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Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible Frank Zappa | Franci Omi

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United Cities of America

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These maps, created using aggregated, anonymous data from the AT&T cellphone network, depict commuting patterns in eight major US urban areas. As one can see, basins of attraction are so large that they start to overlap, covering the whole country: the United Cities of America.


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PARA(noid)module: Design Directed Research on Robotics and Automated Construction in Radioactive/Biohazardous Territories

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3ders.org - 3D printed prosthetic hand awarded top innovation prize | 3D Printing news

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The Algorithm Thought Police

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The Algorithm Thought Police Earlier today I made an off-hand quip on Twitter in response to Jer Thorp tweeting a link to 3D Voronoi code (incidentally written by the excellent Frederik Vanhoutte.)...
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Smarter Buildings: USC Architect Doris Sung

USC architect Doris Kim Sung wants to make buildings that automatically respond to changes in the environment. "For a long time, my work has examined why arc...
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Next Generation: World’s First Nano-ear | The Scientist

Next Generation: World’s First Nano-ear | The Scientist | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

A new device can detect sounds a million times fainter than the hearing threshold of the human ear.

THE DEVICE: If a bacterium belches in a petri dish, does anyone hear it? In the January issue of Physical Review Letters, researchers at LMU Munich in Germany describe the world’s tiniest ear—an apparatus for the ultrasensitive detection of sound. By tracking the displacement of a levitating gold particle trapped in a focused laser beam, the team recorded the acoustic vibrations of nearby nanoparticles. The researchers were also able to determine from which direction the sound came.

The researchers estimate the nano-ear can detect sound levels as low as -60 decibels, making the device a million times more sensitive than human hearing.


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Travel-time Maps and their Uses

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The maps on this website show one way of answering that question. Using colours and contour lines they show how long it takes to travel between one particular place and every other place in the area, using public transport. They also show the areas from which no such journey is possible, because the services are not good enough


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Why “Infographic Thinking” Is The Future, Not A Fad -- Visual Storytelling

Why “Infographic Thinking” Is The Future, Not A Fad -- Visual Storytelling | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
We get a lot of infographic pitches. Almost all of them suck. Why?

 

Here's a lovely video and great article about infographics and narrative as a form of visual storytelling.

 

What is an infographic? You will see plenty of examples here.

 

What does this have to do with narrative? The best infographics tell a story or trigger stories within our minds. The designer being interviewed on the video, Francesco Franchi explains how and why.

 

I hope you like the video (5+ min.) and the insights Francesco shares with us. Very interesting!


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Summary: The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge

Summary: The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

this is a book review/summary of Jean-François Lyotard’s 1979 book The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge
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Land Art Generator Initiative - "Field Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies"

Land Art Generator Initiative - "Field Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies" | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

As a part of the Land Art Generator Initiative, we have put together this free Field Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies that we hope can be a useful resource for all designers, homeowners, urban planners, students, artists, architects, landscape architects, engineers, and anyone else interested in a clean energy future.

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3ders.org - How far fashion goes using 3D printing this week | 3D Printers news

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Composers As Gardeners | Conversation | Edge

Composers As Gardeners | Conversation | Edge | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

"My topic is the shift from 'architect' to 'gardener', where 'architect' stands for 'someone who carries a full picture of the work before it is made', to 'gardener' standing for 'someone who plants seeds and waits to see exactly what will come up'." Brian Eno

 


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Ciudad Nazca - [very large scale 3dprint]

http://ciudadnazca.net/ "Nazca City" is a land art project, the drawing of a true scale map of an imaginary city onto the surface of the Peruvian desert. To ...
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Nervous System – Re: The Algorithm Thought Police

Nervous System – Re: The Algorithm Thought Police | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

My version of Watz’s complaint is that people are now able (through Grasshopper or Processing libraries) to use algorithms they don’t understand. When this happens, algorithms control you rather than being a building block in your own creative process. Part of the draw of computational design is you aren’t limited by the tools made available by others. Anything is possible. However, this comes with the caveat that in order for anything to be possible, you need to put in the effort to understand algorithms to the level that you can use them innovatively.

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Human brain cells created from skin - Telegraph

Human brain cells created from skin  - Telegraph | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
British scientists are claiming to have made a major breakthrough after creating brain tissue from human skin.
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The Algorithm Thought Police

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Pierre Lévy on Collective Intelligence Literacy

For my book in progress on social media literacies, I talked to Pierre Lévy about his specialty, collective intelligence.
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APOD: 2009 August 24 - Morning Glory Clouds Over Australia

APOD: 2009 August 24 - Morning Glory Clouds Over Australia | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
A different astronomy and space science
related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
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GIS and Agent-Based Modelling: Social Media and the Emergence of Open-Source Geospatial Intelligence

GIS and Agent-Based Modelling: Social Media and the Emergence of Open-Source Geospatial Intelligence | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

The emergence of social media has provided the public with an effective and irrepressible real-time mechanism to broadcast information. The great popularity of platforms such as twitter and YouTube, and the substantial amount of content that is communicated through them are making social media an essential component of open-source intelligence.

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New structures – new designs

New structures – new designs | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

"The new structures and new designs are about communities continuously organizing themselves around shared information, shared interests and shared practices. Business is about doing meaningful things with meaningful people in a meaningful way."

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hackerspaces//superheroschools

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taking the idea of open-source communities becoming visible and contributing to the large scale material culture a little further:

if we can create objects, movies and small scale instalations e...
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