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A Morphing Light Show Illuminates a Tiny Metropolis

GIF by the author via Blank white streets and skyscrapers become rivers of color in the video Thai design studio Nobik has just released for their 2014 project, Iconsiam. While concert visuals are their bread and butter, Nobik scaled it down for the piece, which features a tabletop city coming alive with pre-programmed projection-mapped visuals. Show More Summary

Japan's $1.4M Combat Robot Is Modeled After an 80s Anime

Via, via In recent news, Japanese robotics company Suidobashi Heavy Industry and their user-operated, rideable Kuratas robot have accepted the challenge to duel U.S. robotics company, MegaBot, and their Mark 2 mecha. In an acceptance...Show More Summary

Palette Uses Tactile Buttons, knobs, and Sliders for Photo Editing

6 hours agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

The keystrokes and mouse clicks involved with my normal photo editing routine are hard wired into my brain now, having been used thousands and thousands of times over the course of my photographic career. It’s probably the same for many of you. Show More Summary

‘Tangerine’ Director Sean Baker Talks Infidelity, iPhones, and LA

Sean Baker, director of TANGERINE. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures Five features in, Sean Baker has proven himself an expert in observation, a writer/director dedicated to carving out compelling narratives within an eclectic mixShow More Summary

Australia Is Building a Curvy Skyscraper Inspired by Beyoncé

11 hours agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Australian architecture firm Elenberg Fraser has designed a 68-story mixed-use skyscraper in Melbourne whose curvaceous form is inspired by the undulating curves of the fabric-wrapped dancing bodies in Beyoncé’s music video “Ghost.” But the silhouette of the future Premier Tower at 134 Spencer St. Show More Summary

Tuesday Links: Cyberpunk’s not Dead: it’s our Reality

11 hours agoArts : Art Fag City

Nope, that's not a still from "Blade Runner". That's just Beijing. [Gizmodo] I (Michael) have been off-and-on obsessed with cyberpunk over the years. People often tell me it’s no longer relevant. Claire L. Evans posits that cyberpunk lost its appeal (or at least its visibility) because we already live in the future presaged by its writers. Show More Summary

This Wearable Ecosystem Can Charge Your Phone

GIF by the author via Imagine a suit that can change colors, emit scents of your own curation, grow its own food, and can charge your cell phone. That's exactly what MIT professor Neri Oxman and MIT's Mediated Matter Group are developing,...Show More Summary

The Winners of The Freeditorial Contest

It’s finally time to reveal the winners of the Freeditorial Contest. Warmest congratulations to them! Read on to know more about them, their work, and how they won the Freeditorial contest. Heather Rolland won the First Prize for her story Queen of the Catskills. Show More Summary

Man vs. Smart House: A Cautionary Tale

Uninvited Guests from Superflux on Vimeo Thomas is 70 years old. He lives a quiet life alone. Out of concern for his health, his children send him gifts to track his habits from a distance: a smart fork that counts calories, a smart cane that counts steps, a smart bed that monitors his sleep. Show More Summary

The 'Akira' / 'Simpsons' Mashup We Never Knew We Needed

Screencaps via When a mysterious roadside accident sets off an apocalyptic chain of events that puts the fate of humanity itself in the hands of Milhouse, you know you've made a detour off the pop culture circuit and into the world of Bartkira. Show More Summary

Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed 2015

From vibrant simulated seas to deeply personal family snapshots, we take a look at this year's chosen emerging artists from Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed at the Photographers' Gallery in London.

Responsive Email Templates: Building a Newsletter from Scratch

Online businesses have included email marketing as part of their strategy with good reason. Unlike other tactics that help increase traffic and engagement with users, email takes the personal approach in enticing their target audience to becoming clients and customers, among other reasons. Show More Summary

Audiobook Production And Marketing Tips with Jeffrey Kafer

I’m super excited about growth in audiobook sales in the coming year and today I discuss lots of interesting aspects with Jeffrey Kafer, award winning voice talent and narrator for one of my latest audiobooks, One Day in New York. In the intro, I mention my tech and health gremlins, the KDP Select page count […]

Station to Station arrives at the Barbican

Doug Aitken's travelling arts project, Station to Station, has arrived at London's Barbican Centre for 30 days of live events spanning music, film, dance, design and performance art. We took a look around the exhibition, which follows an ambitious programme of "cultural happenings" in the US.

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