Major Malfunction: Revisiting Challenger

By New York Times

"On Jan. 28, 1986, seven astronauts “slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God.” America’s space program was never the same."

 

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I xxx cant imagine ARTFOR/UM xxxx ever doing a special issue on electronics or computers in art, but one never knows
Rejection letter from 1967 - hat-tip: @jim_boulton
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Johnny Express

Written and Directed by Kyungmin Woo

It’s 2150

There are all sorts of Aliens living throughout space.
Johnny is a Space Delivery Man who travels to different planets to deliver packages. Johnny is lazy and his only desire is to sleep in his autopilot spaceship. When the spaceship arrives at the destination, all he has to do is simply deliver the box. However, it never goes as planned. Johnny encounters strange and bizarre planets and always seems to cause trouble on his delivery route.

Will he be able to finish his mission without trouble?” 

Such a funny film! got to watch this 

Taxidermy

On taxidermy artist Becca Barnet

A short documentary about taxidermy artist Becca Barnet, performing taxidermy on her pet hamster, Fishhook. 

Wet Dog

Photography by Sophie Gamand

“Wet Dog” is a series of portraits of dogs photographed during their least favorite activity: bath time. Exposed at a vulnerable and humiliating moment, the soggy doggies wiggle, shake, haul themselves out of the groomer’s soapy grasp. The series celebrates dogs for what they really are: more than just animals. After millennia of close collaboration with humans, dogs have acquired a unique status in our society. Have they also taken some of our expressions?

Sophie believes dogs mirror humans and our society. The unique bond we have develop with them says a lot about our own solitude and social challenges.

97%

Short film directed by Ben Brand

Via an app on his phone, Bert discovers that a 97% lovematch is near. Will he find her before the subway reaches the end of the line?”

I thought it was quite a humorous and interesting take on finding love through digital platform. But it also shows how frivolous modern relationship can be.. One interesting TED talk that examines online dating is by Amy Webb that talks about using algorithms to find love. 

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. 

Canvas  by  andbamnan