Archive for the 'art' Category

Rob Carter’s Metropolis

Metropolis by Rob Carter – Last 3 minutes from Rob Carter on Vimeo.

Metropolis is a quirky and very abridged narrative history of the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. It uses stop motion video animation to physically manipulate aerial still images of the city (both real and fictional), creating a landscape in constant motion.

This reminded me of the RA’s Paper Utopias project.

Greenpeace’s Heathrow fortress


This seems like an interesting project..

Britain’s leading architects are being invited to enter a competition to design an impenetrable fortress to be built on the land earmarked for a third runway at Heathrow.

The plot of land where the stronghold will be built – in the village of Sipson to the north of the airport – was bought last year by Greenpeace, which then distributed ownership of it to people across the world. There are now over 60,000 beneficial owners of the runway land with more people signing up every day on the Greenpeace website, creating a legal headache for any government trying to push ahead with Heathrow expansion.

Press release.

Magnificent Maps at the British Library

Super excited by this exhibition at the BL opening in April.


Guardian

It will also include the first display of the world’s largest book.

Marcel Dzama

I’d love to find his Wild Things short online.