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Artist Olafur Eliasson On How Urban Design Impacts Our Psyche

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"I think that we are coming to the end of an era where pragmatics were governing the organization and hierarchies of public space. There's a general acceptance that the idea of something being public is not just a dogmatic... Read more →

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This is not Yellow

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Actually, there's not a single yellow pixel on your whole screen. Computers manipulate your brain by showing you the same amount of red and green light wavelengths your brain receives when viewing yellow, so... it just as... Read more →

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Architecturally Alive: 16 Transforming & Kinetic Buildings

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Great examples of moving things in buildings.

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Renzo Piano: how to build the perfect sandcastle

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

An amazing HOW TO! "I have four children; the oldest is 50 and the youngest 16, so I have been making sandcastles for a long time. There is no age limit – you can enjoy making a sandcastle however old you are, although ... Read more →

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Light kinetics

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Super beautiful.

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Bustling cities come to life in fantastic overlapping photographs

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"Taken at different times of the day, the minute changes between each photograph are sometimes hard to spot in the final merged image. Hildebrand’s eye-opening series inspires us to look closely at the world around us, no ... Read more →

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Bevel - 3D Photography for any Smartphone or Tablet

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Bevel is the world’s first attachment capable of capturing real 3D photographs on any smartphone or tablet. Other 3D attachments create the illusion of 3D by enhancing the depth of an image, but fail to capture a file tha... Read more →

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'Strandbeests' Are Coming to Boston!

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Remember this first time you saw video of these incredible machines?! Screw the Olympics - bring on the mechanical animal art! "The Peabody Essex Museum is bringing Theo Jansen’s creatures to Crane Beach, City Hall Pla... Read more →

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mexican neighborhood goes rainbow

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"A low-income neighborhood in Mexico is now the talk of the town. germen crew — a youth organization of muralists and street artists — have transformed the village of palmitas into a vibrant rainbow, connecting the communi... Read more →

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Floyd Detroit

Os0xgbxbzcahrdlucbno  Posted by  Jono Bentley Sturt

An excited congratulations to our buds over at Floyd Detroit on their new line of furniture! They've taken a nomadic table leg concept through <b><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/957579505/the-floyd-leg"targe... Read more →

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Rem Koolhaas: Bored & Irritated

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"With the opening of the Fondazione Prada art galleries in May, OMA showed a different side to their practice, one focusing on preservation and assemblage rather than the iconography and diagrammatic layout that many assoc... Read more →

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Chicago's 'L' Tracks Will Become an Interactive Light Show

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" With an interest in bridging “the gap between State St. and Michigan Ave.,” Newell and Unger have been developing their idea over the past four years while consulting with the CTA, Chicago DOT, and city hall. “The Waba... Read more →

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A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning

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An introduction to machine learning - a beautiful and visual presentation. "In machine learning, computers apply statistical learning techniques to automatically identify patterns in data. These techniques can be used to... Read more →

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Building Resilience Through Community Engagement: The Fargo Project

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"Community engagement is an important component of creative placemaking—the practice of using the power of the arts, culture, and creativity to transform and build the character and quality of place to the benefit of the l... Read more →

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Museums Are Using LEDs to Protect and Prettify Paintings

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Go Wired for promoting this big shift! "In recent years, lighting designers have been controlling the direction of the light, accenting a fragile artwork rather than uniformly lighting an entire room. An art lover doesn’t... Read more →

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Graham Foundation > 2015 Grantees

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

The Graham Foundation announcement of the 2015 Grants to Organizations! "49 new grants, totaling $496,500, will support diverse projects around the world that chart new territory in the field of architecture. The awarded p... Read more →

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The Future Of Home Decor: Vats Of Edible, Bioluminescent Algae?

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Currently on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Pittsburgh until March 27, the Living Things exhibit isn't quite as gross or outré as it sounds. It's made up of three rooms—a kitchen, a living room, and a dining... Read more →

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The lovely process of making the most intricate wooden cutting boards

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"This video takes you through the entire manufacturing process, starting from the logs out into the yard, to the finished oiled product. At the end, watch the self healing nature of the end grain cutting boards in action a... Read more →

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Master Penman Jake Weidmann | HUMAN

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Some serious devotion to craft. "There are currently twelve master penmen in the entire world. Jake Weidmann is the youngest. "

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"Landscape As Fetish"

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

A fascinating photography exhibit by SC colleague Greer Muldowney: In “Landscape As Fetish”, Greer Muldowney gathers a youthful stable of artists with refreshing interpretations of landscape: real and imagined, constructed... Read more →

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Classical Ukiyo-e Come to Life in Animated GIFs

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

One of the better uses of the GIF file format we've seen.

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This new 3D printed glass looks just like pouring honey

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

This is nothing short of incredible - I see a big future in light fixture designs here. Make sure to watch the video.

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Going Adobe-free - Startups, Wanderlust, and Life Hacking

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Sick of Adobe's pricing structure? Other options exist, especially for Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash. This writeup is clearly written for the UX/UI developer in mind but designers of all sorts take note.... Read more →

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When the Audience Becomes the Concert Lighting

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

The opportunities for crowd-mounted media display grow by the day. "The original idea of the technology was really to create unity within an audience by giving objects to people that have this kind of magical aspect to th... Read more →

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2015 Summer Creative Code Showcase - Gray Area Art & Technology

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

TONIGHT: Creative Code Fellows Show Opening @GrayAreaorg 7-10! It's been a great summer, come see the work in San Francisco, CA! "The Creative Code Fellowship, run jointly by Gray Area and Stamen, gives several talented ... Read more →

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First Full-Color HD Videos Of Earth Taken From Space Are Amazing

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Back Bay (and the BAC) from space in HD! This video is super beautiful.