Author: Rolf Coppens

Calm-technology

Sababa

The Sababa is the first real time lava visualiser kit of global city flows. It takes the lava lamp one step further by reconstructing it according to the language of the current…

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Feed-Back

20 years after Chernobyl

Pripyat was built as a town for workers at the Chernobyl power station, where the world’s worst nuclear accident occurred 20 years ago. The town was abandoned 36 hours after the explosion.…

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Wild-systems

24 hours economy

Could the biggest, most successful discount store in the world really meet your every need? Twenty-four hours a day? That’s what the TV spots are saying. Really living there. Eating, sleeping, checking…

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The-map-is-the-territory

Code Country

There’s some loophole in international maritime law that allows you to start a free state off the coast of Los Angeles. In the summer of 2005, the San Diego-based company SeaCode announced…

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Information Decoration

Wild Style

Using animals as canvas. To advertise here, call 0900 BANKSY. banksy.co.uk…

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Calm-technology

Technology behind Google’s results

As a Google user, you’re familiar with the speed and accuracy of a Google search. How exactly does Google manage to find the right results for every query as quickly as it…

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Fake-nature

USB Tanner

Don’t let the sun have the monopoly on making people love you more. Get the USB Desktop Tanning center and, in the comfort of your own cubicle, a scrumptiously golden tone can…

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Dynamic-architecture

Parasite building

Placed on the Las Palmas building in Rotterdam, but it can be everywhere. Attached like a parasite to a building and able to move everytime you want… If you have a heli…

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Bionics

Withus Oragainstus

Just read this article on Darpa‘s work on using bugs for war effort. They are planning to make a kind of insect cyborg to use in the army. The Defense Advanced Research…

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Calm-technology

GloFish

  A tropical fish that fluoresces bright red is set to become the first genetically modified pet to go on sale in the US. Alan Blake and colleagues at Yorktown Technologies LP…

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Biomimicmarketing

Anabukin-chan

This is one of the weirdest things I ever saw… It’s a commercial for a construction company. The text goes a little bit like this: Anabukikonten is “Anabuki Construction Co.” and their…

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Manufactured Animals

Robo-carp

Scientists in Japan have developed a koi robot that swishes around in water just like the real, fishy thing, and does stuff real koi can’t: swim in reverse and rotate in place.…

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Officegarden

Interruptions

Every ecology needs balance. So that’s also true for the ecology of the office. The office is a ecology that is highly regulated: temperature, light, humidity, distance to other living creatures and…

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