Sometimes the online world reveals unsuspected parallel dimensions. This is an unknown restyle of Neural independently (and secretly as we never knew about it) made by NY-based Motion and Graphic Designer, Clarke Blackham. Very nicely made, perhaps only a bit glossier for the magazine’s line, it testifies once more how even your most familiar outcomes can have another life somewhere else.
book – The MIT Press – ISBN 0262122790
The ‘public’ dimension (related to the common urban and networked spaces) is the place where social mediations and force ratio happen. This bulky catalogue of another impressive exhibition, made with the huge resourcesgathered by the ZKM, Karlsruhe, encloses dozens of different perspectives about the context of a democracy. Zooming from a strictly personal dimension to the almost instant mass power we travel through the problems of representativeness till the spectacle of the social representations. Power, consent, conflicts, strategies, rules, and dissent forms are condensed in a cloud of force ratio, explicit and implicit, mutually influenced in a sensitive conservative system, that can preserve inside all the expressed amount of energy, methodically absorbing every new peak. The aesthetical and infrastructural conditions of power overbearingly emerge from the rest, because they are able to lure the collective imaginary through a myriad of tools, most of them reversible. For this reason the fragile transition from the individual’s singularity to the society’s plurality, carefully analyzed and put in a historical context, has one thousand potential occasions of freeing.