Awesome video perfectly summarizing the Processing, OpenFrameworks, and visual coding community.
A replica of the Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-1, the computer on which Spacewar! was developed. The facsimile is located at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens as the crowning jewel of their video game exhibition. The exhibition sounds really interesting as essentially it is an arcade with playable games, not simply artifacts on walls.
More at the New York Times
Nina Katchadourian - Mended Spiderwebs (1998)
“In the forest and around the house where I was living, I searched for broken spiderwebs which I repaired using red sewing thread. All of the patches were made by inserting segments one at a time directly into the web. I fixed the holes in the web until it was fully repaired, or until it could no longer bear the weight of the thread.
In the process, I often caused further damage when the tweezers got tangled in the web or when my hands brushed up against it by accident.
The morning after the first patch job, I discovered a pile of red threads lying on the ground below the web. At first I assumed the wind had blown them out; on closer inspection it became clear that the spider had repaired the web to perfect condition using its own methods, throwing the threads out in the process.
My repairs were always rejected by the spider and discarded, usually during the course of the night, even in webs which looked abandoned.”
German panther , 2007, balloon / air / adhesive (balloon / air / glou), 960 x 300cm X370
By Hans Hemmert
Looks amazing - A tribute to Carl Sagan composed of 12,000 individual lights and measuring 45 x 68 feet composing an animated sequence of stars and cloud patterns. Designed by installation artist Leo Villareal for Cornell University. The homage is naturally called Cosmos. Cosmos is visible from the campus and parts of downtown Ithaca.
Images by: DesignBoom
“Smith’s artwork represents a striving to reconcile the inner world of instinct and the tidal sweep of our emotional life, with an external world that is both beautiful and hostile in its natural grandeur. She attempts to map the place where these worlds intersect.” visualmelt
Seriously the World’s First 3-D Printing Photo Booth.
Taking portraiture and fab labs to the next level as a Japanese art installation. Totally a preview of a successful business venture.