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The New Aesthetic

The New Aesthetic

Claire L. Evans: Greetings from the Children of Planet Earth In 1977, NASA sent a pair of unmanned probes named Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 into space. Among the infrared spectrometers and radio receivers included on each probe were identical copies of the same non-scientific object: the Voyager Golden Record. Sheathed in a protective aluminum jacket, the Record is a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk containing sounds and images chosen to portray the diversity of life on Earth: bird calls, whale songs, the sounds of surf, wind, and thunder, music from human cultures, and some 55 greetings in a range of languages, alive and dead. Like lonely time capsules, the records, aboard their still-functioning hosts, have long since left our solar system. The official Voyager 2 Twitter reports that the probe is currently at 13 hrs 38 mins 08 secs of light-travel time from Earth, which makes it the farthest man-made object from Earth. And neither, of course, are we. As a species, the messages we've sent into space are piecemeal. We're warring, inconsistent. Dr.

ARQUITECTURA CRITICA James Bridle - Metaphors Considered Harmful James Bridle – Waving at the Machines James Bridle’s closing keynote from Web Directions South 2011 was a a terrific end to an amazing couple of days, but don’t despair if you weren’t there. You can watch a full length video, or even read a transcript with the bonus of all the links James refers to. And if you want to be there next time around, make sure you are one of the first to hear about Web Directions South 2013! Transcript Thank you for having me. It starts with this. They inhabit a very bizarre world. Sometimes you can see them looking back out at you, looking across this increasingly fuzzy border, this threshold. But mostly they stand and they look out. So what I’m going to talk today, obliquely, about is a project that I’ve been sort of accidentally engaged in for the last six months or so, to which I gave the name “The New Aesthetic,” which is a rubbish name but it seems to have taken hold. I started noticing things like this in the world. And as I say, it’s everywhere. And more and more we see things like this.

archiBlog - El portal de los blogs sobre la arquitectura James Bridle: A new aesthetic for the digital age TERRA CORRALES Y MOLEZUN – GRUPO ESCOLAR EN HERRERA DE PISUERGA 1958 Después de estos días de estar centrados en los pabellones rusos, pasa a ocupar nuestra atención una de las parejas de arquitectos españoles más interesantes del siglo XX. La elección de este edificio para la entrada de hoy no es casual, sino que tiene que ver con el posible parecido razonable que pueda tener con nuestros dos últimos post. El encargo del proyecto se produce por parte del alcalde de Pisuerga (Palencia), que era pariente de Ramón Vázquez Molezún, en 1958. Estamos hablando de unos tiempos poco propicios para excesivas modernidades. Este tipo de cubiertas tienen además la ventaja frente a las nevadas, que en invierno en Palencia son importantes, de que no hacen falta limahoyas, pues las cubiertas son todas a un agua, permitiendo la caída directa de la nieve. El edificio tiene una potencia formal desbordante, debido a una sección muy clara que va repitiendo y adaptando, para que cada función quede inscrita dentro de la forma que le corresponda.

petewarden/iPhoneTracker @ GitHub This open-source application maps the information that your iPhone is recording about your movements. It doesn't record anything itself, it only displays files that are already hidden on your computer. Download the application Read the FAQ Authors Alasdair Allan ( @aallan on Twitter Pete Warden ( @petewarden on Twitter This application relies on map tiles from the volunteer-run OpenStreetMap project, so please consider supporting their great work. Download Source You can download this project in either zip or tar formats. You can also clone the project with Git by running: $ git clone Is there a Windows version? Is there a Windows version? The file exists on PCs too, but we haven't written a version of the application that runs on Windows ourselves. How does the application work? How can I examine the data without running the application? ~/Downloads/ | grep "consolidated" No. It’s unclear.