Futuristic nostalgia is the feeling expressed by these concept cars, exhibited at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta till September 07, 2014.
Dream cars (as they were called in the 50s) allowed designers to demonstrate and showcase forward-thinking automotive design ideas and were the testing ground for innovations that might find expression in automobiles produced decades later.
The exhibition examines the dream car through five themes: individual makers, the impact of styling, visionary designers, the design process, and the influence of automobile fairs.
In this gallery: Lancia (Bertone) Stratos HF Zero (1970), Chrysler (Ghia) Streamline X Gilda (1955), Buick Centurion XP-301 (1956), Chrysler Thunderbolt (1941), General Motors Firebird XP-21 (1953), Edsel Ford Model 40 Special Speedster (1934), Paul Arzens The Œuf électrique (1942).5 hearts
In this video by 33 ⅓ Collective you’re swallowed up in a whirlwind of styles, forms of expression and (un)contaminated places.
The uniqueness of the performance and its visual-melodic here and now is dismembered in an ostensible plurality, deconstructed in a cosmic act of expansion and contraction, like a Cubism in a no longer latent movement.
Skeylja is an international artist-in-residence programme focussed around meetings between Dutch, Frisian, Icelandic and English musicians and video-makers. Eleven artists went to Iceland for a week and then brought the recorded material to Terschelling. A dialogue takes place through improvisation sessions in which collective audio and visual landscapes arise.2 hearts
Motion designer Max Hattler is a ‘moving image artist’ as he prefers call himself. The treatment of shapes, patterns and an abstract visual language is used to create stories and emotions.
Would love to see a full length movie with a strong narrative script based on his illustrations and motion loops.
Have to mention the pioneers in this field like Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray: Anémic Cinéma.3 hearts
You can see some screenshots I took from the iPad app WWF Together. Love the design and photos, of course, but especially the high level of interactivity that becomes a powerful narrative tool and makes the content deeper and more effective.
Here is the official description:
Experience the world’s most amazing animals in one app — together. This award-winning interactive experience brings you closer to the stories of elephants, whales, rhinos and other fascinating species. Discover their lives and the work of WWF in a way you’ve never seen before.
Learn more here.5 hearts
A selection of photos from 2013 European Space Agency’s mission Volare.
These space paintings, as Ballard would say, seems to be the primitive syntax of a philosophical system, as meaningless but as reassuring as the pattern of waves on a beach.
Rivers as trees of life, cloudy hands raised in the sky, complex wind designs, oceans of sand are sorts of macroscopic pantomimes of an ethereal code, imprinted both inside and outside us.
Space stations act like microscopes of the infinite. As above, so below. More pictures here.3 hearts