March 27, 2016

Universal Passport

5:56 pm in art,conversations,design dustin hostetler


For its first artist’s edition, Studio Carmin created – echoing the internationnal news and immigration policies – a universal passport, limited edition 1 / 7,367,431,901 : exact number of humans on Earth in real-time during its creation.

This work speaks about the issue of free movement of peoples, in contrast with the arbitrary borders between them and spaces, sources of tensions and misunderstandings.

Studio Carmin proposes a universal vision of territories and its occupants.

March 26, 2016

Archive of Memory

8:20 pm in community,conversations,web dustin hostetler


About the Archive of Memory

The Archive of Memory project is an online digital archive featuring Audio, Video and Images of objects with personal stories attached to them.  Each object will be documented and cataloged in a visual based index of images that act as links to individual entries.  The stories about the objects will illustrate memories and personal histories of the individual owners themselves.  The object playing the role of catalyst and backdrop, providing a point of entry and reference in time/place.  By grounding memories in these objects aspects of the participants lives will be revealed beyond the surface level appearances, subtle aspects of materials will also play a role in the illustration of the subconscious and other unspoken qualities.

The long term goals of this project are to create a museum of personal memory where material possessions become “sites” of experience and reflection.  This will become primarily an online image archive with embedded audio/video and accompanying text.  Interactivity will be a main feature of the project as I will develop storytelling workshops based around the concept of memory as a generative material.  Participants will have the chance to further develop their stories in a creative setting with a focus on bringing in new associative and empowering elements to blend fiction/dreams with reality.

Donated physical objects will become used for future collaborative projects with interested artists and incorporated into an exhibition.  The project will function as a dialogue between artists and the general public where ideas will be shared and reinterpreted as material/catalyst for further exploration.  By opening the project up for collaboration and interpretation by outside artists, various sites of inquiry can be established, fusing artistic investigation with the local knowedge of the everyday.

November 20, 2015

Get @transfattylives on iTunes today! ? cc: @alsassociation

Film maker Patrick O’Brien aka TRANSFATTY‘s new (award winning) documentary about his decade long struggle with ALS is officially available to watch today! In your home! On your TV!

It’s an amazing movie. You should check it out. Right now.



August 5, 2015

REVIEW: the “Unpocket” from @the_affair & @zoltancsaki

8:15 pm in conversations,fashion?,internet,objects dustin hostetler


I’ve had a chance to spend a couple of weeks with the Unpocket, something I backed on Kickstarter what seems like a million years ago, and I have to say it was worth the wait.

Billed as “Simple privacy management for the under-surveillance society” it may seem a little silly to some. The Unpocket disconnects your device from RFID, GPS, WiFi and Cell. No, I’m not concerned about the NSA or CIA tracking my every move (yes I am), but I am in love with the notion of going radio silent.

I recently got an Apple Watch, and I’ll admit it’s a little rude and distracting to be constantly glancing at my wrist while in a meeting. Now, I place my phone in the Unpocket during a conversation and consciously tune out my alerts. It instantly mutes my watch and leaves me focused on the people I’m with.

Pictured above with an iPhone 6 and a Macbook, it’s the perfect size for most devices, and can double as a passport holder or even a simple wallet. The fact that it’s water resistant also makes it great for travel.

No, I’m not paranoid (yes I am) but the Unpocket is a lovely addition to my computer bag that sends a thoughtful message to the people I WANT to be surveilling me.

August 3, 2015


6:27 pm in art,conversations,design,zines dustin hostetler






100for10 are artists monograhphs of 100 pages each, for only 10 Euro.

The art project was initated by Melville Brand Design in Munich, Germany in 2015. They invite international artists to join the project and create a monography of their artwork — the authors define the content and the design. All books are available via print-on-demand ( in Black and White. This way no storage-costs incur and sustainable producton is ensured.

The works center around the fields of art, illustration, graphic design, photography and fashion. It’s a continuously growing collecton that features renowned artists as well as young up-and-coming talents.

Super fucking cool.

June 16, 2015

Center for Lost Arts via @cadler

A month-long pop-up workshop & design studio intersecting 40 creatives from various disciplines in one space, documenting everything.

Pledge $10 or more on Kickstarter, and receive the Center for Lost Arts Zine –
It will document the experiences and reflections of those inhabiting the space. A compilation of images, notes, sketches and more in partnership with Faesthetic.

May 4, 2015

Abstract Editions produced by @quilesguillo

4:37 pm in books,conversations,dreaming,web dustin hostetler


…What is the abstract literature? -Take all elements of the written language to generate another type of language. There is experimental poetry, also not a Dadaist experiment. It may be a new literary genre. Part of the painting. I try to bring literature to the field of creativity. But it does not get something that makes no sense! Is read words, recognize, rather than read, recognize the structures with which the author has fun at work…

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