Minima | Maxima – Marc Fornes / TheVeryMany

September 13, 2017 / 0 comments

“the project extends MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY’s research and development into achieving structural integrity through ‘ultra-thin, self-supporting structures’. these whimsical yet durable curves eliminate the need for columns and beams. the surface is ultra-thin: 6 millimeter aluminum. ‘if an egg were scaled up to the same height as the project, it would be much thicker’, says the design team.” Link…

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Aluminum mould of the brain

August 11, 2017 / 0 comments

Schlieren Imaging – Seeing the Invisible

June 16, 2017 / 0 comments

“Schlieren photography is a visual process that is used to photograph the flow of fluids of varying density. Invented by the German physicist August Toepler in 1864 to study supersonic motion, it is widely used in aeronautical engineering to photograph the flow of air around objects. The classical implementation of an optical schlieren system uses…

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Vision with New Lenses: On Designing with Machine Vision

June 6, 2017 / 0 comments

Extract from Archinet: “We increasingly design and inhabit spaces occupied and navigated by both humans and autonomous machines, each with their own unique methods of seeing and sense-making. In this gap between human and machine perception opens a new frontier: how does machine learning transform the vision of the designer?” Link: http://archinect.com/features/article/150010244/vision-with-new-lenses-on-designing-with-machine-vision

A New Era in Astronomy: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

May 12, 2017 / 0 comments

“The Hubble Space Telescope has completely revolutionized our understanding of the universe, and has become a beloved icon of popular culture. As revolutionary as Hubble has been, we have pushed it to its scientific limits in many ways. Hubble’s successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, has been in the works for almost two decades and…

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Nablus Soap Factory

May 10, 2017 / 0 comments

This film shows the process of traditional soap production in the old soap factory in central Nablus. The film was produced in May 2014 by Eirik Moe, Stavanger, Norway. post@mokleiv.no

WINTERGATAN MARBLE MUSIC MACHINE

March 2, 2016 / 0 comments

So after 14 months of building, the Marble Machine is finished. A special day for us. Swedish Filmmaker Hannes Knutsson from Lefvande Bilder has filmed and edited the music video that will Premiere Monday, February 29:th. Hannes has gone down as deep with the Machine as i have and i cannot enough express my gratitude…

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SENSOR TAPE: 3D AWARE SENSOR NETWORK ON A ROLE OF TAPE

February 28, 2016 / 0 comments

Developed by the team at MIT Media Lab’s Responsive Environments group including Artem Dementyev, Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao and Joe Paradiso, SensorTape is a sensor network in a form factor of a tape that allows users to create large sensor networks. The ‘tape’ is composed of interconnected and programmable sensor nodes on a flexible electronics sub- strate. Each node can sense…

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MINIATURE CARDBOARD FLYING MACHINES

February 28, 2016 / 0 comments

Melbourne-based Daniel Agdag (previously here and here) produces fantastical models of machines as a way to explore his own daydreams of what may be lurking inside our most basic structures, the machinery kept hidden under steel or concrete. Agdag wants to draw attention to the complexity of the everyday, highlighting the gears and systems deep inside…

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GRAPHS AND QUOTES FROM THE BIG RETHINK

February 25, 2016 / 0 comments

Part 2: Farewell to modernism − and modernity too Here she contrasts three paradigms − or as she prefers, ‘cultural ecologies’ − Modernity, Deconstructionist Postmodernism (the transitory, hyper-relativist mode of thought usually referred to as Postmodernism) and Ecological Postmodernism, which she implies is the emerging long-term successor to modernity. Her vision of Ecological Postmodernism is…

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