Monday, November 9, 2009

BIKE WALK RUN

How does downtown exist as a hub for MTA riders and bicyclists in the city?

Celebrate eight weeks of mapping and conversations during the final night of HABEAS LOUNGE: A PLURALISTIC DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES. This event is the last in a series of DTLA explorations building a framework for ideas and exchanges about our shared city, conceived by artist Linda Pollack.

Art Walk night will be all about bicycles and public transportation. We want to hear first hand how transportation plays a role in life downtown! Pricey parking lots, scarce street parking, the threat of being towed...bicycle, metro and bus are alternative ways to get around without the trouble!

Advocates will be on hand to share their experiences and visions for transportation in LA, as well as challenges, from proposed master bike plans to everyday commuting.

Ride up 7th Street from the Art Walk to dialogue, discuss, debate, and learn ways to connect to the carless city.

A bicycle valet service will be provided by the LA County Bicycle Coalition.

During the event, check out the HABEAS LOUNGE, designed by Ilaria Mazzoleni: a cardboard sofa built from bike boxes by architect Nina Marie Barbuto, projections of classic / contemporary DTLA films selected by Linda Pollack and Maryam Hosseinzadeh, maps and bottled specimens from workshops by Katie Bachler, urban placemaking by James Jones, film footage of LA shot from a helicopter and a Pontiac G6 by Italian artists/architects ERGOT, an oversized Metro map, and more.

Plus SNACKS and a DJ too!

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ART WALK SCHEDULE

5.00 - DTLA Resident DJ Emilio

5.45 - You Have HABEAS
About HABEAS LOUNGE, Its Design and Mission

6.00 - Re-Designing How LA Moves
including a feasibility study for a pilot bike sharing program in Wilshire Center, produced by the Critical Mass class at SCI-Arc (Prof. Ilaria Mazzoleni) and CICLO a bike sharing plan proposal for USC

6.30 - Pedaling The Path
Open Discussion on Current Bike and Public Transportation Experiences/Issues/Challengs in LA With Advocates and Users

7.30 - Tracing Our Path
Discussion-Based Mapping Exercise On The Gallery Wall

8.00 - HABEAS LOUNGE Artists Talk About Their Work and The City

8.30 - DJ Emilio Dance Party

For more information, visit: http://www.habeaslounge.org/

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PERSPECTIVE GROUPS are part of "A Pluralistic Downtown Los Angeles Investigation", a series of explorations through maps and encounters, which will build a framework for the ideas and exchanges about our shared city.

Events are free and open to the public.

The HABEAS LOUNGE is in 7+FIG at Ernst and Young Plaza, located adjacent to the 7th + METRO Red Line stop. Validated parking in 7+ FIG parking structure, entrance on 7th and 8th Streets, west of Figueroa.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

smarty pants

this is an interview with my cousin from fall 2008. I just want to point out to how things have come into play afterwards. Just saying, people could pay me to think.

Friday, October 23, 2009

places to move to.

Halloween is coming up and I am going to be a rainbow. I am sewing my costume right now but here's where my mind set has been lately....
amazing.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

ribosome

i love you science.

Friday, October 16, 2009

WHY IS PITTSBURGH NOT ON HERE?!!! AND WHY NOT LA? WHY IS IT A HIPSTER BIKE AND NOT A COMMUTER? mmmmmmmmmmm prejudice.

amazing.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

mark set.

Party Favor(ite)s

Mix fruit flies and ottomans were the only things left from your divorcee s Avon potluck. Papa don't preach because I'm in MRIs loosing my patella and meniscus stability's. It's just a drill April Fool's for another farm animal flu
we are
catching involuntarily in the outfield of Dodgers Stadium. Hold my hand out of sockets while you clamp my wrist wrestling brace to other soft machines. We have it under controversial impulses to sniff out trouble from behind. It's not that the trophy boy toy is
better off
the mantel than on the floor, kicking and screaming. Park your posies and pickled fingernails! We have an aeronautic adventure ahead. I forget most of your allergies in my other bed. Make sure you close the door and frame the gangster creeping out of your cotton bleached restrictive loin cloths. I missed you at the afternoon tea. Sugur and agave never could sparkle and leave us
alone.

Monday, September 28, 2009

admitting.

