Ross Racine creates aerial views of faux-sprawl. His works highlight the incredible beauty, mundanity, order (of a sort) and absurdity of American suburbs. Someone should really start marketing cloud-shaped developments. I can think of a few gated communities from my hometown alone, that would have the gall to construct that kind of awkward utopia. [via […]Read more "Fictional Suburbia: Ross Racine"
*Entrancing, ambient art piece detailing artificial reef construction in Thailand: Leviathan by Richard Mosse [BLDGBLOG] *Italy plans to open a transgender prison *Alain de Botton talks about art and the (infrequent) representation of contemporary workplaces *The Scottish potato trail: Veggie Tourism *Self-rolling snowballs apparently do exist in nature [WMMNA] *Inspired by salad dressing: self-assembling solar cells *Despite the fact […]Read more "Boom-Shaka-Laka and Other Noteworthy Blips"
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As always, America is a hard country to define. With elections only a week away the question of an American identity seems to be one that is particularly relevant and particularly elusive. The “real America,” if there is such a thing, is a place that both sets of candidates aim to speak to. Whether or […]Read more "Is This America?: Campaigns, Cookies, Narcotics, and Cars"
Steve Lambert (of Add-Art and Ronald’s Crisis notoriety) and The Federation of Students and Nominally or Unemployed Artists recently collected $1000 dollars. This money was gathered with the sole intention of doling it out in part to any artist/anyone who could give a convincing explanation of how it would foster their creativity. Given to about […]Read more "Instant Gratification: Instant Arts Grants"