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Nervous System – explorations in generative design and natural phenomena

Nervous System – explorations in generative design and natural phenomena
Have you ever done a puzzle that has no beginning or end? Where you don’t know up from down? Get lost in the infinite galaxy puzzle. The infinity puzzles are […] Read Article → Ever wanted to get a closer look at what goes into making one of our 3D-printed Kinematics dresses? Read Article → The Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences in Sydney, Australia commissioned Nervous System to create a new Kinematics Dress for their exhibit, Out of Hand: Materializing the Digital, which runs […] Read Article → Our Cell Cycle and Kinematics apps don’t only give you the ability to design your own Nervous System jewelry–they also allow you to order those designs in a variety of […] Read Article → We’ve continued to enjoy collaborating with clients on custom engagement rings during the first half of 2016. Read Article → This winter, we found out about a kickstarter for new 3D-printable ceramic called Porcelite by Tethon3D. Read Article → Related:  Parametric

O P E N S Y S T E M S What’s Your Better Life Index? Your Better Life Index is designed to let you visualise and compare some of the key factors – like education, housing, environment, and so on – that contribute to well-being in OECD countries. It’s an interactive tool that allows you to see how countries perform according to the importance you give to each of 11 topics that make for a better life. What’s the point of Your Better Life Index? There’s been a lot of debate lately on measuring the well-being of societies – is wealth all that matters, or should we be looking at other things, like the balance between work and the rest of our lives? The Index aims to involve citizens in this debate, and to empower them to become more informed and engaged in the policy-making process that shapes all our lives. Return to top Why choose 11 topics of well-being? Since it was founded in 1961, the OECD has helped governments design better policies for better lives for their citizens. What countries does the Index cover? Which country is #1? Lots! Credits

Short and sweet OP centric lessons - Education 'danylyon', on 25 Feb 2013 - 6:10 PM, said: What I'd love to see more, as somebody who swichted from another app (not a "newbie").. is an indepth explenation of how houdini works "under the hood". There's bits and pieces everywhere.. but most Tutorials center around an effect they want to achief. There is no mystery as to how Houdini works. Anything that gets done in Houdini can be expressed by a node. The nodes in Houdini are the lowest level atomic routine/function/programme. To generalize the cooking structure of a SOP network, for every cook (frame change, parm change, etc), the network starts at the Display/Render node and then walks up the chain looking for nodes with changes and evaluates dependencies for each node also querying those nodes for changes until it hits the top nodes. You can set a few options in the Performance Monitor to work in the older H11 way and see this evaluation tree order if you wish. A new Houdini file is an unread book, full of interesting ideas. Quote

s Best Photos of generative and geometry Flickr Hive Mind is a search engine as well as an experiment in the power of Folksonomies. All thumbnail images come directly from Flickr, none are stored on Flickr Hive Mind. These photos are bound by the copyright and license of their owners, the thumbnail links take to you to the photos (as well as their copyright and license details) within Flickr. Because some other search engines (Google, etc.) index parts of Flickr Hive Mind, you may have been led here from one of them. Flickr Hive Mind is a data mining tool for the Flickr photography database, allowing search by: tags(keywords); Flickr photography groups; Flickr users, their contacts, and favorites; free text; the Flickr Explore algorithm for interestingness.

Making Music Visual: Interact with music history, taxonomy and anatomy. Nov 22, 2011 Music doesn’t have to be invisible. The intangible nature of music drives people to add visual and now interactive layers on top of it. We’ll examine how three projects visualize different aspects of musical data. Simple interactions turn static timelines into informative media experiences, maps into a means of dissecting the time and place of musical diversification and graphs into representations of the music itself. Produced by the Adobe Experience Design team, 100 Years with the San Francisco Symphony is a detailed visualization of the institution’s history all wrapped up in an attractive spiral-shaped timeline. This simple exploratory tool adds a lot of visual interest to an otherwise dry history of the San Francisco Symphony. Hovering on blocks reveals a preview in the center of the spiral which when clicked opens up to a modal window with that piece of media. The end-state piece is quite visually complex but that complexity is representative of the subject involved.

Ultimate Exposure Computer Imagine an exposure computer so advanced that it uses your eyes as a sensor. The processing unit is as powerful as your brain. The computer is accurate over a light range from reflected starlight through the light produced in a hydrogen fusion reaction. This computer weighs nothing and operates without batteries. It comes with instructions to allow you to implant the capabilities of the computer directly into your own memory so you can accurately judge a correct exposure by simply looking at the type of light that the subject is in. You are using this computer right now! Everything I've said above is true. The fact is that the concept of photographic exposure is extremely simple. Knowledge of photographic exposure is essential to controlling the creative side of the photographic process. But first, a word about copyright. WHY YOUR LIGHT METER LIES TO YOULight meters can be less accurate than you might imagine. How do you compensate for the fact that your meter is lying? So it goes.

