These project by photographer Jim Golden focus on tech objects almost excluded from the glittering stage of consumerism.
Using author’s words:
The seeds for the Relict of technology project started when I found a brick cell phone at a thrift store in rural Oregon.
Since finding it, similar bits and pieces of old technology and media kept grabbing my attention. The fascination was equal parts nostalgia for the forms, and curiosity as to what had become of them. One thing led to another and I was on the hunt for groups of media and key pieces of technology, most of which have now been downsized to fit in the palm of our hand. These photos are reminders that progress has a price and our efforts have an expiration date.
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Pure thoughtful cinema, sprinkled with symbols as a synthesis of knowledge. The first movie of this rubric is La cinquième saison (2012), directed by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth.
(Spoiler alert) A small rural community is upset by absurd natural phenomena, the cycle of seasons breaks and generates a sort of perpetual winter, not only climatic.
It causes a social crisis, which culminates in the loss of apparent innocence and the explosion of a premeditated violence, part of human nature and therefore ineluctable, like the progressive cromatic desaturation of this filmic representation.
This is truly a Flemish painting in motion, which communicates with an atavistic grammar, made up of almost imperceptible dialogues and a narrative dimension that moves gradually to a grotesque and unacceptable level of reality. Bosch and Bruegel would appreciate this.3 hearts
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