Arts & Culture
If there is one storm you'd like to ravage your home, it's the one the Whirlwind produces through a wind vortex
Lick Me I’m Delicious, noted food innovators, have built a machine that spews out cotton candy at 60 MPH. The device is labeled Whirlwind and it uses a wind vortex to spin the stringy candy toward unsuspecting but all-too-happy adults.
A Japanese artist turned a Roomba into a painting robot that creates abstract splatter paintings, not unlike the works of Jackson Pollock
Meet Mr. Head: the robot artist behind abstract, Jackson Pollock-esque splatter paintings. He’s a 15-year-old robot, and he’s undergone a serious career change. He began his life as a house vacuuming, cleaning assistant. In October 2014, with the help of human HYdeJII, he transitioned to his new life a a working artist.
Playboy centrefolds and sports logos: embroidery is being embraced by the fashion industry on a tech medium
It’s not often that hip-hop lyrics and octogenarian needle-and-thread experts are united by a fashion trend, but in the delightful world of modern embroidery such contrasts are celebrated.
H8 Society incorporates fiction, crowd-sourced music, and original graphics—and it could be the first in a new wave of creative collaboration across mediums
Soundtracks aren’t just for movies and video games anymore—they’re in a book now too. H8 Society, a digital experience released in May, combines music, art and literature into a multi-sensory work you won’t find on a bookshelf anytime soon.
DataCafe.biz exhibition seeks to assign value to data that you give away every day to collectors like Facebook
How much value do you assign to your status updates on Facebook? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t even think about it. That’s why Parsons School of Design students Chris Fussner, Sophia Callahan, Noah Emrich and Henry Lam created DataCafe.biz. A real-time exhibition presented at New York City’s NYCxDesign last May, the cafe’s goal was to get people thinking about the value of personal data by instructing them to exchange a piece of data for a homemade cookie.
Spanish community encourages residents to donate food instead of throwing it out by placing it in the Solidarity Fridge
Galdakao, Spain has welcomed a community project to encourage those looking to throw their food out to give to others. A white fridge, surrounded by a fence, houses food available to those in need. The community of 29,000—including grocery stores and restaurants—is involved in this Solidarity Fridge project, making donations and contributing to general upkeep.
First it was São Paulo and now even New York have spawned movements to replace or ban outdoor advertising. Are we entering the age of ad-free cities?
Something seemed strange. Staring out of a hotel window in São Paulo, my eye was caught by an oversized digital display crowning the top of an undersized skyscraper. Steadily flashing the time, then the temperature, the display was incongruous in a way that I couldn’t quite put my finger on.
As Neon Mob illustrates, it's the digital age, and that means art galleries and collectors are seeing a reshaping of the art world
Most art galleries you visit today will feature mostly (if not all) physical paintings, sculptures, and other artwork. Any artwork portrayed on a screen would be considered a little too different for the traditional museum. However, more and more prominent art galleries are sharing digitally-created art, and thanks to websites such as Neon Mob that make the creating and selling of digital art easier than ever, we are seeing a general shift from physical art to digital in galleries and museums around the country.
A Darpa grant given to the University of Arizona will fund the creation of musical machines that learn to improvise like Charlie Parker and Miles Davis
The shadowy arm of the US Defense Department devoted to funding cutting-edge technology is building an interactive robotics system powerful enough to perform an incredibly difficult task: a trumpet solo.
Hong Kong-based LAAB Architects created a public sculpture that invites visitors to see their surroundings in a mathematical-yet-playful way
In Hong Kong’s Shatin Park, a little girl pokes her head out of a bright, geometric opening. Her arms dangle over another opening in the structure, her body framed by the sloping shape of the dome.
PSFK, in partnership with HP Matter, speaks to award-winning director Alison Klayman about using unwavering curiosity to inspire creativity
Innovation is the new currency in today’s Idea Economy. In recognition of the leaders who are disrupting our tech-driven world, the editors at thought leadership site PSFK.com partnered with HP Matter to create the Innovators Index, a roster of digital pioneers making a global impact. This week we’ve featured Alison Klayman for bringing human stories to life onscreen.
In a short-lived installation, Luzinterruptus celebrated the no vote from the recent referendum on economic reform and the erstwhile Greek currency
Inside a hybrid ballot box-cash machine, dozens of voting slips from the recent Greek referendum, each meticulously marked oxi, were visible behind a clear panel. And, for every oxi – or no – vote deposited, drachmas were dispensed, spilling onto the streets of Madrid.