Pigeon Shit Breakfast

Call me Minnehaha but last week we had everything and the girl. Instant tease and oatmeal lost their embedded intelligence due to your looped mouth backtalk everyone can't seem to get enough of .
At this
intersection, I go left with no right angles to corner my lips. Thyroid explosions happen every time you bat your instigative eye balls. There's no sex in your violence or ghosts in your fridge. Why couldn't' you tell me the
point I'm
trying to make broke under your ten speed and forgotten French? Was it that hardly integrated into your daily regiment to pull and push some auxiliary strings so my ankle could possibly twist less? The drunk fly on my tongue and callused clean palms last night dominated rarely tanned leather while all you ate was canned spelling soup that tasted
not ok.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

un stuck.

Bye Bye Bucky Blue Eyes

Greedy grape kissers kept inventory over ape shit. I thought recipes and calculators expired monthly in your mouth by really it was all the time in your hands. Call it namesakes because
that's how
we re wrote continental histories. African food stores diligent soap operatic one week newsstands waiting for our discovery. Was it after the strip tease
I stopped
wet landing the basic bed sheets your sweaty face pollinated? I hope pigtails and nose rings were only epoxy and flux for lady tar tar. Ten points for you dodging out of knee busting cinema sluts. if only the whole tale poked looser holes in my body bag. It's an Indian summer and I am not as fly as the mosquitoes
wanting you.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Mind Control


A new definition of monkey see monkey do. This just goes to show that you can really control your emotions if you wanted to. I think this relates to this movie....

Sunday, September 6, 2009

BRAganza

I want to make things that have never been made before- Yoshikazu Yamagata. Here is an image of one of his giganitc clothing items for Fall 2005. His white colossus can be found hanging in a tree, at other times it appears on the banister in a stairwell - food for the imagination but not to unsimilar to Vito Acconci's Adjustable Wall Bra. Public space is leaving home- I always thought this Acconci quote was related to the Wall Bra for some reason. It's making one of the most private spaces (the space between the breast and the cup) in habitable for all and all body parts for that matter. One could also relate home to a mother's breast that you stop feeding from . My brascape is itching to make it out and again... any suggestions?


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

tra(sh)gic.

Chris Jordan's photographic work plays with a degree of scales. This piece Gyre depicts 2.4 million pieces of plastic, equal to the estimated number of pounds of plastic pollution that enter the world's oceans every hour. All of the plastic in this image was collected from the Pacific Ocean. Let's zoom in. Let's zoom even further.



We need to do something. How can we stop using plastics like this? Also, by picking up bread tabs you will help the ocean. If you want you can send them to me.
Thank you! email me and i will give you the address.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Architecture is not the best thing to be in right now, but neither are a lot of "creatively" professional office jobs. When life throws you lemons, make lemonade.... This documentary, Lemonade, is about just that. More than 70,000 advertising professionals have lost their jobs in this “Great Recession.” Lemonade is about what happens when people who were once paid to be creative in advertising are forced to be creative with their own lives.

I graduated from SCIARC the week that everything fell last year. We are coming up to a year of recession. It feels like forever but also yesterday. Many young (and old) architects who have gone to school and slaved romantically over work for years got the pink slip saying, we can't pay you, we don't have enough projects, you are let go... I applied for EVERY job you can imagine and was fortunate to join the family at Locali. Since working there, I've lost weight, gotten better eating habits, and am probably am in the best shape in my life since high school. Though this is not a long term stop in my road of life, it has been great to let me think and take time to repackage myself. It is a whole new education.

dedication

I did something like this for the Rainbows and Unicorn Show at the Echo Curio.. but by no means was it to this magnitude. Basheer Graphic Books put a contest out to promote Pantone color guide book to art college students and faculty. I am not sure what school or who was the actual artist. I am sorry.

Monday, August 24, 2009

sheer beauty.

This was a promo for Queen's "Bicycle Race."


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

poem

Workman's Comp

Crippling crunches stole my integral appetite. It was off the wall and out of mind. Calender titty mags and old polariods don't seem to hang around much anymore. Beside you tongue calisthenics most nights kept me up and Adam
if you weren't
clipping nose hairs already. Funny, these games we play got arthritis from too much Patty Duke and cake for passive destructive dietary ignorances. I'm gassy and you swallowed a bag of Douglas fur. If you stopped exposing your inner feelings and moonshine maybe we would get something done around here. Too bad the coconuts are
so young I
bore them to tears and tea leaves last week. Rims ricochet ink deposits on your wrists in your dreamt future. Did you see any rainbows crawling across my carpel tunnels? When was this supposed to happen anyway? I can't care if you
would have loved
to be blonder in the last months. You have got this growth on your back and a twin eating a Puerto Rican just 2 hours from your parents house. I never said it was something they made trophies for at the convenient lottery stands. Hold my eyelids, Henry Darger's life styles appear more associated with vowels in a rapid increase. Whatever, you purr hypoallergenic kitten's breath. Until I swallow more salt and pepper, I am sure I don't really know
you by now.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

you are here.

