Exploring new worlds

Armchair architectural photography. Andrea Bosio uses Google Street View to build up a portfolio of images of key pieces of contemporary urbanism: ‘the subject of my shots was the representation of the city supplied by Google Street View on my computer screen. I treated this new pixelated reality as a territory up for exploration and managed to compile a true photographic record of it by selecting different points of observation in this virtual space. I photographed the city without ever actually being there.’ As seen in Domus. Bosio also has a project called Possible Spaces, documenting sections of the city that have, for whatever reason, escaped any kind of formal development, or have yet to be redeveloped from their empty state.

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Artist Chris Timms also runs a tumblr called Sensual Objects / The Cat’s Meat Shop, supplementing The Dictionary of Victorian London with daily excerpts from the popular press of the time / The Strange Evolution of Medical Art / Open a bookshop, what could possibly go wrong? A weblog / Contrasts, by Augustus Welby Pugin, 1836 / Scenes from Devil’s Island, twenty-four paintings of life on Devil’s Island by Francis Lagrange.

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Artist Reinhard Behrens has created an imaginary world, NABOLAND, into which he has launched numerous expeditions in a modest submarine. More images / apparently the next Lego Architecture model will be Habitat 67 (via Chaz Hutton) / exploring the monumental Buzludzha monument in Bulgaria / Miss USA 2011 delegates are asked whether evolution should be taught in school / buy an Authentic Government Red Tape Paperweight.

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More Thneeds. The Nottage Design G1 glass pool table / the Fentress Global Challenge: Airport of the Future competition (via Archinect) / related: We build robot mining factories and send them to the Moon / Our God is Speed publishes a set of Gestapo regulations for playing jazz, circa WWII Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.

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