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Midnight Moment

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Artist Peggy Ahwesh’s City Thermogram, a portrait of the urban everyday through the lens of a heat-sensitive camera, will warm up Times Square’s signage from 11:57 pm to midnight each night in April. Using innovative technology, the piece recasts our ‘photographic’ world into one of unexpected revelations about our bodies, energy sources and personal devices. Continue reading

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Shooting Thoughts in Paris

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“Shooting Thoughts” is an interactive projection by Filipe Vilas-Boas where people generate a constellation of stars by sending their thoughts with a mobile device. Connected to lasers, each thought becomes a shooting star that reaches its galaxy by using all the possible paths the architecture allows. In this case, the pillars of Saint-Eustache Church are used as launch stations that carry the star to its final destination on the ceiling via the arches and vaults. Like all of us, each star finds its place at its own speed with its individual trajectory.

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A Digital Mega-Mural in Rotterdam

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The largest piece of artwork in the Netherlands can be found displayed on an indoor market in Rotterdam known as ‘The Horn of Plenty’. The interior of the horse shoe-shaped structure, designed by local architecture practice MVRDV, is wrapped in an 11,000 square meter artwork, covering the entire surface with individually placed screens. 

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Post-Olympic Cities

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The sport is the thing, but the place is equally important. When it comes to the Olympics, the City is the staging ground for a fourteen day event whose grandeur and success is echoed in the scale of a stadium, a ski run and a village. But for all the prestige that comes with the status of being a host city, one must invest millions (ok, billions) of dollars to upgrade the city’s infrastructure. The question is, is it worth it? Continue reading

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