Des nus partout



Entre la peinture rococo et la photo moderne, une évocation voluptueuse du nu

Imagine a perfectly fleshy pre-Raphaelite bottom, rendered not in paint but in pastel-coloured foam. This is the work of fine artist Etienne Gros, whose series Les Mousses sculpts polyurethane foam around wire skeletons to form undulating chunky forms, uncannily like human bodies but completely inert.

Gros’ use of foam goes beyond aesthetics or convenience. “Polyurethane foam is a material used by most human of all countries and all social categories. Every day we are in contact with this foam: sitting or lying on cushions, chairs, sofas, beds, car seats… All this foam wrapped in fabric or leather, taking on the shape of our bodies. We are born, we sleep, we make love and die on this matter.” The sculptor bridges the gap between the foam’s basic, invisible use, and our dependence on it, making work that fuses the two; and is visually gorgeous besides.





All images (C) Matthieu Lavanchy.

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Oubliée la fiche S

IDI a centralisé toutes les banques de données disponibles sur les citoyens américains en fusionnant les immatriculations, les ports d’armes, les entreprises et les habitudes d’achats sur sites de coupons…
Ils ont littéralement une fiche par habitants des États-Unis… et les vendent aux inspecteurs privés.

Every move you make. Every click you take. Every game you play. Every place you stay. They’ll be watching you.

Source : This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult – Bloomberg

Efficacité perçue

Si le site ou l’appli que vous consultez vous donne une réponse trop vite, vous doutez de sa véracité. La solution : allonger artificiellement le délai de réponse.

Facebook actually slows down its interface to make users feel safe, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed in an email. « While our systems perform these checks at a much faster speed than people can actually see, it’s important that they understand what we do behind the scenes to protect their Facebook account, » the spokesperson wrote. « UX can be a powerful education tool and walking people through this process at a slower speed allows us to provide a better explanation and an opportunity for people to review and understand each step along the way. »

So companies introduce what Kowitz calls an « artificial waiting » pattern into their interfaces. These are status bars, maybe a few update messages, to construct a facade of slow, hard, thoughtful work, even though the computer is done calculating your query.

Kowitz says he has only used artificial waiting a few times in the design sprints he runs through Google Ventures, and only when instantaneous results weren’t working. In one case, he was working on a loan approval app. The back end was atypically fast. It could get someone a true lender-backed mortgage instantly. But when the app makers put that experience in the hands of consumers, people responded in disbelief. « When they saw it, they were like, ‘I’m pre-approved but not really approved,' » he says. So the designers added a progress bar that said it was checking credit, and suddenly, the same system seemed trustworthy.

Via The Loop

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Miel de Hamburger

Vu que les abeilles sont capables de réaliser du miel à partir d’une concentration de sucre supérieure à 15% dans un aliment, elles n’ont eu aucun mal à transformer du miel à partir de hamburger, de céréales ou de soupe instantanée…

Source : L’ADN

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80 min d’années 80

Pas loin de l’excellent Memorex…

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La taille compte

La carte du monde telle qu’on la connaît est trompeuse sur la taille et la superficie de nombreux pays.

Voilà de quoi mettre les pendules à l’heure.


Every map projection introduces distortion, and each has its own set of problems. One of the most common criticisms of the Mercator map is that it exaggerates the size of countries nearer the poles (US, Russia, Europe), while downplaying the size of those near the equator (the African Continent). On the Mercator projection Greenland appears to be roughly the same size as Africa. In reality, Greenland is 0.8 million sq. miles and Africa is 11.6 million sq. miles, nearly 14 and a half times larger.

Drag and drop countries around the map to compare their relative size. Is Greenland really as big as all of Africa? You may be surprised at what you find! A great tool for educators.


Insuffler encore un peu plus de vie dans des tableaux?
Une utilisation poétique d’after effects…

Source : BEAUTY a short video by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

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Big Festival Brother?

L’été approche avec tout ses festivals. Une bonne occasion pour partager de bons moments et… ses datas personnelles. 

En Angleterre, la police utilise des logiciels de reconnaissance faciale à l’entrée des festivals pour identifier des criminels potentiels. Pendant ce temps les organisateurs partagent sans vergogne toutes vos données personnelles avec leurs applications. 

quote [It’s May and the sun is finally out after a long British winter. For many that means one thing: festival season.
It’s a good occasion to disconnect from technology, go off the grid and enjoy a few days of carefree excitement. Or not. Along with booze, music and mud — a lot of mud — British festivals may have another feature: mass surveillance.]

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Hololens? Google Glass? Gear VR?
Un futur radieux? et encombré.
L’enfer de l’hyper-réalité

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Jolies tulipes

Un an dans une ferme de production de tulipes
Quand on s’eloigne de l’agriculture pour se rapprocher de l’industrie, au moins, on a des jolis tracteurs…

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Everything is a Remix: The Force Awakens 

Remix ou copie?
The Force Awakens emprunte beaucoup à A New Hope. Est-ce une copie? Ou un remix? Où se situe la frontière?

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A Prank Time

Parce que Bill Plimpton ne prenait pas assez de drogues :

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