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a "proud mountain of books"

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WINY MAAS: SPIJKENISSE LIBRARY VIDEO

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This Video Essay on Chairs in Cinema Is Way More Interesting Than It Should Be

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

This video essay beautifully articulates the utility and underlying meanings of chairs across the silver screen.

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Watch Two Men Scale the World's 2nd Tallest Tower

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

If you're uncomfortable with heights, better skip this one: "Raskalov and Russian photographer Vadim Mahora broke into and climbed the Gensler-designed Shanghai Tower, soon to be China’s tallest and the world’s second tall...  Read more →

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Watch how 3D printers 3D print 3D printer parts to make more 3D printers

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Yes, the robots will be taking over soon. No you can't do anything about it.

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A Herd of Giraffes Leaping Off a High Dive

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

The architecture is also pretty amazing...

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Olmsted Does Boston!

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

A brief history of Boston's public parks and infrastructure projects - from the Emerald Necklace to the Big Dig + Rose Kennedy Greenway.

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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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Flying a drone through Crossrail tunnels - BBC News

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Explore the Tunnels Under London With This Awesome Drone Footage #unmanned view via @_saraedean

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Top Places To Watch Architectural Lectures Online

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While Section Cut hasn't made Arch Daily's list yet, we're happy to amplify this post, pointing you to all that deliciously free brain fodder.  Read more →

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support Bricks, Share collaborative bricks of architecture

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Bricks the collaborative app to share visual bricks of projects with the architecture community.

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Skyline Stories | Marina City: Slowing the Urban Exodus

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

“In our 'cities within cities' we shall turn our streets up into the air, and stack the daytime and nighttime use of our land." - Bertrand Goldberg Happy Birthday Bertrand Goldberg ! Find out more about Marina City in Ch...  Read more →

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Light kinetics

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Super beautiful.

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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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Need a Mechanism for Your Design? Here's the Motherlode

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Nguyen Duc Thang has made it his mission to illustrate mechanisms so people can understand them. Using Autodesk Inventor, he creates succinct 3D animations of various mechanical mechanisms, and staggeringly, he's created ...  Read more →

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Obstructions Vanish From Images Treated With New Software From MIT, Google

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

This is nothing short of magic. And it'll likely make its way into many an app in the near future. We can't wait.

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Carbon3D | CLIP Technology tunable photochemical process for layerless 3D pri...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

For all you 3d printing nuts out there, this tech looks like a game changer. Using light & a photopolymerization process, "CLIP continuously grows objects from a pool of resin" printing objects 25-100 times faster than co...  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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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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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.

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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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75+ PBS Documentaries on Demand!

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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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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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Hacking a Robot to make Louvered Facades

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Does this look familiar @ksturge? "To create the new system, the team retrofitted a custom 3D-printed “head” onto to the robot arm. The arm was then reprogrammed to apply pressure to the precut tabs, pushing each of the ...  Read more →

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Urbanists Rejoice: The Robert Moses Vs. Jane Jacobs Opera Is Almost Here

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

“The biggest challenge is we don’t want to make this, Moses is Darth Vader and Jacobs is a perfect angel from heaven,” says Frankel. “It’s more interesting artistically to see them both as human beings with strengths and w...  Read more →

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OFFF Porto Main Titles

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

A beautiful video. Melt your brain.