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“Books About Town” Benches Bring London’s Literary Heritage to Life

London’s National Literacy Trust has joined with the UK’s leading producer of mass participation public art events Wild in Art to transform London’s landscape into an interactive, artistic literary playground. The project strings together trails of unique, custom-made benches that are shaped and painted as some of the most famous and beloved books of London’s rich and enduring literary heritage to promote literacy and the joy of reading.

Step into MKG’s Immersive Infinity Installation to Find Your Social Soulmate

MKG’s Social Soul installation at the TED 2014 conference extracts the concepts and themes that are prevalent through your digital personality and displays it all around you, allowing you to experience the sights, sounds and messages of your social stream in a unified panoramic display. Users begin the experience by hashtagging #socialsoul, and complete it by meeting up with their fellow TED attendee social soulmate that they were matched with.

The Dissolution of Ink and Pencil: Foreign Bodies by Vesna Jovanovic

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.

Merel Bekking’s Neurological Search for the Perfect Product Design

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.