performance

Out With the Old, In With the “Nowy”


What makes this theater new? The theater the text refers to depicts a historical landmark that represented a shift between the two World Wars and Poland’s sole source of entertainment at the time. The antithesis of the old Polski Theater, calling it the New Theater suggested a less serious, light hearted genre. The founder of New Theatre was Mieczysław Rutkowski. Throughout a twenty year time span, many directors held positions there and various dramas and concerts were performed. By the 1980’s the theater became known for its political involvement, a prime example of this being the performance staged in 1980 entitled "The Defendant:  June 1956". This political performance references the The Poznań 1956 protests, also known as Poznań 1956 uprising. The working class were protesting against communist dictatorial government and better working conditions. The protest resulted in many injuries to the Polish people and a period of political persecution.
Poznań 1956 protests, Nowy Teatr, film, performance, Warsaw, offset lithography

BEES Online: Tools for Evaluating Green Building Materials


For those concerned with the impact and lifecycle of construction materials, BEES is a new design tool that helps designers and consumers make informed decisions. Construction and manufacturing have a significant effect on the environment.
BEES, Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability, software, green building, materials, evaluation, evaluating, performance, NIST, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Kidrobot at GlassLab


GlassLab was a really unique adventure. I had been to The Corning Museum of Glass a few times and even seen glass blown there, but never had the “on-hand” experience of directing the blowers to create the piece as exact as I wanted it. 
GlassLab, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, Glass, materials, melting point, Kidrobot, live, on-hand, performance, demonstration

Slideshow: Glasslab


GlassLab, now on view at Cooper-Hewitt through June 3, is an innovative program of The Corning Museum of Glass that pairs its master glassmakers with some of the most creative minds working in design today.
GlassLab, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, demonstration, live, performance, master, glassmaker, collaboration, Harry Allen, Constantin Boym, Laurene Boym, Boym Partners, Francisco Costa, Calvin Klein, Paul Haigh, architect, Chad Phillips, Kidrobot, Sigi Moeslinger, Masamichi Udagawa, Antenna Design, Tobias Wong, NY Times, feature, slides

GlassLab at Cooper-Hewitt


In a very special presentation, Cooper-Hewitt will host GlassLab, an innovative program of The Corning Museum of Glass that pairs its master glassmakers with some of the most creative minds working in design today.
GlassLab, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, master, glassmakers, presentation, live, demonstration, performance, Harry Allen, Constantin Boym, Laurene Boym, Francisco Costa, Calvin Klein, Michel Oka Doner, Paul Haigh, Sigi Moeslinger, Antenna Design, Chad Phillips, Kidrobot, Masamichi Udagawa, Tobias Wong, Tom Scott, collaboration, Design Miami/, 2007