HUVr has imagined the first hoverboard directly inspired by the movie Back to the future. The board would be connected to our smartphones and we could activate it via bluetooth. The concept is really cool but unfortunately this board isn’t real. Two videos showing celebrities such as Moby or Tony Hawk, testing the hoverboard, are to discover below.
We saw cars and motorcycles make a loop of 360 degrees, but it has never been achieved by a human foot race, until now. After several attempts, Damien Walters stuntman was able to complete the loop to the delight of all the spectators. Technical and impressive organized by Pepsi to discover in photo and video.
English designer Jay Watson has created a wooden thermochromic table called “Linger a Little Longer”. The black paint reacts to the bodies’ and objects’ heat and discolors itself like a watermark. An original and design object is to discover in pictures in the next part of the article.
London-based art and design studio United Visual Artists has created a particular light installation for the Barbican Centre. It consists in matching the light’s movements to different emitted sounds. “Momentum” project is to discover in video and through Bethany Clark’s photos in the next part of the article.
Here is our first bimonthly selection of February, the best creations of calendars that have marked the last two years. Between calendars Paper Art , interactive, colorful and alongside the photography, design and technology: we leave you the pleasure of discovering everything in the suite.
The designer and architect Asif Khan create self-portraits in a house located in the entrance to the Olympic Park in the city. The 2,000 square-meter cube has a kinetic façade that can recreate the faces of visitors from 3D scans that are made in photo booths installed in the building. Finished portraits appear three at a time, each appears eight meters high.
The artist Ambreen Butt uses hundreds of fingers and toes pink resin that seem to explode on to the gallery walls Carroll and Sons in Boston. Representation seems abstract, but becomes very realistic when we get closer to the work. An invasion of fingers to discover photos later in the article.
Canadian artist Michel de Broin makes creative and original installations in different European or American countries. Chairs or tables forming a block, a chimney-television or a reversed statue of Liberty, this artist surprises us in each idea. A panorama of his installations is to discover in the next part of the article.
Nathan Yau from FlowingData has mapped runners’ itineraries living in 22 different cities, including 18 in The United States. He used the app RunKeeper to trail runners’ paths and he noticed that their circuits are often near water and parks. Maps to discover, where runners run on each other’s sneakers.
Thanks to a significant amount of lead soldiers, the artist Jean-Pierre Seguin reconstructed 3D faces and working on the appearance of the skin color as pixels replaced by the use of the soldiers. Dramatic representations, an extremely meticulous and sought immortalized in this photo series.
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago had a great idea for its latest exhibition : “The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology” : they created ads on four bus-stops on which passer-by can scratch the ad to reveal another one. They become themselves archeologists. The illustration is a work by Mark Dion and the photograph underneath was taken by Tony Tasset.
The Global Data Chandelier is an art installation created for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), an influence circle on the foreign policy of the United States, based in Washington DC. Designed by Sosolimited Hypersonic Engineering & Design Plebian Design and Chris Parlato , it is composed of 425 lamps visually distributing economic or ecological informations. More details in the video below.
After the excellent work of the photographer Irina Werning Back to the future, here is the wonderful series of Chino Otsuka which is designed and embedded itself in his childhood photos: a pose beside the child she was. More images of his project entitled “Imagine Finding Me” later in the article.
The architect and interior designer Chikara Ohno has made a super bright installation for the brand Kaneka Corporation in Superstudio Piu in Milan, Italy, helped by the textile designer Yoko Ando and lighting designer Izumi Okayasu lighting Design. An impressive OLED illuminated space of more than 160m2 with an impressive render to discover in images in the article.