Anyone even remotely tapped into social media will have some awareness of teamLab and its out-of-this-world art displays and installations. Beautiful, all-encompassing and unique, the group’s work is something to be experienced rather than merely seen.
Founded in 2001 by Toshiyuki Inoko, teamLab calls itself an international art collective. It’s an interdisciplinary group of specialists – programmers, artists, engineers, mathematicians, CG animators and architects – whose works explore the convergence of art, technology, design and the natural world through the digital medium.
As a child, Inoko loved science and art. The two disciplines intrigued him and gave him different lenses through which to see the world and the contrast between those two perceptions stuck with him.
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“What science did was make the resolution of the world clearer, through study and scientific processes. And what did art do for humans? Actually, art has changed the way we perceive the world,” said Inoko. “That is why I have always been interested in art and science, ever since I was a child.”
This interest stayed with him, and as a major in physics and mathematics at university, Inoko was struck by an epiphany: “Once I entered university, I realised that humans try to understand the phenomena that are happening in the world by dividing things into pieces, by separating things into parts. We keep separating things further and further and further. We try to understand the Earth, so we separate the Earth from the universe.
“We try to understand the Earth itself and the elements in the Earth, so we separate those elements to try to perceive what they are. And then we saw the atom. Because we wanted to understand the atom, we had to break that into molecules. Humans kept separating things; humans kept breaking things down into pieces to perceive the world. But, at the end of the day, that did not help humans to understand what the entire world is, what the entirety of the world is. So I’ve always liked science, but because I was always very much interested in what the world is for humans, my interest has shifted more towards art.”
Opened in June, teamLab SuperNature Macao is the largest non-gaming attraction within the Venetian Macao casino and entertainment complex. How will teamLab operate differently in a permanent space compared to the more usual temporary spaces? Very differently, is the answer. First of all, financially. The amount that can be spent on art differs tremendously between temporary and permanent exhibits.
“Permanent exhibitions allow us to create a space from scratch,”
New concept art from Atari has given us a peek at one of the establishments in its future line of video game-themed hotels. From the images, it looks like it could have some influences from Blade Runner and Tron. It’s also possible this could be one of the first hotels planned for Las Vegas or Phoenix.
Atari’s hotel line is meant to reflect the history and future of video games. The video game company teamed up with architecture and design firm Gensler to bring this pop culture project to life.
“Atari Hotels will create a world that caters to gamers of all ages and experience levels, giving them a place to call home — a groundbreaking experience that shares Atari’s legacy of innovation,” Atari CEO Fred Chesnais said in a release.
The video game company announced in January that it would be opening eight video-game themed hotels in two locations in California — San Francisco and San Jose — as well as in Austin, Texas; Chicago; Denver; Las Vegas; and Seattle. Atari said the hotels would offer an “immersive” gaming experience including AR and VR.
CNET reached out to Atari for further information and we’ll update when we hear back.
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Atari Hotels, which were announced earlier this year, will allow guests to “enjoy the latest in video games, experience cutting-edge immersive entertainment, purchase exclusive Atari Hotels merchandise, and play the night away in retro-style gaming arcades.”
There will also be a speakeasy and nightclub, themed restaurants and bars, and much more.“I have seen the vision that GSD Group has for Atari Hotels, and they are poised to shatter the perception of what hotels can be,” said Fred Chesnais, CEO of Atari®. “Atari Hotels will create a world that caters to gamers of all ages and experience levels, giving them a place to call home — a groundbreaking experience that shares Atari’s legacy of innovation.”
