List

“All selfies taken with your smart contact lenses
will be shared in real time with the proper authorities”.
Image: Signs From The Near Future.

I’ve been thinking about environmental aesthetics for the past few days, which corresponds with how long I’ve had Fernando Barbella’s Signs from the Near Future open on a browser tab. The Barcelona-based creative director started a Tumblr to investigate how the new technologies we dream of will actually begin to subvert our surroundings—which, in our litigious world, mainly means a planet filled with futuristic warning signs.

“New materials, mashups between living organisms and nanotechnologies, improved capabilities for formerly ‘dumb’ and inanimate things… There a lot of things going on around us!” Barbella wrote me in an email.
“And all these advances can be as exciting as disturbing in a way, at the same time, if we think about it,” he wrote. “The fact is all these things are going to cease being just ‘projects’ to became part of our reality at some point soon.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  Posts

1 2
November 3rd, 2019

Photo from Baharuddin

mohon izin share, bapak ibu…. ?

September 2nd, 2019

Floating City

I’ve been keeping a close eye on modern utopianism for the last couple years, and one of the most common […]

December 26th, 2018

Get the wrong end of stick

To say that you get the wrong end of the stick simply implies misunderstanding or wrong facts (and is not […]

November 26th, 2018

Selamat jalan mas Ovie

Selamat jalan saudaraku.. (photo: nomor 1 dr kanan), doa kami menyertimu selalu semoga sumbangsihmu berupa ilmu yang beramfaat itu mendapat […]

November 22nd, 2018

Leave debating

Prophet Muhammad said : ” I guarantee a house in jannah for one who gives up arguing, even if he […]

November 21st, 2018

SHIFT THE_KIMONO

  This story is actually embarrassing me to tell. But since I was keceplosan in my sms and you asked […]

November 21st, 2018

On Beauty: A History of a Western Idea by Umberto Eco

Beauty is neither a history of art, nor a history of aesthetics but Umberto Eco draws on the histories of […]

November 18th, 2018

Proposed Roads to Freedom by Bertrand Russell

Most men and women pass through life without ever considering or criticizing either their own conditions or those of the […]

November 15th, 2018

Lost in life in translation

The latest…life in translation! There are many things happening at once in my little life at the moment: I’ve moved […]

November 15th, 2018

Maaf

Mohon maaf untuk Rizky dan Nada. Saya tidak bisa hadir… hari ini saya ke jogja sampai hari itu…