You might not expect the United States Patent and Trademark Office to be as excited about the Winter Olympics as it is. But this month, the USPTO is releasing historic patents that reveal how winter sports emerged. So, who invented the snowboard? The USPTO’s Winter Games Intellectual Protection madness will continue until the Olympics end […]
In childhood it was common practice to arrange things by colour or shape, and perhaps it is a sense of nostalgia that explains the current trend for adults doing the same. A simple exercise in OCD, it produces reliably pleasing results regardless of the objects. These recent collections might inspire you to do the same. And just as a inspirational footnote, False Arms is a site worth bookmarking –select a colour then…
From filmmaker Matt Bieler comes a short-form documentary that chronicles legendary emcee Rakim. Shot in a contrasting and atmospheric black-and-white, the film is “inspired by the vinyls that birthed the art form and is a portrait of two sides of an artist.” Relying on backstage footage and performance captures -and with re-worked music from Rakim – this one is not to be missed.
“My first question was how can we curve light,” Matt Clark of United Visual Artists says standing in the studio’s new installation at London’s Barbican. Momentum – which opens today – consists of “12 pendulums that activate light and sound as they swing” but that doesn’t come close to explaining the brilliant experience it provides.