds one) fantasy houses.
well-placed Ford automobiles reminding you that the future is only one or two rest stops away.
The other is excellent reportage from Tesla factory. I was fascinated by this:
For self-driving robots, long curving whirls of magnetic tape had been applied to the floor, forming cursive, counter-directional arabesques that only made sense when you considered the aggressive turning radii of those bulky machines.
I know some will be more into:
massive, Japanese-made robots lifting entire finished Teslas overhead as if they're feathers.
Horses for courses, you know.
I'm kicking myself for missing Mariusz Cieśla's talk on animations in recent up.front Berlin.
Dealing with native apps (btw. now in Google Play Store), has made me think of correct way to employ animations.
Luckily, the author published the deck and even made sure Keynote version is available so that GIFs can do their thing.
Also, Mariusz publishes pretty comprehensive weekly newsletter. Worth checking it out.
I wandered in to NGBK in Kreuzberg. The highlight of the exhibition was installation documenting Clemens von Wedemeyer project "Sun Cinema“.
Absolutely fascinating glimpse into Mardin, overlooking the Tigris on the Turkish-Syrian border. Sun-worships, religions, ethnicities, nation states and a group trying to build:
double sided screen construction serves for film projections at night, the back of the screen functions as a mirror, reflecting the afternoon sun down to valley.
The exhibition at NBGK has just closed. Don't miss it, if it pops up somewhere near you.
Cover photo by Steve Jurvetson - CC BY 2.0.