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DENVER, Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The ART Hotel Denver, a brilliant boutique hotel conveniently located in downtown Denver’s Golden Triangle district, and Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards No. 22 hotel in the world; No. 9 hotel in the U.S. and the No. 1 hotel in the Southwest and West, today announced it has joined Hilton’s upscale Curio Collection. The exclusive global portfolio of more than 90 handpicked hotels and resorts caters to travelers seeking local discovery and authentically curated experiences. Originally opened in June 2015, the ART Hotel Denver, Curio Collection by Hilton is located within walking distance of the famed Denver Art Museum, the Clyfford Still Museum and more than 16 other galleries; museums; world-class public art installations; shopping destinations; historic landmarks and surprising locales that encompass one of Colorado’s most dynamic urban destinations.
“We are honored and excited to have the opportunity to add our hotel to the global collection of unique and distinctive Curio Collection properties across the country and around the world,” said Aaron Bajorek, hotel manager. “Our recent Condé Nast Traveler 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards accolade underscores the unique and unparalleled experience The ART brings to Denver, and our partnership with Curio Collection only serves to position our hotel as the premier choice for both business and leisure travelers.”
In the heart of Denver’s Golden Triangle Museum District, the ART Hotel Denver pays homage to its iconic next-door neighbors and expansive museum district. Surrounded by the city’s cultural and architectural landmarks, and in proximity to over 100 restaurants, bars and clubs, the ART Hotel Denver enjoys a privileged location in Denver’s Golden Triangle neighborhood—a walkable and burgeoning arts district perfect for gallery hopping and cultural exploration—often referred to as the masthead of downtown Denver.
The ART adds another layer to this rich environment by presenting a collection of original works of art that celebrate the creative spirit of 20th and 21st century artists around the world. Experiential, intimate and refined, the ART is a modern architectural gem bursting with unique, multi-sensory installations. In-house curator, the esteemed Dianne Vanderlip, has assembled a collection of more than 40 pieces that boast the “who’s who” of modern art, including Claus Oldenberg, Tracey Emin, John Baldessari, Ed Rucha, Leo Villareal and Sol LeWitt. Many pieces of original artwork commissioned specifically for the ART have been carefully curated to maximize the guest experience from the moment of arrival. Each guestroom floor is inspired by an individual artist, whose original artwork is stylistically translated throughout each room and suite.
Guests can relax in one of the 165 stylishly appointed guestrooms or one of the twenty well-appointed suites, each completely reimagined with amenities and décor created with today’s modern traveler in mind. Other highlights of the hotel include FIRE restaurant and lounge, which embodies the American art and craft of playful yet sincere hospitality in a modern contemporary setting that draws on the energy of the city below; a 24-hour fitness center and for those seeking a memorable, event,
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Awaken your senses at the ART, a hotel. A cornerstone of the Golden Triangle Creative District, our Downtown Denver hotel celebrates creativity and community. From a 22,000-piece LED light installation by Leo Villareal to a 1983 wall painting by Sol LeWitt, curated artworks complement modern accommodations and heartfelt service — creating a new masterpiece composed by your unique interpretation and experience.
In the Portico Gallery, FIRE Restaurant, and FIRE Terrace, as well as every guest room floor, postmodern works by acclaimed artists provoke thought and enhance your stay. Continue your art tour just steps from our hotel in Downtown Denver, where the Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum anchor the walkable Golden Triangle neighborhood — home to the most impressive museums and galleries in Denver.
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Perfectly positioned between two of Toronto’s most creative neighbourhoods West Queen West and Parkdale, the Gladstone is a meeting place for local creatives and travellers. A destination in itself, our boutique art hotel will pull you into an arts, culture and dining adventure as soon as you walk through our historic Victorian doors.
As the city’s oldest continually operating hotel and the only B-Corp certified hotel in Canada, the Gladstone Hotel boasts the highest standards in environmental performance, social responsibility and innovation through the arts, local food and drink and forward-thinking service and hospitality.
Explore and interact with the living culture of artist life in Toronto. Sleep in a room designed by a local artist. Eat and drink artistically crafted food and libations. Get inspired by thought-provoking art exhibitions. Rage at one of our legendary queer parties. Hit a high note at our weekly karaoke nights. Do it all under the one roof.
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