MILITARIZED ARCHITECTURES ~ The American Geography of Incarceration ~

~ Via The Funambulist ~ Prison Map is a project developed by Josh Begley, a graduate student studying Interactive Telecommunications at New York University. Thanks a small script and geo-coordinates, he obtained a google earth snapshot of each of the 4,916 incarceration facilities in the United States. Let’s recall here that a bit less than 2.5 millions people are living in prison… Continue reading MILITARIZED ARCHITECTURES ~ The American Geography of Incarceration ~

Divertissement Militaire

La gestion mondiale du conflit a migré vers le Complexe Militaro-Divertissement (Militaro-Entertainment Complex), le domaine de la culture, les médias et les industries créatives. Un réseau postindustriel liant armée, médias et divertissement a pris le pouvoir et a créé de nouveaux seigneurs de la guerre et des sorciers de la domination symbolique et du maintien de la paix informationnelle. Basé sur… Continue reading Divertissement Militaire

Battlefield-Ready Flying Car

The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking proposals for a Humvee that can fly over insurgents, conduct night raids or whisk injured soldiers away from the battlefield. Textron, the defense company, says it has the solution—and they have the sketches to prove it. Sure, the concept looks like a model car you might buy… Continue reading Battlefield-Ready Flying Car

MIT Media Lab

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology officially opened the doors to its MIT Media Lab Complex, the school's most famous interdisciplinary program. The new building, designed by architect Fumihiko Maki and his "Maki and Associates" firm, broke ground in 2007. Influences on the building's design included the artists Piet Mondrian and George Seurat, as… Continue reading MIT Media Lab

Geliografic studio_Moscow

"All kitsch is academic, and conversely, all that is academic is kitsch." Clement Greenberg. Geliografic studio from Moscow is a crew of professional artists, illustrators and graphic designers, "sharing the same creative views". "Personal skills, experience and communism imagination meet here with the ability to work as a part of a team, thus providing the realization… Continue reading Geliografic studio_Moscow

HULC™_Exoskeleton

The HULC (Human Universal Load Carrier) is the third generation exoskeleton system from Berkeley Bionics, a completely un-tethered, hydraulic-powered anthropomorphic exoskeleton that provides users with the ability to carry loads of up to 200 lbs for extended periods of time and over all terrains. Its flexible design allows for deep squats, crawls and upper-body lifting.… Continue reading HULC™_Exoskeleton

The Dubaï Airshow_from orbit

The Dubai Airshow is the largest aerospace event in the Middle East and the fastest-growing airshow in the world. The GeoEye-1 satellite, which tirelessly photographs the world at half-meter resolution from its constant orbit, swung by the Dubai Airport the other day and took this snap of the Dubai Airshow, in progress this week. Click… Continue reading The Dubaï Airshow_from orbit