The Great Canton and Hong Kong Proverbs

Graphic by Ah To

"In 1559, Dutch artist Pieter Bruegel created the oil painting “Netherlandish Proverbs” which illustrates many Dutch proverbs to praise the Dutch culture. "

阿塗(Ah To), a graphic designer and part-time cartoonist who concerns about the survival of Cantonese in Canton and Hong Kong, has just published a comic called ” The Great Canton and Hong Kong Proverbs” on Hong Kong independent media “Passion Times“. The cartoon contains illustrations of 81 Cantonese proverbs.

Prospect

Directed by Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell

Prospect is the coming-of-age story of a teenage girl on a toxic alien planet. She and her father hunt for precious materials, aiming to strike it rich. When the father is attacked by a roving bandit, the daughter must take control. Prospect premiered at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival.

The Final Frontier 

Photography by Steven Klein (Vogue)

"Beyond the blue horizon lies a futuristic vision of fashion—a beautiful minimalism tailored for the brave and the bold."

Google Glass makes headlines in many arenas of the media — technology, breaking news, business, health — but high fashion isn’t a subject typically associated with the geeky wearable device. However, 2013’s encyclopedic September issue of Vogue — the magazine’s second-biggest issue ever — features a 12-page editorial in which all of the models don outfit-matching AR glasses.

Marina Abramovic Institute

Building design by OMA
The mission of the Marina Abramović Institute for the Preservation of Performance Art (MAI)  is to cultivate new kinds of performance while functioning as a living archive, preserving and hosting performances of historic pieces. Abramovic plans to use the space as a laboratory for exploring time-based and immaterial art - including performance, dance, theater, film, video, opera, and music - through collaboration with practitioners in the realms of science, technology, and education.

The first phase of MAI’s development was funded through Kickstarter. The building will be designed by OMA  in a former theater in hudson, new york. 

The Eye Of Ballet Dancers

Works by Artist JR

For his newest initiative, a collaboration with the New York City Ballet, JR has produced a 6,500-square-foot composite photo of NYCB dancers inside the legendary Koch TheaterManeuvering the dancers’ bodies in intricate and abstract arrangements and simultaneously wrapping them around huge sheets of crimped white paper, he creates the massive image of an eye photographed from above.

Sound Locator

In the past century we started to build machines that would help us locate source of sound. Here are some of the most insane moments in the history of sound-location technology.

Residual Self Image

By Martin Rinman

"You might think you’re dealing with a human, but hold its gaze for just a few extra seconds. You see? Those flat, black orbs reveal everything you need to know."

These images are from a series called “Residual Self Image,” by Martin Rinman. Rinman is an artist and photographer in Sweden, and you can see more of his work on his website

Dystopian Landscapes

By Simon Stalenhag

Simon Stalenhag creates surreal imagery of a dystopian  Swedish countryside. The images shown here exist in the late 80′s where robots and hovercrafts are the norm while a few mutant dinosaurs are on the loose. 

Sonic Gun

By Tomoaki Yanagisawa

Sonic gun allows you to shoot sounds that you have previously recorded with the gun itself and send them to targets that play these sounds back. The targets can be placed anywhere — on people, walls, or objects.

Tomoaki Tanagisawa is an interaction designer /programmer. He is one of the members of Rhizomatiks

Electrocyte Appendix

by Revital Cohen

Biotechnology could allow us to transform our genus into something else. The idea of our species changing from Homo-Sapiens into Homo-Evolutis (the human as a species controlling and designing its own evolution) is materialising quickly in research labs. And what kind of genus be constructed when the Homo takes after the Gymnotus? Forecasts for 2050 point towards technologically assisted reclusiveness, self sufficiency and social isolation. These behaviours are enabled by communication networks which allow one to survive without leaving the home or having physical interactions with others.

In this kind of existence, where electricity becomes vital for survival, should the body adapt to the behaviour and adjust to sustain it? In this future scenario the body changes its function; instead of an organism designed to attract, socialise, mate and reproduce with others, it becomes an electricity generating vessel, nurtured and harvested by its owner, designed to sustain a new form of virtual existence for an individual who lives through electronic networks.

Canvas  by  andbamnan