Tag: On-the-Road

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Biomimicmarketing

Scared Cat

BMW aggressively takes on the biomimicmarketing of Jaguar. Peculiar image of the week. Via Infozaragoza. Related: The Naturalness of traveling with a Jeep, Facing Your Car, Steam Horse. Thanks iPeg.…

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No Signal

As technology evolves, people are more and more depending on it to function properly. But the nature of technology is that it needs networks, sources, software, batteries and signal. Once these conditions…

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Bionics

Bacteria that Turn CO2 into Energy

We’ve written earlier about man–made bacteria that eat waste & shit petrol. How about a genetically modified bacteria that can eat CO2 and excrete methane that could power our cars and homes? Abundant carbon dioxide, which is considered a pollutant, could be a nearly unlimited source of fuel. Will you one day be driving your car to fight global warming?

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Boomeranged Metaphors

GPS Parody

And you thought GPS was supposed to make life easier? Created by Sheepfilms. Related: Find Brain, replace with GPS, GPS influence on street signage. Via Beyond the Beyond.…

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Digital-Presence

Digital Overruns Nature: Pixel Attack

Apparently, camouflaging oneself with digital patterns rather than nature-imitated patterns functions as a better camouflage within “old-nature” situations. So the digital patterns function as a better camouflage in the analogue world? Hyperstealth…

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Fake Nature

Antenna Tree Mast Safari

This picture was taken in Zambia by Sarah Los (NL) while on wildlife safari. Every fairly trained “NextNature spotter” should be able to distinguish the cellphone-tree masts from old-nature trees. But that’s odd; there are three of them in a row and all different species!? Does every cellular network provider plant its own tree family? It surely looks like a competition. Future designs are expected to look better, taller and greener.

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Augmented Phone Browsing

This video shows the first beta version of TwittARound – an augmented reality Twitter viewer on the iPhone 3Gs. It shows live tweets around your location on the horizon. Because of the…

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Global-Image-Economy

Carhenge

Jim Reinders, an experimental artist with a history of using curious media, became so enthralled by the beauty of the famous Stonehenge in England that he had to recreate it. However, Reinders,…

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Designed-by-Evolution

Triceracopter

The Triceracopter is half Triceratops, half helicopter. If dinosaurs and technology evolved at the same time, this is what the helicopter might have look like? Built as a sculpture in 1977 by…

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Fake-nature

Caravan Garden

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Let’s do a quick poll here. What would you rather own if you could choose between a car or a garden?

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Kevin van Braak combined both symbols of freedom and domesticity into this caravan/garden piece. Trees and campfire included. All it takes is a parking space-or-two to reach good old nature.

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Biomimicmarketing

Platanus Guerilla

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In this simple but effective guerilla poster action by Moiré, stacks and pillars were disguised as sycamore trees to give the streets of Tokyo that ever so natural look.

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Fake-nature

Another Skeleton Car

This one is kinda sporty! Again created by Jitish Kallat – this emerging indian artist must have a whole skeleton-automotive-industry in place by now? Related: Aquasaurus, Skeleton mouse, Animatus, Pacman’s skull.…

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Suburban Utopia

Google Kills Bambi

Every emerging next nature typically stresses some older nature. Time after time, we plant a new habituation, a new instinct, a second nature, that causes the first nature to dry out. What…

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