The Animal Architecture Awards have just announced the winners of their 2011 contest. Taking first place is Simone Ferracina’s Theriomorphous Cyborg, a (speculative) augmented reality game inspired by Jacob von Uexküll’s notion of the animal umwelt. Not truly architectural, Theriomorphous Cyborg instead shifts how a human participant relates to space and the landscape. Each level in the free-form game takes the player through different modes that relate to the sensory capacities of various animals.
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posted by infini
on Sep 1, 2011 -
The Air Car.
A car that runs on compressed air.
While not a new idea,
the MDI car can reach a speed of 68 mph and has a claimed range of roughly 124 miles. To recharge the tank, the car reportedly needs to be plugged into the grid for 3 to 4 hours or attached to an air pump in a gas station for only 2 minutes.
Is the wind of the future
about to break? Will this technology
pass gas as our urban fuel of choice?
posted by Floydd
on Jul 19, 2005 -
Ever wonder how Lord of the Rings would've turned out had it been written by Raymond Chandler or Gene Roddenbury? Me neither, but fortunately for us Alison Brooks and David Flin have
. Be sure to take a look at some of their alternative history scenarios
while you're there.
posted by MrBaliHai
on Feb 6, 2002 -
Buyer's Guide to Alternadomains
. Can't secure a .com/.org/.net domain? As we know, a host of small nations are selling their domainspace, but the requirements have always been a bit confusing. So I did my research and compiled all the basic information on one page. Now you can comparison-shop among .cc, .gg, and .nu!
posted by joeclark
on Feb 23, 2000 -