The "L Train Notwork," a digital experiment/stunt/art project from the creative agency WeMakeCoolSh.it, launched on NYC subways Monday, allowing commuters to chat and flirt via their devices. Have they invented a whole new marketing channel?
Last month, residents of (and visitors to) Melbourne’s Federation Square were invited to crawl through a vast network of semi-transparent tubes suspended nearly 20 feet in the air. If that sounds like a carnival ride you’d rather sit out, you won’t be comforted by the fact that the structure was made entirely of packing tape.
Last year, For Use/Numen, an Vienna-based artist collective, installed a suspended network of tunnels made out of 100 pounds of clear packing tape. Visitors were invited to climb into and crawl around in the structure, which resembled the work of hearty silkworms. (Read more about the Tape project here.) Building on that success, For Use has created another interactive public sculpture, this time using layers of flexible netting held in midair.
For his latest architectural project, Drew Seskunas didn’t design a house or a restaurant or a retail shop, but an interactive light installation, presented at the 2011 DMY in Berlin. Made of folded pieces of laser-cut aluminum sheets and suspended overhead, his BotoxLamp flickers with light in response to ambient shadows and human presence. As you can see from the video below, it’s an effect that can completely wig out a dog.
So what’s the architectural component? Seskunas explains: