Picasso? That’s so last century. Well, not anymore. Korean illustrator Kim Dong-Kyu has updated some famous artworks by the great masters, such as Van Gogh, Picasso, Manet, Renoir and William Blake, with ubiquitous 21st-century gadgets like smartphones, tablets, iPods and computers. Fittingly, Edvard Munch’s The Scream shows an iPhone with a cracked screen lying in […]
‘Every real feeling or desire we possess has been bought, sold, or hijacked, debased or alternatively hyped into unreality, repressed or recuperated. Almost everything we care about has been turned into a commodity. But under our mountain of new gadgets and consumer items, in the midst of the ‘new leisured society’ and its cultural spectacles, we find ourselves cut off from real communication, frustrated and unhappy. Our isolation causes us to imagine that other people are happy and we wonder why such happiness eludes us’. Thoughts?
With the global economy in ruin and savings having dried up under the excitement of an endless credit tap, this Ikeman Piggy bank could well be the answer. Once you make a small deposit into it, the LCD screen allows you to choose between five virtual characters, who interact with you every time it gets […]
The song here is a little too ‘ambient’ for me, but this ensemble of portable devices (including the Kaossilator Touchpad Synthesizer that we posted about way back when) is pretty impressive. I want to say something about monkeys and typewriters here, but I can’t think of anything except that monkeys murdered the mayor of Delhi […]