Sabine Seymour published her second book entitled Functional Aesthetics – Visions on Fashionable Technology few months ago, following her successful title Fashionable Technology from 2008.
Seymour takes everything into perspective. Firstly, the design of the book – binding and the concept are rather unique. The surface of the hardbook is covered with beige rip fabric showing softness and roughness of the used material at the same time.
Functional Aesthetics by Sabine Seymour (2010)
Somewhere between the rows of the Art is Open Source project and FakePress are hiding the main suspects for launching the book ‘REFF RomaEuropa FakeFactory‘.
It’s a project that aims to combine the world of augmented reality, QR-codes, data visualization and the art of reading on your standard silicon devices (computer with cam) and ‘new born friendz’ such as iPad, iPhone or Android phone.
What serial killers and the art of illustration have in common? Well, you will get the answer from a short documentary film Death Row Art Star by independent filmmaker Aron Ranen… Ranen’s film competed in the short film selection at IDFA -International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in 2005.
Screenshots from Death Row Art Star by Aron Ranen (c)