Designing Hermès’ Petit H Holiday Factory

A look behind the specialized brand's DML-produced interactive pop-up at the Madison Avenue shop

For over a century, Parisian luxury brand Hermès‘ commitment to quality has meant that no imperfect product made its way to retail. In 2010, any piece with an imperfection (and remnant material from production) found its way to a new home: the petit h workshop. There, specialized artisans—in silk, leather, porcelain and more—take the items and give them new life. Imperfections are replaced or highlighted …

Interview: Jonathan Harris

An interactive online experience documents the daily lives of the women who make lesbian porn

We first spoke with artist Jonathan Harris six years ago and gained some insight into his process and work at the time. Since, Harris has continued to create extremely involved and engaging work, exploring the human condition through a technological lens, often expressed in complex interactive online experiences. From tracking how people are feeling across the world wide web to documenting a whale hunt in …

Digital Apollo

Man, machine and the dawn of software in the space age

In Digital Apollo, MIT professor of the history of engineering David Mindell plumbs the archives at the university in order to explore the tenuous relationship between man and machine during the Apollo landings. While machines had long defined human undertakings, it was the rise of software and intelligent machines that caused the most pronounced shift in mechanical interactions. As Mindell puts it, “Astronauts and their …