“When the USS Enterprise was hit with an enemy attack, it would rock the entire starship, throwing crew members over equipment and to the floor. Most people know the effect on the old Star Trek television series didn’t have the budget to put the set on a shaker, and the old school movie magic effect was created simply by shaking the camera and have the actors throw themselves around the set as if the room was in sudden movement.”
I mean it’s funny, but also (to me) shows the physicality that the performances required to sell the whole thing.
“It’s really a remarkable discovery,” says Drew Wilburn of Oberlin College, a specialist in the ancient Roman practice of magic. “Finding magic and evidence of the practice of rituals like this, it’s pretty uncommon.”
“The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.”
This is an important series of essays which discuss the historical “long tail” of racism in American society, politics, policy, etc.. Really well presented also.
“The Nautilus is a constellation of 95 interactive poles that are activated by touch. Passersby are invited to engage with the immersive space or observe others’ interactions from its central enclosure.”
“A series of lighting fixtures that are produced using 3D printing directly onto textiles. Stiff printing on canvas allows creating complex fixtures. When the printed material conducts electricity, the tangent points created by the wisdom of origami folding, produce a new opportunity – lighting the fixture by shrinking and stretching the structure.”
Yael Akirav is an Industrial Designer based in Jerusalem.