Using sophisticated facial mapping and projection, Intel + Studio WOW shows a beautifully artistic and futuristic look at new technology put to creative use.
NASA has an eye for the artistic, and these beautifully concepted and illustrated posters are a great example of creativity + space travel.
Imagination is our window into the future. At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of new generations of innovators and explorers, these visions of the future can become a reality. As you look through these images of imaginative travel destinations, remember that you can be an architect of the future. Via JPL:
In a bold and timely move, the Vatican teamed up with the filmmakers of Racing Extinction to create a fabulous visual projection on the Vatican complex itself. Using incredibly powerful projectors, they turned the world famous St. Peter’s Basilica into a canvas for endangered animals and other creatures being forced to the brink of extinction due to climate change and habitat loss. As the Paris Climate Talks wrap up, we hope for a strong ecological commitment to this planet, our only home, and the amazing species that live here. Images via WildAid and MyModernMet:
Architect Stefano Boeri was just chosen to move ahead with his radical high rise in the Swiss town of Lausanne. The 350 foot tall residential building will feature more than 100 trees, and turns the notion of a high rise on its head, bringing the forest to the sky. With views of Lake Geneva, this is sure to be a view to remember. Via DesignBoom:
A 75 million year-old fossil was recently discovered that has an amazing level of preservation, down to tail feather plumage, which gives scientists their best look yet at what the physical patterning on some dinosaurs would have looked like.
An undergraduate student from the University of Alberta has uncovered the fossilized remains of an Ornithomimus dinosaur with preserved tail feathers and soft tissue. The remarkable specimen is offering important insights into the plumage patterns of these ancient creatures, while tightening the linkages between dinosaurs and birds.
The dinosaur is called Ornithomimida, a six-foot bipedal creature that would have been almost entirely covered in feathers. Pretty amazing find.
First released in 1899, “France in the Year 2000” was a series of postcards that envisioned a future one hundred years ahead. The designs and concepts are both naive and adorable, with some accurate predictions, and some very strange ideas, indeed. Artist Jean-Marc Côte was responsible for these fascinating designs. Here are a sampling. Via My Modern Met:
NASA recently uploaded over 8,000 images of the Apollo Missions to Flickr, and it’s amazing to see the depth of those film archives, from the poignant, to brilliant, to mundane. These photos taken with a Hasselblad camera capture hundreds of small moments, from simple rocks at the base of the moon landers, to wide open expanses of moon valleys and craters. For any space geek, it’s a treasure trove of imagery. Make sure to click to images to see them large.
NASA announced today that they have evidence that the strange formations on Mars are caused by present day water movement. This is thrilling because it brings the red planet into greater focus, and is a precursor for finding life on this planet, or any other. Make sure to click the images to see this beautiful planet in it’s glory.
Most of us have a flat screen tv in our homes these days, and they are no longer newfangled or impressive. Indeed, they are often an eyesore, taking the attention of the whole room they’re in, and acting as a distraction. Samsung has a new TV called the Serif, which is an attempt to make a TV more of a work of art than an appliance. Framed with a shape that makes it a seriffed “I” from the side view, this screen should look great in most rooms, which is more than most TVs can claim. Available in three colors, TBD whether it will arrive in the US.