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1973 VW-Based Phoenix

Rare 1973 VW-Based Phoenix.





Art History

Kowloon Walled City

A large, semi-sovereign, largely ungoverned urban enclave inside of Hon Kong, Kowloon Walled City was one of the most densely populated plots of land on the planet. Largely build in an ad-hoc, accretive manner over the years before it was finally torn down in 1994. Luckily for those of us who weren’t able to visit before it was destroyed, a group of Japanese researchers scoured the place, creating beautiful dense maps and diagrams of the city published in a book several years later, as well as enough detail to produce a 3D model of the city.

The images speak for themselves:

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Kowloon-Cross-section-low-41

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Art

Stereographic Lampshades

Stereographic Lampshades

3d print a lampshade that will project an arbitrary pattern!

Stereographic Lampshades | Almost looks like work.

Art Politics Rants Science

The Empathic Civilisation

Mirror neurons are just the beginning of a whole range of research going on in neuropsychology and brain research and in child development that suggests that we are actually soft-wired not for aggression and violence and self interest and utilitarianism that we are actually soft-wired for sociability ‘attachment’ as John Bowlby might have said affection, companionship, and that the first drive is the drive to actually ‘belong’. It’s an empathic drive.

Empathy is the invisible hand. Empathy is what allows us to stretch our sensibility with another so that we can cohere in larger social units. To empathize is to civilize, to civilize is to empathize.

Jeremy Rifkin

Art

Wood Furniture Embedded with Glass Rivers and Lakes

My God, I want these so badly. Beautiful.







 

Table Topography: Wood Furniture Embedded with Glass Rivers and Lakes by Greg Klassen.

The pieces are completed with the addition of hand-cut glass pieces that appear to meander through the middle of each table. You can see much more of work here, and several tables are available through his shop.

Art

Yorokobu Numbers

Yorokobu Numbers — Tata&Friends — Design Studio.

Art

Found in Translation

100 Illustrations of words that aren’t found in the English Language.

Sunlight Through Trees

Drinking a Beer Outside

Mark left on a table by a moist glass

Tiptoeing across warm sand
Found in Translation — 100 Days Project by Anjana Iyer

Art

Eye In Tuna Care

Eye in Tuna Care is a work of shameless plagiarism; filmmaker John Walter Lustig stole the idea from a character in a dream.


Art Politics Technology

NYC CitiBike Usage Time Lapse

I love the swarms around 8am and 5pm, though it’s fascinating that people prefer to take the bikes home from work, rather than to work. A fascinating intersection of urban life, technology and art.

Art Science

Slow Life: Macro Underwater Time Lapse

Stunning.

Art Random Rants Science Technology

Sierpinski Triangle

If you are going to read one essay about the Sierpinski Triangle, it really ought to be this one.

From what I can tell, one of the settings used to deal with division by 0 is the so-called Riemann sphere, which is where we take a space shuttle and use it to fly over and drop a cow on top of a biodome, and then have the cow indiscriminately fire laser beams at the grass inside and around the biodome. That’s my intuitive understanding of it anyway.

Yeah, you know you wanna get all up in this gasket.




Via:Hacker News

Art Technology

SyncroKinetic – Joe Pentland

Permanent installation in the atrium of the Connecticut Department of Public Health Laboratory, Rock Hill CT.

SyncroKinetic by Joe Pentland

Art Random Rants

Werner Herzog Reads Where’s Waldo

There seems to be a theme today…

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvWh6PMi9Ek&w=640]
Art Random Science

Finding Waldo With Science

 

Ben Blatt brought some serious science to bear on one of the most altering and illuminating questions of our time: Where is Waldo? His findings have revolutionized the search for our furtive little friend.

It may not be immediately clear from looking at this map, but my hunch that there’s a better way to hunt was right. There isn’t one corner of the page where Waldo is always hiding; readers would have already noticed if his patterns were so obvious. What we do see, as highlighted in the map below, is that 53 percent of the time Waldo is hiding within one of two 1.5-inch tall bands, one starting three inches from the bottom of the page and another one starting seven inches from the bottom, stretching across the spread.

Ben Blatt on Slate.com

Art Uncategorized

The hallucinatory operators are real

Drawings by Moebius (Jean Giraud)
Title: William Burroughs

Via: But Does It Float?