||“I am always fascinated by robotics, its benefits and its contradictions. Who has never dreamed of owning a robot for make all the dirty work?”.
|“But what is the border?
How far the robot is there to serve man?
That is what I want to make: caricatures of robots that have exceeded this border, all bathed in a fanciful vision of the future.”.
(Stéphane Halleux, translated from le blog Art & Déco)
Stéphane Halleux, sculptor.
Top, left: Marriachi brothers.
Bottom, right: Bee Bird.
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|“Saul Kripke uses the function exclusive disjunction to establish that there is no fact, either in one’s mind (inner) or in one’s past behaviour (outer), that fixes the meaning of the words one utters.”.
Oliver Jeffers “is an artist, designer, illustrator and writer from Northern Ireland.
These paintings are based on conversations about the relationship between traditional figurative painting, human behaviour and mathematics.”.
Above: Not A Something But Not A Nothing Either, oil and vinyl on canvas, from the Additional Information exhibition.
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||“We’re out to prove that a prank doesn’t have to involve humiliation or embarrassment; it can simply be about making someone laugh, smile, or stop to notice the world around them.”.
“Created in August of 2001 by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 60 missions involving hundreds of undercover agents. The group is based in New York City.”.
See, for example: Even Better Than The Real Thing and Cell Phone Symphony. Thumbs up.
Above: Nate Shelky and Will Hines in Suicide Jumper (2005).
|“These robot sculptures are made form a mixture of found objects which are both old and new.
The materials are wood, metal, bakelite, glass, plastic, rubber and paint.
Each robot takes about a month to build.
They are not meant to be a toy.
New robots are always in the works.”.
Bennett Robot Works, by Gordon Bennet.
Right: Galileo, ©Bennet Robot Works.
|“Stephen Barnwell has been an artist and illustrator for over twenty years.
His work has appeared in numerous books, magazines, websites, gaming products, films, and plays.”.
“A recognized artist in the moneyart genre.”. See, for example, his Dream-Dollars.
||“Yugo Nakamura is a creative director, designer and engineer exploring various forms of interactive system in digital and networked environment.
Yugo has exhibited and lectured in Asia, U.S.A and Europe.
Some artworks from his personal website yugop.com have recenly been shown at Center Pompidou (Paris), Kunstlerhaus (Vienna), Design Museum (London).
His commercial works have received many international awards including Cannes Lions, OneShow, Clio Award, and NY ADC.”.
Above: Clockblock 1.0, web clock and screensaver, detail.
See also: Industrious clock.
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|“Mobiles are a traditional craft in Denmark, but the modern mobile was created in 1954 by Christian Flensted and his wife Grethe.Christian Flensted became known as the Uromager, a name impossible to translate into English, which means a maker of things mischievous and always on the move.”.Flensted mobiles.
Right: Mr. Bowlerman.
Art-e-zine: patterns of paper, photos, paints, inks, stamps, altered books. Play with art. Don’t try explain.
|Right: Sew Vintage Punk by Charlotte Kemsley (detail).
||“I have been on the Fiat Panda with Frisoni and many times on my Fiat Panda: i have seen the traffic jam, cars braking in front of you, the town’s avenues, sometimes beautiful, sometimes ugly.
I have never seen them as paintings.
Frisoni’s paintings gave something to my life, to my traffic jam, to my reality; he changed my eyes, he converted them somehow: now, after I saw his paintings, I will not drive my Panda in the same way, nor in Rimini nor everywhere else.”.
Davide Frisoni: the online gallery of his works.
Above: Dentro la luce (Into the light), oil on canvas.
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