by Daniel Rozin
“Penguins Mirror” is an installation scattered on the floor and comprised of 450 motorized stuffed animals. Reductive in palette, yet baroque in behavior, it performs an absurdly homogeneous system of movement. Playing with the compositional possibilities of black and white, each penguin turns from side to side and responds to the presence of an audience. As they perform, the penguins’ collective intelligence is puzzling, yet somehow familiar, as the plush toys enact a precise choreography rooted in geometry.
On view at bitforms gallery through July 1, 2015
Well, maybe. With Daimler testing self-driving trucks on the highway in the US this month, officials in the midwest are putting together plans for an “autonomous vehicle corridor” that would run north to south from Canada to Mexico through North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
The Light Phone is a pre-paid, credit card-sized phone that works with your current cell through an app. Limited to incoming and outgoing phone calls, the Light Phone is “designed to be used as little as possible.”
“Untitled (Connect),” 2015 is a new work being shown by Sprüth Magers at Frieze New York
Later this month, Domino’s is rolling out a “tweet-to-order” system for its most loyal and lazy American customers. All these highly efficient human beings have to do is hit up @dominos on twitter with a pizza emoji and the delicious pies are delivered in 30 minutes or less. Brilliant.
1972 Playboy centerfold Lena Söderberg, whose image was originally digitized in 1973, and is still used today for “testing a wide range of image processing algorithms.”
Now that Katsu is getting a handle on drone spray, sky’s the limit.
The Texting Hat