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Open Sailing. Design Interactions 2009. The Royal College of Art. | by s0ulsurfing
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Open Sailing. Design Interactions 2009. The Royal College of Art.

I use a flickr set to try and keep tabs of all the various things i find my photos being used for and i have some up to the minute breaking news…. from 2009… oh well better late than never.


It's not always about money and commercial projects like Getty, if its for charity, or art, or just if i find it sufficiently interesting, i will donate an image and just ask to see how it is used in return. And I recently was sent a copy of 'Design Interactions 2009' from the Royal College of Art (London) because my photo (Cumulus humilis. and relax... see comments for the original photo) was used to accompany one of the pieces from the show, Open Sailing by Cesar Harada.


It's a fascinating concept, here's a little snippet to explain what it's all about...


"We are building a floating architecture that evolves like a living organism, a laboratory for techno-social experiments. We have an International Space Station, we need an International Ocean Station.


“Open_Sailing” aims to design an attractive technological lifestyle to overcome any possible natural and man-made disaster, stimulating people’s ingenuity and sense of solidarity.


This is not a utopian architecture model, we are actually building it. It is an inhabitable drifting village of solid and comfortable shelters surrounded by flexible ocean farming units and energy pods : fluid, pre-broken, reconfigurable, sustainable, pluggable, organic and instinctive."


You can see and read more here... and i've also found that the man behind the project is here on flickr too

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Uploaded on November 10, 2010