Tuesday, October 31, 2006

On nature and technique, part IX

It's the second time I refer to John Walker's site in this series, but "Seventh Industrial Revolution: Replicating Machines", part of a larger text and written back in 1990, is well worth checking out.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

frontdesign - from sketches to life

interesting furniture designer's demonstration of sketching. watch this video.


This guy is a programmer-artist and he has some fun projects to look at. The most impressive in his series is the Whitney music box and the color picker. The color picker also extends into a flickr series of mosaic images collection like this one and this one for halloween. More coverpops can be found here. His new book flikr hacks is on sale at amazon.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

One more for the agenda

This year's edition of Art Futura doesn't have Theo Jansen or Usman Haque as it did last year.
But it is always an event worth experimenting, if you happen to be in Barcelona from the 26th to the 29th October.
This year, they bring us the infosthetics guy for a talk, they will show "A scanner darkly", and much, much more...

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

photovoltaic interlude, part IV

Little by little, more promising news regarding photovoltaics are appearing, such as breakthroughs in efficiency, and, hopefully more than just a P.R. move, Google going solar. (googleblog post here. these guys were involved)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The architecture of cloud computing

A single word invoking more than a thousand images: cloudware.
(this is only a nice article on the upcoming changes in computing/networks and the like. But the key word is just beautiful. it's also interesting to check how many times the word architecture is used)

Faraday's wave garden

Faraday's wave experiment,
from Pruned, by Alexander Trevi
must see the video.

Is better than the milk drop experiments

Monday, October 09, 2006

On nature and technique, part VIII

Everything Computes: an eminently readable essay by Peter Bentley. (there are many other good texts and relevant information in his site. He also authored and edited several books, such as this one)

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Scalae Podcast Barcelona

An interview by Felix Arranz at the Scalae BCN podcast on Barcelona architecture.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Just some shockwave fun

In telegraphic mode, just a few promising toys (the respective sites are also worth checking): soundmap and doodle.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Container Home Kit

Interesting prefab by LOT-EK. Take a look at the video.