Schmonorail

Highly recommend the blogging of the great Vanessa Berry. In particular, she has been blogging about the city of Sydney at Mirror Sydney and for the Museum of Sydney's Public Sydney blog. Recently she posted a farewell tour of the Sydney monorail, and as a long-time big complainer about the monorail I had to comment... You are … Continue reading Schmonorail

Ying Gao

Been looking at the work of Canadian designer Ying Gao. Always interested in the way form and volume can be used in wearable objects. And her work oscillates between such objects that might be more commonly called 'clothes' and other, much more odd socio-environmental interactions. Dezeen has featured her gaze-activated dresses which glow with photo-luminescent … Continue reading Ying Gao

Cortlandt Alley Museum

Think I might have missed a calling in experience design/ museum display. Bite-sized, idiosyncratic social history... in a disused elevator shaft in New York. “There’s this whole world of artifacts that go unseen because they’re details of everyday landscape,” says one of the founders, Alex Kalman. Read a recent review in the Gothamist.

transporter

Inhabit recently posted this intro to the new Transbay Transit Terminal in San Francisco, currently under construction. Not only will it have wind turbines and geothermal heating and grey water recycling, it will have a "5.4 acre green roof that will act as a city park and will host variety of cultural activities." Are you … Continue reading transporter

‘food’

Was recently reminded of this strange and wonderful bit of writing from Ben Marcus' The Age of Wire and String. As we approach the final week of Masterchef, it reminds me of afternoons in costume history class and painting plates of costumes through the ages... It makes perfect sense, and yet - what?!? Eh? I … Continue reading ‘food’

Take08 at Electrofringe

In or around Newcastle? This is Not Art - Electrofringe, Critical Animals, Sound Summit and the National Young Writers Festival - are on this coming weekend. I've curated a program of recent Australian and New Zealand shorts with choreographer Anton called ReelDance: Take08 for Electrofringe. The program includes documentaries that explore social and cultural relationships … Continue reading Take08 at Electrofringe