LEPER CREATIVITY: THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CYCLONOPEDIA SYMPOSIUM
March 11, 10AM – 6.30PM
Hailed by novelists, philosophers, artists, and cinematographers, Reza Negarestani’s Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials is a key work in an emerging continental movement in philosophy, “speculative realism.” Cyclonopedia has attracted a wide-ranging and interdisciplinary audience, provoking a vital debate around the relationship between philosophy, geopolitics, geophysics, and the art world. read more
There are some fascinating design shifts happening at Mercedes-Benz, from the design studio in Sindelfingen to Como to Tokyo to Carlsbad, the hunt is on for “Perfect Aesthetics” and in doing so, they are aggressively pushing their designs to be more fresh, young, emotional, and sexy. A big part of this is the fight to create more artistic explorations through sculpture to push abstract concepts. The idea of art being key to Mercedes-Benz design strategies as well as a beautiful way to tease designs earlier in the year is intriguing. Here are some studies from Karim Habib’s team exploring lightweight forms to play with strength, perspective, and transparency, the results resemble polygons, honeycombs, string art, and woven chaos. via notcot
The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany can produce an artificial tornado by re-appropriating its internal ventilation system. I think this could be an interesting effect as an experience, but you have to wonder if its helpful to its occupants or was the goal to obtain the record for the Guinness Book of Records???
A symposium on technology and education organized by the School of Design Strategies (SoDS) Parsons The New School for Design
NOVEMBER 14, 2009, 12 Noon – 7 PM; Open to the public
“…cultural delta can be loosely described as the rate of change imposed upon culture/society by the speed and depth of new technology.” -from an online exegesis of Charles Stross’ novel Accelerando
Contemporary models of systems and cities rely increasingly on ‘multi-agent based’ modeling tools and theories, using digital techniques to analyze real world situations and propose design solutions. At the same time, radical and unanticipated forms of public space, communication, and subjectivity are emerging in the technologically mediated spaces of today’s cities. read more
core.form-ula is the academic wing of form-ula. Our goal is to provide a platform, be it physical or virtual where architects, artists, designers, engineers, scientists, and writers can come together in collaborative space.
A Brief introduction to some of the people doing what we find to be progressive work in the field of Architecture, Art, Design and Science.