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Internationally acclaimed Indonesian artist Arkiv Vilmansa debuts in Singapore with his solo exhibition, One or Nothing, a graphical take on Singapore’s relentless pursuit of being number one. Singapore's first designer toy-inspired exhibition ‘One or Nothing’ is a series of twelve paintings that are based on uniquely Singaporean icons. The exhibition invites art and toy enthusiasts to explore the distinct Singaporean way of living through the perspective of an international artist. Arkiv's signature style incorporates fluid and curvaceous lines paired with bright vivid colours which is seen in many of his paintings. ‘Arkiv Instant’, his first vinyl toy figurine, is also one of his most recognised works. The exhibition runs at the FLABSLAB gallery at One Commonwealth from 16 November to 30 November. >>
By Invite Only™ presents its inaugural pop-up store at Nana & Bird with jewellery pieces that sums the year, yet welcomes the future. From all-time favourite pieces of the Nature//Nurture series that feature eye-catching crystals and stones, to new arrivals yet to reach stores, there is something for everyone. 26th & 27th November.
11am to 6pm. Nana & Bird. Blk 79 Chay Yan Street #01-02, Singapore, Singapore 160079. >>
Wake Me Up Music, Singapore's premium indie record label, is taking a long long nap after more than a decade of contribution to the Singaporean music scene. Before we take that nap, let's bring back the old times and have one hell of a party! The two-day show will feature current and past Wake Me Up Music bands and also other bands who have been such great friends to us. This will probably be the LAST TIME you'll see bands like Surreal, Sky in Euphoria, Vertical Rush, Marchtwelve, My Squared Circle and Pension State come together for a show like this. Show Details: Venue - Home Club (20 Upper Circular Road) Date & Time - 10 December 2011 (Sat): 8.00pm-10.00pm 11 December 2011 (Sun): 4.30pm-10.00pm Charge - $10 for 2-Day Pass (Tickets sold at door) >>
Today we speak to Sean Lam of Plate Interactive and Hanging Up The Moon.
Yanda: Tell us about yourself and what you do.
Sean: I’m a digital designer by profession and a music hobbyist.
How would you describe your work in one sentence?
Unassuming yet able to communicate on an emotional level.
How did it get started?
I took a course in electronic media design in TP. I knew I wanted to get into this field very early on.
Do you treat it as a job?
Of course, it is a job I’m just glad it’s also something I enjoy.
Are you having fun at it right now?
Honestly, not as much as before when I was bright eyed and wet behind the ears (the demise of Flash didn’t help either) BUT there’s still fun to be had every now and then.
What do you actually enjoy doing?
Spend time with my family and cats, making music.
How often you spend time doing them then?
Not often enough.
Have any daily routines you cannot do without?
Kopi-O. Need that caffeine fix in the morning.
When is your favourite day of the week and why?
Friday cos it’s the start of the weekend. Weekends are precious for family folks.
Are you seeking a work life balance?
How important do you think it is?
What about seeking happiness?
I suppose so… even though I think happiness is overrated.
What is your definition of happiness then?
It is what it is, an emotion. I think people who enjoy melancholia are also happy in their own way.
What are the things that keep you sane?
My family and writing songs.
A website for Spoon Yogurt by fFurious whereby the idea revolves around the concept of time in the sense that any time is a good time to Spoon. It is exemplified by the changing scenes when a user drags the clock’s needle to discover new places to explore.
Tha designed a monument for the entrance of Seibu Ikebukuro Flagship Store, called “Hikari No Tokei” (Clock of Light). The monument features 4 LED surfaces on which the current time is expressed in motion typography, changing proportions at every second. At every hour, the monument features time-announcement of synchronized music and motion.
Websites and applications will not be made just to show information and having to experience the website using just mouse interaction only.
Taking one example, Pill and Pillow, from Hong Kong, has done a website for Eric Chan Design, http://www.ericchandesign.com that user could interact using laptop with new technologies like motion sensor and the website will be responding to your movements when you swing or rock your notebook.
Whereas on the other hand, using the influx technology of markers to make an Augmented Reality, Boards Magazine showed us how from their March issue print magazine.
It seems like these technologies has almost been starting to have their own category; Augmented Reality (is a term for a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are augmented by virtual computer-generated imagery.) to Projection Mapping to Holograms to Visual Sound to Touch Screens and Gesture/Motion Interaction and we will definitely see more of that everywhere in the future, with more people becoming tech-saavy and internet-connected anywhere.
Below are a few selected examples of how such technologies have been brought nearer to us, making things interesting one way or another.
(1) Interactive Store Front Display: Interactive dog that follows you around, discerns your gestures as friendly or aggressive and tries to engage you in a play.
(2) Augmented Reality Cosmetic Mirror in Tokyo: All you do is sit down and let the camera scan your face. The terminal then gives you tailored recommendations to test make-up and recommendations without even having to pick up a mascara brush.
(3) Augmented Business Card
(3) Li Ti Hui Chun: New Year Greeting Card
(1) Interactive Museum
(2) Citroen In-Store Touch Screen Kiosk
(3) Interactive Mirror for DIESEL GINZA
(4) LCF Graduate Show Installation by Moving Brands
So what will the point be? What will be the future of design? Will it be those? Maybe not. No one really knows that I can be sure. I can also be sure there are a group of people are starting to hate so many new technologies coming into our life and always yearn for more handcrafts and traditional art techniques like letterpress for example.
Art Director Jopsu Ramu from Musuta Ltd. (a multidisciplinary design agency based in Helsinki & Tokyo) has created together with Shun Kawakami (artless Inc) an artist and designer from Tokyo – a piece titled Urban Abstract. This digital art piece is being shown as the November break bumpers on one of the biggest commercial TV channels in Finland: TV Nelonen.
Urban Abstract -piece was born in Tokyo during 2009. It consists of 40 X five second clips or it can be viewed as a one 200 second journey.
Urban Abstract is a first piece created in collaboration with Ramu and Kawakami. The artists have plans for new pieces and are currently looking for interesting projects to work on and to continue this Helsinki – Tokyo collaboration.