This is a blog about boxes.

Thursday, May 29, 2008


I've been lazy with my blogging. I went to this show on May 10.

H3X3N is a group of Computer Witches who have built an enchanted cube
that casts magical spells on computers. This cube, called IX, is a
New Media Artwork that will be shown at DEADTECH, an art and
technology center and gallery in Chicago, this Saturday May 10. The
IX cube casts spells on Windows, Macintosh and Linux computers,
hacking and hexing these operating systems. IX combines traditional
stage magic tricks and irony as elements of Hacker culture to create
an Interactive Installation and Software Art project. IX has been
exhibited previously at the Interactivos? exhibition at the Media Lab
Madrid in Madrid, Spain.

H3X3N, a collaborative computer witchcraft club from Chicago, Mexico
City Mexico and Linz Austria, is currently composed of Mark Beasley,
Sandra Rosas Ridolfi, jake elliott, tamas kemenczy, Alex Inglizian,
Nina Wenhart and jonCates.

IX by H3X3N

H3X3N blog

DEADTECH: art and technology center and gallery
3321 W. Fullerton Ave. Chicago IL 60647

Audio Cubes

Percussa Cubes basics from Livid Instruments on Vimeo.

Impressions and demonstration of using the Percussa Audio cubes with the tutorial Ableton Live set. The center cube detects the faces of the other cubes to send MIDI notes to Live to change loops.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Michel Gondry Entertained For Days By New Cardboard Box

NEW YORK—Director Michel Gondry has spent nearly a week developing his latest flight of artistic fancy by playing make-believe in a large corrugated cardboard box, sources close to the daring filmmaker announced Tuesday.

The 45-year-old Gondry, who directed the critically acclaimed films Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and Be Kind Rewind, reportedly dragged the washing-machine box into the foyer of his $2.1 million Upper West Side apartment after it was discarded by a neighbor Saturday morning. Using only a crayon and his imagination, Gondry was able to effortlessly transform the box into a submarine, a spaceship, and a castle...


I used to do that always as a kid. I also love Gondry.

via: the Onion

Friday, May 23, 2008

Japanese Cardboard Box Design

via PingMag (Read the original post here)

The Division Museum of Ceramics and Glassware

Division Museum of Ceramics and Glassware


The Division Museum of Ceramics and Glassware is part of the fine tradition of museums and private collecting institutions in New York City. Located at 141 Division Street in Chinatown, New York, the Museum is the only institution in New York City to focus its collection on contemporary ceramics and glassware.

Through a sociological study of collecting impulses in contemporary culture, the museum's initial researchers learned that owning a collection of ceramics or glassware proved to be a common denominator of both collecting and non-collecting individuals. Within the fields of both historical archaeology and anthropology the discovery of ceramic fragments have come to define the activities and values of lost cultures. We preserve these contemporary artifacts in the service of future historical impact.

Each item owned by the museum has been de-accessioned from the collections of the Friends and Founders of the Museum. While the collecting interests of the Friends vary immensely in terms of subject matter, specialization, and enthusiasm, each individual possesses a large enough group of ceramic and glass items to be considered a collection worthy of archiving. These items have been de-accessioned from their former owners because they are cracked, chipped, or shattered. It is the mission of the museum to preserve these artifacts in their current condition. As a research institution, the museum serves to preserve evidence of the material devolution of Ceramic and Glassware collections in the Twenty First Century

We gratefully rely on the benevolence of The Friends, who generously engage in the act of fragmenting their own consummated collections to forward the museum's pursuit of completeness.

via ArtCal

Ultimate Machine - the LeaveMeAloneBox

Walead Beshty at Whitney Biennial 2008