Carlie Trosclair is an installation artist from New Orleans, Louisiana who presently works and resides in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2010, Trosclair received her MFA from the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art at Washington University. Based on her graduate thesis work, she was awarded a solo exhibition at Craft Alliance Grand Center Gallery and nominated for the ISC Outstanding Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award.
TED Talks Imagine a set of electronics as easy to play with as Legos. TED Fellow Ayah Bdeir introduces littleBits, a set of simple, interchangeable blocks that make programming as simple and important a part of creativity as snapping blocks together.
Neuroscientist and best-selling author David Eagleman introduces the concept of Possibilianism, a new philosophy that simultaneously embraces a scientific toolbox while exploring new, unconsidered uncertainties about the world around us.
In anticipation of the October release of author Tanya Denckla Cobb's book Reclaiming Our Food, here's a peek at the beautiful photography and passionate messages you'll find in this practical and inspiring handbook. We're confident this book will empower and inspire community activists and planners, schools, small farmers, and everyone who wants to increase their community's access to food that doesn't arrive on a train, plane, or cargo ship!
In this age of deep ecological design aspirations, the range of speculative design projects based on algae technology is growing. Algae are imagined to provide a whole range of solutions, from energy-producing architectural towers, to lights, burgers, skin care products, animal feed, drug factories and bioplastics. It finally appears that the world is turning green. Literally.
Some months ago we wrote about the dream of mechanical-engineer Jarno Smeets to fly like bird. Over the last few months Jarno worked steadily to materialize his dream. Today Jarno posted a video in which he actually takes off.
Slowly but steadily the digital environment is becoming the primary living space where we interact and define ourselves. According to Gordan Savicic however, some things are still missing… like committing suicide.
I’d always intended to talk about The New Aesthetic, but up until about the day before I didn’t really know how. The original title of the talk was “The Robot-Readable World”, but this didn’t really sit right with me; it’s one aspect of NA, for sure, but there was something else I wanted to emphasise: the human aspects and emotions of NA, and the becoming-human of the machines.
Free the Network – fantastic documentary by Brian Anderson and Erin Lee Carr about the Occupy Wall Street, focusing on the movement’s “freedom towers” and a 21-year-old hacktivist’s quest to build the...
[Spoiler Alert] If you want to stay in the dark about the gender of the Sapiens Anonym author (as I semi-wanted to), DO NOT WATCH THIS. However, if you want to watch an awesome lecture by THE leader of the DIY biohacking/"scrapheap transhumanism" movement, sit back, take a load off, and enjoy. This lecture was given at the 27th Chaos Communication Congress.
Noel Sharkey (Professor of AI and Robotics and Professor of Public Engagement at the University of Sheffield) Check here his provaction about Artifical Intelligence in 2010 for the Robots and Avatars Lunch debates.
The first Plantagon Greenhouse breaks ground. A new type of greenhouse for vertical farming; an international Centre of Excellence for Urban Agriculture; a demo-plant for Swedish clean-tech and a climate-smart way to use excess heating and CO2 from industries. The potential is tremendous and ambitions high for the new greenhouse being built in Linköping, Sweden, near Tekniska Verken.