Book Hive by Rusty Squid and England Art Council
A living sculpture consisting of 400 “moving” books installed in the Bristol Central Library to celebrate its 400th anniversary.
Janet Echelman and Aaron Koblin
"SKIES PAINTED WITH UNNUMBERED SPARKS"
Twisted Nylon, Braided Polyester, Honeywell Spectra Fiber, and Interactive, Colored Lighting
Dimensions of Net:
300 ft. Length x 110 ft Width x 40 ft. Depth
745 ft. Length x 475 ft. Width x 175 ft. Height
"Studio Echelman installed its largest, most interactive sculpture installation to date at the TED Conference’s 30th anniversary, March 2014. The monumental aerial sculpture spanned 745 feet between the 24-story Fairmont Waterfront and the Vancouver Convention Center, challenging the artist to work on her most ambitious scale yet – over twice the size of her largest previous sculpture.
The sculpture was presented with an original, interactive work created in collaboration with artist Aaron Koblin, Creative Director of the Data Arts Team in Google’s Creative Lab. At night the sculpture came to life as visitors were able to choreograph the lighting in real time using physical gestures on their mobile devices. Vivid beams of light were projected across a massive scale as the result of small movements on spectators’ phones.
In the daytime, the sculpture’s delicate yet monumental form is subtle, blending in with clouds and sky. A complex matrix of 860,000 hand and machine-made knots and 145 miles of braided fiber weighing nearly 3,500 pounds span 745 feet make up Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks.
In order to achieve such scale and complexity, Echelman turned to Autodesk, a leader in 3D design software that seeks out interesting design problems. Autodesk collaborated with Studio Echelman to create custom 3D software to model the sculpture and test its feasibility. “The software has allowed me to explore density, shape, and scale in much greater detail,” says Echelman. “We can manipulate our designs and see the results immediately. We’re able to push the boundaries of our designs further.”
Made entirely of soft fibers, the sculpture can attach directly into existing city architecture. To support the artwork across such a large span, Echelman utilized Honeywell Spectra fiber, a lightweight, durable material 15 times stronger than steel by weight. It is designed to travel to cities around the globe after the 2014 TED Conference exhibition as an “idea worth spreading.”
This project embodies the infusion of art and technology, as both continuously evolve together. “I want people to feel protected, yet linked to open sky,” says Echelman. “I hope that visitors feel more connected to those around them – to neighbors and strangers.”
The title of the sculpture, ‘Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks’, refers to a quotation from Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’. Through the interactive lighting component, each person can choreograph light onto the artwork and “it’s about each one of us being one of those stars – those sparks – and being able to paint the skies,” says Echelman.
For more info on this project, and to view a making-of video, please visit:
Dibalik kata “cie”
Dibalik kata “Gak pa pa”
Dibalik kata “terserah”
Dibalik kata “Ya udah”
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
- Mark Twain -
HC Berg - Visual Vortices & Illuminated Lightcells
aku terlalu tau diri untuk tak selalu berharap pada kamu. jangan khawatir.
Tia Setiawati Pakualam (via tumbr1)
Capturing Graduation Season in South Korea
To see more photos and videos of graduation celebrations in South Korea, browse the #졸업식 (graduation ceremony), #졸업 (graduation), #졸업축하 (congratulating graduation) and #학사모 (mortar board) hashtags on Instagram.
This week, students across South Korea celebrate their graduation as many schools reach the end of their school year. During this season, streets in and around school campuses turn festive with numerous pop-up shops lining sidewalks with flower bouquets, food and party favors to add to the excitement of the joyous day.
With one of the world’s highest high-school-graduation and college-enrollment rates in the world, the schooling environment in the country is extremely competitive, making graduation an especially important milestone in South Korean life. Classmates, family members and extended relatives gather for the celebration, and Instagrammers attending graduation ceremonies are sharing their special moments with the world.
tahun pemilu tahun pemilu, yuk cerdas memilih, jangan sampe golput!
Submitted By Anonymous
iya juga sih ._.
makanya banyak yang benci sama suzy
temenku aja kebanyakan hatersnya dia ._.
I miss this show already.
Lol kaepsong tbh
Ilmu ikhlas.. with Nurul – View on Path.
A proposal for the electricity-aborbing Hydra Tower