A New Desktime
After a lot of hard work I'm excited to announce the new redesigned Desktime is live! And we think it's a looker.
Desktime is a tool that makes it easy as hell to find amazing workspaces all over the world. In addition to finding new space Desktime has also built the first tool online to help you manage that extra space allowing you to quickly and simply bill, schedule and manage the space, so all you have to do worry about is building a community and making some extra cash on the side.
Technology transforms our culture, politics and personal lives, but in a slow and subtle way. In our latest exhibition, titled Generat.ion/s, we consider how today's technology might impact tomorrow. Utilizing traditional and contemporary mediums, we trace a history of innovation and peer into its future through the eyes of today's cultural leaders.
We're excited to invite you to join us for the opening reception of our next show on October 12, 2012 from 7:00 - 10:00 pm at The Family Room.
We’re All In This Together
Come check out Matthew Hoffman’s upcoming exhibition at The Coop! “We’re All In This Together” references that (whether we like it or not) we are here in the situation at hand. Instead of disconnected individuals, we have the opportunity to work alongside one another, engage, and create the life (and the resulting community) that we want to see.
The work itself will consist of methodically hand cut wood and paper pieces with action and dialogue inducing statements. The exhibitionwill delve even deeper into interpersonal conversations, continuing the dialogue of creating an ever changing and adapting community.
Friday, October 19, 2012
6:30pm – Midnight
The Coop - 230 West Superior Street 2F
In the spirit of artistic collaboration, The Coop and Gapers Block teamed up to produce 8x8, an experiment in writing and design. Eight Chicagoland designers were paired with eight local writers to create collaborative works, with text informing and influencing art and vice versa. The results of this experiment are presented in limited edition poster form, with writing and design back to back.
Writers & Artist include: Patrick Somerville, Claire Zulkey, Ramsin Canon, Kevin Guilfoile, William Shunn, Veronica Bond, Wendy McClure, Scott Smith, Jesse Hora, Andy Luce, Chad Kouri, Ina Weise, Letterform, Ryan Sievert, Paul Octavious, Kyle Fletcher
Friday, May 18, 2012, 6-10PM
The Coop- 230 W Superior St, 2F
Proceeds benefit Open Books
New Coop Site
Post Family does CreativeMornings
We're thrilled to announce that on March 30th, 9AM at The Coop we're going to be chatting as a group for the Chicago chapter of CreativeMornings about what we do as a family. If you haven't been it's a monthly morning gathering for creative types. Each event includes a 20 minute lecture, followed by a 20 minute group discussion.
The gathering begins at 8:30am and we start chatting at 9:00am. It's free of charge and it sells out typically in a couple minutes. So check out the site and prepare to signup March 26th at 11AM.
See you then!
Mike McQuade new digs
Mike McQuade has a new site and it's lovely. No suprises here. What a fucking talent this guy is.
Apple Knowledge Navigator
A video that was made for Apple when John Sculley was CEO. An early Siri prototype. It blows my mind how far we've come and how un-Apple this video is.
I totally adore this concept.
In The House Party, Ohanesian continues his exploration of architecture and place, faithfully creating a spatially accurate, quintessentially American suburban home, which he displaces from its native suburban landscape by reconstructing it within the walls of the Boiler, a repurposed urban-industrial space currently functioning as a contemporary art gallery. The House is then opened up to the public for a house party on the opening night of the exhibition. In this at once creative and destructive act, the artist enlists the audience to provide the final element of the work itself, giving each viewer the unique opportunity to physically leave his or her own scar on the House, by partying within it throughout the evening.
Unbranded Designs is a pretty neat concept. Basically, designers can submit concepts of their furnitute. Then the community votes, shares, comments, and supports designs to help refine ideas. They then fund and produce the top designs by working with local furniture to get the pieces made.
Minimalist Harlem Shake
This one is for Alex.
Really lovely and beautiful series of old snapshots against shot in their original setting. Some real gems in there.