Monthly Archives: February 2011

A stereo-view of stereo-viewing

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The world in high speed

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Six or Seven?

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A la Picabia’s Transparences

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Video-Art-Nography by Olga Chernysheva

Last week I went to a presentation by Olga Chernysheva, a video artist from Russia, at the Utrecht center of ‘actuele kunst’ (BAK). The center displays the exhibition of her works, and also arranged this lecture aka conversation of Olga … Continue reading

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Designing empowering identities for the beautiful futures

I just came across a very interesting paper published in the most recent issue of Co-Design (#4, 2010). The paper’s title – “Designing empowering and critical identities in social computing and gaming” – does not necessarily convey the true meaning … Continue reading

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Through the Gift Shop, and What Banksy Saw There

Good people gave me a hint to watch Exit Through the Gift Shop, a very interesting movie from Banksy Film; it’s a very entertaining and funny piece, but also an excellent case of social research by art; a performative anthropology, … Continue reading

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Layers of (mis)Interpretations

Earlier in January I wrote quite a few postings in my Russian-language blog, centralasian, on art (both classic and contemporary) and on art (re) interpretations. Strangely enough, these ‘art-postings’ rarely migrate here, to the Playing Futures blog. For me their … Continue reading

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Dark matter of innovation

The NY Times writes about a study by Eric von Hippel, from MIT Sloan School of Management, that reveals astonishing facts about innovation activities run by ‘ordinary people’ as opposed to all sort of professional innovation bodies. According to his … Continue reading

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Activate the Future: View on Mobility from BMW

In a somewhat resembling the wikileaks way of information sharing, BMW starts sharing their visions of the future; of mobility, that is. ‘The New City’ is the first short film of the BMW’s Activate the Future project (apparently three four … Continue reading

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