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Unbelievable Macro Shots Taken Inside Instruments

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

For all you musicians out there, the Berlin Philharmonic always kills it with their season poster series. No mandolin unfortunately, but pretty amazing shots. Read more →

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JPEG, PNG, GIF: A Cheat Sheet On Image Formats And When To Use Them

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Good overview explanation of the 3 most widely used image file types. Straight up.

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75+ PBS Documentaries on Demand!

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Burned out from your dwindling Netflix options? That may honestly be for the best. This September, you can access more than 75 feature-length and short documentaries, including 13 News and Documentary Emmy Award nominated ... Read more →

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Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

On view from September 10 – January 10, 2016, this awesome exhibit will make its East Coast debut at the National Academy Museum in New York. See some of the best architectural models in the business: "Comprising more t... Read more →

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A Photographer Inside the Wildfires

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

A window into the fires. "National Geographic photographer Mark Thiessen, who has training as a firefighter, traveled with a crew from Salt Lake City, Utah last week as they fought a group of blazes about 250 miles north... Read more →

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10 Amazing Examples Of Novelty Architecture

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

The epitome of Kitsch! So po-mo.

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Melt Your Brain With This Music Video That Visualizes Space-Time

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Beautiful animation for burning the late night oil.

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SustainRCA showcases innovative materials and new ways of living

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Politics, ecology, crowdsourcing, resource recovery, and resilience are some of the concepts that inspired recent Royal College of Art graduates assembled for this year's SustainRCA exhibition. Part of the bustling London... Read more →

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5 Things You Can Make From Light Bulbs

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

We love coming up with novel ways to adapt old stuff into more useless stuff. And in the days of LEDs, what's to be done with all those unused incandescent lamps? Plenty, it seems. Read more →

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See How György Kepes Made Some of the Greatest Photos of The Century -- Witho...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

For a slice of inspiration out of the pre-digital age, explore Kepes's Photograms. Then check out the books by Kepes in the SC Collection. An incredible figure in visual perception research. Read more →

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How Hilla Becher Changed the Way We See Buildings

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

In memory of Hilla Becher, who just died at age 81 - her and her husband documented the agro and industrial architecture of Europe, revealing vernacular adaptation. Read more →

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The Golden Ratio: Design's Biggest Myth

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"It's bullshit. The golden ratio's aesthetic bona fides are an urban legend, a myth, a design unicorn. Many designers don't use it, and if they do, they vastly discount its importance. There's also no science to really bac... Read more →

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You Wouldn't Think It, But Typeface Piracy Is a Big Problem

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Designing typefaces used to involve working with wood and metal to create movable type. These days, the process is largely digital. That doesn’t mean designing and manufacturing a new typeface is any less challenging. Spe... Read more →

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How Do You Paint 10,000 Paintings a Month?

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

A fascinating look into painting as a commodity item. "the answer lies in Dafen, a Chinese village where 8,000 artists working on the art world’s version of assembly lines produce three to five million paintings a year. It... Read more →

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Design Competition! Design a play space in Philly

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Registration closes November 30! "The Community Design Collaborative and Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC) are hosting an interdisciplinary design competition promoting innovative ou... Read more →

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What It Really Takes to Be an Artist: MacArthur Genius Teresita Fernández's M...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"“Being an artist is not just about what happens when you are in the studio. The way you live, the people you choose to love and the way you love them, the way you vote, the words that come out of your mouth… will also bec... Read more →

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Activists Turned a Busy Paris Roundabout into a Symbol of Hope for the Planet

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

This is awesome. Activists dump yellow paint in the road around the Arch of Triumph, making a sun. "A busy Paris roundabout" indeed...

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Bowie mode.

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Join us. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (full album) via -YouTube

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How a Defensive Moat Became a Top Tourist Attraction

Mdiid4kl2otltl9k7s6p  Posted by  Connie Migliazzo

The exhibits focus on the history of the Waterline system (there’s a video game where you control the system’s locks to keep invaders out, a virtual reality parachute jump onto the fort, and various archeological finds) bu... Read more →

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Rob|Arch 2016 Call for Videos

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" Every two years, as part of the Rob|Arch conference on robotic fabrication in architecture, art, and design, we send out a Call for Videos and publish the best submissions on the Robots in Architecture Vimeo channel. The... Read more →

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Tour the Guggenheim From Your browser

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

The Google Cultural Institute is a sweet addition to the streetview feature, allowing you to explore museums over the tubes. The Guggenheim is their latest addition. Read more →

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Fine print: Kwambio is an online retailer creating 3D-printed goods

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Kwambio's overarching idea is that designers and clients can forge a new relationship by allowing customers to customise the final design, printing only the items ordered rather than keeping a set inventory. This alleviat... Read more →

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Here's a Crazy Comparison Between RAW and JPEG

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Be a smart photographer - knowing when to use RAW and JPG starts with knowing what the difference is! Petapixel illuminates.

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The Year in Pictures 2015

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The Indicator: Oblique Strategies for Architects

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Work in a different medium. Pixelate it. Print and draw over by hand. White it out. Look at or listen to something from the Baroque period. Change your objective. Go outside. Be more biophilic. Create a mess. ... Read more →

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Using art as city problem solver

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Go Marty! "IMAGINE A dancer working with police officers to better interpret a suspect’s gait. Or a musician teaching a city parking clerk how to listen deeply. Or an abstract painter rearranging a tangle of contradictory... Read more →

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Tauba Auerbach's RGB Colorspace Atlas Depicts Every Color Imaginable

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Oooooooooooo! "The RGB Colorspace Atlas by New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach is a massive tome containing digital offset prints of every variation of RGB color possible. For you designers, think of it as a three-dimens... Read more →