Coup de Net: METAHAVEN’s “Black Transparency”

METAHAVEN’s newly released book Black Transparency: The Right to Know in the Age of Mass Surveillance (Sternberg Press, 2015) is a winding manual on the geopolitics of government secrecy and its combatants. Following up on their profile in Issue #26, 032c’s Thom Bettridge spoke with Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden of Metahaven.
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Kram & Weisshaar’s ROBOCHOP Brings DIY into the Digital Age

This week at CeBIT, the world’s largest computer expo, design innovators Reed Kram and Clemens Weisshaar unveiled their latest project, ROBOCHOP. The large scale interactive installation consists of a slicing, dicing bright orange robot which takes its orders from a custom-designed software controlled by users from around the world. By visiting the Robochop website, the user…
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METAHAVEN: Somewhere Near You, Soon

METAHAVEN is a graphic design studio based in Amsterdam. Run jointly by Daniel van der Velden and Vinca Kruk, it produces graphic identities and installations alongside books, essays, lectures, and films. Metahaven’s visual research explores networks, geopolitics, and transparency. Commenting on its work in a post-Snowden era, and in anticipation of their forthcoming book, Metahaven…
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Lapka BAM: How a Breathalyzer Will Become Your New Fashion Accessory

LAPKA BAM is a luxury breathalyzer that syncs wirelessly with your iPhone or Android. Made of diamond-ground black ceramic, the device is a perfectly smooth black cylinder, small enough to disappear in a closed fist when you hold it to take a reading. Blow through the device, and you activate a police-grade electrochemical fuel sensor…
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ADRIAN VAN HOOYDONK: It Was My Dream Job

Speaking to ADRIAN VAN HOOYDONK on a warm summer evening outside a Munich restaurant, I realized just how differently our respective careers have taken shape. In the early 1990s, a common friend introduced us while we were both new to Munich — he had just graduated from the Art Center Europe in Vevey, Switzerland, and I from the Royal College of Art in London. Adrian was just starting to …
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MODEL: Einar Thorsteinn

Conversation with EINAR THORSTEINN spreads as broadly as his career. Architecture, 3D geometry, contemporary art, city planning and working with NASA have flung him from his native Iceland to Denmark, Germany and the United States. Today, at 64, much of what he does takes place either in Olafur Eliasson’s Berlin studio, or in a packed workshop in his home in Brieselang, a bedroom community …
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