January 2007 "LE CHAMP" is a study for a small gallery for architecture in NYC; within the host of that SOM project with a very low budget and a tight scheddule, marc fornes & theverymany is investigating the notion of field and distributed design. from "animate" rules, to shift in morphology, to mutate... back for the purpose of the exercice (lacking of US army budget and time frame developpment) to "animate" as a possible result of differnet forecast, the flow -within "LE CHAMP"- has been the most litterally expressed via a field vectors, actual device support for presentation panels which should be simply laser-cut onto a full spectrum of colored acrylic panels. project protocol written in rhinoscript (rhino v4.0) VECTOR FIELD ( mathematics a VECTOR FIELD is a construction in vector calculus which associates a vector to every point in a Euclidean space. FIELD LINE ( FIELD LINE is a locus that is defined by a vector field and a starting location within the field.

Data Visualization: 4 Swingin’ Infographics | Graphic Swing Data Visualization: 4 Swingin’ Infographics Data visualization has become an active area of research, teaching, and development. In this series, I will showcase every week some of the most creative infographics and data visualization examples. This first installment will feature four beautiful and creative infographics that we found very inspiring. Enjoy the journey! The Socially Optimized Business The anatomy of an agency The Lifecycle of a Web Page on StumbleUpon You may have heard the stat that StumbleUpon drives more traffic referrals than any other social media site. SPAM: More than an Annoyance? You may also check out: Amazing Infographics by Oliver MundayAmazing Infographics by James WestInfographic: The Internet In 2015 Is the Dawn Of Zettabyte EraThe Periodic Table of TypefacesInfographic: The 20 Most Expensive Keywords in Google AdWords

no boxes! Fritz Obermeyer’s Jenn is a nicely crafted java application that allows a playful examination of structures in non-Euclidian space, more specifically Coxeter polytopes in stereographic projection. These complex geometric structures are the 4-dimensional Sisters to the polyhedra and have, what seems like, recursive interiors and packing formations that resemble bubbles in foam. The applet allows you to fly through these structures and orient the camera view according to your whims; other controls include toggles for the kind of rendering display settings. The word ‘polytope’ was introduced by Alicia Boole Stott , the daughter of logician George Boole. You might experience a feeling of non-Euclidean déjà vous while roaming around Jenns polytope space , the experience of space is a lot like being in one of Escher’s drawings. Inspired, Escher used this figure as a source for his series of ‘Circle Limit’ etchings. Daniel Widrig Patrick Garvin: Blog» Blog Archive » 4 reasons why Adobe Flash was not a waste of our time November 15th, 2011 at 14:24 Last week, Adobe Systems announced it would stop making Flash technology for mobile devices and would instead focus on HTML5. Flash’s end has been predicted for the last few years now, as it is not supported on the iPhone or the iPad. Flash runs on other mobile devices, but Apple products are the Marcia Brady of their kind. If Apple rejects you, you’re kinda sorta screwed. For many graphic artists who joined newsrooms before the big push for “interactive graphics,” Flash was the first program we used to make web graphics with rollovers. Don’t take that as a complaint. Earlier this year, I got to attend SND STL. But I don’t think he wasted his time. It was a decent gateway for people who had never coded before. The Nieman Journalism Lab had a good piece about how Adobe’s abandonment of Flash will affect the news organizations who used it. And then start on your HTML5 tutorials. Tags: 2011, journalism, newspapers, trends

design playgrounds Posts Tagged ‘Parametric Architecture’ We are happy and excited to announce that finally after a long time we have a launch day for ThinkParametric. Hy-FI is the winning proposal for this year MoMA´s PS1 competition, a tower-like topology volume composed by compostable bricks that use corn stalks and mushroom roots in their process of elaboration. In this tutorial you will learn how can you create shell-like surfaces made of planar hexagons using Kangaroo´s Planrization Forces. The Centenial Chromagraph is an installation/ data visualization portraying the history of the University of Minnesota School of Architecture.Their creators refer to it as an exercise in data spatialization where the use of computational tools were employed to generate formal and spatial constructions with large quantities of data. Pudelma is a pavilion inspired by the traditions of Finnish wood-working and created as part of the European Capital of Culture Program.

About What is ChartsBin? ChartsBin is a web-based data visualization tool that will allow everyone to quickly and easily create rich interactive visualizations with their own data. You can then share your interactive visualizations with others by embedding them in websites, blogs or sharing via Facebook or Twitter. Who is ChartsBin for? This site would find love among those who like stats and graphs; for anyone who wishes to see the boring research data in a refreshing way. What makes ChartsBin different? create interactive visualizations online instantly! Additionally, you can download compiled dataset (CSV, XLS, SQL). Where We've Been Featured and Mentioned We're honored to have been reviewed/featured/mentioned recently in the following media: Thanks ChartsBin is proudly powered by open source software.