They're pretty savvy at turning buildings into giant weather forecast displays. The Weather Tower by Lab-au is the transformation of the Dexia Tower into more than just a work of architecture, but a functional tool for the people of Brussels. The tower has been fitted with 72,000 LED lights across 6,000 windows, controlled by a system that changes their color and pattern to describe the weather of the coming day. Not surprising really. I mean simply turning one's head up to the sky to get a glimpse of the weather is so 20th Century. Either way you look at it, it's flippen cool.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Posted by He who says hmm... at 9:08 PM
Us humans are pretty nosy creatures. We want to know everything about everyone and yet we're often afraid to share all of ourselves with anyone else, unless we're hiding behind a laptop screen. It's thoughts like these that sparked the idea of AnthroPosts, an amazing new digital art project by Noah Pedrini.
He collects Post It notes strewn on the streets of major cities around the world and digitises them online, adding voiceovers and music where appropriate to build and preserve hundreds of tiny moments in the lives of hundreds of strangers. Each note holds something personal of the strangers themselves: the way they write, how they capture ideas, their loves and fears and what their day looked like. It's described as a community created from forgotten notes but really, it's so much more. So far, he's collected Post It notes from 21 countries on 6 Continents and it's only the beginning.
Have a look for yourself. Click here.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 8:03 AM