A imaginative interpretation of modern technology, the Binaudio captures the Newcastle, England city soundscape.
Japanese urban agricultural project Soradofarm’s new rooftop garden onto top of Tokyo’s EBisu train station provides psychological health benefits to an urban community facing long commutes, long hours and a want of recreational space.
An interactive canvas that allows people to play with technology and light, the Vancouver art installation elegantly contrasts the formative city architecture, brings people together, and lifts their eyes to the sky.
Anne-Marie Slaughter, Princeton professor and former Director of the U.S. State Department of Policy Planning, describes a world involving input from both women and men, in which family and work are equally valued.
A new study in the field of environmental health suggests that green spaces may benefit individuals’ mental health for a longer period of time than other positive life experiences such as receiving a job promotion, winning the lottery, or getting married.
Momix, a dance company based in Connecticut, questions the limits of the human body through a fantastical mix of light, shadow, costumes, and sound.
Organizations all over the world respond to the pressing problem of food waste in fun and innovative ways, with music, technology, environmental stewardship, and love of food.
Susan Elderkin and Ella Berthoud prescribe regular and frequent doses of whimsical characters and compelling plots as therapy or, specifically, bibliotherapy. They practice through The School of Life.
Subtle protrusions of intravenous nails, a moth nesting in the cavity of an inner wall, peas sprouting from the heart, and battery caps bouncing off of a lung are all examples of visual oddities found in Vesna Jovanovic’s newest project. These “Foreign Bodies” blend into the organs so seamlessly that, without the indicative title of each piece or a sharp eye, they might easily be brushed over as parts of the human body.
The job of designing products is already a rough task even before you consider the amount of fundamental uncertainty a consumer feels about their own preferences and emotions. If, however, MRI scans could map neurological preference, could the perfect product be created? Merryl Bekking, Dutch designer, explores the possibilities.
The Fukuoka School Garden is a collaborative community effort in both design and implementation to restore green spaces, play areas, and hands-on educational opportunities to the youth in Japan.
Ryuichi Sakamoto, Shiro Takatani, and the YCAM Interweb team collaborate in an installation that uses a bioelectric tracking device, interpretive music and visual displays to bring an urban centered world back to the forests that surround and define them.
Artist Lisa Park uses an EEG sensor and computer processing systems to translate her thoughts into sound. The vibrations of the music send the water rippling and jumping according to the state of her mind, while the artist sits in the middle of the five pools, seemingly motionless.