Beautiful. Oh the sterility…of art or gallery, of artist or audience? shrug… the animals are complicit or innocent, dead or never existed? sigh…

Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth.

23 November 2013 – 11 May 2014 | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) | Brisbane only | Ticketed

http://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/current/cai_guo-qiang

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#cai guo-qiang #GOMA #installation 

Beam me up Scotty… except beautiful…

myampgoesto11:

LIght sculptures by Roseline de Thélin

(via My Modern Met)

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#light sculpture #de Thelin 

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scinerds:

Living Wall

These vegetated surfaces don’t just look pretty. They have other benefits as well, including cooling city blocks, reducing loud noises, and improving a building’s energy efficiency.What’s more, a recent modeling study shows that green walls can potentially reduce large amounts of air pollution in what’s called a “street canyon,” or the corridor between tall buildings.

For the study, Thomas Pugh, a biogeochemist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, and his colleagues created a computer model of a green wall with generic vegetation in a Western European city. Then they recorded chemical reactions based on a variety of factors, such as wind speed and building placement.

The simulation revealed a clear pattern: A green wall in a street canyon trapped or absorbed large amounts of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter—both pollutants harmful to people, said Pugh. Compared with reducing emissions from cars, little attention has been focused on how to trap or take up more of the pollutants, added Pugh, whose study was published last year in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

That’s why the green-wall study is “putting forward an alternative solution that might allow [governments] to improve air quality in these problem hot spots,” he said.Compared with reducing emissions from cars, little attention has been focused on how to trap or take up more of the pollutants, added Pugh, whose study was published last year in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

That’s why the green-wall study is “putting forward an alternative solution that might allow [governments] to improve air quality in these problem hot spots,” he said.

Full Gallery

They have these in the city!

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@1 year ago with 57450 notes
#Urban gardens #living walls #roof top gardens #Green City #verticle garden 

Robotically fabricated carbon and glass fibre pavilion by ICD + ITKE via Designboom

architecture students at the institute for computational design (ICD) and the institute of building structures and structural design (ITKE) at the university of stuttgart have completed a research pavilion that is robotically fabricated from carbon and glass fibre composites. the development of the structure focused on the material and morphological principles of arthropods’ exoskeletons as a source of exploration for new construction compounds in architecture.

the assembly of the shelter was performed on-site by a 6-axis robot coupled with an external sevenths axis. as part of the process the materials were saturated with resin, run through a bath of the synthetic polymer directly prior to their placement by the robot. after the completion of the filament winding process and subsequent tempering of the fibre-resin blend, the temporary steel frame could be disassembled and removed. the automatically fabricated, but locally differentiated structure resulted in an extremely thin shell of just 4mm thickness.

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#Fabricated Architecture #Student work #woven structure 

Simply Stunning work by Chris Denaro


This is some of his early experiments… I cant wait to see what he does next!

@1 year ago
#Innovation #Animation #Chris Denaro #Ambient Art 
It’s one of my theories that when people give advice, they’re really just talking to themselves in the past. Austin Kleon author of Steal Like an Artist

It’s one of my theories that when people give advice, they’re really just talking to themselves in the past. Austin Kleon author of Steal Like an Artist

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metalhearts:

crochet playground by Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam

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lovely

lustik:

Sculptures, 2013  - Janna Syvänoja

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laughingsquid:

Fragile Territories, A Laser and Sound Art Installation by Robert Henke
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stressfm-video:

In Conversation: Jaron Lanier and James Bridle On Who Owns the Future? (by The School of Life)

Great interview! “…process in which big computer is perfecting its game at the expense of society as a whole until it breaks” Interesting in his acknowledgement of being part of the problem. It must be both insightful and blinding… the view from within?

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@1 year ago with 9 notes
#The School of Life #Who Owns the Future? #Interview #Conspiracy #Networked lives #big data 

brianlucid:

Vision is a rather unique 3D drawing device created by twins Ryan & Trevor Oakes, allowing almost anyone to draw images in perfect perspective using nothing but your eyes and a pen. The device MESSES WITH YOUR BRAIN by using a technique that splits the ocular system, creating two images of the subject, allowing the artist to literally trace one directly onto paper.  via Colossal

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#Florence #Perspective #3D drawing 
Are the ‘reliable rumours’ truly ‘reliable’??? Now CERN is to go public… hopefully to put an end to the ‘ups and downs for higgs boson buzz’?

I learned via Physics World that CERN will hold a press conference on Wednesday July 4 to give an “Update on the search for the Higgs Boson”. More information has just appeared (including a press release here), showing that there will be a 2 hour seminar on the results starting at 9am Geneva time, followed by a press conference at 11am. http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=4790

CERN Announcement : http://www.interactions.org/cms/?pid=1031844
ATLAS: http://atlas.ch/
CERN: http://public.web.cern.ch/public/

The Higgs is so fundamental to the frontier of physics that Fermilab’s Leon Lederman once called it the "God Particle" — a term that most other physicists positively hate. cosmiclog

Image above Rebloged from ralphewig:
the physics community is afire with rumors that the Higgs boson has at last been found. The Higgs boson is the final piece of the Standard Model, a framework that describes the interactions of all known subatomic particles and forces.Ever since tantalizing hints of the Higgs turned up in December at the Large Hadron Collider, scientists there have been busily analyzing the results of their energetic particle collisions to further refine their search.

Are the ‘reliable rumours’ truly ‘reliable’??? Now CERN is to go public… hopefully to put an end to the ‘ups and downs for higgs boson buzz’?

I learned via Physics World that CERN will hold a press conference on Wednesday July 4 to give an “Update on the search for the Higgs Boson”. More information has just appeared (including a press release here), showing that there will be a 2 hour seminar on the results starting at 9am Geneva time, followed by a press conference at 11am. http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=4790

CERN Announcement : http://www.interactions.org/cms/?pid=1031844

ATLAS: http://atlas.ch/

CERN: http://public.web.cern.ch/public/

The Higgs is so fundamental to the frontier of physics that Fermilab’s Leon Lederman once called it the "God Particle" — a term that most other physicists positively hate. cosmiclog

Image above Rebloged from ralphewig:

the physics community is afire with rumors that the Higgs boson has at last been found. The Higgs boson is the final piece of the Standard Model, a framework that describes the interactions of all known subatomic particles and forces.Ever since tantalizing hints of the Higgs turned up in December at the Large Hadron Collider, scientists there have been busily analyzing the results of their energetic particle collisions to further refine their search.

@2 years ago with 1 note
#Science #SciFi #Higgs boson 
laughingsquid:

Video Painting Street Art by Sweatshoppe
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#Projection art #street art #video painting #laughingsquid 

Some positive and colorful creations that transmit an emotion that everyone can appropriate in a subjective manner. Beyond  the appearances, Mademoiselle Maurice seeks to deepen the link between individuals who form that human network which we belong and we frequent every day.
It also highlights the interactions between humans and their environment to
highlight and resonate the Human / Nature link.

A progressive reflection that tends not to give answers but ask, subjugates, reflects, idealizes and offers ways of escape and colorful and abstract thoughts into a reality as repulsive as attractive

http://www.mademoisellemaurice.com/en/about/

“The optimism of the action is better than the pessimism of the mind”. Harald Zindler

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#Street Art #Origami