Michael Rigley, a student at the California College of Art, created this beautifully rendered and now somewhat timely animation about data capture from mobile phones for his BFA design thesis project. Sez he:
Information technology has become a ubiquitous presence. By visualizing the processes that underlie our interactions with this technology we can trace what happens to the information we feed into the network.
If you like the balancing acts, this one’s a doozy.
At the Kamiwaza 2013 talent show in Japan, Mädir Eugster of the Rigolo Swiss Noveuau Cirque balances a feather on a stick on a larger stick and so on until he has the whole weight of fourteen sticks precariously balanced one on the other like a giant Calder mobile.
The slim, discrete and practical Lobster Mobile Telephone Case by Noddy Boffin – a modern appropriation of Salvador Dali’s Lobster Telephone (1938).
“I do not understand why, when I ask for a grilled lobster in a restaurant, I am never served a cooked telephone.” The Secret Life Of Salvador Dali (1942)
Plus we’ve just noticed that the word Nephropidae contains the word ‘iPhone’. So there.
— OpenGlobal (@OpenGlobalWeb) January 25, 2012
When you browse the web on your O2 mobile, they send your mobile number to every site you visit.
From Lewis Peckover (possibly not his real name):
From the O2 Press Office
There are speculative stories about O2 in the UK, and the transmission of customers’ numbers while they are browsing the internet. This issue does not affect O2’s customers in Ireland. We do not transmit customers’ numbers when they are using our internet services. Our service is completely independent of the UK’s.
Look Peterson, I’ve just soiled myself. We’re going to have to pick this up after lunch.
Alexander Calder (1898-1976), whose illustrious career spanned much of the 20th century, is the most acclaimed and influential sculptor of our time. Born in a family of celebrated, though more classically trained artists, Calder utilized his innovative genius to profoundly change the course of modern art. He began by developing a new method of sculpting: by bending and twisting wire, he essentially “drew” three-dimensional figures in space.