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About nikolas

Nikolas Weinstein was born in New York City in 1968. His aesthetic derives from a longstanding interest in the natural world. The influence of organic forms in his work dates to a young age, established during internships at The American Museum of Natural History and The Scripps Institution of Oceanography. After graduating college with a degree in comparative literature, he moved to San Francisco, where he briefly worked as an assistant to a prominent graphic designer before founding his studio.

What’s Afoot at NWS

Hi, this is Emily. Since we haven’t posted in a while and I actually have some pretty cool things to share, I’m commandeering the blog today. Who am I and what do I do here? I spend my days managing … Continue reading

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Join Bag

Over the past several years our digital documentary archive has ballooned. Moore’s Law posits that the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles every two years. Butter’s Law of photonics says that the amount of data pumped through optical fiber … Continue reading

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CCA Lecture

I will be giving a lecture on the evening of Wednesday, February 13, at the San Francisco campus of the California College of the Arts. Here is a link to the event. I will mostly be speaking about the trouble we … Continue reading

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A Glimpse Into Our world

We just received the first transmission from our advance duo that is preparing to install a new artwork in Hong Kong. We typically send these probes to make sure that the site is  good to go before deploying the balance … Continue reading

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Handful of Salt Strikes Again

Our friends over at Handful of Salt have posted another little story about our work with the US Commerce Department (They ran one a while ago that can be seen here). I particularly liked their lead-in quote from Reagan, “The … Continue reading

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Blathering

Our dear Emily was recently contacted by a graduate student that interviewed me several months back as part of his thesis research. She read the forwarded transcript and was prompted to remark, “You know, as much as I’ve heard you speak … Continue reading

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Come in, Tokyo, Over?

Having successfully completed the first half of their mission in Hong Kong, our faithful documentarian, Michael Weber, and his crew touched down in Tokyo to photograph our first installation in Japan. The artwork is located in the lobby of the new K-Tower, designed and built … Continue reading

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Uncle Sam Drops In to Say “Hi”

Shortly before quitting time on Monday, the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade from the United States Commerce Department dropped by to present us with an award for export achievement. Francisco Sanchez arrived with a gaggle of local staff. After … Continue reading

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From Atop the Peak

While our team was deftly installing the new artwork in Delhi earlier this month, we surreptitiously deployed our documentation probe to a small mountain overlooking the city of Hong Kong. In charge was Captain Michael Weber who brought along a crew … Continue reading

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Return to Base

That’s it! Our suitcases are packed and we’re headed home. As we peruse the over five-thousand images from this latest installation in India, we thought we would send along just a couple of selections to let you know how things … Continue reading

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