Thursday, December 14, 2006

Wondering if they'll let us take a peek

Birds, amongst other animals, already see more than us puny simian mammals.
But, more and more, there are new entities glimpsing through the spectrum:
"Handheld device sees more colours than humans"

Sunday, December 10, 2006

hacking google maps

This is a beautiful script that allows (at least allowed, I have not tried yet) to build large maps from google.
also in Noah Vawter (a huge gray area project)
he also has a beautiful master thesis at MIT that has just gotten some publicity on making music out of urban noise, you can check it out here.
I am thrill with the idea of being high on noise.
I wonder if you can also get a pair of glasses
that combination should be called the "i-pot"

Thursday, December 07, 2006

New Scripting links

Find some new links on scripting. Smart geometry. A school named Stevens Insitute of Technology and this guy Axel Kilian at MIT.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The expanded classroom

Webcasts have still a long way to go, in terms of quality (sound, etc), access and availability.
But some are really worth it:

from the GSD website (via archinect), take, for instance, Jeff Kipnis, Keller Easterling, and many others;

from the EDA/UCLA archive, there's this Kwinter lecture, and a Marcos Novak one from a series led by Casey Reas, and an impressive list of many others;

and from the Tate archive, don't miss (again, among many others) this great one from Manuel De Landa: Nature Space Society.

from the MIT Museum, check the "Soap Box" series, from which I strongly recommend this one on energy: "The Role of New Technologies in a Sustainable Energy Economy". The first 20 minutes are a must - clear, informative, mind-boggling.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Gazprom City - St. Petersburg

Six internationally known architects have submitted their designs.

Herzog de Meuron

Rem Koolhaas


Urban Cactus

Urban Cactus
is a housing project in the Vuurplaat section of Rotterdam by UCX Architects / Ben Huygen and Jasper Jaegers and done for Vestia Rotterdam Feijenoord/Estrade Projecten.

Friday, December 01, 2006


Had this been posted before?? Just for fun!

Virtual Earth 3D

In addition to Photosynth that was posted earlier, Microsoft also launched online 3D mapping. Here is the article and the link to download. In commercial applications, there is something called Second Life which is a also total virtual world.