Cut the bullshit and refocus on Creativity - I’m all for it

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The other week I saw the video for The World’s First Crowd Sourced 3D Printed QR Code, Live Streamed Via GoPro To A Smart Phone Or Tablet Device, Drone Delivery Ticket System Project. Initially I liked it and thought it was good fun. As time passed though my opinion changed. 

I can’t stop but think that everyone in the clip given the chance would get behind a pointless bit of tech if they could. Then create a case study explaining how brilliant they are. Which in my mind makes them all hypocrites. 

Then I was sent this post, which I thought was a great reaction.

Yes there are a number of seemingly pointless tech stunts that have been created. Equally there are a number of pointless creative ideas. At least the guys getting out there and building something are learning and sharing from the experience. 

I’m whole heartedly behind focusing on creativity and making the ideas king again. However without these “bullshit” tech experiments we would never have seen the likes of The Most Powerful Arm which was a brilliant creative idea with great tech. 

I call bullshit

Firstly, I actually like this concept and the fact that it has had over 9 million views means that it has done an amazing job of spreading the awareness that only idiots use their phone while driving or watching a movie.

With that said I’m pretty sure it is all staged. It claims it uses “A location-based broadcaster” which to the best of my knowledge doesn’t exist unless they have some very lax laws in Hong Kong. I’m happy to be proven wrong.

Either they got as many mobile numbers from the audience as they bought tickets or entered the cinema OR it was all completely staged. Which would answer the question of why so many people still have their phone not on silent while watching a movie. 

The concept is great so why hide behind some bullshit tech to sell it ? 

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wired:

If you’re playing with your mashed potatoes at dinner, it’s a safe bet you’re socially uncomfortable or preoccupied by something. Unless, of course, you’re with Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida, in which case you’re probably helping them craft their next work of art. Their MINIMIAM series uses fruit, vegetables, and sweets as the edible backdrops for surprisingly engaging dramas played out by figurines like those used in model train sets.

“This scale is really interesting as it allows you to work in the very small,” says Javelle. “The size of the figurines is perfect for creating surprising scenes with very ordinary elements.”

The food often provides inspiration for the wide variety of cleverly crafted scenes the married couple composes. The surface of a sprinkled donut becomes a rolling golf course, the innards of a gourd an alien landscape with a healthy dash of Ridley Scott. Other times, the figures fuel the idea.

“For example, one of first images is a figurine of a man with a mower mowing, which gave us the urge to cut a kiwi,” says Javelle, “especially since a new breed of hairless kiwi appeared at our super market!”

[MORE: Photographers Create the Tiniest of Dramas on Your Dinner]

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brain-food:

The Living Cube by Till Könneker

I moved into a apartment studio without storage room. So i made a minimalistic cube design with a shelf for my vinyl collection, my TV, Clothes and Shoes. On the cube is a guest bed and inside the cube is a lot of storage space. Remo from www.holzlaborbern.ch transferred my sketches very beautifully. My friend and Photographer Rob Lewis made this great photos. Info via Behance

Dude. This would be a DREAM come true if i could have one of these in my studio apartment. I mean, after a few glasses of wine i wouldn’t be able to get to my damn bed, but whatever! SOMEBODY TAKE MY MONEY.