Blowup: Non-Expert Experts
The same small circle of experts circulate on the world's conference stages... but what of all the specialist knowledge under our noses? Who are the unacknowledged experts in our midst?
Giving and Taking, Antidotes to a Culture of Greed
'Giving and Taking, Antidotes to a Culture of Greed' is a collected effort to establish the significance of the so-called non-pecuniary value of art and society. In the broadest sense of these terms: what is art about and after?
Blowup: New Materials, New Methods, Day I
An evening combining a workshop with talks on new materials and new methods. A massive ship made of ice was the dream of the 1940s, what is the impossible dream for new materials today?
On the Threshold of Beauty
In this lavishly illustrated book Kees Tazelaar meticulously reconstructs the birth and evolution of electronic music in the Netherlands from 1925 till 1965. It is the compelling story of the development of electronic music at the Philips research laboratory, the collaboration between Xenakis, Le Corbusier and Varèse on the now legendary Philips Pavilion at the 1958 World Expo, and the first studios for electronic music in the Netherlands with key figures like Dick Raaymakers and Gottfried Michael Koenig.