45 Incredible Futuristic Scifi 3D City Illustrations | Inferno Development Futuristic cities have always fascinated me, as a fan of SciFi TV shows, movies, and digital art, futuristic city designs always bring me inspiration. Everyone can find quite a lot of stunning illustrations on sites like deviantArt. Many artists have become so skilled at Photoshop and 3D software that they create almost photographic illustrations of whole cities with incredible detail and precision. I have been inspired by these illustrations and it makes me work harder at everything I do; I hope you will feel the same. Metropolis 2106 by thmc This one is really realistic, I expect someone to build this within a few decades. Cloud City by aksu I've always wanted to live in a city like that. Atmosphere Emitters by sittingducky This one has an eerie feel to it, makes me think of a futuristic civilization that Steven Hawkins described in his documentary show. Star Wars 1 by JJasso This one was created for the Star Wars The Old Republic cinematic. Phoenix Rising by tigaer 3001 by sanfranguy
Twenty top predictions for life 100 years from now 16 January 2012Last updated at 08:50 Last week we asked readers for their predictions of life in 100 years time. Inspired by ten 100-year predictions made by American civil engineer John Elfreth Watkins in 1900, many of you wrote in with your vision of the world in 2112. Many of the "strange, almost impossible" predictions made by Watkins came true. Here is what futurologists Ian Pearson (IP) and Patrick Tucker (PT) think of your ideas. 1. IP: Likelihood 10/10. PT: Good chance. 2. IP: Likelihood 10/10. PT: Good chance. 3. IP: Likelihood 9/10. PT: Good chance. 4. IP: Likelihood 8/10. PT: Good chance. Continue reading the main story More readers' predictions English will be spelled phonetically (jim300) Growing your own vegetables will not be allowed (holierthanthou) The justice system will be based purely on rehabilitation (Paul) Instead of receiving information from the media, people will download information directly into their brains (krozier93) Crops will be grown in sand (jim300) 5.
serious | information visualized Click here to see original size on flickr Authors: Creative Direction: Donato Ricci, Concept development: Gaia Scagnetti, Visualizer: Mario Porpora, Artist: Michele Graffieti, Designer: Luca Masud Kinetic architecture The Burke Brise soleil sits atop the Milwaukee Art Museum - it folds its wings over the museum to protect it at night and can also use its wings to shield visitors from the sun or from rain storms. Kinetic architecture is a concept through which buildings are designed to allow parts of the structure to move, without reducing overall structural integrity. A building's capability for motion can be used just to: enhance its aesthetic qualities; respond to environmental conditions; and/or, perform functions that would be impossible for a static structure. The possibilities for practical implementations of kinetic architecture increased sharply in the late-20th century due to advances in mechanics, electronics, and robotics. History An early instance of kinetic architecture - the drawbridge Rudimentary forms of kinetic architecture such as the drawbridge can be traced back to the Middle Ages or earlier. Themes By the early 21st century three interrelated themes had emerged.
Lilypad floating city concept - Image 1 of 10 The Lilypad floating city concept is designed to house climate change refugees Image Gallery (10 images) With global sea levels predicted to rise significantly over the next century due to climate change, a lot of people living in low lying areas are expected to be displaced from their homes. Architect Vincent Callebaut has come up with a possible relocation destination for these climate change refugees in the form of the “Lilypad” concept – a completely self-sufficient floating city that would accommodate up to 50,000. View all With a shape inspired by the highly ribbed leaf of Victoria water lilies, the double skin of the floating “ecopolis” would be made of polyester fibers covered by a layer of titanium dioxide (TiO2), which would react with ultraviolet rays and absorb atmospheric pollution via a photocatalytic effect in the same way as the air-purifying concrete and paving stones we looked at last year. Via freshome. About the Author Post a CommentRelated Articles
A Timeline of Timelines This is an expanded version of a timeline that appeared in Cabinet's "Histories of the Future" issue. Daniel Rosenberg's introduction to the timeline can be found here. Although we have not been able to preserve the horizontal design, we have added additional entries for this web version. If there are omissions or errors, we'd love to hear from you. Please email Cabinet at this e-mail address. Jewish scholar José ben Halafta calculates the exact length of time between Creation and the destruction of the Second Temple. ca. 325 In his Chronicle, Eusebius of Caesarea innovates a tabular system to coordinate events drawn from several distinct historiographic traditions. ca. 415 Augustine’s allegorical interpretation of the biblical chronology forms a framework for interpreting human history according to the “six ages of man.” Scythian monk Dionysius Exiguus introduces the convention of dating events anno Domini. ca. 530 Rule of St. 10th CENTURY 12th CENTURY 12–13th CENTURY 13th CENTURY ca. 1500 H.
