The Bioluminescent Metropolis

Posted in art, design, future, surface by electricdream on February 6, 2010

BLDGBLOG: The Bioluminescent Metropolis.



Posted in art, context, fashion, surface, textile by electricdream on January 5, 2010


This amazingly quirky duo never fail to amaze and delight, while disturbing too!

This image from Grow on you
Lucyandbart is a collaboration between artists Lucy McRae and Bart Hess. In it they imagine human bodies and faces physically altered with a shocking but artistic realism. Globules of foam, asymmetric spines fascinating and repugnant simultaneously, the pictures become even more disturbing because they don’t hint at the emotional state of the subject. Each transformed human looks blankly back at you, neither horrified or surprised or excited about their change of form, but merely present and allowing it to be shown to you. It’s that sort of lucid acceptance, clearly not hiding the kind of imperfections and oddities that society mostly trains us to be ashamed of, that make staring at these ‘mutants’ even more unnerving.

Excellent description of making an ambient display

Posted in surface, technology, textile by electricdream on October 25, 2009

Project 008 – keywoniki

Wifi detecting t-shirt

Posted in diva ecu, surface, technology, textile by electricdream on January 22, 2009

via gizmodo


Posted in context, cyborg, design, surface by electricdream on January 18, 2009

Sundry resources from rupture research:
Haptic exhibition at the Lighthouse
Skin by Ellen Lupton
Photographs by Elinor Carucci
Naomi Klein – no logo
Dr Zane Berzina – research and projects using thermochromic inks