Ok. So I have been working at Locali for about 2 months now and I still haven't written anything about the place. Shame on me. Locali is amazing. I keep telling folks that it's like if whole foods had a 7eleven. We make sandwiches, can make them vegan and gluten free, sell gluten free, vegan and raw options for food. We have a great selection of organic beers and wines and gluten free beers as well. A lot of the products in the store are locally made. The best part of the job (from a mediascapes standpoint) is the use of twitter for the store and the Icycle, the ice cream selling bicycle. Not only are the daily specials just a tweet away but so is the location of the Icycle. This geospacial, enviro friendly mobile food device finds its way to multiple farmers markets, social spaces, and birthday parties. I so far am the only girl riding the bike and I love it. We sell alot of locally made frozen treats such as Carmela's Ice Creams, Popshop Popcicles, Bittersweet Treats, and Tomberlies raw ice creams. Don't believe me on the awesome factor? Here's our yelp!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Twin City Suicide

Vampire mouths might trickle down extacy lane if you aren't careful. I've been here before December and I still fee l the bumps. Am I just slow or are you you not aware of dietary monogamy? Why should LA love me after vomiting on her roof tops and topless dancers?
I
can't see past my window with out a slutty cloud of population graphs. It's only indian music that you
can't
stomach with kobe beef fast food. The pace of your eyelids is frozen for me. What was I doing here way other than sleeping next to your fragmented face. Ahoy matey, this ship don't stop for Thom Sawyer and any Yes song you can hum. The cigarettes
live
closer existence to your spectrum than my eyes. No matter, I'll get my own. It's only babysitting when your not drunk. Well excuse my outer body ethnographic experience but I can't hold this plate much longer. Are we beyond this or not even close to wadding afternoons under covers polluted with Seinfeld Dvds? So Minneahaha really fell hard off the rocks and snowcapped balls. Bobby Dylan and carpacio never let that big of a stain
here.

Friday, July 24, 2009

geospacial bike crash

Bikewise is place where you can mark where you have had a crash or there is a bike hazard or even more important- where things have gotten stolen. Please add to this! Great when going to new cities!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

bubble gum fantasies

no they are not real... thanks to photoshop. but imagine if they were!....... These are by Simone Decker. I found them on a blog then got Kanye West's post about it as well. I need to restart my gum project. Here's some images from our stint in Venice beach (versus Decker's Venice Italy.)

Art delivery

Some might think that physical systems of information dispersion might be antique with the rise of twitter, iphones, and the new Google WAVE. Buy analog production still has value on our city streets, at least in Berlin. The project called Papergirl has been recruiting young Berliner on bikes to distribute rolls of art work much like an old fashioned paper boy. In 2005 the city of Berlin decided to fine any one pasting posters on public spaces. Aisha Ronninger, an art student, with her colleges brainstormed about how to bring art to public urban spaces. They pass out art in public while riding their bikes through the city. This has now become a well-established happening in the city. Hundreds of artworks on paper are sent from all over the worlds to Papergirl team. Anyone can participate from art students to doodling taxi drivers. They just ask for a minimum of 2 artworks.

"The basic idea with the project is to bring art to the public in a different way from normal; to surprise people and bring them into contact with art in their everyday life.”

I would like to start one in LA. If you are interested in 1. being on the street team or 2. sending art, please email me. nbarbuto@gmail.com

Thanks!

Friday, June 26, 2009

WAVE hello to the future

Open sourced awesomeness! This is the future of communication. It's version of email kinda works like how you can use Google docs already. But it's waves. It's sonic booms of info. It breaks the info into particles that you can interject into, a multi level conversation. This is great to really encourage all of our ADD conditions. Yet, I think its just a step closer to singularity.

And on that topic....

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Old men mapping the world.

