Archive for January 19th, 2011

In this fascinating and humorous TED Talks video designer Thomas Thwaites finds out the hard way that it takes an entire civilization to build a toaster, by attempting to build one from scratch: mining ore for steel, deriving plastic from oil and so on. Thomas Thwaites thoughtful projects look deeply at the science behind technology, [...]

15 Gorgeous Fractals

19, Jan 2011

A fractal is a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is  approximately a reduced-size copy of the whole, a property called self-similarity.  In 1975 Benoît Mandelbrot coined the term fractal which is derived from the Latin word fractus which means “broken” or “fractured”. Hence the most famous of them all is the Mandelbrot set. Here are [...]

5 Reasons Why Technology Sucks As great as cell phone and computer technology is, with allowing us to live life quicker, easier, and more “connected”, on the flipside technology and all it’s apps and doodads has made us mute, preoccupied, less connected, spoiled and dangerous. How so? Well…here are 5 reasons: 1) YOU IGNORE YOUR [...]

Kevin Vanaelst states his photographs and constructions consist of common artifacts, materials, and scenes from everyday life, which have been rearranged and reassembled into various forms, patterns, and illustrations. The images aim to examine the distance between where my mind wanters to and the material objects that inspire those fixations. Here are some samples of his [...]

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