Leica - Zeiss - KMZ

Without belaboring the story of what happened after World War II, the Soviets carted an entire Zeiss Contax factory back to Ukraine (this is why the Contax IIa and IIIa are of a slightly different…

Leica - Zeiss - KMZ

{ n o n } T Y P E . blür

Equiluminant colors have long been recognized by artists as being special because they can generate a sense of vibration, motion or sometimes an eerie quality. This strange quality arises because the…

{ n o n } T Y P E . blür

The Silver Computer Screen

But one thing that almost always breaks me out of any movie’s spell is the on-screen appearance of any kind of computing technology — specifically the appearance of interfaces for computing…

The Silver Computer Screen

Flavour (Journal)

Flavour is a peer-reviewed, open access, online journal that publishes interdisciplinary articles on flavour, its generation and perception, and its influence on behaviour and nutrition. We seek…

Flavour (Journal)

We need a GitHub of Science

Evangelists for Open Science should focus on promoting new, post-publication prestige metrics that will properly incentivize scientists to focus on the utility of their work, which will allow them to…

We need a GitHub of Science

Untouched By Human Hands

is there a boardroom somewhere where a marketing and product design group is trying to figure out how to make your next Happy Meal toy, laptop, or Ikea table look like it was handmade by a MAKE…

Untouched By Human Hands

The Sleepless Elite

Natural “short sleepers,” as they’re officially known, are night owls and early birds simultaneously. They typically turn in well after midnight, then get up just a few hours later and barrel through…

The Sleepless Elite

The Sleepless Elite

Natural “short sleepers,” as they’re officially known, are night owls and early birds simultaneously. They typically turn in well after midnight, then get up just a few hours later and barrel through…

The Sleepless Elite

Project VRM

VRM stands for Vendor Relationship Management. VRM tools provide customers with both independence from vendors and better ways of engaging with vendors. The same tools can also support individuals’…

Project VRM

Robot Ecologies

augerloizeau:

Simplistic ecosystem from the perspective of the robot. The red lines suggest relationships or interactions. The diagram represents the period of creation thus facilitating a focus on the motivation behind a robots development, subsequent build and its intended projection into the outside layers. 

Pictoplasma | Berlin

Early April the Pictoplasma Festival in Berlin once more stages the world’s leading and largest celebration of contemporary character culture, with a dense, one-week program of inspiring artist…

Pictoplasma | Berlin

The Technium: Pocket Banks

There are plenty of mobile payment systems in Asia and Europe, and promises of ones to come from Apple and others in the US, but none so far have been as successful and ubiquitous as the simple…

The Technium: Pocket Banks

Google Crisis Response

The Google Crisis Response team assesses the severity and scope of a disaster to determine whether or not Google is able to uniquely contribute tools or content to response efforts. Examples of…

Google Crisis Response

According to the writer and editor who approved th[is] summary, “An explosion at a nuclear power plant on Japan’s devastated…

“According to the writer and editor who approved th[is] summary, “An explosion at a nuclear power plant on Japan’s devastated coast … made leaking radiation, or even outright meltdown, the central threat menacing a nation.” Apparently aftershocks, fires, broken dams, washed out highways, lack of clean drinking water, damaged sewer systems, destroyed airports, and at least a thousand known fatalities are not as much of a threat to the nation of Japan as the possibility that a few people might be exposed to a radiation dose that is roughly equivalent to the ones administered every day as part of routine medical procedures.”

http://atomicinsights.blogspot.com/2011/03/sowing-calm-in-face-of-focused-campaign.html

Foraging without damaging

This has been called the year of the foragers. Every year more and more people armed with guidebooks are exploring the hedgerows to indulge in a spot of Mesolithic role-play. Something that was once…

Foraging without damaging

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Twenty-five years after the Soviet-era meltdown drove 60,000 people from their homes in the Ukraine, a rebirth is taking place inside the exclusion zone. With Geiger counter in hand, the author…

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

The Lost Land of Serendip

But serendipity depends on inefficiency. Entire institutions, now being reconfigured in the age of convergence, were arranged to make serendipity possible. Remember library stacks? Books on a similar…

The Lost Land of Serendip