Posts Tagged ‘contextual’

Dan Ariely wrote a book about the honest truth about dishonesty. On his blog he comments “The irony of illegally downloading a book on dishonesty is painfully obvious”. He argues that “once we start thinking of ourselves as polluted, there is not much incentive to behave well, and the trip down the slippery slope is likely. […]


The Serpentine Gallery (London) is famous for its temporary pavilions. This year’s architect Peter Zumthor from Haldenstein in Switzerland has created a walled garden together with landscape architect Piet Oudhof. The Pritzker jury praised Mr. Zumthor’s use of materials. “In Zumthor’s skillful hands, like those of the consummate craftsman, materials from cedar shingles to sandblasted glass […]


The difference between graffiti and urban art is a thin line. The mayor of Amsterdam wants to fight “this pollution of public spaces” by banning graffiti. At the same time there is a movement that asks for more freedom to use the public space as “free-art podia”. Both sides appeal to the quality of life […]


do it again

12Apr11

Exaggeration adds drama and drama garners attention. The entertainment industry is well familiar with this trick to heap up tension and emotions. Also the drama-queens of popular culture in reality TV & You Tube know how to have Andy Warhol’s fifteen-minutes of fame by enlarging their life-events. Lately a lot of this ‘bigger-than-life effect’ is also […]


slow app

05Apr11

Serendipitor is a tool that helps you to get lost. The app combines directions generated by a routing service with instructions for action and movement. A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points—but it can also be the dullest. This app is helping smartphone users discover the road less traveled encourages users to get […]


Full experiences are often synonym for events that trigger all senses: image, sound, taste, smell and feeling. If you stage these conditions you influence someones state of mind because the sensual triggers are connected to our memories. Artist like WT Schippers – peanut-butter-floor (Boijmans van Beuningen), Job Koelewijn – baby-powder-wall (de paviljoens), Wolfgang Laib – bee-wax corridor (dePont) make you aware […]


Just because i love the interface and this presentation tells why. (it’s sfumato)