Design

Following Ore Streams: an exploration of e-waste system. Interview with Formafantasma

Ore Streams is the latest project of Studio Formafantasma: a research of over two years focused on above ground mining, e-waste, and digital debris that took the shape of an installation composed of office furniture entirely made of recycled electronics.Here's what the duo told us about the findings of this work and its future developments.... READ MORE...

“Anura”: Ornamental and transdermal patches printed in 3D

DIY and digital manufacturing are playing a fundamental role in experimentation and technological advancement also in the fields of health and personal care and will be among the sectors with the highest potential in the coming years for improving living conditions. The Anura project is an example of a 3D printing application in the healthcare field, born from the vision of possible futures.... READ MORE...

“Time Space Existence”. The fourth edition of the biennial soon to open in Venice

With over 200 architects and artists set to participate, the fourth edition of the Time Space Existence biennial takes place in Venice and includes internationally renowned figures. It will feature a wide range of projects, from models, concepts, researches, thoughts, and ideas from international architects, photographers, sculptors and universities at all stages in their careers.... READ MORE...

Nine Journeys Through Time. Alcantara and Art in the Apartment of the Prince

Promoted and produced by the Municipality of Milan, Palazzo Reale and Alcantara, and curated by Davide Quadrio and Massimo Torrigiani, the exhibition is the third in a cycle of shows, which since 2016 explore the surprising qualities of Alcantara as a material for artistic creation, transforming the spaces of the Apartment of the Prince into gateways onto the “elsewhere” realms of art.... READ MORE...

Critical Interfaces Cultures. Broken hearts, purple hearts, beating hearts

We can understand interfaces by how they make us feel, how they modify the way we think we own a place, how they give us a module on identity, and even how we seduce others through them. A new column, better yet new palimpsest, that will guide you through interviews, dialogues and short papers exploring surfaces, gestures, authors, and digital visions.... READ MORE...

Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion

Phoenix Art Museum hosts the western-most and final U.S. destination of the acclaimed exhibiton of 3-D-printed couture from Iris van Herpen. Transforming Fashion is the result of a collaboration between the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands and the High Museum of Art of Atlanta, and showcases 15 collections from the forward-thinking Dutch fashion designer celebrating her career.... READ MORE...

Otherly Space / Knowledge

In this present world, every type of knowledge is being converted into data, establishing an "Otherly Space" in the face of a technological platform that seeks unification, that runs parallel to the physical world. An upcoming exhibition at Asia Culture Center includes a variety of projects all tackling questions of space and knowledge-creation, visualization, and social data.... READ MORE...

Architecture: Between Weather and Electromagnetic Radiation – part 2

How do building properties affect the propagation of radio waves? How has this been addressed in building design? How could we bring the thinking about connectivity in space closer to architects? In line with Reyner Banham's criticism of the division of the buildings creation process into two intellectually separate parts, this article focuses specifically on the way buildings filter the propagation of wireless communication signals. arguing for a holistic approach.... READ MORE...

Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention

Starting from a research trip undertaken by Inke Arns through various African countries in 2014, a new exhibition at The Hartware MedienKunstVerein puts Afrofuturism in dialogue with alternative technological solutions and imaginations. The speculative narratives unfolding in the artworks on display are confronted with actual inventions from maker scenes.... READ MORE...

Architecture: Between Weather and Electromagnetic Radiation – part 1

How do building properties affect the propagation of radio waves? How has this been addressed in building design? How could we bring the thinking about connectivity in space closer to architects? In line with Reyner Banham's criticism of the division of the buildings creation process into two intellectually separate parts, this article focuses specifically on the way buildings filter the propagation of wireless communication signals. arguing for a holistic approach.... READ MORE...

Human-data interaction in the age of Industry 4.0 – part 2

In exploring the influence that the 4.0 Industry technologies have in redefining the relationship between man and machine, a key issue to be analysed is constituted by the relationship between the individual and data. The main tool that is used to reason around the data is visualization. Through his visual research, Kim Albrecht transforms data and numbers into images to understand the world, using visual and graphical elements to create knowledge.... READ MORE...

Human-data interaction in the age of Industry 4.0 – part 1

In exploring the influence that the 4.0 Industry technologies have in redefining the relationship between man and machine, a key issue to be analysed is constituted by the relationship between the individual and data. The main tool that is used to reason around the data is visualization. Through his visual research, Kim Albrecht transforms data and numbers into images to understand the world, using visual and graphical elements to create knowledge.... READ MORE...