Mapping It Out: An Alternative Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies
A few years ago, an unusual map of Africa began gaining traction throughout the internet. It showed that the continent is, in fact, larger than the United States, China, Japan, India and all of Europe combined. This realization surprised the many...
Fashion X Technology: Ying Gao
Montreal-based fashion designer Ying Gao merges a poetry in craftsmanship with technological curiosity. After attending university at the Haute École d'arts Appliqués in Geneva, Switzerland and pursuing a Master's Degree in Multimedia at L'Universit...
Cool Hunting Rough Cut: DJ Spooky at the Met
This year the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York developed its first artist residency program, kicking it off with DJ Spooky's live string quartet and video composition exploring the elements in its title, "Of Water and Ice." We jumped at the...
Aeroshot Pure Energy
In an age when medical marvels such as inhalable vaccines are becoming more widely available, it's only logical that this convenient medium converges with the global energy drink boom. While increasingly smaller forms span shot-like bottles...
Open Score
Think branded interdisciplinary content is a recent phenomenon? In 1966 a unique project was hatched when conceptual artists and Bell Labs engineers collaborated on a series of live installations inside a National Guard Armory in New York City...
Landscape Futures
Promising "unexpected access to the invisible," what exactly the Nevada Museum of Art's current show Landscape Futures proposes isn't immediately clear. On first blush, the work looks like the usual collection of forward-thinking designs. But here...
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Making the Evoque
When Range Rover asked me to be a City Shaper and help tell the world about their all-new Evoque one of my first requests was to meet the car's designers and visit the factory where they're being built. Exploring the role of design at Range Rover...
Functional Aesthetics
Featuring a woven fabric cover embossed with a scannable QR code, Sabine Seymour's new book "Functional Aesthetics: Visions In Fashionable Technology" immediately offers a simple proof that textile can be interface. In Seymour's second book on the...