The Funambulist
Weaponized Urbanity - Leopold Lambert and Demilit

Article written for DAMn Magazine 45 about the 34th Archipelago conversation with Demilit /// On May 2, 2014, I took a walk in downtown Oakland with the three members of Demilit, Bryan Finoki,...

Sound Tank

Panzer by Nik Nowak (2011) This article is relatively premature as I will soon read Steve Goodman’s Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear (MIT Press, 2012), as well as Hillel...

Police spray Ugandan opposition party leaders with coloured water during demonstrations in the capital Kampala

Two months ago, London mayor Boris Johnson declared its support to the water cannon as a potential anti-riot weapon for the London police. This comes as an additional step toward the...

The corset used to be the piece of clothing wore by many women in various European royal courts (mostly the French one) during the 18th and 19th centuries. Clothe is, by...

Anti-drone scarf by Adam Harvey (2013) We can no longer allow others to turn our mucous membranes, our skin, all our sensitive areas into occupied territory—territory controlled and regimented by others,...

Bruno Munari (1944) / Bruce McLean (1971) / Didier Faustino (2009) My friend Alexandre Pachiaudi recently made me remember two works of Bruno Munari and Bruce McLean, respectively entitled Seeking comfort...

Prosthetic Aesthetics by Lawrence Lek (2012) Today I want to talk (once again) about the body and its relationship to design by presenting five young (four of them are less than...

Aleppo, January 29, 2013. (Reuters/Zain Karam) As an introduction to this article, I would like to say that I have been hesitant to write the latter as many of the thirty...

The following text is something I wrote few weeks ago, after two years of quasi-beatitude in front of the beautiful work developed by young French fashion designer Yiqing Yin. Many of...

In the previous article, we were following Franco “Bifo” Berardi in his argument according to which the financialization/semotization of the world should be fought against through the invention of other semio-weapons...

I am not really sure if I would be able to write any new article until the end of the year, so in the meantime, here is a very short aside...

Apparatus and system for augmented detainee restraint. Patent assigned to Scottsdale Inventions LLC (2012) The following article is a good opportunity for me to open a new category in the blog’s...

The article Practicing Restraint written by Will Wiles for the last issue of Cabinet about punishment is a very interesting article introducing the cruel piece of design embodied by the straightjacket...

Electronic Counter-Measures (2011) by Liam Young Many of us are afraid of the development of drone technology in the army which regularly allows the US and Israeli Army to assassinate people...

My friends of Socks-Studio recently posted a very interesting pseudo-documentary created by Dutch artist Floris Kaayk. This film (see below) about a fictitious disease that can be imagined in a near...

Still from the film about Slime molds by Dan Baker Ecologias Correlativas is a small ongoing (until Saturday 29th October) exhibition at the 319 Scholes Gallery in New York. It is...

 Pedro from La Periferia Domestica was kind enough to draw my attention to this very interesting piece of design invented by Afghan designer Massoud Hassani. Called the Mine Sweeper, this sphere...

Whether or not we like Björk‘s music (I personally do a lot !), we are obliged to recognize that she always knows who to work with in order to continuously push...

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