GO GO GEO WEB! For all you geographers out there, the internet is coming to get you. GIS , Geographic Information Systems, can be very boring sometimes but very informative. GIS and those who deal with it make it accessible to the public via cartography and visualization. By integrating geographic knowledge into daily human interaction can help us all live more sustainable/efficiently/and even socially.
Geographic Knowledge is more than just data:
Its predictions its cartographic knowlege
Meta Data- key for discovery and access
Because of Google and other mapping systems we are all thinking spatially in real time. They need to make the knowledge for the public. At the ACADIA conference I attended last October several presentations were also on this topic. The presentation by Ginette Wessel, Remco Chang, and Eric Sauda was titled:Towards A New (Mapping Of The) CityInteractive, Data Rich Modes Of Urban Legibility.
Their paper proposes a new interactive modes of urban legibility: data space, virtual and physical city, multi-nodal, and information flows.
They conclude that two necessary aspects of any urban visualization are interactivity and the combination of data and geospatial information. Interactivity is crucial because of the fluid nature of our experience and the diversity of individual agendas in the contemporary city. The combination of data and geospatial information reinforces the importance of geometry of the city alone is no longer a reliable indicator of meaning. The modern metropolis is a lasagna of complex overlays of information. The "city as object" has been retired. As much as the city is a living and reacting system, the information that defines or at least translates these transitory systems must be defined by the mailable technology such as twitter and iphone apps.
There was a lecture that Benjamin Bratton gave this past year where he talked about open source urbanism. "For the emergent pairing of urban software and hardware, the redesign of the polis is dependent as the redesign o the city & the redesign o the city is dependent on the redesign of the software, in fact they may likely turn out to be all the same thing." He also said architecture should commit suicide. Personally I am waiting for the jump. You can watch that lecture here. Just click on the video archive link.

Nader Vossoughian gave a lecture at the Berlage Institute in January 2009 titled Open Source Urbanism and the Language of the Global Polis which you can stream here.

What I want to know is how who is mapping what is happening in Tehran right now after the election. The use of "easy tech" aka cellphones to collect the people in riots and other rebellious demonstrative movements should really be documented and theorized. The fact that Facebook was banned in the country for awhile should tell you that the Iranians really know how to use it for its potential. Until then, here's the tweets about it.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

GOOD -n- trashy.

This is not new news but its good to keep it in mind. GOOD magazine had one of their Transparency's on it recently. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a major problem for the world yet just recently (2008) has been physically addressed. Richard Owen is a building contractor and scuba dive instructor who formed the Environmental Cleanup Coalition to address the issue of the pollution of the North Pacific. The ECC plan calls for modifying a fleet of ships to clear the area of debris and form a restoration and recycling laboratory called Gyre Island. The ECC is a non-profit, NON-GOVERNMENTAL agency.



Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Heh heh, Hello?

WELCOME TO THE FUTURE! Though the Design of the Elastic Mind Show was last year, there were so many products on display that its easy to find stuff as new. The Nokia Morph concept device bridges between highly advanced technologies and their potential benefits to end-users. This device concept showcases what is being explored by Nokia Research Center (NRC) in collaboration with the Cambridge Nanoscience Centre (United Kingdom). Nanoscale technologies will potentially create a world of radically different devices that open up an entirely new spectrum of possibilities. No longer just something to loose in your purse or your pocket. The phone is part of your daily appearance.

Integrated electronics in the Morph concept could cost less and include more functionality in a smaller space via its design at a nano scale. Nanotechnology has made it possible for materials like this, materials that are flexible, stretchable, transparent and remarkably strong all at once. All this is at the protein and fiber level of composition. The fibril proteins are woven into a three dimensional mesh that reinforces thin elastic structures much like the fibers in spider silk. The embedded elasticity enables the device to literally change shapes and configure itself to adapt to the task at hand. Also on a material scale, the utilization of biodegradable materials is planned in the production.. The "Nanograss" mentioned in the video is a brilliant idea that should be applied to other surfaces as well. I would even say automobiles! The nanograss harvests solar power. This miracle/future phone also will be laced with senors that have incite to bio-chemical awareness and consciousness to determine pollution or a fruit's ripeness. This could potentially count your own intake of calories and the calories you use while its on your body. Amazing. When can this be under my chirstmas tree?

Friday, May 22, 2009

Lego my FLW

A childhood toy is stepping it up. LEGO and Brickstructures have unveiled an interesting new twist on a LEGO range - LEGO Architecture, the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.
Brickstructures is mainly run by "architectural artist" Adam Reed Tucker who builds famous buildings out of legos. The FLW collection will surely be a hit since he's still the iconic architect of america.

As well as instructions, each building set includes a specially printed landmark name plate, an "inspiration booklet" containing facts, architectural significance and points of interest.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Make the wait worth it.

