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Powerless Pod Transit Systems
Powerless Pod Transit Systems
This Futurist Transit System Requires No Power
Israel Aerospace Industries is working with California-based SkyTran to build a powerless pod transit system on their Tele Aviv campus. Although magnetic pod system technology is nothing new, the... MORE
Anti-Homeless Installments
Anti-Homeless Installments
Nils Norman Depicts the Questionable Nature of ‘Defensive Architecture’
An all too common image for any urbanite: a homeless man or woman posted on the curb or escarpment steps asking for spare change. More often than not, these marginalized bodies are regarded with... MORE
Pet-Focused Networking Apps
Pet-Focused Networking Apps
Cats and Dogs Can Network too with the SmellMe App
A rising middle class with disposable income has resulted in many Chinese pet lovers becoming seriously invested in their fur babies. Taking advantage of the pampered pet market, a start-up team in... MORE
Panoramic Surveillance Sculptures
Panoramic Surveillance Sculptures
This Camera Lens Sculpture Captures Our Surveillance Anxieties
It’s not surprise that the topic of surveillance acts as inspiration for many of today’s artists, and Oregon based sculptor Jud Turner’s panoramic surveillance sculpture is a great... MORE
Calligraphy Animal Illustrations
Calligraphy Animal Illustrations
Andrew Fox Draws Animals Using Only a Calligraphy Pen
Using only the distinct and careful strokes of a calligraphy pen, London-based artist Andrew Fox draws cute little calligraphy creatures. Despite the simplicity of Fox’s method, the cute... MORE
Computer Code Quilts
Computer Code Quilts
Traditional Meets Modern with These Coded Geometric Quilts
Incorporating both grandma’s traditional quilting expertise and digital technology, Canadian textile artist Elizabeth (Libs) Elliot designs coded geometric quilts. Using the development... MORE
Beautiful Garbage Art
Beautiful Garbage Art
This Artist Swaps Fruit for Garbage in This Captivating Series
New York-based designer Diane Gatterdam, in collaboration with San Francisco-based photographer Laurie Frankel, transformed piles of modern day garbage into art. Artfully named the ‘Recycled... MORE
Eye-Catching GIF Resumes
Eye-Catching GIF Resumes
This Creative Resume Adds Some Movement to the Mundane
Apparently, people are now creating GIF resumes. Graphics interchange format, more commonly known as Internet sensation GIF, produces an animation by storing a number of images in a single file.... MORE
Virtual Symphony Installations
Virtual Symphony Installations
The Mendelssohn Effektorium Uses Tracking Software for Conducting
There is nothing cooler than conducting a fake orchestra, especially when you severely lack any semblance of musical talent, but have all of your fingers. The interactive, virtual symphony... MORE
Functional French Treehouses
Functional French Treehouses
Sou Fujimoto Brings Nature to the City with the Liveable Treehouse
Putting the jungle back into the concrete jungle, Japanese architecture firm Sou Fujimoto has developed a modern day livable treehouse. The new high rise project in France goes by the name of L’... MORE