Tag: Image-Consumption

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Modern African Classics

Fabrics are in the heart of many African cultures. The patterns on their rich decorated fabrics represent a certain mind-set, emotion or philosophy.
As a result of our growing technosphere, the classical patterns used for generations have been redefined by the Dutch textile manufacturer Vlisco.

Patterns traditionally decorated with numbers, mathematics and letters of the alphabet were worn by people to point out the fact that they have a proper education and know how to read and write. It can also represent the importance of giving a good education to their children, saving money to realize this purpose.

Vlisco came up with an updated version of this pattern: a laptop showing this classic education related print on his screen. Suggesting that knowledge nowadays relates to our technosphere.

More to be found on: Department of History University of California, Berkeley Professor Abena Dove Osseo-Asare

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Hyperreality

Pixel Space

A graphic that makes clearly visible the size of the milky way. In this scale model of the solar system the moon measures only one pixel, showing how much space their is in-between the sun, the earth, the moon and the rest of the planets.

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Nike Robotic Sneakers

What if, in a few years, robots would like to look stylish? Speculating about the tastes and wishes of intelligent humanoid robots, Bulgarian artist Simeon Georgiev designed the sneakers of the future.

The popular Nike Air Max have been re-imagined with strong lines and softened edges for a futuristic look, still keeping their distinctive aspect.
The result is a complete incorporation from the sole of the shoes to the legs of the robot. Will these sneakers put robots in humans shoes?

Source: Designboom
Related post: The Augmented Reality Sneaker

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A Jet without Windows for a Better View

Spike Aerospace is designing a 80 million dollars private jet with an innovative peculiarity. To allow passengers to enjoy the panoramic breathtaking view of the outside world it won’t have windows.

In fact, the portholes will be replaced with big high-definition screens showing live-streaming images of the exterior recorded with cameras. And if travelers want to sleep they can switch channel choosing from an assortment of ambient images or darkening the screen. The airplane is expected to take off in December 2018.

Forget about windows, we are in the Society of Simulations!

Source: Wired

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Innovative Nostalgia

A New Old Way to Share Pictures

There was a certain charm in projectors: gather the family, focus the transparencies by twisting the lens barrel and sit back to enjoy the slideshow. Now that we take pictures with the smartphone most of the time, this ritual doesn’t exist anymore.

Instead of having those digital pictures crowding the outer space, you can now view them thanks to Projecteo, a mini Instagram projector for when you feel nostalgic.
The device is made up of an LED light and three watch-size batteries to make sharing photos an analog snap. From the Projecteo website, users pick nine Instagram images to develop onto a piece of 35mm film, to fit inside the projector’s corresponding mini reel. Innovative nostalgia, indeed!

Hyperreality

Breathing Lights

During his Bachelor in Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Dutch designer Jeroen Van Der Meij created Breathing Lights. Inspired by the elegant fluctuation of spider webs in the breeze, these light objects make movements that evoke associations with breathing. The dynamic installation creates a naturally calming atmosphere; it is quite interesting to see how an artificial setting can become so delicate. Are you able to look closer and find the beauty in plastic bags blowing by the wind?

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All-Natural E-nemies

Chemistry teacher James Kennedy sat down to show us that if we speak in terms of good and evil, Mother Nature’s products are far sneakier and complex than the lab’s. He virtually listed all the ingredients of non-GM fruits (excluding pesticides, fertilizers, insecticides or other contaminants), to reveal 13 E-numbers “naturally” packed in your morning blueberries, together with flavorings and fresh air.

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Image-Consumption

The Sunrise is Now Televised in Beijing

According to the Daily Mail the smog in Beijing has become so thick that only place to hail a sunrise is on the huge digital commercial television screens across the city.

Last week the reading for particles of PM2.5 pollution was 26 times as high as the 25 micrograms considered safe by the World Health Organization.

In response to the poor air conditions Beijing’s mayor pledged to cut coal use by 2.6 million tonnes and set aside 15 billion yuan to improve air quality this year as part of the city’s ‘all-out effort’ to tackle air pollution.

Thanks Andrea Graziano.