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Chromatic Abstraction: Color as Data, Part 1

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As the title suggests, this is a fascinating meditation on color as data, with numerous examples exploring the concept. "In addition to all its culturally saturated meanings, the color spectrum is also just a series of in... Read more →

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What Killed The Infographic?

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FastCo explores why, after a number of years of innovative data visualizations, the trend has appeared to slow. "Today, you'd be lucky to find a cheap knockoff in a world dominated by crappy promotional infographics churne... Read more →

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2015 Summer Creative Code Showcase - Gray Area Art & Technology

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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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How to Build a Globe From Scratch

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

This is a beautiful video about craft: the only handmade globe makers working today. Take 6 minutes and feast your eyes.

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Uber Can Actually Make It Easier For People To Ride Public Transit

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

An interesting take on how Uber (and other ride sharing services) are changing the transportation habits of urbanites - particularly those with choices. The study suggests that Uber actually helps close 'the last mile' gap... Read more →

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Replacing Subway Lines With High-Speed Moving Sidewalks Sounds Terrifying

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Architecture firm NBBJ has come up with the plan, which involves replacing the Circle Line, a loop that runs underneath most of central London, with a set of moving sidewalks. There would be three sidewalks side-by-side: ... Read more →

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High-Tech Lights to Help Baby Sleep, or Students Stay Alert

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Lighting is really not about a fixture in the ceiling anymore,” said Mariana Figueiro, who leads light and health research at the Lighting Research Center of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. “It’s about delivering indivi... Read more →

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President Obama's New 'College Scorecard' Is A Torrent Of Data

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A huge data dump that just scraps the surface about schools, programs, graduation rates, and average salaries 10 years after graduation. Search and compare all Architectural Programs and compare side by side their annu... Read more →

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This Face Changes the Human Story. But How?

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Not exactly architecture/design/arts - but we're all human. "Disposal of the dead brings closure for the living, confers respect on the departed, or abets their transition to the next life. Such sentiments are a hallma... Read more →

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Coal, Gas, Nuclear, Hydro? How Your State Generates Power

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"The government has proposed new standards to lower emissions from coal-fueled power plants. But overall, the country is relying less on coal for power. In 40 states, use of coal as a power source (as a share of all power ... Read more →

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Fruit Of The Loom Says You'll Be Happier And Wealthier If You Tuck Your Shirt In

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

The study, by agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky, surveyed 1,000 guys age 25 to 60 about the quality of their lives in relation to five fundamentals: happiness, optimism, social status, income, and relationships. The results ... Read more →

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Amazing Video Shows Our Solar System To Scale Across Seven Miles Of Desert

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Images of our Solar System often portray the planets as near each other, however that is anything but the case. In the video, made by Alex Gorosh and Wylie Overstreet, they explain that using representations of the planets... Read more →

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Place Changing

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Developed by SC Curator Nicolas Rivard, "Place Changing is one part design, one part storytelling, and one part civic engagement. The Rivard Report and Overland Partners aim to give readers a neighborhood-level perspective... Read more →

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The dead zones of hypercapitalism - in pictures

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The speed of delivery in our ever-accelerating post-Amazon world increases by the day, and photographer Henrik Spohler wants you to see the places behind the products. He stalks the little-seen realm of logistics, finding ... Read more →

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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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The Jefferson Grid

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

A great Instagram feed of perfect square miles.

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8 Stunning Maps That Changed Cartography

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"You probably think you know what a map is. And chances are, you’re not totally wrong. Yes, maps are visual representations of how to get from A to B, but if you ask John Hessler, they’re more complex than that." Read more →

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Dark Patterns - User Interfaces Designed to Trick People

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

A fascinating look into why good designers go to the dark side. "Normally when you think of “bad design”, you think of the creator as being sloppy or lazy but with no ill intent. This type of bad design is known as a “UI ... Read more →

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Drone Video: The Gigantic New Telescope China's Building To Hunt Aliens

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

If you've seen the Arecibo Observatory, which is 200m across, this one is 500m (1/3 mile!). Basically, a frickn huge disk pointed to the sky. Take that Superstudio. 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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What Is Light?

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

One of the latest incredible animation videos by "In a Nutshell – Kurzgesagt" Brilliant

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The Algorithmic Future of Education

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Algorithms circumscribe, all while giving us the appearance of choice, the appearance of personalization: Netflix thinks you’ll like the new Daredevil series, for example, based on the fact you’ve watched Thor half a doze... Read more →

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A Perfect Circle: Can the Shape of a City Affect Its Success?

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"…I’m not simply making a crude comparison between compact and non-compact cities in my analysis. I look at what happens when a given city becomes less compact as a result of hitting some topographic obstacle, like a mount... Read more →

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The 116 photos NASA picked to explain our world to aliens

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

A glorious selection of the earth, our flora and fauna, our humanity, all the best parts, from 40 years ago, sent on an improbable mission into space. #lookup Read more →

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How a Radical 1960s Architect Inspired NASA's Next Great Space Robot

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Meet Super Ball, NASA’s First Tensile Robot. Yesterday, the agency uploaded a new video of its Super Ball Bot, which has been under development through the NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program since 2013." Read more →

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Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Now Accepting Applications: New Boston-based 2016 fellowship. Deadline: Sunday, December 13th 2015, midnight EST. The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship partners early-career architectural designers with local com... Read more →

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These Maps Prove That Daylight Saving Time Is the Actual Worst

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"The facts: DST does not actually reduce electric demand, as it was created to do. Additionally, it shatters delicate sleep schedules, leading to upwards of $400 million in economic losses each year. DST has also been link... Read more →

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How to Google

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Get smart folks.

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daqri brings 3D visualization to the construction site with augmented reality...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"the ‘smart helmet’ realizes the potential of augmented reality and 4D technology with an influx of visual aids to help at any worksite. with onboard intel microprocessors, the helmet can identify a user in any space witho... Read more →