With the Superpowerless song ‘Wasted My Time’ comes a nice videoclip using the urban environment as a Mario Bros-like game. Enjoy.
At the MakerBot headquarters in Brooklyn you can find this rather peculiar vending machine. It doesn’t sell Snickers, Mars and Nuts, but open source electronics instead. Arduino might be a rather unfamiliar piece of ‘nerd stuff’ to most urbanists and architects, but its functionality tends to increasingly affect cities, urbanism and design of buildings. This…Read more →
We like to consider the city as an organism but are cities really living? Thanks to new technologies, living architecture and literally sustainable cities may become a reality. Rachel Armstrong collaborates with architects and scientists to explore the use of metabolic materials for the practice of architecture — construction materials that possess some of the properties of living systems, and can be manipulated to ‘grow’ architecture.Read more →
Some time ago a friend told me that when he was a young boy, his mom explained him that at the time he would be an adult, mankind wouldn’t have to work any more, as machines and robots should have taken over all jobs by that time. Twenty years later it seems that the post-Fordist…Read more →
Urban Pixels is a project by the MIT Media Lab. This distributed system is built of individual pixels that configure together in a display system. The pixel systems are suited for lighting and display and are therefore blurring the boundaries between digital facade displays and street lighting. Very interesting, because it can be used for…Read more →