Spoonfall by Ned Kahn at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville (Louisville, Kentucky)

Spoonfall by Ned Kahn from Benjy Young on Vimeo.

Water cascades down clear acrylic spoons arrayed on a 6 by 6 foot ‘wall’ behind the reception desk in Counting House, creating a reflective, multi-sensory experience for diners and visitors alike.

An American artist living and working in Northern California, Ned Kahn says his work is inspired by “atmospheric physics, geology, astronomy and fluid motion. I strive to create artworks that enable viewers to observe and interact with natural processes. I am less interested in creating an alternative reality than I am in capturing, through my art, the mysteriousness of the world around us.

My artworks frequently incorporate flowing water, fog, sand and light to create complex and continually changing systems. Many of these works can be seen as ‘observatories’ in that they frame and enhance our perception of natural phenomena. I am intrigued with the way patterns can emerge when things flow. These patterns are not static objects, they are patterns of behavior – recurring themes in nature.”

http://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/museum/exhibition/9/spoonfall/

21c Museum Hotel Louisville
700 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Pipedream III by Bruce Shapiro at Ontario Science Centre (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Pipedream III – Ontario Science Centre from Bruce Shapiro on Vimeo.

Pose for a picture at our webcam station then watch bubbles blow up your photo! In place of pixels, artist Bruce Shapiro uses thousands of tiny bubbles floating inside 96 clear tubes to capture your image.

http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/Tour/Project-Art/

Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road (at the corner of Eglinton Avenue East)
Toronto, Ontario
Canada

Windswept by Charles Sowers (San Francisco, California)

Windswept from Charles Sowers on Vimeo.

Windswept is a wind-driven kinetic façade consisting of 612 freely-rotating directional arrows creating a large-scale observational instrument that reveals the complex interactions between the wind and the building. The wind arrows serve as discrete data points indicating the direction of local flow within the larger phenomenon.

Commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission for permanent installation at the Randal Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA 94114.

Created by Charles Sowers Studios, LLC
Installation by Rocket Science

charlessowers.com

MIT Museum: Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

Arthur Ganson’s kinetic sculptures are a special feature of the MIT Museum.

Press a pedal or turn a crank and you’ll put Ganson’s machines into motion. Take the artist’s invitation: “The objects are part of a cycle. I take an idea from my heart, but it is not complete until you have seen it, and found your own meaning in it.”

His sculptures explore the nature of oiled surfaces, object manipulation and slow explosions, and are created from a range of materials that he fabricates or finds.

http://web.mit.edu/museum/exhibitions/ganson.html

MIT Museum
265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

Connected Worlds at New York Hall of Science (Queens, New York)

Connected Worlds from NYSCI on Vimeo.

Presented in the iconic Great Hall, Connected Worlds immerses visitors in a fantastical animated world where your actions — gestures, movements, and decisions — impact how well the world is kept in balance.

There are six ecosystems in Connected Worlds: jungle, desert, wetlands, mountain valley, reservoir, and plains. Each has its own trees, plants, and animals, but they share a common supply of water. The ecosystems are fed by a central waterfall that is projected 38-ft high in the exhibitions and flows out across an interactive floor that spans 2,300 square feet. While interacting with Connected Worlds, visitors explore the interconnectedness of different environments, strategize to keep systems in balance, and experience how individual and collective actions can have widespread impact.

As visitors explore and play, their actions — gestures, movements, decisions — have both short and long-term effects on the digital environments. These effects are based on core concepts of sustainability science including feedback loops, equilibrium in a dynamic environment, and casual links and influences.

The exhibition’s simulated environments were created by Design I/O. The continuously changing experiences are driven by gesture-sensing and location-tracking technologies as well as global, environmental and social databases.

http://nysci.org/connected-worlds/

New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street
Queens, NY 11368

Central Children’s Store – Largest permanent 3D mapping (Moscow, Russia)

Central Children Store: The Largest Permanent 3D-mapping Installation from SilaSveta on Vimeo.

During summer 2014 Sila Sveta was commissioned by Hals Development to design an experiential offline media environment for the newly renovated Central Children Store — a legendary building built in 1957, closed for renovation in 2008. and reopened March 2015. This environment features four different mediums spread throughout the building, each supporting and amplifying one another:

— “The Museum of Childhood” features projection mapping on a mockup of the building, displayed on a rotating platform with a screen behind it. Every guest who visits the museum learns the history of the building being told by a character — Teddy Bear.
— For a digital signage system with over 50 screens Sila Sveta made a series of dynamic screen-savers with filmed kids and post-production;
— While continuing our exploration of the character — Teddy Bear — Sila Sveta created over 30 minutes of unique animation for 18 vertical screens installed in niches of the main atrium walls;
— The permanent installation in the main atrium has become iconic — the largest permanent 3D-mapping projection in Eastern Europe, featuring 21 20K ANSI Lm projectors and 3 TouchDesigner-based media servers.

Every hour two 5-min shows are showcased, telling Russian history and describing the beauty of it’s nature.

http://cdm-moscow.ru/

Bespoke – Tailored for Tech at Westfield San Francisco

Bespoke is a trifecta of coworking, demo, and event spaces strategically located at Westfield San Francisco in the epicenter of downtown, where tech and retail marketplaces converge.

Here, a carefully curated shortlist of industry influentials collaborates against the backdrop of an unparalleled retail infrastructure and inspiring techscape.

https://www.bespokesf.co/

Westfield San Francisco
845 Market Street
San Francisco, California
Level 4 / Under the Dome