July 29th, 2014
themodernworld

springwise:

Lego-style building blocks could be the future of architecture

Aside from being one of the most popular kids’ toys of the past 50 years, Lego has even proved useful in the adult world, with the company’s Lego Serious Play program enabling product designers to come up with creative prototypes using the simple building blocks. We recently saw OLLA offer modular furniture for kids inspired by Lego, and now Kite Bricks wants to create real-life buildings more quickly and cheaply by using concrete blocks that slot together. READ MORE…

Reblogged from Springwise
July 28th, 2014
themodernworld
Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit, all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.
Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices (via fleurlungs)

(Source: volumexii)

Reblogged from CHURCH HAT BLOG
July 28th, 2014
themodernworld

zerostatereflex:

7 Finger Robot

"The device, worn around one’s wrist, works essentially like two extra fingers adjacent to the pinky and thumb. The robot, which the researchers have dubbed "supernumerary robotic fingers," or "SR fingers," consists of actuators linked together to exert forces as strong as those of human fingers during a grasping motion."

Robot tech, YES.

Reblogged from FUTURESCOPE
July 28th, 2014
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Amazon Launches A 3D Printing Store With Customizable Goods
Darrell Etherington, techcrunch.com

Ama­zon has launched a new store for 3D-print­ed goods, which include items that can be cus­tomized to change their size, color, mate­r­i­al and even aspects of their design. The store cov­ers a range of types of prod­ucts, includ­ing jew­el­ry,…

Reblogged from A Smarter Planet
July 28th, 2014
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newyorker:

Evan Osnos on a documentary about Internet addiction in China: http://nyr.kr/1zlEN4i

“Many of the parents seem to be loving but preoccupied, and they would prefer to pin their troubles on mysterious new technologies than on the underlying causes of their children’s distress. The parents, raised in another China, have no way to relate to their children, and little time to try.”

Photograph by Marcus Bleasdale/VII.

Reblogged from The New Yorker
July 27th, 2014
themodernworld

electricobjects:

Sunday, August 3 is artist demo day at the SF Pop Up Showroom in the Gray Area Art + Technology Center's lobby! Artists working in digital media are invited to come experiment with displaying their work on the EO1 and meet the Electric Objects team. We’ll also display work submitted to the Electric Objects Tumblr. Come see what your URL artwork looks like IRL!

Submit your artwork here

Reblogged from prosthetic knowledge
July 27th, 2014
themodernworld

mattwithabat:

Nike - Flash Reflective Running Tights

Reblogged from
July 16th, 2014
themodernworld

Whoah check out Continuum’s new ipad case, the Flipbook by Felix, now sold at Apple Store!

July 14th, 2014
themodernworld
July 11th, 2014
themodernworld

Opening Ceremony Spring 2015.

(Source: strapazzolli)

Reblogged from Dirbie.
Evidence of change.

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