Prêt à travailler: workaholic holograms
 

Prêt à travailler: workaholic holograms

Holograms of human figures are appearing increasingly often in airports as virtual assistants. And they may also be introduced in various commercial activities. But, as Joanne McNeil inquires, what kind of empathy can these humanoids expect to establish with their users?

 

Design / Joanne McNeil

DomusMéxico Mixtape #6: the sound of the quotidian
 

DomusMéxico Mixtape #6: the sound of the quotidian

In his mixtape, graphic designer and musician Matilda Manzana permeates between oniric fantasies and the quotidian, mixing experimental indie rock sounds, Icelandic post-rock, and 50s pop music.

 

Specials / Óscar Rodríguez

Under the bonnet of the Internet

“Chrome Web Lab”, an interactive exhibit at the London Science Museum, presents the invisible fabric of the Internet as embodied in the world. Rory Hyde spoke to its creators, and discovers a version of where the Web may be headed next.

 

Design / Rory Hyde

Domus México Mixtape #5: The Sound of Nuevo Norte
 

Domus México Mixtape #5: The Sound of Nuevo Norte

Siete Catorce's version of the New North arrives from Mexicali, in a soundtrack filled with contrasts. This is a mysterious but festive mixtape, much like the desert that at night becomes a sea of lights.

 

Mixtapes / Siete Catorce

Domus México Mixtape #4: The Sound of Bamerette
 

Domus México Mixtape #4: The Sound of Bamerette

Picaresque rhythms subtracted from old vinyls and golden age ghosts come together in a mixtape by Carlos Icaza, aka Tropicaza, reconstructing echoes of the footsteps on the dance floor of legendary Hotel Bamer nightclub Bamerette.

 

Mixtapes / Tropicaza

Domus México Mixtape #3: The Sound of Atlacomulco

The birthplace of president Enrique Peña Nieto and infamous Grupo Atlacomulco, in the State of Mexico, inspires this mixtape by LAO, which mixes advanced techno and contextual beats worthy of the disorder and intrinsic dynamism of this new, posturban heart of Mexico.

 

Mixtapes / LAO

Domus México Mixtape #2: The Sound of Tlatelolco
 

Domus México Mixtape #2: The Sound of Tlatelolco

Inspired by the sounds of Tlatelolco, in Mexico City, this futuristic, dystopic mix features young and experimental Mexican artists creating a cold, dark and advanced sound.

 

Mixtapes / Ñaka Ñaka

Domus México Mixtape #1: The Sound of Culiacán
 

Domus México Mixtape #1: The Sound of Culiacán

This eccentric combination of rustic rancheras, cumbias and corridos with techno, dubstep and factory-churned sounds captures many aspects of contemporary Culiacán, the pinnacle of Mexico's complex narco-culture.

 

Mixtapes / Mexican Jihad

Domus Mixtape #12: The Sound of Rio de Janeiro

Rio is a devouring city, a music regurgitating new forms. Its unifying force is its inability to be nailed down, to be articulated — it must be heard, consumed and regurgitated to perform its invasive power.

 

Mixtapes / Daniel Perlin VS. DJ N-RON

Capricorn
 

Capricorn

Determined, responsible and interested in the phenomenon of time, Capricorn Yoshiharu Tsukamoto of Atelier Bow-Wow began his practice with an observation of Modern Tokyo.

 

Specials / Dan Graham

Sagittarius
 

Sagittarius

With a Sagittarian sense of humour and playfulness, Lina Bo Bardi and Itsuko Hasegawa had a passion for the popular vernacular.

 

Specials / Dan Graham, Jessica Russell

Domus Mixtape #11: The Sound of Beijing
 

Domus Mixtape #11: The Sound of Beijing

With an underground cultural scene in full ferment, Beijing's mutating cityscape can only be matched by its shifting musical climate.

 

Mixtapes / Matthew Niederhauser + Zhang Shouwang