Dahir Insaat and the vision of gyroscopic public transportation

August 25, 2017 / 0 comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZjnhL4WddE   “for more than two years, dahir insaat has been working on a visionary form of urban transportation, an idea which he says ‘will supersede buses, trams, and trolleybuses in the cities of the future.’ insaat’s ‘gyroscopic transport’ would see enormous, disk-shaped vehicles swarm through the streets on wheels, elevated above traffic, and overlapping to form multiple…

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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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ZHA & Form – Salerno Maritime Terminal Design Process

May 10, 2017 / 0 comments

A series of drawings, models and photographs that lead to the design of a hadid building:   Inaugurated on 25 April 2016, the new Salerno Maritime Terminal by Zaha Hadid Architects is integral to the city’s urban plan. Begun by Mayor Vincenzo De Luca, now Governor of the Campania Region, and continued under the city’s…

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WHY CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN IS WRONG ABOUT UBER AND DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

February 28, 2016 / 0 comments

Silicon Valley has disrupted disruptive innovation, and Clayton Christensen isn’t happy about it. Christensen vaulted to rock-star status in the tech world in 1995 when he introduced the theory of disruptive innovation in the Harvard Business Review (HBR). Two years later, he published his bestselling book, The Innovator’s Dilemma. His work was widely praised, including…

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MOBILE CONSTRUCTION FAST FOOD RESTAURANT

February 26, 2016 / 0 comments

It will never make the Michelin Guide, but New York City’s newest restaurant is almost certainly one of the world’s most exclusive. Most of the patrons are drawn from an elite group of high-beam artists, namely ironworkers laboring hundreds of feet above the street. The dress code is severe: hard hat, overalls, safety vest and…

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MOVING GOLF COURSES

February 22, 2016 / 0 comments

Out in Arizona, Caterpillar built a driving range where not only the green but also the trees and the sand traps are on the move, carried around by big ol’ trucks. In the video below, pro golfers Erimo and Marimo Ikeuchi take on the driving range challenge and try to land a ball on the…

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WILLIAM MITCHELL – CONNECTED CITY

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

A conversation with the MIT Professor and Director of the Media Lab’s Smart Cities Group.

ANGELS OF SUBURBIA

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

Suburbia is dependent on a global economy, but in spite of this, suburban domesticity in the UK is still very often framed within images of the ‘local’, whereas other parts of suburbia, such as business parks and airports seem to embrace globalisation through sleek, hi-tech, ‘non-place’[1] design aesthetics that seem to eschew the local. To…

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ALL WATCHED OVER MY MACHINES OF LOVING GRACE

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace is a BBC television documentary series by filmmaker Adam Curtis.[1] In the series, Curtis argues that computers have failed to liberate humanity, and instead have “distorted and simplified our view of the world around us.”[2] The title is taken from a 1967 poem of the same name…

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HOW DO YOU TEACH PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY?

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

The academic requirement for the psychogeography module that I teach at Brunel University London is in two parts. First, there’s a fairly straightforward essay question that gives students an opportunity to display their erudition when it comes to the antics of the surrealists and situationists, or the high-flown ramblings of the English Romantics. Then there’s a…

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