hybrids

On Ramps and Penguins

  ^ London Zoo. Top left: Lubetkin and Tecton’s Penguin Pool, 1934 via shrapnelcontemporary. Bottom left: current state by Iqbal Aalam. Top right: design for the new pool via bbc. Bottom right: new pool via modern british architecture   On

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On Ramps and Penguins

  ^ London Zoo. Top left: Lubetkin and Tecton’s Penguin Pool, 1934 via shrapnelcontemporary. Bottom left: current state by Iqbal Aalam. Top right: design for the new pool via bbc. Bottom right: new pool via modern british architecture   On

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orwellian

  Taking the notion of ‘orwellian‘ that refers to a destruction of the welfare of a free and open society in a regime of surveillance and control as reflected in George Orwell’s work, dpr-barcelona just launched a new publication exploring

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orwellian

  Taking the notion of ‘orwellian‘ that refers to a destruction of the welfare of a free and open society in a regime of surveillance and control as reflected in George Orwell’s work, dpr-barcelona just launched a new publication exploring

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cacophonies

^ Ritardando a poco a poco, 2011 by Euan Macdonald. Part of Open-Tuning at the Hayward Project Space, London. Photo by deconcrete.   There is an accordion-folded music score standing inside a vitrine, yet not to be touched or performed by anybody.

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cacophonies

^ Ritardando a poco a poco, 2011 by Euan Macdonald. Part of Open-Tuning at the Hayward Project Space, London. Photo by deconcrete.   There is an accordion-folded music score standing inside a vitrine, yet not to be touched or performed by anybody.

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the third eye

^^ Sun Mirror in Viganella via distrettolaghi ^ Neil Harbisson’s third eye. Photo by Albert Jodar/ElPais   NH: I usually wear C – E – G (do – mi – sol) outfits, which is a happy combination. JJM: And what

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the third eye

^^ Sun Mirror in Viganella via distrettolaghi ^ Neil Harbisson’s third eye. Photo by Albert Jodar/ElPais   NH: I usually wear C – E – G (do – mi – sol) outfits, which is a happy combination. JJM: And what

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retroprojective roundabouts

‘The past should be altered by the present as much as the present is directed by the past’. [T.S. Eliot] ^ Roundabout Vancouver. 1914 < What would a metropolis in the Pacific Northwest look like if urban planners at the

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retroprojective roundabouts

‘The past should be altered by the present as much as the present is directed by the past’. [T.S. Eliot] ^ Roundabout Vancouver. 1914 < What would a metropolis in the Pacific Northwest look like if urban planners at the

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Outlandish: Strange Foreign Bodies

< […] a greying Mediterranean that stretches toward the horizon, above which heavy nimbus clouds appear ready to burst open in a mid-day shower. To the right of the screen, a volcanic mass juts from beneath the ocean’s surface, revealing

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Outlandish: Strange Foreign Bodies

< […] a greying Mediterranean that stretches toward the horizon, above which heavy nimbus clouds appear ready to burst open in a mid-day shower. To the right of the screen, a volcanic mass juts from beneath the ocean’s surface, revealing

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against air

After a talk by Nabil Ahmed on Environmental Emergency and Political-Natural Assemblages, I was struck by the impressive structures developed as cyclone shelters in Bangladesh. The fact of being a very low and flat land together with having the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghn

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against air

After a talk by Nabil Ahmed on Environmental Emergency and Political-Natural Assemblages, I was struck by the impressive structures developed as cyclone shelters in Bangladesh. The fact of being a very low and flat land together with having the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghn

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the second window

Skvallerspegel are gossip mirrors. They consist of a very simple and popular device, which may be attached to the outdoor side of any window in Sweden. Being placed at 45º, they allow to look into the street without being seen.

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the second window

Skvallerspegel are gossip mirrors. They consist of a very simple and popular device, which may be attached to the outdoor side of any window in Sweden. Being placed at 45º, they allow to look into the street without being seen.

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sail containers

We live in a containerised society and our everyday existence is also dictated by it. The width of the Panama Canal can even decide the maximum load of containers to be transported at a time by (Panamax) cargo ships from one hemisphere to the other. Both the existing infrastructure of ports and management of empty/full containers dictate the rhythm to which we consume goods (and viceversa).

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sail containers

We live in a containerised society and our everyday existence is also dictated by it. The width of the Panama Canal can even decide the maximum load of containers to be transported at a time by (Panamax) cargo ships from one hemisphere to the other. Both the existing infrastructure of ports and management of empty/full containers dictate the rhythm to which we consume goods (and viceversa).

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gender knockers

Old Persian domestic doors were able to unveil the gender of the person knocking on them. By simple means of two different knockers (kūba), the dweller could guess who was standing at the other side of the wall. The one

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gender knockers

Old Persian domestic doors were able to unveil the gender of the person knocking on them. By simple means of two different knockers (kūba), the dweller could guess who was standing at the other side of the wall. The one

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Euthanasia Coaster

In an impressive way to take a last journey to cease existence, Julijonas Urbonas embarks us on a roller coaster which provokes a lack of oxygen supply to the brain, by riding at a maximal speed of 100 m/s. For

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Euthanasia Coaster

In an impressive way to take a last journey to cease existence, Julijonas Urbonas embarks us on a roller coaster which provokes a lack of oxygen supply to the brain, by riding at a maximal speed of 100 m/s. For

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The Berlin Key

Is a symmetrical key still a key? What balance of power lies behind the relations it generates? Guided by the natural learning process of an archaeologist finding this beautiful object, Bruno Latour introduces us into a journey towards technical sociology

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The Berlin Key

Is a symmetrical key still a key? What balance of power lies behind the relations it generates? Guided by the natural learning process of an archaeologist finding this beautiful object, Bruno Latour introduces us into a journey towards technical sociology

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food as geopolitical subjugation*

*Post series commissioned by Nicola Twilley (edible geography /foodprintproject / GOOD Magazine) as part of FOOD FOR THINKERS – An online festival on Food and Writing (18-23/01/2011) Can a grotesque portrait be revering and sarcastic at the same time? Giuseppe

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food as geopolitical subjugation*

*Post series commissioned by Nicola Twilley (edible geography /foodprintproject / GOOD Magazine) as part of FOOD FOR THINKERS – An online festival on Food and Writing (18-23/01/2011) Can a grotesque portrait be revering and sarcastic at the same time? Giuseppe

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telecom trees

…commonplace trees within urban and rural settings. … Photographer Robert Voit’s “New Trees” are initially slow to reveal their true nature. Prolonged viewing, however, discloses the artificiality of these central focal points, which, in reality, are cell phone masts that

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telecom trees

…commonplace trees within urban and rural settings. … Photographer Robert Voit’s “New Trees” are initially slow to reveal their true nature. Prolonged viewing, however, discloses the artificiality of these central focal points, which, in reality, are cell phone masts that

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architreecture

I was always fascinated with hybrids such as Zorses, Zonies, Beefalos and Ligers (Zebra+Horse, Zebra+Pony, Beef+Buffalo, Lion+Tiger). The equivalent in gardening is the grafting technique, consisting, among others, of mixing two different plants in one. My favourite case is grafting

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architreecture

I was always fascinated with hybrids such as Zorses, Zonies, Beefalos and Ligers (Zebra+Horse, Zebra+Pony, Beef+Buffalo, Lion+Tiger). The equivalent in gardening is the grafting technique, consisting, among others, of mixing two different plants in one. My favourite case is grafting

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