The Rain Room is a hundred square meter field of falling water that you can walk through—without getting wet. Responding to human motion, the downpour pauses when it detects a visitor, allowing attendees of the exhibit to experience controlling the rain.
The installation is the work of rAndom International, a studio based out of Chelsea, London. The studio focuses on the intersection of art and technology, creating amazing pieces that come alive through audience interaction.
The installation opened at MoMA PS1 May 12th, and will be up until July 28th. Find out more about it here.
Interaction designer Stuart Wood spoke at our London event this past June, when we had our first themed month centered around Arts + Technology.
Perfectly poised to kick off CreativeMornings/London for our first global theme of 2013 (Happiness!) is Mark Stevenson. A jack-of-all-trades, Mark could be considered a comedian, an author, musician and futurologist all rolled in to one. In addition to these things, Mark has been researching optimism and setting up the League of Pragmatic Optimists.
The League of Pragmatic Optimists (LOPO) is a meeting place in cities and towns across the globe where people who want to make the world better can meet, generate ideas and projects, get inspiration and a recharge, find collaborators and have their neurons tickled in the cause of improving the story of humanity.
Find out more about the event here.
CreativeMornings/London Interviews: Rory Sutherland
- CreativeMornings/London: Is it about what you know or who you know?
- Rory Sutherland: It’s about who you read.
- CM/LDN: What’s been the most pivotal point in your life thus far?
- RS: Getting fired and rehired at 24.
- CM/LDN: Can you teach innovation?
- RS: Yes – just teach the art of reframing – at school, ideally.
- CM/LDN: Do you believe in an afterlife?
- RS: A metalife, possibly.
- CM/LDN: Negative or positive freedom?
- RS: Both
- CM/LDN: Ideal holiday?
- RS: Time spent with people you love. It can be anywhere, provided the Sky package and broadband speed are at least as good as you get at home.
- CM/LDN: Can you draw?
- RS: No.
- CM/LDN: Individual or state (or both)?
- RS: Individuals, then family, then communities, only then then state.
- CM/LDN: Last book read?
- RS: Planet Ponzi, by Mitch Feierstein.
- CM/LDN: The best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
- RS: Low carb diet – Gary Taubes, John Briffa et al
- CM/LDN: What advice would you give to someone who wants to be where you are?
- RS: Opportunism gets a bad rap. It beats strategy any day.
- See the rest: http://downsideupdesign.com/2012/11/12/creativemorningslondon-interviews-rory-sutherland/
The speaker for this Friday’s CreativeMornings/London is Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman of Ogilvy Group and one of marketing’s most original thinkers and influential speakers. As quoted from TED, “Rory Sutherland stands at the center of an advertising revolution in brand identities, designing cutting-edge, interactive campaigns that blur the line between ad and entertainment.” He’s as fervent an advocate of getting the small stuff right as he is luke-warm on the preponderance of crap strategy.
As always, the CreativeMornings/London team did an excellent interview with Rory prior to his talk. You can check it out here.
Find out more about the event here.
Just as we had a special CreativeMornings/NewYork for Kickstarter backers, the CreativeMornings/London team hosted one as well! See the photos from their event, featuring speaker Grant McCracken in their Flickr Album.