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“For a meat eater accustomed to choosing free-range over battery chickens, the sight of a seething, twitching mass of brown legs and antennae on the floor of Big Cricket Farms raises a tricky question: Are these crickets happy living in a fibreglass trough? How would one even know?”
–Nicola Twilley, ‘Big Cricket’ (2014)
“Containerville is a new great home for start-ups and pop-ups. 30 shipping containers up-cycled into modern work spaces by the Regents Canal. Each container can comfortably accommodate four desks. Each container is fitted out to function perfectly as a clean, modern work space with great views out over the canal.”
Shark Elowainat Airport, Egypt by DMCii (via http://flic.kr/p/bxM9hi )
Ignacio Escudero District, Peru by DMCii (via http://flic.kr/p/p2SxFa )
Chris Woebken, Sascha Pohflepp and Andreas Nicolas Fischer will spend their time on Governors Island commissioning a series of computer simulations that will run within a meticulous virtual recreation of Building 15. The individual simulations are being created by a selection of 3D artists who form part of a community that is exploring the aesthetics of simulation in the context of contemporary computer graphics, often disseminating their work on social media rather than in an academic context. These participating artists include:
Kai Kostack: youtube.com/user/KaiKostack
Mohamad (Moby Motion) Zeina: youtube.com/user/moby1toby
Andreas Nicolas (ANF6000) Fischer: anf.nu
Gottfried (BlenderDiplom) Hofmann: youtube.com/user/BlenderDiplom
Tayfun (blazraidr) Ozdemir: youtube.com/user/blazraidr
Island Physics will turn Eyebeam’s house on Governors Island into a testing-ground for alternate realities, simulating the impossible in a living room.
Independence from the United Kingdom
Oren Ambarchi & Johan Berthling - Dear Serge/Cafe Oto @ De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-sea, 14th September 2014 by fabiolug (via http://flic.kr/p/pfzjZK )
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I think it’s important to look at the present moment with clear eyes and understand the wonder of a contemporary context where we can see the glass lakes of Titan and satellites orbiting the sun can report to our phones. Or even that several thousand years of developing communication technology means that I can type this right now and you’ll see it in seconds. We tend not to see it. We’re conditioned to see the present moment as “normal,” with all the banality that implies. This is not a banal moment. It’s the sort of intense, chaotic moment, full of strange things, that we previously only found in science fiction. “Right now” feels like all of science fiction happening at once, and needs to be considered in that context – that we’re living in that promised world of miracles and wonder, and that we’ve been trained by the culture not to see it.
62 Kilometers above Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Alberta artist, Peter von Tiesenhausen, has effectively stopped oil corporations from putting a pipeline through his 800 acre property by covering it with artwork and copyrighting the top six inches of his land as an artwork. Realizing that mining companies can legitimately lay claim to any land underneath private property to a depth of six inches, van Tiesenhausen contacted a lawyer who drew up an intellectual property/copyright claim that said that if the oil company disturbed the top six inches in any way, it would be a copyright violation.
This is the first image ever taken from the surface of Mars of an overcast sky. Featured are stratus clouds coming from the northeast at about 15 miles per hour (6.7 meters/second) at an approximate height of ten miles (16 kilometers) above the surface. The “you are here” notation marks where Earth was situated in the sky at the time the image was taken. Scientists had hoped to see Earth in this image, but the cloudy conditions prevented a clear viewing. Similar images will be taken in the future with the hope of capturing a view of Earth. From Mars, Earth would appear as a tiny blue dot similar to how a star would appear to an earthbound observer. Pathfinders’ imaging system will not be able to resolve Earths’ moon. The clouds consist of water ice condensed on reddish dust particles suspended in the atmosphere. Clouds on Mars are sometimes localized and can sometimes cover entire regions, but have not yet been observed to cover the entire planet. The image was taken about an hour and forty minutes before sunrise by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) on Sol 16 at about ten degrees up from the eastern Martian horizon. (via http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/MPF/science/clouds.html )
So here’s what I would say to my taxi driver if the meter weren’t running: The revolution begins at the kitchen table. The desires of the artist and the chef are not so different: to nourish humans and perhaps hold up the mirror to those who consume our products. Change the world. There will always be a new black. But that is because black is eternal. It’s what fashion wants to be. Let’s reduce “the new” to fashion. Let’s call black “culture.” Black is never the old black. It just can’t be. Black is always the black. In this sense, food is always the black. Art is always the black. What is cooking? What is the avant-garde?
I have a nagging desire to try and get every one of my friends on amateur radio. It’s been like signing up for a new social network and having none of your friends on it. Obviously, the bar is much higher than signing up. But there is also a greater utility there as well, because you learn some stuff about radio waves and equipment that is probably useful. And, also, Disaster/Civil Defense Preparedness! which is, somewhat hilariously, still the core rationale for why amateur radio is allowed to continue to exist. Anyway, the dream is, everyone is straining the WiFi at a conference or post-national disaster or something, and my circle of friends is making dinner plans via the local repeater instead.
Our tools change us in fundamental ways. When we learned to cook food, our brains grew in size and made us the humans we are now. As we organized into more complex social groups and now as we’ve built tools that can act on our behalf, we have been and will continue to be changed by these tools. In the meantime, we live in a world that we haven’t completely caught up with. There are four big fractures between our bodies and our lives right now: trust, agency, tempo, and scale.
