“Grandfather Clock Corten,” Maarten Baas, Corten Steel, Digital Equipment, 2013. Photo courtesy of CARPENTERS WORKSHOP GALLERY
The aesthetic tensions and convergences between old and new technology continues to fascinate designers, and increasingly, there’s a melding of the two paradigms in the world of collectible design.
Analog technologies – those that operate on physical properties such as voltage and time – are being combined with digital technologies, which work on systems of binary code. There are functional advantages and drawbacks to both, as well as distinct emotional connections: analog technologies inspire nostalgia, a sort of warmth, and digital types conjure efficiency, what might be described as a cold exactitude.
Some designers are working to marry the two in a way that explores new design possibilities. At Design Miami/ 2013, several works will be on display that combine analog and digital, challenging notions of what is physical and what is virtual, and how they fit together. The works illustrate the ever-widening horizon of design, and underline the fact that no matter what sorts of technology are utilized, the goal is always an aesthetic or functional breakthrough.
Keep your eyes and ears open for these dudes Miami music lovers! Black Dolphin,Dim Past forthcoming EP is without a doubt dark delicious synthesizer candy. Following the principles of Occult Circuitry and saying no to computers, Dim Past is making techno a threat again. Most people nowadays just stick to producing on software instead of hardware. Black Dolphin grabs rhythmical bases from house, techno and disco for a refreshing electronica album.
Stemming from Jessy Nite‘s fascination with text, NiteWriter.co is a typography studio devoted solely to the heritage and discipline of hand-drawn type.
Jessy Nite’s work has graced brands across the globe (including yours truly – Tropicult.com) with her playful colors, keen eye, andrazor sharp skills. Now, Jessy Nite is offering custom lettering, illustration, interactive and digital capabilities to the masses! Vist the brand spankin’ new NiteWriter.co then click & drag around to explore Jessy Nite’s typographical porfolio.
That’s not all the Benevolent Ruler has been up! We caught up with Jessy Nite who apparently has also been teaching the art of typography and hand lettering to international students at the Miami Ad School.
The newest phenomenon in film is transmedia or interactive film. According to Jose Jacho, founder and creative producer at Indie Film Club Miami, transmedia includes using various forms of media by different artists to complete a story.
For instance, you can watch a movie and then download an app or video on your phone later to see the end of the story. The idea is to get everyone involved. Someone can write a poem about the movie and post it on a blog or write a song or make a painting.
Jose, along with Diliana Alexander, the executive director of FilmGate, brought this new form of storytelling to the southeastern seas. Here’s a look at what you may have missed…
FILMGATE is an independent film festival for anyone interested in exhibiting a project that has interactive and multi-platform elements - film, ARGs, dance, live music, web series, comic books, opera, book, tv show, games, flash mob, blog, animation or other creative channel.
You’re only limited by your imagination, so choose your own adventure and invite the audience to dive in!
Welcome to Jessy Nite’s Tropicult.com. As you’ve probably already noticed, the Benevolent Ruler herself has taken over our site – and we couldn’t be more excited.
Through sheer creative will alone, Jessy Nite injected tropicult.com with a rigorous dose of her radical aesthetic. The result is an interactive art installation that exists only here. We love it so much, we’ll never want to take it down.
Not bad for our first-ever artist digital takeover, right? Enjoy.
180 Grams is a music series by SpankMIA focused on quality music, events & vinyl reviews - Dance / Boogie / Miami Vibes
Fellow vinyl addict James Zabiela from the UK is in town and we’re giving you a chance to score a pair of free tickets to the show!
If you missed his set last time he was in our town, let us break it down for you in simple terms — On July 1st, 2011, Zabiela packed the house and tore up the dance floor at The Vagabond. He is fresh off his summer gigs at Space Ibiza for the We Love Music parties.