Nelson Saiers’ “Shortening: Making Irrational Rational” at Alcatraz

A site-specific installation questioning the duration of prison sentences for minor non-violent offenses

Every detail of NYC-based artist Nelson Saiers‘ current exhibition inside San Francisco’s Alcatraz (the famous prison turned National Park) carries depths of meaning. Why would an artist string up football jerseys in the numerical order of Pi inside a former penitentiary? A few reasons. First, inmates often refer to long, double-digit sentences as their football numbers. Second, Pi is an irrational (unending) number. And finally, …

Adidas + Streetmachine: 25 Years of European Skateboarding

Copenhagen's hub celebrates a quarter-century with a football-inspired collaboration

The winters in Scandinavia are long and rough, but the summers are glorious. It’s no secret that when the midnight sun is in full swing, skateboarding thrives on the streets of the North. Originally opening in Paris in 1989, the now Copenhagen-based Streetmachine is (arguably and now officially) Europe’s premier skateshop. Holding a place in the city’s culture that transcends streetwear, fashion, art and skateboarding, …

Monitor World Cup Scores With HotBlack Smartwatch

Track your team's match vitals with the Bluetooth-enabled, soccer-minded timepiece

Created by physicist—and avid soccer enthusiast—Richard Hoptroff after 15 years of tinkering with intricately complicated timepieces, the HotBlack smartwatch aims to keep wearers connected to their favorite soccer team, whether live at the match or stuck behind a desk during game time like many of us during this year’s World Cup. Set which team you support using the native iPhone- and Android-compatible app, and the …