The Internet is stuck. It’s stuck inside devices and patterns of interaction that don’t live up to its creative and expressive potential. I’d like to change that. I’m building a new type of screen, and I’m going to put the Internet on your wall.
“WTF?” you might reasonably ask.
I’m building an internet-connected screen that will bring the Internet to your wall, a screen that is worthy of that beautiful mess of human expression that pervades our connected lives.
For the first time in history it’s possible to build a hardware company at startup scale. Cheap prototyping and crowdfunding means that it’s possible to explore hardware with the same sort of purposeful wandering by which we approach software. Ubiquitous connectivity means that every object in our homes and lives can be reconfigured to take advantage of the creative and connective potential of the web.
We think this might be the coolest thing we’ve ever seen. The 3Doodler uses ABS or PLA plastic as its just like any of the more expensive 3D printers on the market and makes your drawings come alive in a dimension you never thought was possible.
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Chromatic Typewriter Prints
Tyree Callahan has recycled (or upcycled, perhaps) a classic 1937 Underwood typewriter by replacing letters with sponges soaked across the spectrum with bright yellows, reds, blues and combinations thereof.
Fashion icon Donna Karan introduces the artwork of her husband, Stephan Weiss, who passed away in 2001 from lung cancer. When Weiss fell ill with lung cancer, he relied heavily upon the calming effects of a holistic regime, integrating yoga, spiritual guidance and breathing techniques to ease his discomfort in addition to his Western medical treatments. During the course of his illness, Donna Karan realized that these complementary techniques were extremely helpful, yet sorely missing in traditional healthcare, and came up with the idea for the Urban Zen Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to reforming healthcare in partnerships with hospitals like Beth Israel.
Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work. And the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will — through work — bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never have dreamt of if you were just sitting around looking for a great ‘art ida.’ And the belief that process, in a sense, is liberating and that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every day. Today, you know what you’ll do, you could be doing what you were doing yesterday, and tomorrow you are gonna do what you didid today, and at least for a certain period of time you can just work. If you hang in there, you will get somewhere.
I never had painter’s block in my whole life.
Moses Harris (1731-1785) Color wheel from Exposition, 1782. A hand-painted version of the Harris color wheel (the modern color wheel).
This new Looper Animation is very, very special.
Zach Johnson (who did these painted posters) has made a gorgeous animation, by hand painting over 700 frames. The gif above is pulled from it, but you need to see the whole thing. I want every single one of them on my wall. Check it out over at Apple Trailers.
The Absurd Aesthetics of Painted Cats (via A Satirical Look at the Controversial Art of Painting Cats - My Modern Metropolis)