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August 21 2014

Mapping Geotagged Photos in Public Spaces

For any city, thousands of geotagged photos are available online. This  project by Philipp Schmitt maps these photos in the places where they were taken.

A custom-built camera flash + smartphone setup queries the Flickr and Panoramio APIs for photos taken at the current geographical position. Whenever there’s a photo available, a flash is triggered. Long-exposure photography captures multiple flash lights — each representing one geotagged photo — and situates them in the place of their origin.

Satellite Lamps by Einar Sneve Martinussen, Jørn Knutsen, and Timo Arnall is a project that reveals one of the most significant contemporary technology infrastructures, the Global Positioning System (GPS). Satellite Lamps glow brighter when GPS signals are stronger, and when they use timelapse photography we can see how GPS signals inhabit different everyday spaces.

August 19 2014

It’s a sad fact that marketing is often the motor of unnecessary change, replacing satisfactory products with products which may be less efficient but which are easier to sell. I doubt a comparison of everyday objects of previous decades, even previous centuries, with those available today would show an improvement in overall quality.
Jasper MorrisonUtilism vs. Uselessnism

August 17 2014

We don’t make “high fidelity mock ups” or “high fidelity wireframes”. We’re making a Thing, not pictures of a Thing.
What’s the design process at GDS?

"Is there a better way of showing a text message in a film? How about the internet? Even though we’re well into the digital age, film is still ineffective at depicting the world we live in. Maybe the solution lies not in content, but in form."

A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film by Tony Zhou (via Timo)

August 10 2014

August 04 2014

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"There’s digital gaming. There’s real world fun. And then there’s Osmo, a magical experience that merges the real and virtual worlds to defy the boundaries of play.”

Metalosis Maligna, (2006) by Floris Kaayk is a documentary about a disease that affects patients with medical implants. Metalosis Maligna occurs when a metal implant interacts badly with human body tissue, causing the metal to grow tendrils, which eventually puncture the skin from within and destroy it.

August 03 2014

July 27 2014

Top 5 artists this week


July 20 2014

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June 29 2014

As long as the platform remains such an important gatekeeper – and their algorithms utterly opaque – we should be wary about the amount of power and trust we delegate to it.
Facebook admits manipulating users’ emotions by modifying news feeds

June 24 2014

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Sk8thing talks to Showstudio about his label Cav Empt.

(via Steph)

June 23 2014

Inge Druckrey: Teaching to See - A film produced by Edward Tufte

June 22 2014

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