Berlin is full of spontaneous parties in public space. During a trip we spotted a techno party near metro station Warschauer Straße. Under a fly-over, over 150 people were dancing to tunes played by a DJ while drinking their own supply of beer. The raw spot turned out to be a perfect party location.
Teletext has stuck to its confined format for 40 years now, ruthlessly blocking any signs of change out, turning this medium into a nearly unused, antiquated matter. For this reason, although there has always been a number of talented artists, teletext art has never gained real momentum. The International Teletext Art Festival ITAF 2013 that could be happening now on everybody’s television screen attempts to change this and to take teletext art to the masses by showing viewers the possibilities that this limited medium has to offer.Read more →
Recently I posted about the Berlin district of Neukölln. To demonstrate what’s going on there, I dedicate this post to reporting about one of the great initiatives taking place in small spaces. Ohrenhoch is a soundscape gallery combined with a bar. The exhibition space is opened on Sundays only between 2 PM and 9 PM…Read more →
Today, it was Dutch designer Roeland Otten that made our day! Starting in 2009 in Rotterdam, until his most recent intervention in Amsterdam, the designer has been ‘dressing’ the walls of concrete, inelegant urban infrastructures (such as an electricity station or an air-quality measuring station) with photographs. Either in the form of sleek, big, high resolution photographs which create an optical illusion of invisibility and transparency or in that of small colored tiles that form a pixelated resemblance of the urban environment behind them the designer manages to conceal some ugly parts of the city.Read more →
Last year we told you about energy parasites and the efforts of groups of people to capture spoiled energy in the city and make it useful for other purposes. Recently we found a stunning new invention in the field of parasite energy harvesting that we want you to know about. German designer Dennis Siegel created a small device that is able to harvest energy from electromagnetic fields and instantly recharge batteries (!).Read more →