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… Lire la suite MILITARIZED ARCHITECTURES ~ The American Geography of Incarceration ~

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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… Lire la suite 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… Lire la suite Battlefield-Ready Flying Car

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.… Lire la suite HULC™_Exoskeleton

MQ-8B_Hunts drug smugglers

The Fire Scout unmanned helicopter got its first job—hunting drug smugglers. MQ-8B became the first unmanned helo to conduct actual operations on a navy ship. The UAV left on an anti-narcotics mission when from a port in Florida on Monday. The USS McInerney (FFG-8) is no stranger to the unmanned aerial vehicle because it hosted… Lire la suite MQ-8B_Hunts drug smugglers

Afghanistan_The Cost of War

One of the factors President Obama must weigh as he decides whether to send more troops to Afghanistan is the cost — not just in lives, but in dollars. With the economy still struggling, questions exist about how much the U.S. can afford to spend in Afghanistan — and for how long. Earlier this week,… Lire la suite Afghanistan_The Cost of War

Peace Robot

The United Nations have enlisted Peace Robots to serve as an ad-hoc intervention squad on their behalf. They are subject to the UN-Principles «neutrality » and « non-partisanship » in crisis areas. Non-lethal system & self-governed, this «cute» machines will be deployed in swarms...  Designers : Jupin Ghanbari, Benjamin Cselley, Jelena Stoikovic & Dominik Premauer