Posts tagged tech
We live in an age where we camp out, line up and inflate the media buzz, just to be one of the first ones the get The New Gadget, only to line back up in three months for The Newer Gadget. Though perhaps not his original intent, artist Thijs Rijke’s latest project is a perfect comment on the Sisyphean absurdity of tech’s throw-away culture. Read more
Beware the glare. A London skyscraper under construction, called the “Walkie-Talkie” by locals for its distinctive shape, melted a black car parked nearby. The building’s curving, reflective exterior is also being blamed for scorching a van, cracking tiles and burning carpet. Read more
Really. I know sunshine is usually an oddity in London, but who builds a reflective parabolic lens in the heart of an urban area? British Safety Standards? Pah! Who needs ‘em.
Puzzle pieces the size of sand grains have debuted at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. These puzzle pieces haven’t been designed to frustrated jigsaw puzzle lovers, but to demonstrate a new process for reducing the size of injection molds. It may sound esoteric, but it’s a precise process used on making things from jet engine parts to Lego bricks. Read more
Hoping to appeal to a generation of kids raised on video games, it looks likes Legos is teaming up with Sony to create a new breed of toys that are both classic and futuristic. Read more…