Bioluddites with Fo:AM | fringejoyride

warrenellis:

I came to Fo:AM to answer a very large mental block about my newest project about a new speculative fringe community, The Bioluddites.

the-uncomfortable:

uncomfortable wine glass— Katerina Kamprani

the-uncomfortable:

uncomfortable wine glass

— Katerina Kamprani

emergentfutures:

a tiny home that’s part wooden chestnut and part stained-glass cathedral
Designed and constructed by sixteen students, the OTIS (which stands for Optimal Traveling Independent Space) is an aerodynamic, pod-shaped design, made to be towed on a standard 5 by 8 foot trailer and a four-cylinder vehicle. It has its own rainwater collection system that feeds into the indoor plumbing, in addition to the 120-watt solar panel system to provide electricity. To handle human waste, the OTIS uses a composting toilet.


[source: Grist]

emergentfutures:

a tiny home that’s part wooden chestnut and part stained-glass cathedral

Designed and constructed by sixteen students, the OTIS (which stands for Optimal Traveling Independent Space) is an aerodynamic, pod-shaped design, made to be towed on a standard 5 by 8 foot trailer and a four-cylinder vehicle. It has its own rainwater collection system that feeds into the indoor plumbing, in addition to the 120-watt solar panel system to provide electricity. To handle human waste, the OTIS uses a composting toilet.

[source: Grist]

technologyisreadytowear:

Scarfs for Autism
Leo Chao, a student at Emily Carr University, designed the Beagle, a scarf that people can wrap around them. Texture, sounds, and even smells create a calming cocoon that will distract and soothe an autistic person when they’re feeling over stimulated. It’s the electronic version of a blankie that has actual health benefits.

technologyisreadytowear:

Scarfs for Autism

Leo Chao, a student at Emily Carr University, designed the Beagle, a scarf that people can wrap around them. Texture, sounds, and even smells create a calming cocoon that will distract and soothe an autistic person when they’re feeling over stimulated. It’s the electronic version of a blankie that has actual health benefits.

(Source: stophatingyourbody)

worsethandetroit:

2.5 Ton Carved Marble Manhattan
via Weburbanist

Using Google Earth, photos, and helicopter rides over the city, Sone created a vision of Manhattan that is at once majestic and almost biological in its complexity. The incredible level of detail invites one to get lost among the streets just as you might get lost in Manhattan itself. Each building, each bridge, each tiny street are all represented faithfully in this intricate carving.

worsethandetroit:

2.5 Ton Carved Marble Manhattan

via Weburbanist

Using Google Earth, photos, and helicopter rides over the city, Sone created a vision of Manhattan that is at once majestic and almost biological in its complexity. The incredible level of detail invites one to get lost among the streets just as you might get lost in Manhattan itself. Each building, each bridge, each tiny street are all represented faithfully in this intricate carving.

If you buy a hammer that doesn’t hammer your nails, then you go back to the hardware store and get another one, no? And that sort of makes sense, except that it also cripples you. You end up with the rote permutations on the low-lying fruit of algorithms. You treat programming like you treat Excel. Instead of invention, discovery, and experimentation, you get expressions, behaviors, and pre-defined routines that you can mix and match, but never alter. So, is that wrong? I’m not sure. I teach people to think of code as tools because it gets them started thinking that code is interesting. They can do things with it. They are, without a doubt, horrible programmers, and they will continue to be horrible programmers hamstrung by their tools, for perhaps years, or in all likelihood, forever. They implement things they barely understand, leverage things they don’t appreciate, and run into mistakes that they can’t comprehend. And, I think, that’s probably ok. It’s not a failure of mental capability on their part or failure to communicate on the part of their professors: it’s simply not necessary for being a designer working with interaction.