October 10th, 2011 | brainjuice
- parainfrastructures – mammoth // building nothing out of something
"Let us suppose for a moment that the “Parainfrastructures” which Quaderns #262 concerns itself with are a class of things, that object-parodying helium balloons hovering around Heathrow Airport to block its expansion, inflatable “instant cities” powered by air compressors, “geodesic domes, parachutes, spray-foam dwellings, zomes, space frames”, “indoor built and ephemeral complexes” colonizing the open floor plans of abandoned airports, and architectural systems of “air control” can be read as a category of architectural objects called “parainfrastructures”."
(tags:cities architecture taz )
- Engineering team heads to Antarctica to explore hidden lake
"Next week a British engineering team heads off to Antarctica for the first stage of an ambitious scientific mission to collect water and sediment samples from a lake buried beneath three kilometres of solid ice."
- Paralyzed man uses mind-powered robot arm to touch
"It wasn't my arm but it was my brain, my thoughts. I was moving something," Hemmes says. "I don't have one single word to give you what I felt at that moment. That word doesn't exist."
(tags:med tech cyborg )
- russell davies: 2screen presentation – pointing at video
"Clearly, our homes/lives are going to be drenched in screens. It's not just going to be two."
(tags:comms screens )
- HOW TO…do sigils | Bearded Eloise
nice easy guide