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Hierarchy + Periphery
'Beyond treating individual letters as physical objects, the human brain may also perceive a text in its entirety as a kind of physical landscape.'
- Scientific American | Reading Paper Screens | Apr 2013
‘There is a wonderful solidarity between architecture and landscape. sometimes landscape needs the human touch to become truly wonderful. I saw that we had the potential to make something here that could belong to the landscape in the heidegger sense of the term.’
- Peter Zumthor
Proving nuclear fusion works at scale
A simple document with the words for thank you in 26 languages.
Update: As of November 2022 this is now 335,000 plays on Soundcloud :)
90 second magic
'I was interested in getting a certain plasticity of form, like something alive - and I wanted it to imply a certain imminent motion. Joints if possible, were never fixed (no welding) but grooved, held by gravity or tension.'
- Isamu Noguchi
A shortcut to best practices
Every piece of information either shows you a new way to see or reaffirms your position on something.
Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina
A visit to the Perito Moreno Glacier.
The rise of the Electric Airplanes
"Air travel is not the enemy. Kerosene is the enemy."
Nature is forced into shape. Interestingly, the piano requires re-tuning. We humans say it falls out of tune. But that’s not exactly accurate. Matter is struggling to return to a natural state.
“I want to use sculpture to throw us back into the world, to provide this place where the magic, the subtlety, the extraordinary nature of our first-hand experience is celebrated, enhanced, made more present.”
"To me beauty is very much in between disciplines."
Iris van Herpen
Steve Reich, Music for 18 musicians, London Sinfonietta @ Birmingham Symphony Hall, Wednesday 13th February 20...
There are no absolutes, only ranges.
A guide to making better decisions
Three Simple Words. A seemingly simple question. But it is a very useful question to ask.
No More Speed Cameras!
A proposal for a system that regulates traffic by itself using peer-to-peer monitoring.
by Daniel Pink (2008)
The rise of abundance, low-cost outsourcing and automation over the past few decades has meant that we have had to rethink our attitudes to the world around us, how we live and work, faster than previous generations ever had to adapt. Now that the world is deeply connected, the pool from which to drive connections has expanded wider than ever before creating unprecedented opportunities.
at the Hayward
"Pictures are more intelligent than we are. There's more going on in an image than we can actually ever grasp."
Andreas Gursky has a major show marking the reopening of the Hayward Gallery and it is breathtaking in its vertiginous, overwhelming and captivating detail.
Until 22nd April 2018.