Monthly Archives: December 2009
Let it be the last post of this year, and a pledge to write many more in the future one. Happy 2010 and best possible futures for everybody!
Before the postings like that one has to add a disclaimer, something like ‘I don’t work for James Cameron’ or ‘I am not an employee of the XX Fox”, otherwise it may seem as a blunt promotion and flattery. We’ve … Continue reading
Today I wrote and ‘sent to all’ in Philips Design my last goodbye-mail, officially demarcating a new life phase from January. This new life will be very much with Summ()n, and I hope this project will really take off next … Continue reading
Yesterday I went to a meeting of the Pancake Society called by Josephine Green, who for many years was a head of the future research practice in Philips Design. Of course, ‘pancake’ here refers not to a “a thin, flat cake … Continue reading
When I finally got into the V2, Lucy was already in the middle of her slideshow; in way, I didn’t miss much, because I know Lucy McRae and enjoy her works for years already. But of course, to listen to … Continue reading
Another very interesting project presented at V2 was Bare Conductive, by a young UK-based same-name collective. As everything really beautiful, the idea behind it is simple and seemingly non-sophisticated. Using electroconductive properties of ink, the team developed a safe, non-toxic … Continue reading
But it was the Intimacy, a new joint project by Daan Roosegaarde and V2 that became a true hit of the evening. Presented in a cat-walk form, the new electronic dress developed by Daan and designed by Maartje Dijkstra attracted … Continue reading
Last Thursday I went to the last public gathering of (and at) the Baltan Lab this year, where they presented the work by Bas van Koolwijk and Gert-Jan Prins. The two Dutch artist developed their own device called Sunchronator that … Continue reading
Today I met Dave Snowden in Amsterdam, from Cognitive Edge. Although our conversation was necessarily short, we agreed that I would join one of their accreditation courses, most likely the one on London, in Feb 2010, thus joining their network.
Metropolis, an influential Dutch bi-monthly magazine on art and cultural developments, dedicates its latest, Oct-Nov issues to “games”. Those may be not exactly the games we would like played in, and by museums and galleries, but still quite a significant … Continue reading