Peda Postmoderna

"I want to connect to the people that are going through this transition. You’re changing when you’re going through the consulate…your life is changing." —Marela Zacarías

New in ART21 New York Close Up: Artist Marela Zacarías creates a work commissioned by the Art in Embassies program for the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico. The painted sculpture, Red Meander (2014), is her largest work to date and is the first of her works to be shown in her country of birth.

WATCH: Marela Zacarías Goes Big & Goes Home

IMAGES: Production stills from the ART21 New York Close Up episode, Marela Zacarías Goes Big & Goes Home. © ART21, Inc. 2014.

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The Abyss Table by Duffy London

This mesmerising table was first conceived by Christopher Duffy — and ultimately refined by the team at Duffy London — to represent a 3D geological map of an ocean floor. The Abyss Table makes use of contour lines, which are often used to denote topography in terrain maps, to render an island chain and ocean abyss.

Contour lines can be thought of as workaround for the 2D limitations of paper maps, but Duffy instead relished these simplifications which have become iconic imagery for the field of cartography. He incorporates layers of wood to represent the land, and panes of glass for the water, in order to produce a 3 dimensional geographical model.

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SCiO

This is a bit future-shock …

A small consumer-level molecular scanner lets you analyze the objects around you for relevant information, from food calories or quality, medicine, nature etc … This could be the start of the Internet of Everything

The Kickstarter was launched yesterday and made it’s $200,000 goal within 24 hours - the potential for this tech is huge. Watch the video embedded below to see the potential:

Smartphones made it easy to research facts, capture images, and navigate street maps, but they haven’t brought us closer to the physical environment in which we live – until now. 

Meet SCiO. It is the world’s first affordable molecular sensor that fits in the palm of your hand. SCiO is a tiny spectrometer and allows you to get instant relevant information about the chemical make-up of just about anything around you, sent directly to your smartphone.

Out of the box, when you get your SCiO, you’ll be able to analyze food, plants, and medications.

For example, you can:

  • Get nutritional facts about different kinds of food: salad dressings, sauces, fruits, cheeses, and much more.
  • See how ripe an Avocado is, through the peel!
  • Find out the quality of your cooking oil.
  • Know the well being of your plants.
  • Analyze soil or hydroponic solutions.
  • Authenticate medications or supplements.
  • Upload and tag the spectrum of any material on Earth to our database. Even yourself !

You can find out more about the product at it’s Kickstarter page here

EDIT: There seems to be a lot of skepticism about the product (I’m not a scientist, but the idea is certainly compelling). There have been calls at Reddit calling this out, yet the company has posted addressing the concerns here

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Brogen Averill Studio’s portfolio comprises major assignments for a “who’s who” of international brands as well as an enviable selection of niche design projects. Working with some of the world’s most successful companies and individuals, they have gained an international reputation, producing versatile and innovative design.

Returning from Europe to New Zealand in 2004, Brogen Averill Studio was established. The influence of European design culture and tradition has continued to inform their work, which is applied to a diverse range of mediums. They create concept lead design, investigating requirements and translating them into solutions that are intelligent, creatively inspiring and ultimately different.

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