Entries by Michael Blair

Autonomous driving is not what Google thinks it is.

When you choose to debut a full concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show, rather than the looming international auto show a few days later, it’s gotta be a piece of forward-looking, high-tech wizardry. The Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion is that and more. The car represents Mercedes’ vision of a fully autonomous rolling […]

Art Basel Miami: the premiere beach party of the international art world.

267 galleries from 31 countries, along with 73,000 international visitors attended the 2014 edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach. Since its debut in 1970, Art Basel has become the Modern and contemporary artworld’s premier platform for bringing together artists and their patrons in a way that is both engaging and personal.. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, […]

The city is an ever changing canvas; street art is meant to be ephemeral.

Worn away by the bustle of cities, eroded by rain or painted over by real estate developers, graffiti has evolved into art—making some famous such as the elusive English street artist, Banksy. However, the internet has brought the once maligned art form to a higher level of recognition and respect by preserving it. Google Street Art […]

Flying saucers spotted in London show that communication and technology really are different.

Technology changes so rapidly that if you don’t focus on the message you’re behind before you start. For example Pepsi Max has surprised commuters with their “unbelievable” augmented reality installation at a bus shelter on New Oxford Street in London. The intervention locates a special real-time display on the exterior face of a billboard wall, which visualizes a realistic […]