Many people are uncomfortable with the prospect or even just the idea of eating alone at a restaurant. I’d like to say that I’m so confident that I can’t relate to this feeling, but I can’t, because I do.
You never know what you’ll find or walk into when you’re at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. For example, Random International’s “Rain Room” is currently on display there until July 28th.
Being true to its name, you’ll be greeted by a torrent of falling water once you step into it.
People love their smartphones, and it’s hard to remember how we actually managed to get anything done in the past with only our dumbphones. Check out this interesting digital art installation from Japan that highlights smartphones.
A couple of months ago, we saw people bouncing along to their destinations thanks to design firm Salto’s Fast Track trampoline installation. Pathways are once again getting a redesign, this time of the watery kind, with artist collective Raum’s waterbed-like pavement.
Having to take a dump in public is the subject of many people’s nightmares. And that nightmare is about to become a reality if you suddenly have the urge to go and the closest toilet you can find is Monica Bonvicini’s public toilet-slash-art installation called ‘Don’t Miss A Sec.’
Did you ever think that a modern clock would use shadows to tell the time? This timepiece reminds me of sundials, but it’s definitely the high-tech version, using a plethora of LED lights to showcase the time.
I’m not sure exactly what brought this on, but a bunch of Stormtroopers were recently spotted hanging out at a building in Miami Beach. Why? Why not, I say.
Apparently, these wacky hi-jinx are the work of MR.
This unique art installation uses a canvas of 905 individual ping pong balls as a projection surface for interactive video imagery.
For his work titled 905, artist maybites suspended 67 strings of ping pong balls in a cylindrical formation, with each ball acting as a sort of pixel for projecting digital images.
It took me a second to figure out what was going on when I first got a look at this table full of analog clocks. But once I stood back from my screen, I realized that none of the clocks have the correct time and the whole thing is a macro timepiece that tells the time using 24 individual clocks.
Created by Swedish designers Humans Since 1982, the Clock Clock installation features 48 electronically-controlled analog clock hands which automatically rotate into the proper positions to form a giant digital display.
Here’s a video of Clock Clock in action to give you a better idea of how it works:
If you happen to be in Sweden this summer, the Clock Clock will be on display at the Röhsska Design Museum June through mid-August 2009.
OK, so obviously your old PCs can’t become a real sunset, at least not without some serious Harry Potter-style intervention. However, “Mauritian Sunset” is the name of this art installation where they put together a whole wall of old PCs and monitors to approximate a sunset.
Artist Sandy Smith is responsible for this technological masterpiece.
This incredible art installation records the tiniest human breathing patterns and magnifies them into a room-filling blast of wind.
Created by interactive artist Scott Snibbe, Blow Up is comprised of two main pieces. On one side of the room is an array of 12 small impellers which act as a breath-controlled input device.