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God of Happiness with Stefan Sagmeister

God of Happiness with Stefan Sagmeister

He is the god of Happiness! And we had the honor of asking Austrian designer Stefan Sagmeister 10 questions about his search for happiness. It doesn’t have to be complicated, all you need is a little guts!

27 June 2015

Long live experimentation! 10Q @ Dvein

Long live experimentation! 10Q @ Dvein

With their project ‘Magma’ (2013) Dvein, a groundbreaking studio in Barcelona. still got us hypnotized. Creative directors Teo Guillem and Carlos Pardo share their ideas about pushing the limits of live action and CGI storytelling, experimenting, and thinking outside the box.

19 June 2015

On dreaming and the intelligent overlap

On dreaming and the intelligent overlap

We, girls, imagined becoming ballerinas and you, boys, were dreaming of saving the world. Well, with minor differences from case to case. But ain’t I right? Today we are asked to create the future. The world is changing and ironically enough, we actually need to get back to dreaming.

13 June 2015

Guardian of Tradition

Guardian of Tradition

It is like you have stepped into the inside of a very creative machine, or perhaps inside the minds of Brussels, Belgium, based artists Yannick Jacquet and Frederic Penelle. Discover their new installation Mécanique Discursives here…

3 June 2015

No Future For Architecture

No Future For Architecture

French architect Stephane Malka knows how to rediscover the value of lost things. With his project, The Green Machine (2014 ), he found a solution for the “greening” of the desert. It’s a mobile oasis.

28 May 2015

Stuck in your eyes 10 Questions at Elliot Woods

Stuck in your eyes 10 Questions at Elliot Woods

When we encountered the Light Barrier installation by Kimchi and Chips at STRP Biennale earlier this year, we were hypnotized by the effect. Together, Elliot and Mimi create projects that draw new types of imagery in space.

22 May 2015

Follow your Heart with Jip Broeks

Follow your Heart with Jip Broeks

This young lady, Jip Broeks (26), is at the start of her career as a professional photographer. With her latest work ‘Pretty Old Women’ Jip shows us the pure beauty of women. A story that needs to be told.

15 May 2015

Living Architecture with Rachel Armstrong

Living Architecture with Rachel Armstrong

Let us imagine: we start to grow a house as we build it. We design the process, but do not know the final outcome. Rachel Armstrong shares her thoughts on how to change to world via Living Architecture.

6 May 2015

Transformed Masterpieces

Transformed Masterpieces

Growing up in Rome, Davide Quayola feels a very personal connection to Renaissance and Baroque art. As a visual artist, he investigates dialogues and tensions between the real and the artificial, the figurative and the abstract, the old and the new.

1 May 2015

Go your own way

Go your own way

Coming from a background of product design and mechatronic engineering, Julian Adenauer and Michael Haas followed their own path with their Berlin-based studio called Sonice Development.

29 April 2015

Top Secret

Top Secret

By manipulating the natural phenomenon of gravity, using a magnetic machine of his own making, and a top secret composition of materials, Dutch designer Jolan van der Wiel created the Gravity Stool.

25 April 2015

Built with Love!

Built with Love!

Guto Requena (1979) is convinced that design is not about making a pretty product; it is about a process, and about making people aware of and care about design, and through design about many social and environmental issues.

21 April 2015

Weird Stories

Weird Stories

French director Dimitri Stankowicz likes to synchronize his animations with music and rhythm, and tell weird stories. Like the music video of “Bye Bye Macadam”, that he made for fellow Parisian and musician Rone.

17 April 2015

What is Alien?

What is Alien?

How would you feel about enhancing your body with smart technologies? Filippo Nassetti and Alessandro Zomparelli of design studio MHOX, envision the EYE (Enhance Your Eye), to help you see better, filter and record what you see.

14 April 2015

Like a Doll

Like a Doll

Nickolay Lamm has made a habit out of investigating questions that pop into his head, like: “What if fashion dolls were made using standard human body proportions?” This last thought spiraled into a mind-blowing project.

