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Why Architects Make Such Great Futurists

The radical architects of Archigram and Future Systems were planning for a vividly imagined future. The radical architects of Archigram and Future Systems were planning for a vividly imagined future. In designing structures that will...Show More Summary

Facebook's New Teen App Freaks Me Out, And I'm Only 23

Forget privacy: If you're a teenager, Lifestage is all public, all the time. Forget privacy: If you're a teenager, Lifestage is all public, all the time. Another social media giant is making a play for the Snapchat set. Read Full St...

Teaching roles at IALab

The Bartlett School of Architecture is looking to fill teaching roles within the Interactive Architecture Lab – please get in touch for more details The Interactive Architecture Lab is an anti-disciplinary studio interested in the Behaviour and Interaction of Things, Environments and their Inhabitants.... Read More

This Future Highway Will Remove Lanes, But Add Public Transit And Space For Drones

Architects in Shenzhen, China, have designed a highway for the future of transportation that's unlike any highway you've ever seen. Architects in Shenzhen, China, have designed a highway for the future of transportation that's unlike any highway you've ever seen. Show More Summary

How Civil Rights Photographer Gordon Parks Inspired A New Generation Of Artists

50 Years After shows the work of three black female artists for whom Parks led the way. 50 Years After shows the work of three black female artists for whom Parks led the way. As protests and discussions about race relations and police...Show More Summary

Today's archidose #917

Here are some photos of Coffee Shop at West Bund, Shanghai, by Scenic Architecture Office. (Photos: LC_YIP) To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose poolTo contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose

12 Rejected Designs For America's 50-Star Flag

In the 1950s, American citizens sent Eisenhower unsolicited designs for the new flag. One made the cut; nearly 3,000 didn't. In the 1950s, American citizens sent Eisenhower unsolicited designs for the new flag. One made the cut; nearly 3,000 didn't. Show More Summary

The Midcentury Glamour Of The Jersey Shore (Yes, The Jersey Shore)

Photographer Tyler Haughey explores historic postwar resort architecture along the southern New Jersey coastline. Photographer Tyler Haughey explores historic postwar resort architecture along the southern New Jersey coastline. During...Show More Summary

The MIT Lab That's Teaching Phones To Build Themselves

Forget factories. MIT's Self-Assembly Lab is designing devices that snap together in minutes. Forget factories. MIT's Self-Assembly Lab is designing devices that snap together in minutes. Skylar Tibbits has some radical ideas about the future of manufacturing. Read Full Story

Why Dark Patterns Won't Go Away

Users hate them. They're bad for business. So why do they persist? Users hate them. They're bad for business. So why do they persist? Since October of last year, Microsoft has been sending customers of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 desktop pop-ups, asking them to update to Windows 10 for free. Show More Summary

Queens Builds: Glen Oaks Branch Library

Three of the buildings in Queens I drove by last week are libraries, with only one of them completed and occupied: the Glen Oaks branch near the borough's eastern edge. Designed by Marble Fairbanks (which has a thorough and informative...Show More Summary

Real-Time Object Tracking Systems

Introduction “We live in a complex world, filled with myriad objects, tools, toys, and people. Our lives are spent in diverse interaction with this environment. Yet, for the most part, our computing takes place sitting in... Read Mo...

Wikipedia Is A Giant Unfathomable Universe--Now You Can Explore It Like One

Forget the universe. Enter the Wikiverse. Forget the universe. Enter the Wikiverse. If Wikipedia's mission is to embody the universe of human knowledge in one freely-accessible, crowdsourced encyclopedia, Wikiverse is that universe.Show More Summary

This Tiny, Wireless "Neural Dust" Could Monitor Your Body From Deep Inside

The sensors of the future won't be wearable. They'll be implantable. The sensors of the future won't be wearable. They'll be implantable. Fitbit is starting to seem a little quaint. The sensors of the future will be dust-sized, wireless,...Show More Summary

Rebranding Fashion In The Age Of Instagram

In rebranding the fashion company MILLY, Sagmeister & Walsh created 400 images for social media, signaling a shift in design strategy. In rebranding the fashion company MILLY, Sagmeister & Walsh created 400 images for social media, signaling a shift in design strategy. Show More Summary

The Easiest Way To Pilot Your Smart Home? Try A Button.

Logitech's cute, easily-programmed buttons offer a vastly simplified way to control your burgeoning network of smart appliances. Logitech's cute, easily-programmed buttons offer a vastly simplified way to control your burgeoning network of smart appliances. Show More Summary

Why Architects Make Such Great Futurists

The radical architects of Archigram and Future Systems were planning for a vividly-imagined future. The radical architects of Archigram and Future Systems were planning for a vividly-imagined future. In designing structures that will...Show More Summary

We’re Hiring

Teaching Fellows in Interaction Design, Performing Arts & Architecture for the Interactive Architecture Lab, UCL Job Title: Teaching Fellows in Interaction Design, Performing Arts & Architecture Faculty/Department: Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London Grade:?Starting Salary: FTE:? 7?£37,524 – £40,716... Read More

John Maeda's Next Design Problem? The Tech Industry's Utter Lack Of Diversity

And with a title like global head of computational design and inclusion, he may have the institutional support at Automattic to do it. And with a title like global head of computational design and inclusion, he may have the institutional support at Automattic to do it. Show More Summary

IALab exhibiting at Ars Electronica

We’re pleased to announce that the Interactive Architecture Lab will be exhibiting our 3m tall spherical garden robot Hortum machina, B at this years Ars Electronica Festival in Linz. The project was shortlisted for the prestigious STARTS Prize https://starts-prize.aec.at Hortum machina,... Read More

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