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Lambert is a fellow at Eyebeam, which describes itself as an art and technology center offering a common working environment for artists and technologists to pursue digital experimentation. Some of its work, including some awesome art on a city-sized canvas, may be seen in this video.
Thanks to Ideafestival
This is Citizen Prime..He is NOT alone..
Role playing and Cosplay are big.. It is extending your virtual world into everyday reality. The mekka of Cosplay is Japan. Where it is very common to see people dressed up on the streets. Have a look at this clip about Harajuku.
Somehow this converging of virtual worlds and the physical world is highly intriguing. With Augmented/Mixed reality the bounderies between these two worlds even become more vague.. Have a look at this clip and just try to imagine how the worlds might look.
Extending your avatar or WoW character into real life? Also trends like Parkour show a growing interest in reclaiming public space and see it as your public playground.
Probably the largest barrier for this to become more mainstream is a “safe” environment. High schools and universities will probably be the first places where this might take off. With games like Tag the first steps in that direction can be taken.
Well. Finally I finished a presentation in which I combine many of my thoughts and beliefs. It is the most personal set of thoughts yet. Like everything I produce still work in progress.
Have a look at the presentation. Like always very curious on your thoughts and comments..
Founded by 29 year old Linda Eilers, Linkle is the first dedicated sewing cafe we’ve come across. Knitting clubs have spread like wildfire over the past few years, with men and women gathering in pubs to stitch, bitch and get their craft on. A sewing machine, however, is rather more cumbersome than knitting needles and a bag of wool, leaving less room for social sewing.
A year ago, Eilers was teaching sewing classes in The Netherlands. Noticing a huge increase in the number of people interested in sewing their own clothes, Eilers spotted a gap in the market and left for Berlin, a city with low rents and plenty of crafters. Her sewing cafe, Linkle, is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 1 – 10 pm. Like internet cafes, people just walk in and install themselves behind a machine, and are charged by the hour (5 euros).
Besides 10 sewing machines, customers have a cutting table at their disposal, as well as Eilers’ extensive knowledge. She helps replace broken zippers and advises on tailoring a vintage dress or stitching a handbag. Linkle serves a wide range of customers—from teenagers customizing jeans, to a woman creating her own wedding dress.
For entrepreneurs with a knack for sewing (or carpentry, or almost any other kind of craft), now’s the time to make the most of the craft revival as it continues to expand. Set up a working / being space, and maybe combine it with a fabric or supplies shop. It might not be the most lucrative business, but at least you’ll be doing what you love. 😉
P.S. Have a look at Etsy(which means To Find in finnish) when you like crafting..