Do you remember the Gameboy Bricks by Gijs Gieskes and the Modern Fossils by Christopher Locke? The same notion might have influenced Japanese artist Maico Akiba, as he imagined what our electronics might look like in 100 years. The archeologist of the future may find this peculiar next natural specimens. Click through for the full set. Read more
This is the second part in a series that examines the different ways new foods become naturalized parts of our diets. For part one, click here.
Potatoes are an evil, unchristian tuber, a food so disgusting that even dogs refuse to eat it. Or, if you’re European, that’s what you might still think, if not for the aristocracy’s work to popularize the potato in the 1700s. Though we associate the celebrity endorsement with vapid talk shows and magazine spreads, in reality it’s been around for centuries, and it’s played a far more serious role than we give it credit for.
While this storefront in Northern Ireland looks like it’s a merry place full of meat, it’s actually full of lies. In anticipation of the G8 conference in June, empty shops and abandoned buildings around the country were plastered in cheery faux-stores and images of local landmarks. The country’s leaders spent two million pounds to cover up signs of a crumbling economy. Presumably, their hope was that the G8 attendees, zooming past in their limos, wouldn’t see that the stores were as flat as the employment rate.
Via Atlantic Cities.
From the earthquake in Haiti to Hurricane Sandy to the Boston Marathon bombings, Facebook, Twitter and other social media were used to spread information and help citizens and authorities deal with the emergency. Read more