Workers swarm over scaffolding to erect the Nagarjuna Sagar dam in India, May 1963.
Photograph by John Scofield, National Geographic
Google’s view on cencorship…
Women enjoy the benefits of a heated whirlpool in Saint Petersburg, Florida, 1973.Photograph by Jonathan Blair, National Geographic
“Many of her songs float lightly on dark currents—if you scan her compositions from the past fifty years, you’ll find plenty of dying children, abandoned women, and paralyzing poverty dished up in catchy tunes and warbling tones.”
Photograph by David Redfern/Getty.
had this on repeat all weekend
Advertisers spend heaps of cash on branding, bannering, and product-placing. But does anyone really look at those ads? Google could be betting that advertisers will pay to know whether consumers are actually looking at their billboards, magazine spreads, and online ads. The company was just granted a patent for “pay-per-gaze” advertising, which would employ a Google Glass-like eye sensor in order to identify when consumers are looking at advertisements in the real world and online.
I can hear a maniacal laugh rolling in the distance
Source: Cangaceiro on Wikipedia
If you look up driving directions for places that are really far apart on Google Maps, they show you flight prices.
“#433 We come in peace”
Find the flamingo… @ Amsterdam Central Station
Samsara – Ron Fricke
Prototype Real / Digital Info Interface System
Using projection and gestures to create interactive relationship with information – video embedded below:
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a next generation user interface which can accurately detect the users finger and what it is touching, creating an interactive touchscreen-like system, using objects in the real word.
“We think paper and many other objects could be manipulated by touching them, as with a touchscreen. This system doesn’t use any special hardware; it consists of just a device like an ordinary webcam, plus a commercial projector. Its capabilities are achieved by image processing technology.”
Using this technology, information can be imported from a document as data, by selecting the necessary parts with your finger.
More at DigInfo here
RELATED: This is very similar to a concept developed in 1991 called ‘The Digital Desk’ [link]
Window Socket – Kyuho Song & Boa Oh
So this is an absolutley brilliant idea! Just attach the plug on to a window and it will harness solar energy. A small converter will convert it into electricity which can be freely used as a plug when you are in the car, on a plane or outside.
Love this design and I really think it has a great potential.
Want one now!
“Silence of Nature / Nature of Silence” by Sybille Neumeyer & Youki Hirakawa @ Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
The Johanneskirche Protestant Church reflects on the water in Stuttgart, Germany, August 1928.
Photograph by Hans Hildenbrand, National Geographic
Wow, this is the view from our office 85 years ago…