Units Research Review interdisciplinary trip around tech emotions

Units Research Review interdisciplinary trip around tech emotions Units Research Review interdisciplinary trip around tech emotions

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What if we took another look at technology? Rather than trying to understand how it works, Units Research Review sets out to discover what it feels like to be around it, from fascination to abandonment or devotion. 

Units is a Paris-based design studio, specialized around technological issues. From neurosurgical micro-robots to festive machines to connected objects, the studio’s practice is anchored in the analysis and formalization of new technologies.

In September 2020, Units publishes the first issue of its research journal, Units Research Review (URR), to support its approach.  By giving the voice to anthropologists, designers, artists and historians, URR investigates the “Technical Happiness” theme in order to study the range of emotions that technology conveys. The aim of this first issue is to provide a plural perspective on technical emotions within our cultural sphere.  Between research notebook, game book and collection of plastic productions, U.R.R takes you, through 11 contributions, on the technical side. Continue reading

Liquid Colorful Paint in 3D by Ditroit Studio & Malaki

Liquid Colorful Paint in 3D by Ditroit Studio & Malaki Liquid Colorful Paint in 3D by Ditroit Studio & Malaki

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The third installment of Ditroit Studio collaboration with Malaki concerns the Molasses essences. As the Molasses flavors are brought to life through abstract paintings, each one an artistic representation of the taste it is named for, the designers and motion designers drew inspiration from the iconic graphic element of the Molasses packs, the very brushstroke decoding this neat concept through 3D play involving liquid colorful paint, dynamic brush effects and product.

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Credits

  • Direction: Ditroit
  • Creative Director: Salvatore Giunta
  • Design: Salvatore Giunta, Matteo Nicoli
  • Modeling: Giovanni Mauro
  • Lighting and Shading: Claudio Gasparollo
  • Animation: Vincenzo Memeo, Matteo Nicoli
  • Simulation: Matteo Nicoli, Dave Stewart
  • Editing: Matteo Nicoli
  • Producer: Ada Korvafaj
  • Audio: Smider
  • Agency: &Reale
  • Creative Director: Jason Reale
  • Client: Malaki

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‘Vertical Forest’ in Chinese Residential Complex Becomes Mosquito-Infested Jungle

The Qiyi City Forest Garden residential complex in Chengdu, China, was supposed to be a green paradise for its residents, but two years on, the vertical forest concept has turned into a nightmare. h/t: odditycentral Back in 2018, the idea of living among dozens of exotic plants proved very exciting for the people of Chengdu, one of China’s most polluted cities, and by April of 2020 all 826 units…

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