Kinetic Architecture: Design for Active Envelopes - Charles Linn Charles D. Linn, FAIA, is an architect who has specialized in architectural journalism for nearly 30 years. He worked for McGraw-Hill Construction between 1991 and 2010. While there he was a senior editor at Architectural Record magazine, and a consulting editor for GreenSourcemagazine, and was the leader of Architectural Record's Innovation Conference. Russell Fortmeyer is a design journalist, electrical engineer, and sustainable technology specialist with the Los Angeles office of the global engineering firm, Arup.
Top 50 Dystopian Movies of All Time Massive dehumanization, totalitarian government, rampant disease, post-apocalyptic terrains, cyber-genetic technologies, societal chaos and widespread urban violence are some of the common themes in dystopian films which bravely examine the ominous shadow cast by future. A dystopia is a fictional society that is the antithesis or complete opposite of a utopia, an ideal world with a perfect social, political and technological infrastructure. A world without chaos, strife or hunger. A world where the individual potential and freedom is celebrated and brought to the forefront. In contrast, the dystopian world is undesirable with poverty and unequal domination by specific individuals over others. Dystopian films often construct a fictional universe and set it in a background which features scenarios such as dehumanizing technological advancements, man-made disasters or class-based revolutions. Ranking the List 50. In the nation of Libria, there is always peace among men. 49. 48. 47. 46. 45.
16 Infographic Resumes, A Visual Trend (It’s actually up to 18 now.) A number of designers have attempted to design a visual, infographic resume, and while this is certainly not mainstream (yet), it is gaining some momentum. I wanted to highlight some of the great examples available on the web, but the line between an infographic resume and a designer resume is tough not to cross. I’ve tried to stay true to only infographic versions here, and didn’t include many good illustrated resumes that didn’t include any visualizations. Michael Anderson’s 2008 concept on an infographic resume (above) is probably the most well known. I decided to update my résumé with a different perspective on the typical time-line theme. I do agree it’s more of an overview and less of a project-experience-oriented resume, but I’ve been thinking a lot about (and looking at) resumes lately, and I feel like what you really need to do is grasp someone’s attention first. I am currently in the process of remaking my portfolio. Which ones do you like? Randy
Smartlab Portal > Students > Master Thesis > Students 2008 - 2009 > Kinetic architecture: a twisting steel bridge Introduction Since the Industrial Revolution, the world is developing at a growing speed. The intensification of social, economical and urban changes, coupled with issues of sustainability, amplify the demand for architectural solutions that accommodate change. Kinetic Architecture offers the promise of easy, rapid and reversible mechanical transformations in response to changing programs and human needs. In kinetic architecture, time is introduced as a fourth dimension in the design. This study investigates the effect of this fourth dimension on the design process. As a case-study, we have concentrated on the design of a twisting steel bridge. The research context Since mid 20th century, architecture is being designed in which transformative, mechanized structures adapt to accessibility, panorama, climate, programme, acoustics,.... Research question and objectives The assignment concerns acquiring knowledge of the aspects that are typical for Dynamic Architecture.
GRAND FORMAT. 8 inquiétantes images de l'impact humain sur la Terre Chape de pollution sur la Chine Le nord-est de la Chine noyé dans un épais brouillard de particules, sur une image satellite du 22 octobre 2013 fournie par la NOAA, l'agence américaine responsable de l'étude de l'océan et de l'atmosphère, et la NASA. La pollution atmosphérique a tué 7 millions de personnes en 2012 tous pays confondus, selon l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS). (AFP PHOTO / NASA / NOAA) La pire marée noire de l'histoire des Etats-Unis En 2010, après l'explosion de la plate-forme Deepwater Horizon de BP, plus de quatre millions de barils de brut se sont déversés dans le golfe du Mexique. Déforestation en Amazonie L'état de Rondonia, dans l'ouest du Brésil, est l'une des régions les plus déboisées de l'Amazonie. RIP la mer d'Aral A gauche, la mer d'Aral en 1989 ; à droite, le 22 septembre 2013, sur deux images satellite de la Nasa. Le trafic aérien : 3% des émissions mondiales de CO2 Traînées de condensation créées par le trafic aérien sur la Bretagne, le 16 mai 2004.