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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 theverymany 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

Freedom Of Creation | Pioneers in 3D Printed Designs 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.

Generative Design 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.

Products The award winning 3D printed design collection. FOC Collection by Freedom Of Creation is an edition of exclusive design objects, furnishing complements, lighting and accessories, conceived by FOC founder Janne Kyttanen, by renowned International designers and by talented emerging creatives. Ten years of Freedom Of Creation’s pioneering research into the technologies of 3D printing – a process transforming a CAD file into a real object via a printing process adding one layer of matter onto the other until the entire object has been generated – as well as into the unlimited expressive possibilities these technologies provide, have characterized FOC Collection as a trendsetting brand. International architects choose products from the FOC Collection for prestigious interior projects for hotels (such as Hilton The Hague ), stores (such as Kuoni store ), restaurants and other public spaces or for residential environments. Lighting Designs FOC 610 Hanging Series Product Sheet FOC Reef Product Sheet

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 (Wikipedia.org)In mathematics a VECTOR FIELD is a construction in vector calculus which associates a vector to every point in a Euclidean space. FIELD LINE (Wikipedia.org)A FIELD LINE is a locus that is defined by a vector field and a starting location within the field.

Geometry Gym 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

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