Jonathan Cecil’s Chicago Fly:

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Jonathan Cecil’s Chicago Fly:

“Easy access to aerial imagery and geospatial information is changing how we view and interact with our urban environments. I use these resources to investigate geologic and urban structures, particularly in areas of political interest. This series of work uses satellite and aerial imaging data to explore and to critique the illusionary boundary of macro and micro scales through defamiliarization. Images of urban areas are the input for a computational process that produces a high resolution 3D mesh which is rendered with ray tracing software to produce a final animation.”

ScanOps

a fourth class exists at Google that involves strictly data-entry labor, or more appropriately, the labor of digitizing. These workers are identifiable by their yellow badges, and they go by the team…

ScanOps

Wicked (1)

Here’s my take on things: our biggest challenges are no longer technological. They are issues of communication, coordination, and cooperation. These are, for the most part, well-studied problems that…

Wicked (1)

TreeMaker

TreeMaker allows one to set up quite elaborate relationships between flaps, their lengths, and their angles: far more complex relationships than are possible using pencil-and-paper origami design….

TreeMaker

Lab « NextNature.net

Besides observing Next Nature phenomena and writing about them, we also develop concrete design projects. Our goal is to grow a methodology on how to design, build and live in Next Nature. This page…

Lab « NextNature.net

Contemplative computing

One of the great unexpected twists in the process was that lots of presses passed on the grounds that there are already lots of books about technology and distraction, and they couldn’t see how the…

Contemplative computing

burn magazine

burn is an evolving journal for emerging photographers curated by magnum photographer david alan harvey.

burn magazine

Ensō Data

The foundation of the Ensō programming model is the representation and manipulation of data. We are borrowing ideas from database and information modeling, and turning that into a data structuring…

Ensō Data

doctrine zero

Although the name “Doctrine Zero” has been borrowed from Grant Morrison, in this new context the term ZERO is intended to represent the point at which the pace of technological and cultural change…

doctrine zero

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