Posts Tagged ‘ Public ’

Interactive Orange Traffic Cone Sculpture By LIKEarchitects


Subverting the traditional context of an orange traffic cone, portuguese LIKEarchitects’ interactive installation invites the public to experience urban space in a new way. ‘Cone’ is the construction of 500 plastic traffic cones into a permanent art piece for paredes city park in portugal — the hard material was chosen specifically for its weather resistance and permanence. The neon modular structure juxtaposes the grassy space, encouraging curious passers-by to investigate it — walking through and sitting under the plastic maze. Hazard cones are typically integrated into city streets, indicating vehicular caution, but LIKEarchitects’ wanted the unconventional material to rouse an interest in park dwellers. At night, the orange sculpture is lit-up with a red-colored LED lighting stytem, illuminating it and the surrounding parkscape.

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Myspace Run $20 Million Campaign for Relaunch


Now that Myspace is back and open to the public once again, they’re keen to make sure everyone knows about it by running a $20 million ad campaign that will span broadcast, radio and digital platforms. The campaign is the beginning of an effort for the once-dominant social network to climb back to the top, but co-owner Chris Vanderhook knows it’s not going to be easy, recognising that “no fancy marketing campaign” will change Myspace’s image overnight. The television spot will feature a party scene with Pharrell, Sky Ferreira, RiFF RaFF, and more… Do you think Myspace are going to make a comeback?

The Facebook Infographic.

It’s no mystery that the Facebook phenomenon has no signs of slowing down or stopping anytime soon.  But after one of Facebook’s higher ups opted to sell some of her shares of the now publicly traded company, people have been wondering whats been going on.  An incredibly informative video infographic by Jacques Parys may not explain the inner working of the company, but for sure sheds some light on some statistics surrounding the largest social network on the planet.  Check the method.

Mike Hewson’s Public Installations.

In Christchurch, New Zealand, 10 massive optical illusion-inducing mixed-media art pieces by Mike Hewson pay homage to the former Christchurch Normal School which opened in 1876.  The building, completely renovated for apartment and retail use in 1981 and renamed Cranmer Courts, was damaged badly in the February 2012 magnitude 6.3 earthquake and it is now destined for demolition. Before it is gone forever, Hewson wanted to pay homage to the building that used to house a vibrant community.

He covered the total of 130 square meters of plywood with mixed-media images depicting artists and others who lived and worked in the building.  Private donations and Hewson’s own money covered the $15,000 installation costs. New Zealand-born (in 1985) Mike Hewson is a civil engineer, graduate of Canterbury University (2007). He has worked as a civil engineer in Port Hedland in Western Australia, but has travelled regularly to New Zealand to complete works of art there. He will move permanently back to New Zealand next month and focus on his art full time.

Big Sean, Pusha T, & 2 Chainz, – Mercy (Live).

With all the controversy surrounding New Jersey’s Hot 97 Summer Jam, it’s a shame that some of the best performances were overshadowed by a performance that didn’t even happen.  (And before anyone jumps up my nose with the fact that Hot 97 is a New York radio station… the concert was HELD in New Jersey.)  But one of my favorite parts of the show was Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz getting together to perform their hit ‘Mercy’.  Check the method below.