Exploring New Tech at Design Indaba

As expected, the speaker list for Design Indaba 2012 is impressive to say the least. Two that caught our eye are creatives working in amazing ways with new technologies, both of whom collaborate with artists and musicians. United Visual Artists got their start in 2003 with the creation of a stage show for Massive Attack, and now they produce sensorial work combining sculpture, performance, architecture and digital installations. And artist Chris Milk creates and directs music videos, and is most well-known for his HTML-5 interactive video for Arcade Fire’s Wilderness Downtown.  Just a few of the reasons we wish we were in South Africa this week!

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.

 

Oh yes, the planet is sublime!

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I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
cups,
rings,
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
also
the
infinite-
ly
small–
thimbles,
spurs,
plates,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)

 

 

Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.

 

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