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Life after the collapse of capitalism by Isaac Cordal
Ever wondered what the world might look like after the collapse of capitalism? Isaac Cordal has. This artist has created an incredible art installation that depicts the state of a barely surviving world, with three whole months going into the construction. Follow the Leaders spans 62 by 42 feet and features a world full of balding men in grey suits, huddled around lamp posts, ‘gazing cautiously atop rooftops and watching their surroundings decay before their very eyes’.
A Form of Happiness: Dopamine
We have all felt the rush and experienced the feeling of happiness, and Speculative Design artist Jessica Charlesworth, along with her husband, Product Designer Tim Parsons, has made it tangible. The couples’ A Form of Happiness project has masterfully resulted in their creation of a wood and magnetic representation of the neurotransmitter responsible for releasing the chemical that fuels our desire for happiness. The effects of the organic chemical, dopamine, are likened to the euphoric feeling and pleasurable physical reaction to things such as searching through sale racks while shopping, enjoying a delicious meal, or the pleasure received from engaging in sexual activity.
A Form of Happiness, displayed as the physical model of dopamine, is part of a kit that allows user to assemble the wooden pieces into the chemical compound strand. Each part is held together by embedded neodymium magnets. The kit includes examples of the various roles that the physical piece could take on and provides a more vivid display of what occurs during moments when dopamine is released. Charlesworth and Parsons pose the question, ‘What makes you happy?’ and while the answers will vary by person, as their model and kit prove, the feeling is the same for everyone. Happiness is a simple chemical reaction we seek it throughout life; a chemical bit of magic.
- Lee Jones
On Sunday, just a few hours before science fiction thriller Gravity would win a whopping seven Academy Awards, NASA tweeted a set of pictures showing what life in space really looks like.