1. Is technology working with or against art? We’ll let you decide with this technology inspired mini collection.

    Google Face by Miri Segal / Japan. Fukuoka. June 2002. Honda ASIMO Robots play soccer at RoboCup by Hiroji Kubota / disCONNEXION_A7, B12, C3 by Xin DanwenSkinning by Yael Kanarek


    Street artist JR has created a free app so anyone can explore his works from all around the world. [via ArtsTech]


    Douglas Coupland and Michael Stipe Talk Art, Memory and the Digital Age

    On the eve of the Serpentine Gallery’s Memory Marathon, writer Douglas Coupland and musician Michael Stipe sat down at London’s Connaught Hotel to discuss themes from technology to memory to the modern consciousness, crystallized here in Coupland’s recent series of artworks, Slogans from the 21st Century. Since meeting Stipe nearly two decades ago at the MTV inaugural ball for Bill Clinton, the Generation X author has explored multiple creative disciplines, using sculpture, text, image and performance in his visual practice. This series of bold, keenly perceived slogans questions our experience of the first decades of the new millennium, and the way we communicate within it. Stipe’s contribution to the Hans Ulrich Obrist-curated Serpentine event meanwhile constitutes an art world debut for the former R.E.M. frontman. “I’ve never commented, written, much less appeared anywhere with a visa for anything other than musical performance,” he explains. “It’s a little bit of trial by fire—I’m terrified of public speaking, and that’s why I agreed to do it.” As Frieze London concludes, these two enduring luminaries look at contemporary culture, in all its evolving forms. [Read more on Nowness]


    The newest model in Philips’s kinetic lighting series, the LivingSculpture 3D module system is a good first step to bringing new life into your home, since you can program its motion yourself via an online configurator. Designed by WHITEvoid, LivingSculpture 3D uses OLED technology, and the super-thin light-emitting glass plates can be controlled by an iPad. You can also select the number of programmable tiles you’d like to include in your design depending on how much space you’re working with. And the cool thing is, your light sculpture won’t grow—like a baby, or a puppy inevitably would. [Read and see more on the Creator’s Project]


    Ordinarily electronics and water don’t usually go together too well, but that’s not the case for this public artwork Water Light Graffiti by artist Antonin Fourneau and Digitalarti Artlab. For this project—which was set up in Poitiers, France in July—the artist created a surface embedded with thousands of LEDs which light up when brought into contact with water. You can use any damp surface like a wet paintbrush, your hands, a spray, a bowl, even a bucket. Splash it on there and once the water hits the moisture-sensitive surface the LEDs light up to provide you with your masterpiece. [Read and see more on the Creator’s Project]