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[ Editor's note: In celebration of the holidays, we're counting down the top 12 Flavorwire features of 2012. This post, at #1, was originally published January 31. ] With Amazon slowly taking over the publishing world and bookstores closing left and right, things can sometimes seem a little grim for the brick and mortar booksellers of the world.
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 GreenMuze Staff
P eople who meditate grow bigger brains than those who don’t.
Although we seem to think and talk about food almost constantly, do we really know how best to preserve it or do we leave this responsibility to technology? Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Jihyun Ryou feels we no longer understand how to treat food.
[S | t | ★★★★] keywords: simple harmonic motion, periodic motion, quantum revival, aliasing
A Wave Of Matter In A Sea Of Ball Bearings Finnish designers Grönlund and Nisunen create projects that center on simple ideas, and they use equally elementary forms to express them. Their latest piece Wave Of Matter consists of a bare, square platform that holds thousands of ball bearings and periodically tilts, causing a waves of ball bearings to ripple across the surface, mimicking the sound of the ocean. Watching and listening to Wave Of Matter can turn into quite a mesmerizing, sleepy-time experience, but we’re sure this machine will also induce the widespread urge to pick up handfulls of ball bearings and play with them.
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Audiopad is a composition and performance instrument for electronic music which tracks the positions of objects on a tabletop surface and converts their motion into music. One can pull sounds from a giant set of samples, juxtapose archived recordings against warm synthetic melodies, cut between drum loops to create new beats, and apply digital processing all at the same time on the same table.
I thought I’d seen every type of book carving imaginable, until I ran across these jaw dropping creations by Guy Laramee . His works are so sculptural, so movingly natural in their form, they’ve really touched me. His works are inspired by a fascination with so-called progress in society: a thinking which says the book is dead, libraries are obsolete and technology is the only way of the future.
Last week I saw this pin on Pinterest and I instantly loved the idea.
By William J. Cromie Gazette Staff "Two years ago we slowed it down to 38 miles an hour; now we've been able to park it then bring it back up to full speed."