Category archives: society
- Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory have built a prototype of a finger-mounted device with a built-in camera that converts written text into audio for visually impaired users. The device provides feedback — either tactile or audible — that guides the user’s finger along a line of text, and the system generates the [...]
- In honor of World Book Day earlier this week, artist Raúl Lemesoff worked with soda company 7UP to make a "weapon of mass instruction"
He transformed a 1979 Ford Falcon into a Tank Armored with 900 Free Books.
“I don’t do it for money. I don’t do it for fame. I just do this because I have fun doing it” Raúl Lemesoff
- Mierīgi! is a mock–up we built on Miera Street in Riga in September 2014 to test what the street profile would look and feel like with combined tram and car lanes, wider sidewalks and real cycle lanes. Not bad at all.
We would like to thank:
Rīga 2014, Survival Kit, Rīgas domes Satiksmes departaments, Miera ielas Rep[...]
- In questo spot si mette in evidenza come i bambini, in classe oppure singolarmente, possano apprendere velocemente ad utilizzare una macchina per scrivere. La lettera 32 viene qui presentata in diverse versioni: i tasti della macchina da scrivere possono riprodurre una vasta gamma di lingue straniere.
Video di Aristid[...]
- Ben Gifaldi is an american artist and poet.
To learn more about his work you can visit his tumblr page
- New Video Reveals Banksy in Gaza
"Gaza is often described as 'the world's largest open air prison' because no-one is allowed to enter or leave. But that seems a bit unfair to prisons - they don’t have their electricity and drinking water cut off randomly almost every day."
Source: banksy's website
- Powers of Ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe. Every ten seconds we view the starting point from ten times farther out until our own galaxy is visible only a s a speck of light among many others. R[...]
- "Every day I travelled to King's Cross and back. Coming home late at night, it was like a party and I felt like the tube was mine and I was there to take the pictures." Bob Mazzer
Bob Mazzer is a social documentary photographer born in Whitechapel, East London. In the 1970s and 80s, he worked as a projectionist in a[...]
- On average, we only use 13 percent of the space we have at our disposal. So couldn't we settle for less? Student of Architecture Stavros Gargaretas studied whether this was true by making an exact analysis of human movements. His project 'The Evolving Room; Inhabiting Zero Wasted Space' makes him a contender for the ti[...]
- BARBICAN | Urban Poetry is a short documentary about the history of the Barbican Estate in London, as told by its residents. Coming March 2015.
Source: Joe Gilbers _ tumblr
Joe Gilbert is a documentary filmmaker based in London, who graduated from the University for the Creative Arts in 2013 with a BA (Hons) in Fil[...]
- In this presentation at Design Indaba Conference 2015, industrial designer Naoto Fukusawa fleshes out his approach to product design, preferring to see it as a version of “interaction design” with objects as the interfaces.
The Japanese designer, described by Bloomberg Business Week as one of the world’s most influent[...]
- Negev Monument, Beersheva, Israel, 1963-1968
Sunlight, wind organs, water, desert, acacias, gray concrete, text, memory
A “village of concrete sculptures” covering an area of 10.000 square meters. This work, which dominates the whole desert plain around Beersheva, is Karavan’s first environmental site-specific scul[...]