Five Things That Caught our Eye
Every three weeks, we round up a list of five articles that caught our eye. Here’s our team's top 5 of the week.
Three Giant Sculptures at the Olympics in Rio
For the first time ever, the Olympics have created a program to host artists in residence. This year in Rio, French street artist JR is among three to install works throughout the Olympic village. Massive black & white photos of young athletes hopeful to make it to the Olympics some day are mounted on scaffoldings. These sculptures hold a strong presence in Rio, bringing another dimension to the games.
Björk Digital: A VR Exhibition Coming to Montreal
From October 12 to November 15, 2016, the DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art in Montreal welcomes a traveling exhibition on the work of Icelandic artist Björk. A virtual reality experience at the intersection of music and visual arts, the exhibition offers an intimate look at 20 years of digital and moving-image works created by the musician. And we're pretty excited.
Designing for Quiet in the Office
A recent study carried out by Oxford Economics found that, contrary to popular belief, when it comes to millenials, quiet spaces to work trump cool snacks and game rooms. Here's a list of 10 design solutions for creating collaborative work spaces that also make room for concentration and quiet. We think some of these tips are pretty useful.
Feeling Color in this Walk-In Installation
Immersive multi-sensory installations have become the norm and audiences have grown sensitive to what works and what doesn’t. Colourscape, exhibiting in Yorkshire, England at the end of August, is a multi-sensory space that is impactful for its simplicity of concept, creating an intense physical experience through a series of "interconnected chambers of changing color, light” and live sound performances. Originally created in the 1970s, the walk-in installation has travelled to festivals over the past 26 years, immersing audiences through a very simple play with the senses.
Airbnb is Shaking Things Up with a New Venture into Urban Planning
Home-share communities like Airbnb have changed the way we visit cities. But their rapid rise to can't be sustained forever without new ideas. That's why Airbnb recently announced a brand-new innovation lab called Samara tasked with imagining the future ventures of the company. Their first project is a communal housing project and community center aimed at revitalizing tourism in a small-town in Japan.