[FR] Quelques dessins faits à la Place de la République le 38 mars 2016.
[ES] Unos cuantos dibujos hechos en la Place de la République el 39 de marzo de 2016.
[EN] A few drawings made at the Place de la République the 39th March 2016.
[FR] Comme chaque année, la fin du monde a été reportée.
[ES] Como cada año, el fin del mundo ha sido aplazado.
[EN] As every yearm, the end of the world had been postponed.
[ES] Deux croquis d’un vaisseau spatial pour des civilizations obsédées par les formes organiques et les courbes de croissance exponentielle. Les zones de connection ressemblent aux vertèbres du cou d’un oiseau, tandis que les « ailes » rappellent les crêtes dorsales de certains nudibranches.
[ES] Dos esbozos de una nave especial diseñada para civilizations obsesionadas con las formas orgánicas y las curvas de crecimiento exponencial. Las zonas de conexión se asemejan a las vértebras del cuello de un ave, mientras que las « alas » recuerdan las crestas dorsales de ciertos nudibranquios.
[EN] Two sketches of a spaceship designed for civilizations obsessed with organic shapes and exponential growth curves. The connection zones recall the vertebrae of a bird’s neck, while the « wings » look like the dorsal ridges of certain nudibranchs.
[EN] Last year, a Swedish company launched an idea-contest to try to imagine the meatballs that people would eat in the future. Even if they’re more difficult to create, here are my visions for some alternative meta-meatball recipes:
Ice Age Balls: Catered for the tastes of « Paleo-Diet » revisionists, Ice Age Balls are produced from various lean cuts of several species of mammals from the pleistocene that have been re-introduced on Europe’s plains: the woolly mammoth, the woolly rhinoceros, the European bison, the giant deer… All of these creatures are kept in PaleoParks Europe reserves, fed only with wild plants and are killed in an humane way after being sedated.
Holobiotic healthballs: The ultimate superfood experience, these miraculous bite-sized grain balls contains a mixture of ten of the most healthy ingredients in the world, including Spirulina flakes, hydrated chia seeds, coconut oil, kombucha extract and maca root. They’re totally vegan, but have been rolled in baobab fruit flour before being ultra-flash-fried in order to preserve their nutriments while giving them that meatball look.
Jellyfish Umeboshi Meatballs: As sea temperatures rise, jellyfish are becoming increasingly present on the oceans, turning into a plague. These surprisingly tasty snacks make use of marinated jellyfish meat mixed with agar (for consistency) and a salty heart of red algae and umeboshi. Marketed for the Asian market.
Synthetic Seal Ice Cream: This revisited version of an Arctic classic makes use of synthetic (lab-grown) seal blood and fat, mixed with foraged berries. Organic and fair trade Bourbon vanille and subtle cardamon flavours have been added in order to adapt this recipe to contemporary tastes.
Iridescent Fungiballs: Made from single, round, iridescent mushrooms (modified through artificial selection), these polychrome surfaced fake meatballs have a strong umami flavour and gently melt in the mouth. Served with home-made teriyaki sauce.
Edible Pine-wood Blocks: These savory treats have been created by treating blocks of pine wood submerged into tanks with enzymes that digest cellulose into starch. Then, the resulting nutriments have been rearranged into sweet edible blocks soaked in birch sap jam for extra health benefits.
Project Z meatballs: creating food from source materials through a totally artificial cell environnement is the feat achieved with these meatballs, of which the proteins have been assembled by ‘molecular robots’ based on engineered DNA sequences borrowed from different animal, plant and fungi species. So you cannot really relate them to any particular living being, since they have been designed almost from scratch to produce the most protein from the most reduced ressources.
[EN] Last night I dreamt of enormous cities towering over the ocean, and great white air columns coming out of the water, that were used to produced energy. When I asked someone how they could live in such conditions, crammed in small houses with tiny windows hanging over the sea, they answered me « they have been preparing us for decades for this situation ».
[FR] J’adore ce vieux panneau dessiné à la main que j’ai trouvé dans une cour de Paris. Si j’avais plus de temps, j’aimerais m’en inspirer pour créer un caractère typographique, surtout à cause des barres basses et asymétriques des Ts.
[ES] Me encanta este cartel ajado y dibujado a mano que encontré en un patio de París. Si tuviera más tiempo, me gustaría recrear un tipo de letra a partir de él, sobre todo las barras horizontales bajas y asimétricas de las tes.
[EN] I love this hand-drawn, worn-out sign I found in a court in Paris. If I had more time I would recreate this as a font, specially the asymetrical, low-leveled crossbars of the t’s.