Berlin-based artist Thilo Frank has this fascinating installation work, The Phoenix Is Closer Than It Appears, a 4m x 4m x 8m room that is entirely lined with mirrors and lit with streaks of neon green. It looks like it came straight out of The Matrix. Hmm, looks really cool, but we wonder if people [...]
Not sure what we’d do if we were to stumble upon a USB flash drive embedded in a wall in the streets. Essentially an anonymous offline peer-to-peer file-sharing initiative hosted in public spaces, the Dead Drops project is driven by Berlin-based media artist Aram Bartholl who mounts the USB drives empty at the start and lets anyone plug in his or her laptop to share data. Fascinating.
If I were the CEO of a big company, I would totally hang a bunch of Argentine-born, Berlin-based artist Juan Arata’s paintings, not because they suit a corporate environment but because I like making people uncomfortable with very subtle visual cues. I said this at a job interview for a CEO position once, which is why I am not a CEO.