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Where will we link to next?

In Excerpts, Thoughts on January 6, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Blair Kamin, a man whose writing is well worth the Pulitzer he won, reviews Hyperlinks, a new exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago:

“…A provocative new exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago argues that a new kind of hyperlinking is under way — not online, but offline, in the homes and other places we inhabit every day.

It all sounds very sci-fi, but there’s just enough real material in “Hyperlinks” to keep us from rolling our eyes. One of my favorites (above) is an inventive response to the dangers of riding a bike on city streets, especially at night. Two Massachusetts-based designers, Evan Gant and Alex Tee, attached a lighting device to a bike’s seating post. The gizmo uses green laser lights to project two lines with a bike symbol onto the street — in effect, a virtual bike lane.”

Hopefully I can get down to see the whole show myself soon. And despite what Kamin says, I’m kind of excited about the 185 products (including beer  and cigarettes) made from a single pig.