Micheal Kontopolos has done it again!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

the simpsons and architecture

Maggie is an architect.

sf BIKES

My friend Nathan Lee and some others have started this great cycle blog about bikes in SF.
CHECK IT OUT!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

something to keep in mind

brain fart

I was teaching the kids about architecture the other day and I was just admiring the geometry equations on the wall. All of the sudden, I totally forgot the quadratic equation. I know. You are thinking, what is wrong with this girl, but I specifically remembered where I was and who was in the room when we were learning it in 8th grade. Who my teacher was and etc. So for all those who have forgotten about it: here she is!
I feel like maybe I should start a math night or at least a geometry night vrs just craft night.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

pre post mod?

This is the pre-Napoleonic (1758) proposal by Charles Ribart for an elephant-shaped building on the location of the current Arc de Triomphe. OH those French. Imagine if you actually live in an elephant.

School daze.

Currently, I have been teaching 6th graders about architectures at George Washington Carver Middle School in South Central LA. I have been posting everything on my other blog
THE FUTURE STARTS WITH YOU. The kids are amazing. In the midst of making a powerpoint, I found this diagram on parabolas. Pretty amazing. I miss math, don't you?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

NON BELIEVER

I can't believe he doens't believe in Unicorns... David Kross is the shit. Really. unicorns?! no?Michel Gondry. WTF?!

Monday, April 13, 2009

watch out for this artist.

Alia Penner's got some awesome stuff. my friend Sonny ran into her and met her and she might be in the MSTRCYLNDR.

Monday, April 6, 2009

overwhelmed with thought!

schools of thought diagram. Here is the whole thing. It's amazing. Some of the key is::
white general systems
red cybernetics
black physical sciences
blue mathematics
magenta computers & informatics
green biology & medicine
yellow symbolic systems
orange social systems
olive ecology
gray philosophy
cyan systems analysis
purple engineering

Enjoy!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

post_post?


This past week has been field with lectures from miscellaneous art and architecture bloggers and media theorist. Welcome or post-welcome to Postopolis. This was put on by the Storefront for Art and Architecture and ForYourArt, and it is part of Los Angeles Art Weekend. Some of key people of blogs were David Basulto from Plataforma Arquitectura and ArchDaily, Jace Clayton from Mudd Up!, RĂ©gine Debatty from we make money not art , Bryan Finoki from Subtopia, Dan Hill from City of Sound, and Geoff Manaugh from BLDGBLOG. It was a 5 day event. I was able to attend the opening night and the closing. I was absent in the middle due to a cold. But all is well because I followed the whole thing on Twitter. Other people who presented were Fritz Haeg, Inaba, GOOD magazine, Islands of LA, Fallen Fruit, and Benjamin Bratton.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Stuff IT! You're Full of IT. I've Had Enough!

Old news, I know, but this could be the next great wave of graffiti, edible graffiti. Though it could also be considered just a prank or a malicious act (but really only if your a diabetic or an anorexic or have some food phobia), pieing really is a declaration of space and occupancy much like graffiti. This is a different way of tagging but actually marking the figure. It's saying "have your cake it and eat it too you jerk." From Wikipedia:: Pieing is the act of throwing a pie at an authority figure, politician, or celebrity as a means of protesting against the target's political beliefs, or against a perceived flaw — arrogance, hubris — in the target's character. Perpetrators generally regard the act as a form of ridicule to embarrass and humiliate the victim. In some US states 'pieing' may conform to definitions of battery, but not assault.
Now there is also caking which involves cake. Here is a healthy list by wikipedia as well of those who have been Pied. These delicious acts have been carried out not just by individuals but by brigades as well. Some to note are Les Entartistes,Biotic Baking Brigade, and Bakers Without Borders. An infamous one is the pie throwing anarchist Noel Godin. "We only attack the wicked--the great and the wicked," aka all politicians. When French Rally for the Republic party bigwig Nicolas Sarkozy visited Brussels in February, he was pursued through a downtown conference center by 30-odd people carrying pies and equipped with cameras. He was hit three times. "People are mad today, and this form of burlesque terrorism hurts nobody," says Van Hiel, Godin's companion and sometime accomplice. "The cream pie is the arm of the weak and powerless."

I was thinking how over architects I am. How pompous most of them are. How cocky they are. How many cocks they try to shove off as architecture.... I feel the time is now. YES NOW. For the people of the world to give them their "just desert." I am starting on a new mission. And it starts here::

Who's with me?

Friday, March 20, 2009

i had to ride the bus to santa monica to take care of my brother so i wrote a lot on the way...