“[In science] we are always in contact with reality at exactly the moment at which we falsify a hypothesis; the moment of failure is exactly the moment at which we touch the world.”
–Thomas Metzinger, Spirituality and Intellectual Honesty (vialudimagister)
The first memory-enhancing devices could be implanted within four years
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is famous for funding the development of the Internet, stealth jets, and GPS. These days, the agency has been giving a lot more attention to the life sciences, and…
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Across Singapore’s national ministries and departments today, armies of civil servants use scenario-based planning and big-data analysis from RAHS for a host of applications beyond fending off bombs and bugs. They use it to plan procurement cycles and budgets, make economic forecasts, inform immigration policy, study housing markets, and develop education plans for Singaporean schoolchildren – and they are looking to analyze Facebook posts, Twitter messages, and other social media in an attempt to “gauge the nation’s mood” about everything from government social programs to the potential for civil unrest. In other words, Singapore has become a laboratory not only for testing how mass surveillance and big-data analysis might prevent terrorism, but for determining whether technology can be used to engineer a more harmonious society.
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Adam Niklewicz - THE ROUND TABLE, 2010
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Nadav Kander: The Polygon Nuclear Test Site I (After The Event), Kazakhstan, 2011
“The only way to annihilate the mind and ego is through silence. When there are no thoughts, there’s no mind. When you try to evaluate your problem and resolve it, your mind is making a lot of noise. Therefore you can never resolve your problem really. You may stop it for a time but it will continue again and again, and come back in different ways to haunt you.”
–Robert Adams (viayeshecholwa)
It isn’t often you’re given the luxury of unwinding in a library aboard an old vessel, unless you’re Charles Darwin or Steve Zissou. For one month, however, the historic Lilac Museum Steamship—the last steam-propelled lighthouse tender in the country—docks by the Hudson River, open to the public as a floating library, free of charge. Organized by artist Beatrice Glow, the project transforms the cabins of the 81-year-old ship into reading nooks, with the main deck functioning as an outdoor reading space complete with inviting cushions stacked on wooden pallets.
Museum worker censoring a picture of a municipal worker censoring an opposition graffiti. (via http://kyky.org/mag/places/vidieo-dnia-ruka-zhesa-v-natsmuzieie )
Needy Facebook lobster. (via http://instagram.com/p/qZRSxnCadq/)
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birthday gift to self: a day in the amph with my #caltech friends nerding out about the future - ‘all rhetorical questions need to be answered explicitly’ - (thanks Luis & al!) (via http://instagram.com/p/szW7eXQS8p/)
Processing rolls from the Lost Coast. (via http://instagram.com/p/syBygjKupz/)
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Yang Yongliang 杨泳梁
Laniakea: Our Home Supercluster of Galaxies via NASA http://ift.tt/1lS6u1Q
In the dark of the ocean, some animals have evolved to use bioluminescence as a defense. In the animation above, an ostracod, one of the tiny crustaceans seen flitting near the top of the tank, has just been swallowed by a cardinal fish. When threatened, the ostracod ejects two chemicals, luciferin and luciferase, which, when combined, emit light. Because the glow would draw undesirable attention to the cardinal fish, it spits out the ostracod and the glowing liquid and flees. Check out the full video clip over at BBC News. Other crustaceans, including several species of shrimp, also spit out bioluminescent fluids defensively. (Image credit: BBC, source video; via @amyleerobinson)
Earth’s magnetic field takes between 1,000 and 10,000 years to reverse, and in the process, it greatly diminishes before it re-aligns.
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Mood board for today.
The Possibility of Knowing by Robert Zhao Renhui. #unearthed (via http://instagram.com/p/qGlCdCsulr/)
Marilá Dardot_ as coisas estãdo no mundo_ Vermelho Galler, São Paulo (via http://instagram.com/p/sxh4nsygHn/)
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This digital alternative to street-based drug retailing rewards dealers for using innovative and non-violent methods of competition, and for providing quality goods and services. Drug consumers, meanwhile, are offered an unprecedented range of choice and information about products available. They are also treated with a civility that reflects their purchasing power.
just what I always wanted for my birthday, a vintage arctic airboat/ski/car thing! (via http://instagram.com/p/ssZIOSoQ2l/)
#rivercolorado twists - #arizona last week (via http://instagram.com/p/ssnjIowS3Z/)
Night work : scanning a vintage catalog for a new ebook… (via http://instagram.com/p/ss1-LvJX7y/)
Detail of Cai Guo-Qiang’s The Bund Without Us, a new gun powder drawing imagining Shanghai’s neighborhood without people. This work is currently on view through 26 Oct as part of his exhibition The Ninth Wave @powerstationofart #artinshanghai #latergram (via http://instagram.com/p/st0orcSgAr/)
We’ve not reached a sustainable business in connected products. But: There’s our troop! Cultural inventions! I’m proud of this British Experimental Rocket Group. Thank you fellow travellers, in your thousands. Behind the mountains, there are more mountains.
We’ve not reached a sustainable business in connected products. But: There’s our troop! Cultural inventions! I’m proud of this British Experimental Rocket Group.
Thank you fellow travellers, in your thousands. Behind the mountains, there are more mountains.”
–Matt Webb (week 483)
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