:slow car:::urban nomad.s




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.time to start d day:::urban nomads!

As I promise to myself few days ago on facebook this is d part of blog story in which I will say smt for this project u see in d pictures. Amazing one, even before I star thinking about it I have thought that this nowadays nomads went far away with d ideas. To mobilize ur full network in so artistic but still engaged space is great.

Since I saw it I was like, I want to have one, is this one of d future changes that we’ll see in real soon. Pretty comfortably position of the elements in this object, and d story connect with d urban, d connection with d architecture and environment, this can be one design that can be part of d contemporary era.


“Slow Car is an obvious update of the utopian interchangeability of structures by Constant’s New Babylon, not only privileging the car as a place of inhabitation as much as a vehicle, but also a nod in the direction of the much discussed urban nomad. It further evokes the Existenzminimum provoked by homelessness and moreover the cocooning refuge of Laugier’s hut. Encompassing easy, humorous reinventions of use as well as more challenging ones, Hyperlinks, one can nonetheless conclude, is about design reborn, framing a unity of biological metaphor and process with a friendly, existential, ‘coming home to ourselves’ agenda that continues to resonate throughout the emerging transdisciplinary design landscape.”

Lucy Bullivant

:the funny interesting part for this tiny Slow Car is that travels at a maximum of 25 miles per hour and u know maybe is not to fast but fair enough for checking mail in same time or updating ur blog

Studio Makkink & Jurgen Bey, for Prooff made this super project, symbiosis of urban design, architecture, landscape architecture and product design.

an office chair/vehicle/mobile office

..happen if you had a rampless city. You could develop new transportation, no pavements or kerbs. You could work with a new collective. In the campus there’s a new ruling: make just one level – a rampless city. And then it becomes easier for developing new transportation.

Instead of a car, you start with the office chair. Its already on wheels, but now, you can only move around table. If you give it fuel or charge it, it could move from one end of the building to another. With electricity and a battery, it can go from inside to outside. Transportation becomes your office that will move. In this way, you could also develop the outside space as part of the office.

So it’s a robotic office chair..

The Slow Car could be your private space that you travel in. The chair/car has a limited view so that it allows you to be able to concentrate. In this way, the city will also be viewed differently. You see details and not the overview. This kind of viewing is the same as in computer games where you have to pan to look left or right and it also works with a joystick. So there’s already a familiarity there.

It has all the qualities that we’re not competing with cars but more competing with office chairs. Then it’s the best office chair and not the slowest car, interesting idea for this time.


:Guitarbotana avec Mari Kimura

I found this link via @Milica Popovic on facebook and I think that this project sounds amazing. It’s first time for me to see this combination of electronic maschine (robot musician?!??) and awesome violinist. I enjoy almost every second of this video. this audio can be heard in Kimura’s CD POLYTOPIA that is probably unique example of music from this kind (or I’m not good informed).

The violin gives those classical emotions that usually the classical music create in Us but with d maschine it shows d duality of our personality. One of d comment on youtube say: she’s the mars volta or pink floyd equivalent of violins and I agree with this constitution. From one side this music is pretty weird even that I listen and play some noise but that violin brings the frequency that on moments makes u joyful or from other point hysteric, nervous even scared.

Mari Kimura explain more clear for this:
Behind the white box, there is a Mac and an audio interface. I am running a software MaxMSP, which is LISTENING to the pitch. loundess and the timing of the violin. The ‘patch’ I created in Max contains certain interactive instructions such as “listen to the E (highest open string on the violin)”. For example in the beginning, if you listen carefully you notice when I play above E, it stops. Iinteractions change inpredetermined time frames.

Ok, enough for this goody Frankenstein type of music. 😀