10 April 2015

No Guts, No Glory

No Guts, No Glory

“We cannot solve problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” (Einstein) It’s high time for action, and modern creators have an important role to play here. This is the new theme: No Guts, No Glory.

8 April 2015

Out of the Nerd Domain

Out of the Nerd Domain

A bunch of individualists and…. nerds, that is Patrik de Jong’s talented team at Artificial Rome. He knows how to challenge them to come up with immersive applications, games & installations.

3 April 2015

Show me some Glitch!

Show me some Glitch!

Errors are not widely accepted in our society. Digitally however, they do not yet have the same negative connotation. So Kanno puts glitches on a pedestal and shows the essence of media.

31 March 2015

Surrendering to the Machine

Surrendering to the Machine

Paul Prudence works in a data- and technology-filled world, that even affects his creative ideas. It provides exciting outcomes of computational, algorithmic and generative environments and live-cinematic visual-music experiences.

27 March 2015

Cheers Bro!

Cheers Bro!

As soon as Spanish brothers Juan and Alejandro get together, there is an explosion of wild plans translated into a colorful world of detailed illustrations, full of humor and silliness, like fireworks!

25 March 2015

A Blog? Really?

A Blog? Really?

For a number of years the whole publishing world doesn’t know how to deal with the freedom of this digital age. The Unbinding the Book project challenged artists to explore who can be an author and what a book can be.

20 March 2015

OBSESS, MASTER, MANIPULATE

OBSESS, MASTER, MANIPULATE

Joanie Lemercier loves technology, projectors and light. What intrigues him most is how light can be used to manipulate perceived reality. His BLPRNT installation will be released March 20th at STRP.

17 March 2015

Sitting between two excerpts

Sitting between two excerpts

Where hand-made meets machine-made and analog meets digital, where form ends and formlessness begins. Sougwen Chung likes to explore and blur edges.

13 March 2015

Expedition Virtual World

Expedition Virtual World

The screen as a window on the world has disappeared. Today we plunge ourselves directly into the virtual. Angelique Spaninks, curator of STRP Biennial, feels it is time we think about what that means.

10 March 2015

Let the emotions run free…

Let the emotions run free…

… by making the digital tactile again. Dr Woohoo could best be called an Explorer, rather than a designer, who explores the new freedom of art making through constant experimentation.

3 March 2015

A Personal Utopia

A Personal Utopia

With data collected on Foursquare, interaction- and motion designer Stefan Wagner (also known as Andsynchrony) decided to zoom in and tell personal stories. He has discovered our personal utopias doing so.

26 February 2015

Pixel Gardening

Pixel Gardening

From the high-tech city of San Francisco, Robert Allison furnishes the digital world with an intoxicating color palette in an infinite number of combinations. The tulips, as he calls them, grow with the help of coding.

23 February 2015

Virtual Hypnosis

Virtual Hypnosis

Geoffrey Lillemon is a master of transforming reality into the absurd, and placing his audience in his absurd reality. He does so mainly using virtual elements and worlds in which the possibilities are endless.

19 February 2015

A Domain name in a Picture Frame

A Domain name in a Picture Frame

The websites built by Rafaël Rozendaal (1980) are made to experience and can best be described as an intersection between a painting and animation that makes you stare meditatively.

16 February 2015

Designing Aura

Designing Aura

Tokujin Yoshioka wants to create a profound experience that moves people’s hearts, through things that have visual shape and things that don’t. Light is his main ingredient.

13 February 2015

Playing With Fractals

Playing With Fractals

Our society has been networked together through the media, economic, and telecommunications infrastructures. Douglas Rushkoff reflects on our fractal experience in his column.

10 February 2015

The Unforgivingly Honest Collaborator

The Unforgivingly Honest Collaborator

Much like looking up close at a brain under a microscope and beholding the beauty of nature, the award winning digital simulations of cellular division by Andy Lomas, can be hypnotic.

