The overnight global phenomenon Pokémon Go game gave us the feeling that we, at Mimi Berlin, need some education on Massively Multiplayer Online Games: ’cause that’s what the Pokemon Go game is. If you feel that need too; read on. Otherwise just look at the image and have a chuckle.
Mimi’s favorite Pokémon; Pikachu (“Pika” is the onomatopoeia for “flash”. and “chu” is the sound a mouse makes in Japanese. so Pikachu is flash mouse.) This image of a guy dressed up as Pikachu is also going viral, it’s made and posted by ireallycantonese
We love the fact that Pokémon Go is The Rage of today. It shows us that the digital age in which we live is evolving rapidly. We don’t have to be afraid anymore for a complete generation growing up without daylight, as we always thought they would. (actually that’s the same kind of prediction made a couple of centuries ago, when people thought the streets would be filled with piles of horseshit).
The MMOG’s are an incentive to interact with people around the world, in the flesh. Players of the games have to go at so-called portals, which are real world locations, in order to play. (The remnants of Nazi concentration camps Dachau and Sachsenhausen are portals which were removed last year in July 2015)
Dutch furniture designer Sjoerd Vroonland had a busy week in Milan, exhibiting at Spring, Excellence, Talent and Inspiration in Design by Premsela. Nonetheless he was so kind to make and share his Milan Top 10 with us:
Sjoerd Vroonland. Portrait by Mimi Berlin.
Bij deze mijn top 10 voor Milaan 2012/ Herewith my top 10 for Milan 2012.
2– MOST, a new and important destination instigated by Tom Dixon which will turn the National Museum of Science and Technology Milan into an ambitious environment for innovation and culture.A diverse group of leading global brands and young designers are located in the extraordinary historic spaces of the museum.
Lensvelt: Soup is served in a military field kitchen during WWII
7– Bertjan Pot, Masks, 2010 – ongoing. At the collective exhibition THE THREADS THAT BIND US presenting the work of a selection of young designers active on the international scene and sharing the same interest in research into the design and construction of systems, processes and objects adopting a critical approach to input coming from everyday contemporary life. (photo’s by Sjoerd Vroonland)