WHITEvoid + more things

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OrbitalInstallation by WHITEvoid is a large circular flip-dot installation for Volkswagen, find out more at Prosthetic Knowledge.

It is really interesting to see that projects the one that they’ve done with WHITEvoid are funded by Volkswagen. I was reminded of teamLab and Troika.


Pornhub does consumer marketing with a suitable for work (SFW) advert for its gift card service providing subscriptions to its content. I can’t work out whether this is:

  • Trolling, just to build fame similar to much of Larry Flynt’s legal cases during the rise of the Hustler media empire
  • They genuinely believe that porn has become mainstream in a similar way to the 1970s when the great and the good would watch Behind The Green Door and other works from the industry’s ‘golden age’
  • They are aiming for ‘prank presents’ a la office secret Santa or a ‘bro’s’ birthday

Its a ballsy move, they’re sticking their head above the parapet despite having issues around revenge porn on the platform and possible under-age content.

Returning to space

Helen Sharman, The First British Astronaut, Narrates an Animated Story of Her Recurring Dream of Returning to Space – feels very Kubrickesque phenomenon, on Vimeo so may not be visible to all viewers

Porsche 935

1977 Porsche 935 & Transporter | Uncrate – I love that Porsche designed their own transporters so that their cars were looked after in the right way. The transporter is based on a Magrius-Deutz truck, not a Mercedes truck like the article claims. It is interesting that it wasn’t a MAN truck given Porsche’s association with Volkswagen.


Kartograph – Drawing new geographic data over the infrastructure of old – really interesting technology meets art project. It reminds me of the locative art that appears in the speculative fiction of William Gibson, particularly his pattern recognition trilogy. More on where 2.0 here.