I have a thing for maps this week.
For those who aren’t aware you can completely, near-limitlessly, customise google maps (either live or in code). There’s something strangely satisfying about it. Lots of user created styles on the Snazzy Maps website too.…
The Perfect Road Trip
This is the “perfect road trip”, mathematically engineered by Randal S. Olson. Perfect as in it is optimised to go via all 48 states, and take in 50 of the most major landmarks chosen by Tracy Staedter.
It’s created using genetic algorithms.
Cave illuminated by string
It’s like the string project at Trinity, but with added trippyness.
Pneumatic Transport Tubes
Ever wondered what happens inside the pneumatic transport tubes they use in banks and hospitals? I did, so I put a camera in it. Reminds me of Sliders.
3D printed simulated mines
Chris Natt has created simulated mines to help train deminers – responding in a way similar to real explosives they give trainees a chance to accidentally detonate a mine without potentially losing a limb. (via)
Plotter made out of cardboard
Helicopter Time Exposure – LIFE Magazine
Slinky like light pattern in the blackness of moonlight sky produced by a time exposure of the light tipped rotor blades of a grounded helicopter as it takes off into the dark sky, Anacostia, MD, US, 1949
Photo by Andreas Feininger – LIFE archive
See more LIFE posts here.
Imagined Heights – A Blindfolded Art Experience
One of the students I have been critiquing at LCA over the past year just held a blindfolded event – Imagined Heights – at a local gallery. It was perceptionally intense, full of curious little wonders and was all deep fried in mystery.…
Lego folding paper plane