fashiondescience:

These images come from team NanoNephron, composed of designer Lilian Kong and scientist Georgia Charkoftaki. All we can say is WOW!

9 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from fashiondescience with 3 notes

explore-blog:

Instinct is your highest form of intelligence.

Sarah Lewis, who wrote this magnificent meditation on creativity, the gift of failure, and the quest for mastery, in conversation with Anna Deavere Smith at the New York Public Library, part of the altogether excellent LIVE from the NYPL series of live events curated by Paul Holdengraber. 

"If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it"

1 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from explore-blog with 99 notes

Soundtrack to a Book: an augmented reading experience

This project is an exploration of what e-books, reading, and augmented media could be in the near future. However, I propose a type of augmented media that aims to add to, not change, the reading experience we already know. In addition, the goals of the project are not only to portray scenarios of use and possible features/interfaces, but also – by taking elements from design fiction – speculate what issues might arise around book soundtracks, and how the reading experience could be affected.

View the entire project here

23 Mar 2014 / 0 notes

My Reaction to #Her - why it isn’t a world I would ever want to be a part ofView Post

My Reaction to #Her - why it isn’t a world I would ever want to be a part of

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24 Jan 2014 / 1 note

Using a wide variety of canvases including railroad blueprints, star charts, geological and street maps, Welsh artist Ed Fairburn uses additive and subtractive techniques to create portraits that seem perfectly integrated with the topography of streets, mountains and rivers.

Elaborate New Portraits Drawn on Vintage Maps by Ed Fairburn | via

(Source: cjwho)

12 Jan 2014 / Reblogged from inspirationismadness with 4,809 notes

(Source: oneuniver5e)

12 Jan 2014 / Reblogged from popfry with 1,427,649 notes

ryanpanos:

Drawing Shadows | Gautam Bhatia | Via

11 Jan 2014 / Reblogged from ryanpanos with 215 notes

"Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music." —Bertrand Russell

The Beauty of Mathematics - Yann Pineill & Nicolas Lefaucheux

(Source: fastcodesign.com)

23 Dec 2013 / 1 note

What goes on inside people’s heads?

jkottke:

Milos Rajkovic, aka Sholim, creates Terry Gilliam-esque cutout animations of people’s heads.

The animated GIF versions are available on Tumblr.

Some of my favorites:

16 Dec 2013 / Reblogged from jkottke with 7 notes

ryanpanos:

Ion Hotel | Minarc | Via

15 Dec 2013 / Reblogged from jonathanlouis with 878 notes