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How A Company Gets Away With Stealing Independent Designers' Work

How A Company Gets Away With Stealing Independent Designers' Work | Nerdism | Scoop.it
Upon the back of cheap tchotchkes design pirates build an empire.
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I'm all for open source and creative appropriation, but this is pretty lame.

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A Brick That Lets Threatened Birds Build Nests Directly Into Walls

A Brick That Lets Threatened Birds Build Nests Directly Into Walls | Nerdism | Scoop.it
Aaron Dunkerton wanted to help with house sparrow conservation. His solution was the Bird Brick, a fire-clamped cavity brick that could be built into walls and buildings to provide a sustainable nesting site for the birds.
Madara Mason's insight:

I really love this idea. I hope that urban architects will think more about this kind of thing to integrate nature into the concrete jungle.

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Watch A Beatboxer Go Nuts With A Leap Motion

Pmmpt. Putuhchika pmmpt puh pmmpt. Is there any music more gutturally satisfying than that of a good beatboxer? A wind instrument might amplify and augment the vibrations of your mouth, but a beatboxer is a creator and amplifier in one.
Madara Mason's insight:

This is a really wonderful example of how awesome the gestural interface *could* be.

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Typographic Insanity: This Poster Is Covered in All 265,000 Words From Ulysses | Wired Design | Wired.com

Typographic Insanity: This Poster Is Covered in All 265,000 Words From Ulysses | Wired Design | Wired.com | Nerdism | Scoop.it
It’s entirely possible to fit all 265,222 words from James Joyce’s Ulysses on a poster and still be able to read them. No, the poster is not a billboard; in fact, it’s a very frame-friendly 33.1 × 46.8 inches.
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So many words. All in one place.

 

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