Lafayette Anticipation associate curator Anna Colin talks to artist Tyler Coburn about Ergonomic Futures, a speculative project engaged with art, design, science, anthropology and writing. In this interview, Coburn discusses the research, production process and network of collaborators of a multilayered project ultimately concerned with the futures of humankind. Anna Colin: When one comes across your museum seats Ergonomic Futures (2016—) in contemporary art exhibitions—and soon in natural history, fine art, and anthropology museums—they look… [read more »]
If only we had known, things could have been different.
We discovered the Ripflip kickstarter just one day too late. ‘The most versatile footwear product in the WORLD’ fell $248,000 short of its $250,000 goal. Lofty, yes; but we only have ourselves to blame for the trans-shoe’s premature burial. How will we face our impending Waterworld lifestyles without Wetgear’s innovative amphibian footwear? The possibility of swimming, climbing, and a safe gait on our treadmill/standing desk combos was within our reach-but has now slipped through our tender grasp. ℳajor DISapproval, Kickstarteers.
What could have been: