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OpenControllers

Interaction Design project by Marc Dubois is a collection of interfaces made with a smartphone and desktop IKEA products - video embedded below:

This project suggests combining common industrial objects with several sensors that smartphones are equipped with, such as the gyroscope or the camera, in order to create controllers that are easy to reproduce: a sphere and a cube that transmit 3D movements, as well as a cone that can locate a source of light. These controllers work with a game specially developed for them. This project remains full of possibilities which I look forward to discovering.

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Marc also has a Tumblr blog (saerus-io) here

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Timelapse of the Amish raising a giant barn in under 10 hours by  Scott Miller

Ohio resident  Scott Miller shot this timelapse video earlier this year of dozens of Amish men raising a barn. The entire construction cycle takes place between 7am and 5pm(3 Minutes and 30 seconds).

—with at least an hour for lunch—and yet the bulk of the work is done by the end of the day. Amazing to see how incredibly precise

Watch the video:

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Classic paintings with a Modern Twist // ‘Art x Smart’ series by Kim Dong-kyu

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In his recent project ‘Art x Smart’, Korean illustrator Kim Dong-Kyu combines famous historical paintings with images of 21st century technology. I call it a fusion of the modern day with classical moments from art and history, resulting in one massive head f… I mean head spin. And I like it. The works are also a piercing comment on the way smartphones have dramatically changed today’s social interaction. Apart from being absurdly funny, the series also draw attention to our relationship with new technologies and their influence on modern society.

Some of these images are pretty ridiculous but it seems so familiar these days – the swiping, scrolling, grammin’ (that’s Instagramming for all you “non-users”), and regular selfies find their way into paintings by Vermeer, Picasso, Manet and Van Gogh – as if the action was of second nature to them, like it is for us.

1. ‘Her Mirror,’ 2013 after ‘Rokeby Venus’ by Diego Velázquez, 1647–51.

2.. When you see the amazing sight,’ 2013 / after ‘Wanderer above the sea of fog’ by Caspar David Friedrich, 1818.

3.. ‘Always in my hand,’ 2013 / after ‘in the conservatory’ by Édouard Manet, 1878-9.4.

4. Girl with a pearl earring and an iPhone,’ 2013 / after ‘Girl with a pearl earring’ by Johannes Vermeer, 1665.

5. ‘Luncheon,’ 2013 / after ‘The luncheon on the grass’ by Édouard Manet, 1862–1863.

6. The Scream,’ 2013 / after ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch, 1893.

7.‘Music for dreaming’ after ‘the dream’ by pablo picasso, 1932

8. In a cafe’ after ‘l’absinthe‘ by  edgar degas, 1876

9. ‘A family gathering’ after ‘the balcony’ by édouard manet, 1868 

10. ‘The Last 2G Phone User,’ 2013 / after ‘The Last Supper’ by  Leonardo Da Vinci, 1495-98.

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John Grade: Sculptures and installations

Sculptures and installations by Seattle-based artist John Grade.

This series marks a pivotal transition couched between the larger works and featured new sculpture in wood and resin (example: Core) as well as two in iron, cast at the Kohler facility during Grades installation of Capacitor. For Grade, the human scale pieces are especially important as “they act as fertile ground – allowing time to reflect, experiment and explore alternative directions and sub themes that cannot be hit within the larger works.”

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Mark Dorf: Emergence

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Mark Dorf is a New York based artist and recent graduate of Photography and Sculpture of the Savannah College of Art and Design. His most recent works examine humanity’s relationship with our fabricated digital realities and the physical landscape in which we reside through the use of both photography and sculpture. With the understanding that all art is based upon comparison and relationships, he re-contextualizes moment and symbol to create new meaning through the surrounding environment. Mark seeks to understand humanity as an observer in his surroundings, using photography as a tool to explore the curious habitation of the world around us.