Yearly Archives: 2014

Funny Random

You’re gonna need some pants

I wish we could send you back with pants, but the technology just isn’t there yet. So as soon as you hit the ground, you’re going to want to find some pants. I know you can do it…because you already did it.

From the ever excellent Auralnauts

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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Art

Stereographic Lampshades

Stereographic Lampshades

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

Stereographic Lampshades | Almost looks like work.

Uncategorized

Burningman 2014 Roadtrip

A fairly quick and dirty map of the roadtrip to and from Black Rock City this summer. I’ll try to improve this over the next few days, ideally at least changing the color!

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

History Stuff

1976 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406

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Bonhams : 1976 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406 Doppelkabine 4×4 Utility Chassis no. 406.145-10-027969.

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.

History Technology

The first Star Wars Trailer

Note: no James Earl Jones voiceover, nor John Williams soundtrack. Still, must have made an impression!

Music

Pigs in There

Art

Yorokobu Numbers

Yorokobu Numbers — Tata&Friends — Design Studio.

Music

Duke Ellington teaches you how to snap your fingers

Technology

The @ Symbol’s many names

Bosnian: “Crazy A”

Dutch: “Monkey Tail”

Danish: “Elephant’s Trunk”

German: “Spider Monkey”

Hungarian: “Maggot” or “Worm”

Italian: “Snail”

Norwegian: “Curly Alpha”

Slovak: “Pickled Fish Roll”

Uzbek: “Doggy”

And more: Everything you’ve ever wanted to know and more about the @.

Science

Your Life in Weeks

Life In Weeks

Your Life in Weeks

Music

Shuggie Otis: Inspiration Information

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Seinabo Sey: Younger

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From the incredible Seinabo Sey.

I also suggest the remix by Kygo. Perfect Summer Pop: