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Iris structures would GENERATE wave power along the Beirut shoreline

Iris structures would GENERATE wave power along the Beirut shoreline | Machines Pensantes | Scoop.it
These conceptual three-legged structures by Najjar & Najjar Architects would allow Beirut fisherman to reclaim the coastline and generate electricity.

Najjar & Najjar Architects propose installing the kinetic Iris structures along Beirut's shoreline to provide elevated shelters that also harness the movement of the waves to generate power. Studio founders Karim and Rames Najjar believe the structures would help locals retain public access to the seafront, which has been dominated by private development in recent years.


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Norm Miller's curator insight, May 13, 1:16 PM

Interesting.  Wev'e heard for some time about such technologies but few have actually implemented them.  In California it would probably never be approved by the California Coastal commission.   

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Leap Motion, a keyboard-FREE computer controller : 1 million app downloads in 3 weeks

Leap Motion, a keyboard-FREE computer controller : 1 million app downloads in 3 weeks | Machines Pensantes | Scoop.it

Leap Motion is an innovative keyboard-free computer controller that senses the positioning of your hands and fingers, and enables you to control your computer — and special Leap Motion apps — with midair gestures. The $80 device is 200 times more accurate than Microsoft’s Kinect, sensing even 1/100th of a millimeter motions of all 10 fingers at 290 frames per second.

It’s about the size of a pack of gum and attaches to your computer via USB. Leap Motion is also working with HP to build the technology right into your desktop or laptop — and eventually into smartphones, tablets, smart watches, and any other type of device.

 


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Jed Fisher's curator insight, August 13, 2013 5:13 PM

Incredibly impressive numbers by Leap Motion, read my past posts about them if you dont know them.  

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10 Infographics About Typography

10 Infographics About Typography | Machines Pensantes | Scoop.it

Typography is a crucial component of great designs involving text, so knowing as much as you can about it is an important step to becoming a great designer. This roundup of infographics will help you discover new and interesting things (as well as reinforce and reiterate stuff you already know) about typography.

 

Click the Go to Source link under each infographic to navigate to the source of the infographic and to see the larger version provided by the creator of the infographic...


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What not to do when designing infographics for the web

What not to do when designing infographics for the web | Machines Pensantes | Scoop.it
With the rampant usage of the internet these days, most people get information using it for it is the easiest way to acquire one.

 

Infographics, visual representations of information, data or knowledge are an important tool in teaching, in business, in giving inspiration and in presenting information. It is one of the most strongest ways to communicate with complex data.

 

However, the effectiveness of an infographics greatly relies on how it is designed. Hence, to aid designers, here is a list of what not to do to create a successful infographic or visualization...


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Purestform - Collection of Forms & Structures

Purestform - Collection of Forms & Structures | Machines Pensantes | Scoop.it

"Purestform is a journal collection concerned with archiving aesthetics derived from experimental techniques, methods and motivations." - Alvin Chua


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Concept computer-of-the-FUTURE : "Jakub Záhoř - Yanko Design, designing tomorrow

Concept computer-of-the-FUTURE : "Jakub Záhoř - Yanko Design, designing tomorrow | Machines Pensantes | Scoop.it

This concept computer-of-the-future by designer Jakub Záhoř allows the user to operate the device anywhere they can find a glass surface. The user simply attaches the central unit to any glass surface like a window or coffee table, switches on the power, and watches their system light up before their eyes. The display appears as an interactive hologram on the glass that the user merely has to touch to operate…

 


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10 Tips To Build A Responsive Website [Infographic]

10 Tips To Build A Responsive Website [Infographic] | Machines Pensantes | Scoop.it

Want your website to look great on smartphones, tablets, PCs and even TVs? Learn how to go fully responsive.

 

The Web and the mobile browsers remain one of the top ways that users interact with websites and if they have trouble on their smartphone, there is a good chance they are not coming back.

That’s where responsive design can help.

Responsive design is a concept where you build your website once and then format it so it can adapt to any screen size that accesses it. Designers use HTML5 and CSS to build the sites and set parameters so the content will resize itself whether the user is in vertical or horizontal viewing mode, on a tablet, desktop or smartphone or even a screen as large as a television...


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Filipe MS Bento's curator insight, April 18, 2013 10:30 AM

Excelent infografic (as graphic as you can get!):

Sue Myburgh's curator insight, April 18, 2013 6:09 PM

Wonderful - clear and brief.

Cori Zuppo's curator insight, April 21, 2013 9:23 PM

Right on!

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2012 In Data Visualizations

2012 In Data Visualizations | Machines Pensantes | Scoop.it

Data visualizations. Infographics. Maps. Information design. 

No matter how you call it, 2012 was the year data science and design started going steady.


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Lauren Moss's curator insight, January 2, 2013 5:06 AM

A curated selection of 20 well-designed visualizations...

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TOUCH : Le monde au bout des doigts

Une exposition en deux parties à voir au Mudac et au Musée de la main. Le toucher, magique, bénéfique, déroutant ou irritant, ne laisse pas indifférent. Véritable éloge de ce sens longtemps considéré comme primaire, l'exposition plonge le visiteur dans les formes multiples de notre rapport sensoriel et sensuel au monde…

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> MUDAC
Musée de Design et d'Arts appliqués Contemporains : http://www.mudac.ch/exhibitions/currently-showing/touch-le-monde-au-bout-des-doigts

> Musée de la main/Fondation Claude Verdan : http://www.verdan.ch

> Support pédagogique pour 8/12 ans : http://www.mudac.ch/media/uploads/press/visites-scolaires/SupportPdagogiqueTOUCH_.pdf


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