Jean Starobinski. Critical Relationships

Experimental Digital Exhibition to Celebrate the Centenary of Jean Starobinski.

Celebrating the centenary of Jean Starobinski, the EPFL+ECAL Lab in collaboration with the Swiss National Library unveils a new kind of digital exhibition. Awarded as the “Best User Experience 2020” by the Meilleur du Web, the project brings together literary expertise, museum research, design, engineering and psychology. It aims to highlight major writers and their contributions to thought, from the collections deposited with the Swiss Literary Archives.

Herbert Bayer

Herbert Bayer (April 5, 1900 – September 30, 1985) was an Austrian and American graphic designer, painter, photographer, sculptor, art director, environmental and interior designer, and architect. He was instrumental in the development of the Atlantic Richfield Company’s corporate art collection until his death in 1985. -> Pinterest

Diagram of the Field of Vision by Herbert Bayer, 1930

The Met Unframed

Powered by Verizon technology, The Met Unframed brings The Metropolitan Museum of Art to you in an immersive, one-of-a-kind AR experience that invites you to roam the halls, visit galleries with exclusively curated displays, and interact with the museum’s vast collection of art from wherever you are.

Around the world of the most amazing virtual tours

BeauxArts Magazine (In French)
Inès Boittiaux, Florelle Guillaume

25 November 2020

Do you miss museums? Interactive timeline, virtual reality experience, 360° tour… Many institutions around the world have set up virtual tour systems that allow you to explore their collections without moving an iota. From Figueras to Amsterdam via Roubaix, here is our top 15 most successful experiences!

  1. The miracle of technology in the Vatican
  2. Palace life in Versailles
  3. Chauvet without leaving its cave
  4. One foot in the tomb of the Pharaohs
  5. The World Story at the Louvre Abu Dhabi
  6. The truly sensational virtual Met
  7. Dalí’s genius within the walls
  8. Frida Kahlo’s blue house
  9. Monet, Monet, Monet

The Museum of the World – The British Museum goes back in time

A virtual journey through time (over two million years) and across the five continents is what the “museum of the world”, initiated by the British Museum and the Google Cultural Institute, promises. The site, conceived as a long chronological frieze, offers a fascinating plunge into the history of humanity and the collections of the British institution (which contains some seven million objects!). On the frieze, each point, whose colour varies according to geographical location, refers to a detailed record of the work. The little extra? While it is easy to get lost in this galaxy of dots, it is possible to highlight, on the frieze, only one continent or one theme (among art and design, life and death, power and identity, religion and belief, trade and conflict). There is currently no French version of the site. To fully appreciate the experience, mastering the language of Shakespeare is essential!

Ar-Lumen, monumental projections-mapping

AR-Lumen is the collaboration between designer Tom Hebrard and artist Paul Vivien. Accustomed to new technologies and monumental projections-mapping, they want to take the opposite side of a “race for innovation” that is hitting the art and design sectors. Forgetting software, energy-consuming video projectors and nights spent in front of their (soon to be obsolete) 2018 computers, they are concentrating on low-tech, recovery and diversion.

They are hacking into old school overhead projectors (those with layers), transforming their optics to increase their power tenfold, while reducing their energy consumption thanks to an optimised LED. Using a solar-powered car battery, the system is mobile and energy self-sufficient.
Paul & Tom use a variety of DIY techniques to create mechanics and layers on which they paint, engrave and sculpt visuals to be projected onto the facades of castles or buildings, while playing with their relief. In this way, they apply the methods of digital video-mapping, but in the form of analogue projection.

The story tells the visions of the witch AR-Lumen: an uncertain future for humanity, where resources are exhausted, but where a people has managed to find the solution to its salvation, through degrowth, recycling and exchange. We see methods for transforming waste, inventions and machines, some of which are drawn by the children and adults who took part in a workshop the afternoon before the show. This time of convivial exchange is important, creating a link between the show and the audience, showing that this technology is much more accessible and sustainable than the digital whole.

The project is in development, the last stage of creation at the eco-responsible festival La P’art Belle, in Sarzeau on 10.08.2019 and at the Aurillac festival on 25.08.2019.

Pauline Saglio – Interactiv Design

This project aims to highlight the richness of Hermès’ creative processes surrounding the world of silk. The spectator is invited to discover the different facets of this product through several playful experiences in store, which include the main steps in the creation of the Hermès squares, which offer a a surprising encounter with the world of silk.
This installation offers the customer a new perspective on the traditional square Hermès which actually hides a large number of surprises, that the customer is invited to discover through several interactive steps.

Inner Telescope, a Space Artwork by Eduardo Kac

Conceived to exist in weightlessness by the artist Eduardo Kac and created on board the International Space Station by the French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, the work “Indoor Telescope” is the first milestone in a new form of artistic and poetic creation, freed from the constraints of gravity. The film “Indoor Telescope, a Space Work by Eduardo Kac”, takes us on an artistic and scientific adventure, from the conception of the work in Eduardo Kac’s studio in Chicago, to its realisation in orbit 400 km from Earth, during the Proxima mission of the European Space Agency.

With Eduardo Kac, Thomas Pesquet, Gérard Azoulay, Hugues Marchal and Thierry Duquesne. Directed by Virgile Novarina. Produced by the CNES Space Observatory, with the support of ESA and the Daniel and NinaCarasso Foundation.