Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Game of Life Art

Beginning to think about the potential for fusion art; especially around ideas of science [rationality] and art [irrationality]; and the exploration of the interface between ideas of systems. One early example is John Conways' 'Game of Life' as an agent based simulation with only three rules for single cells or pixels. A strange organic beauty that appears alive and yet similar to any action picture from the 1950s onwards. There are not many accessible examples of how artists have explored this idea or the mathematics of life. Love to know if anyone is thinking similar thoughts?

Monday, 27 September 2010

Woodpile House

This small recording studio designed by Piet Hein Eek is a modern spin on a log cabin. The exterior is consists of many logs that cover a plastic and steel frame. Simple idea that is well executed.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

My Angel

Nice idea to get community buy-in and interaction with public art - also quite cool that a local authority has a bespoke knitting pattern.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Luke Jerram

Been impressed with the Sunderland manufacture of the above pieces of large scale microbiology by conceptual artist Luke Jerram. Sars, Aids and Bird Flu currently on display at the National Glass Centre. One of the most interesting explorations between science and art - it is somewhat irrational to find these beautiful.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Pipe Lights

One of the most attractive and cool examples of integrated M&E services is the electrical plumbing 'pipe lights' of New York based Mesh Architects.

Sunday, 12 September 2010


I found something attractive about the miniature student house produced by model maker and graphic designer Annina Günter. It is the mix of messy nostalgia and the pedantic level of detail that turns this beyond a doll’s house into something closer to social observation and anthropology – as it captures something about a time and place in three dimensions. The report about this by Booth, Hannah [2010] “Miniature digs”. Guardian Weekend 21 August pp52-53; seemingly given space due to the accurate miniature of a Guardian newspaper also demonstrates a detailed understanding of the operation of the press.