Monthly Archives: January 2010

Land Art Generator Initiative: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Clean Energy

Paper presented at the Aarhus University Conference THE ARTWORK BETWEEN TECHNOLOGY AND NATURE held at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, January 21-23. Reproduced here, slide for slide… In 1909, the Futurist manifesto[1], along with other contemporaneous movements, gave … Continue reading

Philippe Starck “Revolutionair”

Philippe Starck has unveiled his vision of a microgeneration wind turbine for home use in two versions, a 400W and a 1000W. You can get yours today at Pramac Wind for 2,500 and 3,500 euros respectively. On the very positive … Continue reading

The Aesthetics of Renewable Energy

Our round table discussion at the World Future Energy Summit was entitled, The Aesthetics of Power Generation Architecture in the Urban Fabric of the Renewable Energy Future. A summary follows below of the main topics discussed. Illustration sources can be … Continue reading

The Competition Begins…

Agrisculpture

Sadly, the artist Flo McGarrell’s life was stopped short this week by the earthquake in Haiti. I wasn’t familiar with his work previously, but upon being alerted to his story by our friend Matias Viegener and reading more about him … Continue reading

Anaconda Wave Power

It’s Tropospheric

Kite Gen is an Italian company that has some very innovative ideas about how to harness the power of wind. And the results are interesting from the point of view of aesthetics, a refreshing departure from the all too familiar … Continue reading

Reason To Be Optimistic About Technological Advances in Next 50 Years

Text from 1954 image: Scientists from RAND corporation have created this model to illustrate how a “home computer” could look like in the year 2004. However the needed technology will not be economically feasible for the average home. Also the … Continue reading