ARTHUR C. CLARKE DESCRIBING THE 21ST CENTURY

March 6, 2016 / 0 comments

Clarke was a great ambassador for science and technolgy in popular culture. He’s like your favourite uncle who can discuss groundbreaking ideas in a way that you’d imagine you’d talk to someone over a cup of tea. I’m sure he had a far more in depth grasp of many technolgies than he presented in many…

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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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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.

GLOBAL DATA VISUALISATION LIBRARY

February 3, 2016 / 0 comments

Weather WindyTY Earth Wind Map Live WX Radar NOAA Lightning map Twitter No Homophobes F Bomb.co One Million Tweet Map Neomix Hashtagify Tweetping Flight tracker Flight Radar 24 FlightAware Misery Map Satellite Tracking N2YO AMSAT ISS Tracker Reddit Scrolldit Reddit in Real Time Internet Attack Maps Digital Attack Map Norse Attack Map FireEye Cyber Threat…

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DISTANCE YOU CAN TRAVLE BY TRAIN IN 24 HOURS IN EUROPE

February 1, 2016 / 0 comments

Tourists visiting Europe are often advised to travel by train rather than plane or car. Trains are considered reliable, fast and relatively cheap. But as a new research project shows, there are major differences within Europe: Whereas you can travel from London to Paris in less than four hours, traveling the same distance can last…

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NIGHTSCAPES

January 30, 2016 / 0 comments

The music video was made useing footage taken through a car windscreen of a town after dark was manipulated by director Kevin McGloughlin to create this music video for electronic act Sunken Foal. Accompanying a subdued, atmospheric song named Never Knew, Kevin McGloughlin’s video features colourful patterns and shapes that spread across the screen –…

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MEASURING BRAINWAVES TO MAKE MAPS FOR CYCLISTS

January 30, 2016 / 0 comments

The MindRider Map is created by deploying cyclists wearing a helmet that measures their brainwaves. The setup of the helmet is simple: An off-the-shelf EEG brainwave sensor made by NeuroSky is built into a standard helmet. To make the map, eight riders spent September and October riding most of Manhattan. Every second, the EEG sensor…

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A HOME IS NOT A HOUSE

January 30, 2016 / 0 comments

Six drawings have been realized by French architect and artist François Dallegret when asked in 1965 by Magazine Art in America to illustrate the article by Reyner Banham “A Home is not a House” (Art in America #2, 1965). In A Home is Not a House, Banham attacks the North-American houses, built without a proper…

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MY SUITCASE

January 30, 2016 / 0 comments

Heathrow Terminal 5 Baggage System The structure at T5 in South-West London is made up of a large conveyor belt-based handling system overlaid with a fast-track network.Bags are entered into the system by airline staff at check-in desks, which feed a pair of tilt-tray sorters that deliver bags to the baggage hall. Luggage is then…

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