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Microsite du concours Coupe Vanier Desjardins 2010.
Si tu trippes football et / OU tu veux partir pour Québec une fin de semaine sur le bras de quelqu’un d’autre…
(Vol, hébergement, restos, les poches pleines pour tes dépenses.. et des sièges pour le match de la finale de la Coupe Vanier Desjardins)
C’est le moment glorieux de t’inscrire au concours
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This Chicago map accurately depict the streets and highways, parks, neighborhoods, coastlines, and physical features of the city using nothing but type. Only by manually weaving together thousands upon thousands of carefully placed words does the full picture of the city emerge. Every single piece of type was manually placed, a process that took hundreds of hours to complete for each map. An insane amount of work. Buy it here > also available : Boston.
The US EAST coast is always are always kind of pissed, at least that’s what the emotional words contained in hundreds of millions of tweets reveal
Computer scientist Alan Mislove at Northeastern University in Boston and colleagues have found that these “tweets” suggest that the west coast is happier than the east coast, and across the country happiness peaks each Sunday morning, with a trough on Thursday evenings. The team calls their work the “pulse of the nation”.
Over 300 million tweets were analysed, each of which was awarded a mood score based on the number of positive or negative words it contained. For example, “diamond”, “love” and “paradise” indicate happiness, whereas “funeral”, “rape” and “suicide” are negative. “Dentist” is fairly neutral.
The researchers calculated the average mood score of all the users living in a state hour by hour and so created a timed series of mood maps. They morphed the maps so that the size of each county reflected the number of Twitter users living there.
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Geometry of Circles
In 1979 Philip Glass wrote a series of short vocal and instrumental pieces for Sesame Street called “Geometry of Circles.”
great find by philbrewer
SpY is an artist from Madrid whose first endeavors date back to the mid-eighties. Shortly after, already a national reference as a graffiti artist, he started to explore other forms of artistic communication in the street. His work involves the appropiation urban elements through transformation or replication, commentary on urban reality, and the interference in its communicative codes.
The bulk of his production stems from the observation of the city and an appreciation of its components, not as inert elements but as a palette of materials overflowing with possibilities. His ludic spirit, careful attention to the context of each piece, and a not invasive, constructive attitude, unmistakably characterize his interventions.
SpY‘s pieces want to be a parenthesis in the automated inertia of the urban dweller. They are pinches of intention, hidden in a corner for whoever wants to let himself be surprised. Filled with equal parts of irony and positive humor, they appear to raise a smile, incite reflection, and to favor an enlightened conscience.
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the new home for the design conscious bird. radius design lends the old established nesting box a modern face. »piep show home« brings colour to your garden and guarantees spring fever not just for you. the new nesting box is available in the colours black, white, silver, green and orange.
the sophisticated type of fastening with a lashing strap around the tree makes it easy and flexible to mount. the tree is also not damaged. the entrance hole in the natural wood front is suitable for almost all types of birds. the nesting box is protected from weathering influences by aluminium housing.
the sloping shape of the nesting box with a small opening in the wooden front guarantees that fluids can escape from the nest hole. »piep show home« is very easy to clean.
aluminium, larch wood & belt
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WRONG > a serie by Asger Carlsen
the highest, high definition commercial ever made..
..to the edge of the earthʼs atmosphere
Toshiba ad campaign features extraordinary, world-record-breaking high-def footage
of a living room chair tied to a simple helium balloon and carried to the edge of space.
Using the imagery captured by the 8 Toshiba cameras, Toshiba – UK produced a stunning 60-second HD commercial of a living room chair as it is carried into space by a simple helium balloon. The balloon flights were launched from a Nevada desert and ascended to an incredible, world-record 98,268 feet (18.6 miles!) altitude before breaking apart and falling back to earth. The IK-HR1S camerasʼ compact size (only 1.75” x 1.75” x 3”) and the HD-SDI video output capability with switchable 1080i/720p scanning options, made them ideal for the flight missions to the edge of space.
by Rub-Kandy / Mimmo Rubino >Rome, Italy,
Montréal > 60′s
Montréal > 70′s