1. simianaudio:

    The Sky Between. This work by French artist, Thomas Lamadieu, is amazing. For the past year, he has been transforming patches of empty sky into intricate illustrations. The ongoing series called “SkyArt” will go on exhibit early next month in Hong Kong, as part of Le French May, an annual festival of cultural exchange.

    (Source: theatlanticcities.com)

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  3. emergentfutures:

    This Military Robot Can Jump From The Sidewalk Onto A Roof

  4. prostheticknowledge:

    36 ventilators whirl 4.7m3 of packing chips

    Latest installation from Zimoun uses simple materials to display turbulance - video embedded below:

    From Creative Applications:

    Opening this Saturday (April 26) at the Art Museum of Lugano in Switzerland, 36 ventilators, 4.7m³ packing chips is the new installation by Zimoun, the Bern-based artist known for his architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Zimoun yet again extends his installation inventory. Converting nine of the museum’s towering window spaces into ‘ventilation chambers’ (four ventilators are installed in each window) and filling them with polystyrene, Zimoun unleashes a perfect ‘plastic storm.’ Congregating into a mass that’s neither solid, gaseous nor liquid, the flakes perform a violent, otherworldy dance. With the phenonema trapped behind glass, we get to watch in wonder from the safety of the outside.

    More at Creative Applications here
    Zimoun is also featured in Creative Application’s new magazine HOLO, which you can find out more here

  5. smartercities:

    This Is What It’s Like to Drive on a Glow-in-the-Dark Highway | The Atlantic

  6. enochliew:

    Schichten by Deskriptiv

    Spherical iterations and emerging symmetries

  7. But also, the format of television— much more than film— lends itself to how people consume content now. In small doses. Think about music. The release of a full-length album, with all its requisite buildup and hype, while still theoretically a cool idea, is no longer that interesting. A musician who wins today tours relentlessly, releases a song or two a month, multiple EPs, behind-the-scenes vide0s, photoshoots, etc. Maybe they even drop a surprise album. It’s a constant stream of content.



    Paul Cantor “Hollywood Has a Major Problem” (via newspeedwayboogie)

    (Source: medium.com)

  8. nevver:

    The Chinese Obelisks, Edward Gorey’s Elephant House

  9. futuristech-info:

Future wearable devices to be powered from your body heat using flexible glass fabrics


  10. prostheticknowledge:

    Juan Fontanive

    Artist creates motorized flipbook-style looping animation installations using recycled parts:

    Juan Fontanive makes films without using light. Often recycling the mechanical parts of found clocks and pushbikes as the portable containers of his ‘animations’. His interest lies in the beauty of sequential and repetitive movement. Hand drawn characters, human and typographical, occur in a cranky flip-book module powered by oxide. Pages fall in neat layers in the manner of a paper fountain, somewhere between film and sculpture - there is no ‘screen’ as such. His filmstock is often pulped card or metal leaves.

    Here are a couple of examples embedded below:

    Ornithology E. from Juan Fontanive on Vimeo.

    Vivarium from Juan Fontanive on Vimeo.

    You can find out more at Juan’s website here

  11. prostheticknowledge:

    Google Camera Depth Data

    Google recently updated their camera app to include a ‘Lens Blur’ feature which lets you add a DSLR-like depth of field effect to your photos.

    Coders have discovered that the method creates a computed ‘depth map’ file to help distinguish the subjects in an image and their relative distances from each other. These are grayscale images (in the examples above, the darker the area, the closer the object is, and vice-versa).

    The bottom wiggle GIF was created using only 2 images (the original and the depth map).

    Jaume Sanchez Elias has just set up a website that can extract the depth map file from the new Android camera map, which you can use yourself here

  12. prostheticknowledge:

    Micro Robots

    SRI International have developed incredibly small and fast robots that are capable of following building instructions - video embedded below:

    SRI is developing new technology to reliably control thousands of micro-robots for smart manufacturing of macro-scale products in compact, integrated systems.

    sriinternational have a Tumblr blog here

  13. nevver:




  14. prostheticknowledge:

    Eternal Portraits

    Art project by Brian House and Jason Rabie are framed pieces of Facebook Facial Recognition data of users (thus, a portrait of users characteristics):

    Facebook uses face recognition software to identify its users in photos. This works via a ‘template’ of your facial features that is created from your profile images. These features — the distance between your eyes, the symmetry of your mouth — generally do not change over time. Unlike a photograph, which captures some ephemeral expression of who you are at a particular moment, a face recognition template forever remains your portrait. It is all possible photos, taken and untaken, by which you, or someone else, might document your life.

    These templates are Facebook’s proprietary data. For a brief period in 2013, users could access their template using the “Download a copy of your Facebook data” option in the settings (it is no longer included in the download). The information is unusable in its raw form without knowing the specifics of Facebook’s algorithm. But as an irrevocable corporate byproduct, the future implications of such data remain unclear.

    Eternal Portraits is a series of printed and framed face recognition template data from our friends and ourselves.

    More at Brian’s website here

  15. engadget:

Glow-in-the-dark roads hit the streets in the Netherlands


    Glow-in-the-dark roads hit the streets in the Netherlands