Latest From The Lab | 5.18

At DI, we take innovation seriously. Some companies may claim to be innovative, but we walk the walk. Our Innovation Lab not only researches new products and experiential design approaches, but also builds, tests and re-tests those ideas. They’re fondly referred to as “The Lab” and they push the limits (and try some crazy things) every single day.

Here’s a collection of some of the most interesting/inspiring/just-plain-cool things they’ve seen recently.


AUGMENTED REALITY IS TRANSFORMING MUSEUMS

NEW YORK’S MUSEUM of Modern Art is under siege. Well, a virtual siege, at least. A group of renegade artists has co-opted the brightly-lit Jackson Pollock gallery on the museum’s fifth floor, turning it into their personal augmented reality playground.

To the uninitiated, the gallery remains unchanged; Pollock’s distinctive drip paintings are as prominent and pristine as ever. But to those that have downloaded the MoMAR Gallery app on their smartphones, the impressionist’s iconic paintings are merely markers—points of reference telling the app where to display the guerilla artists’ works. Viewed through the app, Pollock’s paintings are either remixed beyond recognition or entirely replaced. One artist has framed a Pollock painting in an interactive illustration of a smartphone running Instagram, allowing viewers to “heart” the work over and over again. Another has overwritten Pollack’s imagery with an artistic interpretation of the many conspiracy theories peddled by Q, a mainstay of the far-right on 4chan. Together, the eight works form a virtual exhibition dubbed “Hello, we’re from the internet,” which uses AR to challenge MoMA’s gatekeepers and museum curators at large.
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Project Feature
Flower Obsession - Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama’s latest exploration of obliteration — flower obsession — has been on display at the NGV triennial in melbourne. The installation began with a relatively normal, plainly-furnished room and was quickly destroyed by a ‘virus’ of beautiful, red flowers.

Visitors were invited to paint this existential reality for all to see, applying a seemingly-infinite pattern, one flower at a time. Naturally, viewers flocked to the NGV installation, hoping to see what kusama sees. Flower after faux-flower, they destroyed the space, covering couches, toilets, windows, ceilings, and columns with an unescapable, red repetition.

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Dimensional Innovations - Innovation Lab

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