Tag: On-the-Road

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Bionics

Mad Cow Motorcycle

What do you get when you combine bike parts, an electric motor, and a cow skeleton? Our peculiar object of the week was created by artist Billie Grace Lynn. Seen at Museum…

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On-the-Road

Homemade Spacecraft

Cinematographer Luke Geissbühler made a homemade spacecraft with his 5-year-old son Max, and some of Luke’s friends. The spacecraft was made from a Thai food takeout container, an HD video camera and…

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Designed-by-Evolution

Car Skin

Our peculiar image of the week was created by artist Olaf Mooij. Seen at Discovery Festivals Cabinet of Curiosities.…

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Manufactured Animals

Follow the Leader

No birds or airliners where hurt in the making of our peculiar image of the week. The perceived mingling of the birds and the airplane is in fact an optical effect, masking…

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Anthropomorphobia

BMW’s Flexible Skin Concept GINA

This extraordinary concept model that came out of the batcave of BMW shows how textile might be the future of car design. By replacing metal bodywork with a strong but flexible skin…

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Back to the Tribe

Who wants to Bike on Bamboo?

Carbon fiber and aluminum are so 2009. This year’s best bicycling model is made out of bamboo and hemp. A new generation of manufacturers are coming up with some of the most environmentally friendly transport yet. Lighter, stronger, more comfortable and these bikes have also got a much smaller carbon footprint.

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Mercedes-Benz Was Here

In the older days, people had to cross natural barriers like mountains for survival purposes. Grains from one side of the mountain was traded with cloth from the other side, for example. Today, we trade images and visual information overload has taken the place of the the mountain.

One can imagine this trading trips our ancestors made could be tough endeavors. Dangerous slopes and treacherous wheather conditions can take their toll, up in the mountains. Not to speak of the physical challenge of to climbing a mountain, packed with trading goods. New technologies like tunnels, cars and helicopters made it possible to skip the long climbs that take a strain on your body and mountain climbing as a bare necessity died out, to make place for mountain climbing as a recreational activity.

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Fake-nature

Artificial Shrub Observatories


Justin Shull investigates the born and the made by mixing them up in mobile installations like the “Terrestrial Shrub Rover” and the “Porta Hedge”. His designs consist of several eco-conscious design features including recycled Christmas trees on the exterior, wood finishing on the interior, and the relaxing sound of birdsong audio on the interior and exterior. These vehicles are made to observe and explore both terrestrial and social environments.

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Image-Consumption

Traffic Jam Celebration

On this day (Saturday May 29th 2010), the Dutch nation takes pride in celebrating their first real traffic jam. During the pentecost weekend in 1955, a mass exodus of a tribe of…

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Designed-by-Evolution

Robosaurus eats Cars for Breakfast

The Robosaurus is the only airplane eating, fire breathing robot on the planet. Pity the thing is merely build for entertainment purposes. Perhaps this thing could finally solve our traffic congestion problem?…

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Digital-Presence

On the Road

Excuse me, I am lost. Can you point me to the information super highway? Rendering by Chris Baker, photo Erik Pawasser. Via Wired. See also: Car Navigation – Follow the red cable,…

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On-the-Road

Once you enter, you are the Car

Martin Heidegger and Marshall Mcluhan already described people’s tendency to extend their identities in the animate objects when interacting with them. When for instance, driving a car the vehicle seems to become…

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Back to the Tribe

Highway Nomads

Whereas 40.000 years ago we used to roam the Savanna, today many people live the live of highway nomads. As an investigation of this lifestyle, artist Melle Smets and philosopher Bram Esser…

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Design-for-debate

Flu Collector

Rather than trying to delay or avoid a flue infection, why not plan it?  The INFLU flu collector mask helps you to get sick when you want to. The INFLU mask is…

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