6 February 2015

Into the Invisible

Into the Invisible

Valentine Reinhardt created the artwork for Sebastien Tellier’s song LOVE and his album L’Aventura (2014). Both the songs and the art are full of visions and tropical dreams.

3 February 2015

Unchained Creativity

Unchained Creativity

The longer you look at the work of photographer Daniel Sannwald, the more fascinated you become by the way in which he masters the reshaping of reality.

29 January 2015

A Virtual Playground

A Virtual Playground

Interactive dance performance “Pixel” gives you the feeling that you’re in the playground of the future. French duo Adrien M. & Claire B. are charged with creating this virtual world, that has its own rules and laws.

26 January 2015

Beyond Blinking LED

Beyond Blinking LED

Eastern Bloc, Montréal’s center for new media & interdisciplinary art, reflects on our increasing interactions with technological objects. Their exhibition, Robotis Personae, invites you to explore robotic & organic ecosystems.

22 January 2015

Not Seeing, Believing!

Not Seeing, Believing!

Japanese artist Mariko Mori explores universal questions at the intersection of the cosmos, life, death, reality, spirituality and technology. She explains that what we see and experience, is only 4% of what actually exists.

19 January 2015

Surrounded by Composition

Surrounded by Composition

From the world of radio and music and his own music label, Geert-Jan Hobijn shifted his focus to his artistic fascination with sound in 2000. He alienates and transforms normal situations by re-composing their sound.

16 January 2015

A perfect virtual/physical marriage

A perfect virtual/physical marriage

Andrew Thomas Huang combines handmade live action and computer-generated imagery almost indistinguishably. Equal partners with both their individual strengths.

13 January 2015

The ultimate mind fuck

The ultimate mind fuck

How would the world be like if one could see through the eyes of another? BeAnother Lab is an interdisciplinary art collective, that started building a machine to find out if you can actually experience someone else’s body.

9 January 2015

The Power of a Unique Signature

The Power of a Unique Signature

With his roots in the steamy streets of Rio de Janeiro, Vinicius Costa journeyed to the city that never sleeps, and started Roofstudio. He creates colorful, whimsical, and richly detailed designs.

6 January 2015

A Positive Notion of Fake

A Positive Notion of Fake

Zeitguised emphasizes and challenges the ever constructed nature of visual perception and therefore image perception itself, and the obsession with “authenticity” in western image culture.

2 January 2015

Rethinking Productivity

Rethinking Productivity

We stand at the frontier of a wave of destructive automation, driven by advanced artificial cognition, cheap sensors & machine learning. Thomas van Manen rethinks human productivity in his column.

29 December 2014

Let Creatives Rule!

Let Creatives Rule!

Thanks to “Sweetie,” a 10-year-old virtual girl by creative studio Lemz, Terre des Hommes has been able to collect thousands of names of people suspected of online child sex crimes.

26 December 2014

Food Printing – the next frontier of 3D printing

Food Printing – the next frontier of 3D printing

Jonnie Boer, undertakes a mission to surprise the guests of 3-star restaurant De Librije (Zwolle-NL), with gastronomic sensations. To meet this high standard, he seeks inspiration in innovative developments.

23 December 2014

A Signature Move

A Signature Move

“Dance is an art that disappears at the same time that it is created; it is an ephemeral art of which only the memory is retained.” Lesia Trubat visualizes the moves of dancers through her interactive pointe shoes.

18 December 2014

New Game. New Rules. Let’s Play.

New Game. New Rules. Let’s Play.

As the Avant-Garde becomes more accessible to the masses, the “normal” and “the real vs. fake” in effect also take on a new meaning. Read how Pernille Kok-Jensen sees the generation of digital warriors in her column.

16 December 2014

A Normal life with robots

A Normal life with robots

For design- and engineering studio Bot & Dolly, working with robots feels normal. Their project BOX explores the synthesis of real & digital space.

12 December 2014

The opposition to something real

The opposition to something real

As a visual artist, Fabrice le Nézet uses raw materials such as concrete and metal. He is also immensely intrigued by the possibilities of the digital and the effect of the fake.

