Author: Sara

manufactured-landscapes

Mobile garden

No green area’s in your neighborhood? Well, this mobile community garden might be a solution. You can take it to your office, park it on a suburban industrial zone, pick your fresh…

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Calm-technology

Light weeds

Lightweeds is a project by Simon Heijdens and currently exhibited at the MoMA – part of the Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition. The organisms – plants, weeds, trees – exist as…

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Design-for-debate

Tail communicator

LED dog tail communicator

‘The LED Dog Tail Communicator’ is an initiative of James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau, and it is part of the larger ‘Augmented Animals’ project. Its focus points to technological innovations which are equally appreciated and used by animals’, according to the artists.

“When animals are domesticated they enter an uncertain territory between the natural and the artificial. They must live within human terms and conditions, dislocated from their original environment, often leading a frustrating life. Many animals have developed ingenious mechanisms of defense, and with the help of technology they can overcome evolutionary shortfalls.” The LED Dog Tail Communicator spells out in human words the different messages that a dog wants to convey via the different speeds of its wagging tail, enabling new forms of communication between animal and humans.

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Biomimicmarketing

Global warming sales

The current value of the US-dollar is warming up our globe.. An inventive shop owner in Chelsea (NYC) stuck this advertisement on the window of his shop. What you cannot see is…

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Back to the Tribe

If the earth is not round..

The convincing tone of the Iraqi Astronomy researcher Fadhel Al-Sa’d in his elaboration on the shape of the earth in an Iraqi television show, is just as ridiculous as it is impressive.…

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Fake-for-Real

Remember nature? Fake or real?

Visiting the American Natural History Museum in New York, I pictured myself in about, let’s say 150 years from now, trying to explain my younger family members what nature looked like in…

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Design-for-debate

Dutch water-management – mud obsession..

Once the Dutch became famous for their ‘water-management’. Lately, their famous ‘trick’ turned into an obsession for mud, resulting into several experiments in and around Dubai. The so called innovation platform –…

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Back to the Tribe

Deep in the Forest : Owls, Logs and Noise

ilog range

Starting as noise makers, the owlproject work on different products which are deeply rooted in nature. And electronics.With their logs the owlproject travel around the world, producing noisy shows on several sound and media festivals. But, when you don’t have the chance to see them perform live, it’s possible you also can order your customized log online. Feel the nature and test it yourself!

See also: USB Trees, Tribal communication technology, Cellphone Treemasts. Read more