In these days, less and less people go to library and sometime, even they go, they are not there for the books. There is no wonder government always tries to cut budget for the public library system. However, the libraries in Indianapolis are up to the challenge. To simultaneously improve literacy , foster an appreciation for local artists, and raise awareness for education and social justice in our community. The Indianapolis Public Library work with artist Rachel M. Simon to conceived the Public Collection, an endeavor to create nine artist-designed miniature libraries filled with free books in urban area.
The idea of free sharing libraries isn’t new, while this project seem more focus on the sculptural works created by the artist instead of book itshelf. These book stations are more like art installation than libraries for us. Not sure how much these fancy sharing libraries can help to acheive the goal of the project. But we are pretty sure there will be some awareness and attention for sure.
Monument, Brian McCutcheon. Steel, aluminum, polycarbonate, fiberglass composite, paint.
The project “Removed” by American photographer Eric Pickersgill tries to point out our addiction to technology by showing us how people in everyday life looks like when their digital devices removed from their palm. The whole reason behind this project is a personal experience Eric had. According to Eric, “There is a family sitting next to me at Illium café in Troy. Not much talking. Father and two daughters have their own phones out. Mom doesn’t have one or chooses to leave it put away. She stares out the window, sad and alone in the company of her closest family. Dad looks up every so often to announce some obscure piece of info he found online.” This is how technology changes us. Despite the obvious benefits that these advances in technology have contributed to society, the social and physical implications are slowly revealing themselves. Eric also said, “I’m not attempting to tell others what to do with their time, I’m just hopefully offering up a moment of realization. I just personally need the reminder to put it down because it is an addiction.
We have presented many innovative or creative shoe designs here, however, today’s design is probably the most useful and meaningful one. If you had children, you know there feet grow like weeds. You have to keep buying them new shoes even the old ones are still in good quality. The situation goes worse for those impoverished children who often have difficulty getting new shoes once they outgrow their old ones – or any shoes at all.
As human being, we did do some crucial things to animals. We feed them crazily to make them grow fast, we make them pregnant to milk from them and we peel their skin to make fashion accessory. All those things can happen just because human is dominant species in the world. But if there is a parallel universe which is dominated by animals, how the world would look like? Here are some shocking illustrations show us if animals have power, how they would treat human. No matter you like them or not, these illustrations do provide us a totally different perspective and probably will make you re-think when you are actually in certain scenario.