April 5, 2022
I have been thinking about this quote recently: "Man becomes, as it were, the sex organs of the machine world." This quote originates from Understanding Media, 1964 by Marshall McLuhan. It is remarkable not only because of how prescient it was of our modern days but especially because it has been referenced so much. This idea has been a fundament of techno-utopist cultures as well as transhumanist cultures. But for today, I would like to give it an alternative reading; not celebrating this great birthing of our technological children but rather looking more closely at how this process actually takes place. Read More
March 15, 2021
Originally created for the zine MURF/MURW no.7 March 21 themed Captcha/Rasputin, this illustration mimics an encounter with the Full Body Smart Automatic Manipulator. Yours truly, Marie Caye and Arvid Jense Read More
November 15, 2018
I catagorise your search query. That's not always easy, do we find “LED soap” in electronics or in beauty products? It's fascinating I love solving those puzzles. So I get thousands of results but that’s really just half-way because you want me to define the essence of “LED soap” so I sort, I curate, I adjust the list with everything I know about you to show you the most suited products, the best answer, all of that in milliseconds. Read More
August 28, 2018
Within this collection we find the novel that would become the topic of heated discussions during our long car drives : The Waveries by Fredric Brown. There was never a story so opposed to our techo-utopist values, while at the same time describing better than we have seen before the concept of non-human others. But before diving into this, we have to start at the beginning. Read More
April 9, 2018
Our exploration of Food Design in Milan kick started at the lunch table in Brera where Giulia Soldati invites her guests to eat by hand. If you also come from Western Europe, you might do it at home sometimes, but here in the terrace of a Milanese restaurant, in the middle of our group table and curious passers-by, the experience was strangely liberating. Read More