Do you think vending machines are just for chocolate bars and cups of coffee? Oh, well, think again! In recent years, the humble vending machine has expanded globally to sell all kinds of odd things. Historically though, they’ve never just been used to sell snacks. While the rough concept has been around for centuries, it was in the 1880’s that the first modern vending machines were released in London. These machines were coin operated to dispense postcards!
If you are wondering what future might bring. This reminds me a little of Terminator… It is not about another virtual reality, just about looking at everything that surrounds us through a screen with additional information, more info than a normal mind can acknowledge, process or remember, a mixture of product consumerism and architectural spacing. Like we had a computer on board. With lots of commercials and ads. 😛
And not for killing, but for daily “branded” living.
The latter half of the 20th century saw the built environment merged with media space, and architecture taking on new roles related to branding, image and consumerism. Augmented reality may recontextualise the functions of consumerism and architecture, and change in the way in which we operate within it.A film produced for my final year Masters in Architecture, part of a larger project about the social and architectural consequences of new media and augmented reality. By Keiichi Matsuda, architecture student.
A scent, a musical fine sound, a metaphor… a secret. Advertising the most famous perfumes, passing from sweet to frightening, from almost angelic to savage and mischievous, from hope to poison. Defining a woman. In a weird, powerful, catchy manner.
Smoking cigarettes is not always a death cause. But SOMETIMES IT IS. I used to know people who had been smoking since ever and lived many, many years. Even if they didn’t smoke their life, they smoked their health, their money, their youth.
I know that most people now have switched to vaping for healthier reasons, but I still can’t understand what is the pleasure of throwing money on ashes and inhaling smoke. Life is full of beautiful things that can make us overcome stress. Then.. why cigarettes?