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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Flowing Data

May 17, 2017 / 0 comments

A data visuaisation website with tutorials and information on how to create good statistical data: My name is Nathan Yau, and I’ve been running this place since 2007. I have a PhD in statistics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and I have a background in programming and information design. I’ve written two best-selling…

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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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Gaia 3D Star Map

May 14, 2017 / 0 comments

Gaia is an ambitious mission to chart a three-dimensional map of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, in the process revealing the composition, formation and evolution of the Galaxy. Gaia will provide unprecedented positional and radial velocity measurements with the accuracies needed to produce a stereoscopic and kinematic census of about one billion stars in our…

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The Loving Trap

May 12, 2017 / 0 comments

“In a landmark new documentary produced for YouTube, Adam Curtis has not examined his career and laid bare his style in the light of some confused academic papers he stumbled across on the internet. Instead, I have plundered various video archives and ripped him off, up, down, left, right and back again.” By Ben Woodhams

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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