Spoke and Poke Driver

Cross those knees and unbutton those lips, it's the greatest show on this side of the frozen hemisphere. Weren't the stuffed bipolar bears scrumptious as the inventory vomited from the mausoleum? Make shift rears and gears got you from Tempe and back. Hold this while

I

tie my shoe. Did you know I could balence hats off of Prince impersonators as well? It's cool frostbitten figments were the last texture I knew of yours so

never

finger bang my tonsils again this week. Broken accordion staircases

meant

more after the future was published. Let me tell you about this cryptic trip tic your saliva and I took just

to say

I love it when you each peanuts and tobacco. Are you feeling and filling me up to the brims and bottoms with lollipops and lolly gaging? You kept asking me to gag and grapple more than your Adam's apple and bananas foster. My mouth's full again can you repeat what you said. I got lost down there in between I forget and

I'm sorry.

poem.

Fictional Poster Child

Narcissistic egg layers and stretched out laryngitis landing pads became fresh kitsch TV dinner just like in the movies. Biking through the BladeRunner tunnel on a daily basis continues to act as a face lift for chemical imbalances and nuclear membranes. Patronizing my knotty ligaments

sometimes

gets milk to shoot through my nose. Let me tell you what happened last night while you were choking on oxygen and dust bunnies. All of a sudden we were in the park but really in Ireland with cliffs under our knees. Backdrop fiber glass bricks made better intents than your fists. King Kong doesn't live here any more. And all

you

can say is something or another about the weather vanes in Kansas becoming extinct like the partiarchy. I can't wait for the popcorn or your acned back to hatch. It's 8 o clock,

are

you coming in my mouth or on my ear because the blindfold you left on left skid marks. This is getting a bit too extroverted for an afternoon luncheon. Wherever did you get that hot sauce sucking routine? We were floating on mattresses and title waves enacted their eminent domain

everywhere I

forgot my sunglasses. It was my first blockhead carving and cellular mysticism all wrapped up in 2 concise spheres. This is entertainment. This is an octopus. This is just what's been between most of my fat layers and physical sheet slappers for 10 years now. Man times a grasshopper and I can't smoke enough. Don't believe me? Just take a

look.

SO CUTE

Look how cute Jesse Buckner is as she goes to kick some ass in the Pittsburgh Delegation for the National Bike Summit. With her are Erok, Scott Bricker and Maurice Tierney.
Go get'em.

It's Alive!


Choe U Ram is an amazing artist from South Korea. He has a deep understanding of robotics and creates these organic like structures that "live" autonomously almost. His show entitled Anima Machines was at the SCAI The Bathhouse gallery in Japan. Anima means soul in Latin. These things definitely have a life of their own. One of the best part of his work is that he treats these sculptures as specimens and gives them scientific names as well. This beautiful specimen is Una Lumino, 2008
Scientfic Name : Anmopispl avearium cirripedia URAM
The materials are Metallic material, machinery, metal-halide lamp, and of course electronic devices. Here is the description from U Ram's website::
According to a recent report from United Research of Anima Machine- U.R.A.M,
a brand new species of mechanized sentient creatures has been discovered
operating within communities.
Said to exhibit sophisticated and uniform behavioral patterns, this new species has been observed communicating actively with each other in colonies not unlike those of bees and ants.

Communities of these species gather and collect to form a giant mass of pulsing, breathing light, where they exchange information about where to find city energy, their main source of sustenance. Despite the inexistence of leaders or orders due to lack of command system, they seem to operate through interactive communication. When the lump with congregated independent living entities shines brilliantly, larvae swim in the air towards it and attach themselves.In addition, their eggs and larvae are reported to generate light by themselves. This living entity also emits redundant energy where city energy is necessary through communication by means of light. When looked down from a night plane, the city lights seem as if they are breathing,
and some are actually the scenes of these living entities’ interactive communication. Although these living entities are not easy to be distinguished from city lights due to darkness and distance, observations are occasionally made on their swimming act in search of greater community to adhere to.
This living entity has the form and movement the same as that of sea acorn (barnacle), which collects city energy in the air by moving their hard mouth.
They often attach themselves on some surfaces in factory machinery rooms, basements of old buildings and colorful neon signs within places with high human population density. It has been reported that the discovery of mechanical living entity community in the form of a giant bee hive is the first in history.

I love it how he talks about energy as well. mmmm sounds familiar....


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

my fortune cookie today...

"you are an individual interested in foreward thrust and the future"

Past