How do you read this cake?
this guy takes livin’ in a box to the next level… he’s livin’ in a bear!
Since April 1, French Artist Abraham Poincheval has been partaking in an interactive exhibition at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature. He is essentially chilling inside a taxidermy bear with sparse food and water.
Find out more about this performance artwork here.
I say yes.
Will Galleries and Museums Ever Embrace Animated GIF Art?
Article for Artnet by Paddy Johnson examines the issues of GIFs as a medium for Art and Galleries.
The year 2012 was a momentous one for the animated GIF. The popularity of Dump.fm was just beginning to fade, but the platform, which facilitates real-time chat with images, had sparked GIF-making among countless creatives, from programmers and musicians to designers and visual artists. With the rise of Tumblr, and the launch of Google+—social networks used extensively by artists to connect with each other and share GIFs—the medium became so ubiquitous that it was even dubbed the “Word of the Year” by the Oxford Dictionary.
You can read the article here
[Above GIF is from nicolassassoon's 'Homeland Securities' series (2012)]
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Penguin watching made with data.
Before data became a household name, zoos depended on good weather and maybe the birth of a cute, baby elephant to draw crowds. Now they’re able to keep visitors coming with social media and analytics. Like The Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington. It feeds the public’s interest in the zoo with data by taking what they learn from comments on social media and offering special deals and membership events on the fly. Explore more stories →
// Nice Map. Have a look at Germany! Gamma Radiation Sensors all over the place.
An online map that marks and records public Internet-Of-Things projects around the world:
Thingful is a discoverability engine for The Public Internet of Things, providing a geographical index of where things are, who owns them, and how and why they are used.
Today, millions of people and organisations around the world already have and use connected ‘things’, ranging from energy monitors, weather stations and pollution sensors to animal trackers, geiger counters and shipping containers. Many choose to, or would like to, make their data available to third parties – either directly as a public resource or channeled through apps and analytical tools.
Thingful organises ‘things’ around locations and categories and structures ownership around Twitter profiles (which can be either people or organisations), enabling citizens to discuss why and how they are using their devices and data. Because, the ‘who’, ‘why’ and ‘where’ are ultimately far more important in The Public Internet of Things than the ‘what’.
Explicitly built for people, communities, companies and cities that want to make the data from these ‘things’ available and useful to others, Thingful aggregates and indexes public information from some of the major IoT platforms and data infrastructures around the world, providing direct links to datasets and profile pages for the public things that it knows about.
While this is interesting to see the scope of a potential future of internet-controllable objects … you can’t help think that there would be a huge vulnerability and scale of cyber-attacks to home devices that would be unsettling (such as this story where a baby monitor was accessed by a hacker).
You can explore Thingful yourself here