Photo weaving

What is it? First seen on My Modern Met, here, this is a project by Swiss-based photographer, Corinne Vionnet, that explores the complex associations between tourism and visual culture by superimposing tourists' photos of significant landmarks one over the other. The result is a fascinating collage series of elusive yet immediately identifiable monuments and places that exist somewhere... Continue Reading →

Creepy Back to the Future kid

What is it? Seen in Craig Platt's column on The Age website recently, someone has noticed a disturbing detail in the final scene of Back to the Future III and posted it up on YouTube. Check it out here. What do we think? There are two good reasons why we should not be drawing your attention... Continue Reading →

WWF energy report

What is it? The Energy Report is a feasibility study into sourcing 100% of the world's energy from renewable resources by 2050, commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund in collaboration with renewable energy consultancy, Ecofys, and dutch architecture firm, The Office for Metropolitan Architecture. It is available here for download. The future scenario explored by... Continue Reading →

Traffic light health warnings

What are they?Discussed this morning on talkback radio, the Obesity Policy Coalition is lobbying government to introduce regulations that would require traffic light labels on the front of food packaging and fast food menus. A red traffic light label would mean high levels of sugars, fats or salt, an orange label would mean medium levels and a... Continue Reading →

127 Hours

What is it? Danny Boyle's new film about American climber, Aron Ralston, who in 2003 was trapped in a Colorado slot canyon, his right arm pinned between the canyon wall and a boulder he inadvertently dislodged during his passage. The film tracks the small, seemingly inconsequential decisions that brought him to that fateful place and... Continue Reading →

The Art of Chess

What is it? A travelling exhibition of fifteen chess sets commissioned by London gallery, RS&A, that has visited Milan, Reykjavik and, most recently, the Bendigo Art Gallery. The chess sets are part of an-ever growing collection designed by international artists including Barbara Kruger, Damien Hirst and Yayoi Kusama. The inspiration of the RS&A collection can... Continue Reading →

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