9 December 2014

Fake Fucks Reality

Fake Fucks Reality

With an appropriate cut & paste mentality, the digitally-born generation demonstrates a beauty in which purity and crafts are given a new meaning. Read about the new theme Fake fucks Reality in this Letter from your Editor.

Where Technology meets a Good Storyteller

Where Technology meets a Good Storyteller

A real bookworm is how you could describe Evan Boehm during his childhood, now he brings his interactive stories to life via innovative techniques.

5 December 2014

The Moon River Paradigm Change

The Moon River Paradigm Change

“All I know is that the moment I stopped representing languages and systems that were not of my own making I felt I could engage again.” Read this column of Arne Hendriks about defining and redefining paradigms.

2 December 2014

Thou shalt not make boring designs

Thou shalt not make boring designs

Tjep’s designs are all extremely detailed, but breathe an air of cleanness and simplicity. For this year’s Amsterdam Light Festival, they created an interactive light installation in the center of their hometown.

29 November 2014

Apps are the New Canvas

Apps are the New Canvas

The work of Scott Sona Snibbe is mainly about bringing meaning and joy to people’s lives. This digital primate combines music, video and interactive effects in real gems of apps.

25 November 2014

Welcome to Biophilia

Welcome to Biophilia

Icelandic singer Björk is well known for crossing borders, and has invited many artists in her experimental landscape called Biophilia to do the same.

20 November 2014

The 21st Century Patron of the Arts

The 21st Century Patron of the Arts

A patron: a person who supports or endorses an artist or artistic cause. A modern-day example is Fabrica, founded by the Benetton Group.

6 November 2014

The toolbox that builds a modern signature

The toolbox that builds a modern signature

Aesthetics, rather than technology, is leading for Martijn Hage, but still he uses digital resources for research; they give him a new-found freedom.

23 October 2014

How to run with Nike

How to run with Nike

For Nike collaboration is part of its DNA. It helps to breathe new life into their classics. They commissioned Marcin Ignac of Variable to make Fuelband Fibers (2014).

16 October 2014

Exploring the New Freedom

Exploring the New Freedom

Michael Hansmeyer has been fascinated by the possibilities offered by the computer, and quickly realized that the computer is more than a blank digital canvas.

2 October 2014

Infinity in your pocket

Infinity in your pocket

Digital art & design studio Universal Everything, founded by creative director Matt Pyke, built Infinity Room (2014) to engage Microsoft’s audience.

25 September 2014

Business, a Serious Art of Playing?

Business, a Serious Art of Playing?

New types of innovators are producing new ways of understanding, new representations, new knowledge and disruptions that are transforming our world. Gaëtan Libertiaux & Marie du Chastel explore the topic in this column.

18 September 2014

From ZKM to Mainstream

From ZKM to Mainstream

ZKM Karlsruhe (Germany) stands for dialogue between all different forms of art and media. General Manager Christiane Riedel tells about their mission.

11 September 2014

Dancing Architecture

Dancing Architecture

“4DSOUND is an intense experience of synesthesia, it makes me see sound and feel the space around me. It is addictive.” Our guest editor Iris van Herpen presents Salvador Breed.

21 August 2014

The business with Art

The business with Art

“Hirst is a heady cocktail of money, art, power, celebrity and notoriety that Michelangelo would have died for.” Get inspired by this column written by Sian Griffiths (UK).

31 July 2014

No Weak Concepts Allowed

No Weak Concepts Allowed

Pascal Monaco & Felix Meyer aka We Think Things imagined “Traveling Lights” (2014) by doodling ideas for a commissioned logo

17 July 2014

Art Inc.

Art Inc.

We are curious about the habitat in which the avant-garde creative is rolling out his career path. Read about the new theme Art Inc. in this Letter from your Editor.

14 July 2014

YOU ARE A STAR!

YOU ARE A STAR!

Janet Echelman explores the cutting edge of sculpture, public art and urban transformation. ‘Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks’ (2014) is dancing on the wind 24-stories high in Vancouver, Canada.

22 May 2014