Posts Categorized: Technology

Urbanscreen

The German creative studio Urbanscreen has made a sound and light installation ‘320 Licht‘, inside a 20,000 square meter Gasometer (originally designed for storing gas), projecting a 22 minute light loop inside this vast space with 21 high-powered Epson projectors. The sound designer Jonas Wiese says of it, “the age of the screen is coming to an end,…

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Warka Water Towers

Last week, Wired Magazine had this to say about the Warka Water Towers project,  “Around the world, 768 million people don’t have access to safe water, and every day 1,400 children under the age of five die from water-based diseases. Designer Arturo Vittori believes the solution to this catastrophe lies not in high technology, but in sculptures that look like…

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Empire State Pixel Mapping

“On the 86th floor of New York City’s Empire State Building, we had the chance to talk with the man behind the structure’s elaborate light shows—world-renowned lighting designer, Marc Brickman. His most recent installation unveiled an extra 200 feet of LED lights, reaching the tip of the building’s massive antenna. Displaying up to 16 million colors,…

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Mine Kafon

Here’s some design that matters; Netherlands-based product designer Massoud Hassani, who was brought up in Afghanistan, has come up with ‘Mine Kafon‘, an elegant, wind-powered device, built by hand with cheap, low tech equipment which can detonate three to four land mines…

Glowing Plants

Check out this successful Kickstarter project, designing plants that glow! Omri Amirav-Drory, Andrew Evans and Kyle Taylor recently raised the funding for creating glowing plants using synthetic biology and Genome Compiler’s software, the first step in creating sustainable natural  lighting. And I’m designing my night garden now…