Water calligraphy is a poetic activity that you can observe in many Chinese parks: Artists use a large brush to write Chinese characters using ink instead of water. Minutes after the characters are written, they disappear.
In 1968, Douglas Engelbart gave what’s come to be called “the mother of all demos.” In a single, live presentation, his team introduced watershed ideas like the computer mouse, hypertext, and video conferencing--ideas that stick with us to this...
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The Cabinet of Dreams window (and website) showcases a number of miniature installations (Portion of Spoilt Rotten, by Suck & Chew, shown above), all housed in bell jars, by a host of artists including Kyle Bean, Charlotte Brown, Fred Butler and Rob Ryan. Rather than buying the actual items, shoppers can purchase each gift as texts which can be sent to loved ones with a personal message, an image of the gift and also information about the donation made (between £2 and £20) to Women's Aid, a charity which looks to support women in abusive relationships.
Recently Google launch a site called Solve for X. Similar to TED conferences objectives, all in the name of making the world a better place.
The project is believed to be linked to Google X, the company’s top-secret lab dedicated to “shoot-for-the-stars” type ideas, such as driverless cars, web-connected appliances, and even space elevators.
The labs are reportedly run “as mysteriously as the C.I.A.,” according to unnamed sources familiar with the project, and housed in two facilities — one in California at the company’s headquarters and one in an undisclosed location elsewhere in the country.
“They’re pretty far out in front right now,” Rodney Brooks, a professor emeritus at M.I.T.’s computer science and artificial intelligence lab and founder of Heartland Robotics, told the Times. “But Google’s not an ordinary company, so almost nothing applies.”
Sublime Simplicity from DBCSC’s new brand: Colin Looking to make offices more homey and home offices more efficient, Swiss designer Colin Schaelli has created the extra.ordinary clothing line as well as the award-winning con.temporary furniture flagship; a unique furniture series that includes a variety of compatible worktables, racks and sideboards.
Made from FSC-certified multiplex plywood and entirely without screws, the pieces are easy to assemble and available in natural or linoleum finishes. Following the company’s sustainable glocal MADE HERE philosophy, all furniture is manufactured, packed and shipped by a local carpenter.
Mobile phones are banned in NYC public schools so a company called Pure Loyalty parks trucks outside of several schools so that students can check their phones, iPods, and other devices for the duration of the school day.