He began his career by destroying pianos with John Cage before becoming a pioneer of video art. Nam June Paik's work was often absurd, but always technologically inquisitive
The designer's films offer a glimpse into a nightmarish sci-fi future in which every surface, appliance and inch of peripheral vision fizzes with data – an onslaught that might be just a couple of years away. Designers, he says, must shape this world – or be shaped by it
For Icon’s Weather issue, Random International – designers of the extraordinary Rain Room installation at the Barbican’s Curve – chose five things that echo their minimalist ethos. Here are their picks, plus a short film on the project by Gramafilm.