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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Illuminated Forest – TeamLab

August 13, 2017 / 0 comments

“This captioned movie shows how Japanese art collective TeamLab filled a park in Japan’s Saga Prefecture with light-based installations, including a digital waterfall and a school of virtual koi carp swimming in a pond. More one-minute movies ›” – Dezeen

Net Neutrality Explained

July 21, 2017 / 0 comments

“This is a short video explaining in simple terms what Net Neutrality is and the consequences of abolishing it with the dishonestly named Restoring Internet Freedom Act. You are encouraged to share this non-profit video with anyone and if you wish to use it in your videos or streams, it is licensed under Creative Commons…

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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

Blocking People in Real Life: Tom Scott at An Evening of Unnecessary Detail

June 6, 2017 / 0 comments

“I’m not saying this would be a good idea, and it’s definitely not a prediction of the future. It’s just a story. I think. An Evening of Unnecessary Detail runs once a month from January to June at the Backyard Comedy Club in London: thanks to all the team there, including Matt Parker and Hannah…

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Why The Free Content Era Has To End – Tim Wu & The Attention Merchants

June 5, 2017 / 0 comments

“Author Tim Wu on how the early Utopian potential of the internet gave way to naked capitalism Tim Wu is a law professor at Columbia University, best known for coining the term net neutrality, and for tracing the history of modern communications in his last book, The Master Switch. In his new book, The Attention…

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THIS HOME REALLY ISN’T A HOUSE

May 16, 2017 / 0 comments

“bran ferren, the 64-year-old co-founder and chief creative officer of applied minds, the california-based technology and design maketank, has created a 23 ton go-anywhere vehicle to take his daughter kira round the world. the inventor spent five years designing the world’s most high-tech off-road vehicle – as a supertruck for adventures with his little girl, featuring more handy…

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Galapagos + Grasshopper + Rhinoceros

May 12, 2017 / 0 comments

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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