Brck, Julia Kaganskiy at the New Museum, The Void and an interesting Precedent

Via Tak Fung. The Brck:

“It’s the easiest, most reliable way to connect to the Internet…We designed the BRCK for the changing way we connect to the web around the world, from cafes-hoppers in San Francisco to struggling coders in Nairobi.”

Julia Kagansky has left Vice/Virtue and started at the New Museum. More here. An interesting development – Museums as Incubators/Studios. Has this happened in artistic practise before? In institutions?

“NEW YORK, NY…Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director of the New Museum, announced today the appointment of Julia Kaganskiy as Director of the institution’s new incubator for art, technology, and design. Opening in summer 2014 in the Museum’s adjacent building at 231 Bowery, this not-for-profit initiative will create a hybrid educational and professional workspace—a dynamic 24/7 center where creative start-up entrepreneurs and artists will form a vibrant interdisciplinary community geared toward collaboration and innovation. The initiative is a first for the museum field.

As the director of the incubator, Kaganskiy will oversee a community of over sixty full-time and part-time members working in close proximity with anchor member Studio-X, part of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. She will be responsible for member recruitment, partnerships, and programs, and will report to the New Museum’s Director Lisa Phillips and Deputy Director Karen Wong, the incubator’s founders.”

The Void from TUNDRA – via Create Digital Motion. I remember when I was in Manchester with Kyle Mcdonald and Joanie Lemarcier and at ScreenLab – the effects of being in a CAVE are even greater than those depicted above.

The link between scale and perception is interesting – I remember when I was younger walking around fields in Wales with a camcorder to one eye almost exactly zoomed to my normal field of vision – alternating between nausea and euphoria. Playing with the Oculus Rift earlier in the year echoed that experience.

An interesting legal precedent for the UK and EU – reverse engineering is legal via manuals.