london: designmania

today the massive london design festival kicks off, showcasing a wealth of british and international design-related exhibitions and showcases at around 150 different venues across town for you to explore [on until sep 23]. the event's main hub is the v & a museum. click [here] to view the festival guide and find out more about separate events. the 2010 edition of london design festival kicks off tonight [7.30pm-8pm] with outrace, a spectacular, interactive hi-tech installation by design duo kram/weisshaar on trafalgar square. interestingly, the installation uses eight industrial robotic arms from car manufacturer audi's production line. they're equipped with lights and write messages in light sent from both visitors to the square and those who visit the project's website. © clemens weisshaar + reed kram