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The Pop Art Book

lw —  December 16, 2014 — Leave a comment

The Pop Art Book by Poposition Press takes 6 contemporary artist (Angry Woebots, Jim Mahfood, Junko Mizuno, Koyndan, Skinner & Tara McPherson) and transforms their work into a clever pop up book.

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 4.53.13 AM Bubble Gum Gangsters by Jim Mahfood

The project is currently running a crowdfunding campaign.

YouTube description
This is a collaboration developed by elevenplay×Rhizomatiks who has been the pursuing possibilities of relationship and interaction between the body and technology by interacting with a variety of hardware and devices such as robot arms and motor-controlled floating balls. In this new work, objects are arranged three-dimensionally in real space through a tracking technology and drone control system, and the work, in which dancers give performances, has been presented so as to find the possibility of a new bodily expression.

thrift art

lw —  August 1, 2013 — Leave a comment

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Artists Chris McMahon and Thryza Segal are breathing new life into thrift store landscape art.

Hat tip (twisted sifter)

I’m a fan of projects that mix creative code and story. Andy Willis’ Spotmaps is a Python-based data / color mapping project…

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The Colors From Your Favorite Movies, Mapped To 7,200 Pixels

What do your movies look like when each second is broken down to just one color? Fascinating, telling grids.

…inspired by Brendan Dawes’s Cinema Redux that simplifies each second of a movie into its most prominent color. These frames are then lined up 60-wide to designate a minute per line in a long tapestry of pixels that you could easily call art, or you could just as easily pigeonhole as a strictly scientific, anatomical view of a film’s color.

Hat tip (FastCo)

Art of Pickpocketing

lw —  January 8, 2013 — Leave a comment

Fascinating look at the art of pickpocketing. The New Yorker profiles Adam Green and in the process he shares some tricks of the trade. Green isn’t focused on theft (he always returns the items) but instead treats it as a magic.