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 »]
Kickstarter has failed us: RIP the Ripflip
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: