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Google – The first Google image for every word in the dictionary

Google – The first Google image for every word in the dictionary
If a picture says more than a thousand words – and current internet dynamics tend to agree – what would a visual guide to the English vocabulary, contemporary and ‘webresentative’, look like? Ben West and Felix Heyes, two artists and designers from London (UK), found out when they replaced the 21,000 words found in your everyday dictionary with whatever shows up first for each word in Google’s image search. Behold Google – a 1240 page behemoth of JPGs, GIFs and PNGs in alphabetical order. “We used two PHP scripts my brother Sam wrote for us,” says Ben about the process in an email. “The first one takes a text list of dictionary words and downloads each image in sequence, and the second lays them out into columns and outputs a PDF.” The PDF was then printed into a beautiful book – handbound, thumb indexed pages held together in a marbled paper hardcover, the golden Google logo clearly indifferent to whatever internet horrors it may contain. via Crap = Good Related:  art with googleLexicology

Jon Rafman 'Welcome to the digital edition of the Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary' - Welcome to the digital edition of the Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary | Bosworth–Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Museo de Artes Infantil / Work AC © Ari Marcopoulos Arquitectos: Work AC Ubicación: 103 Charlton St, New York, Estados Unidos Equipo diseño: Dan Wood, Amale Andraos – Principales; Sam Dufaux – Proyecto Arquitectura; Nick Hopson, Tamicka Marcy, Beth O’Neill, Jesung Park with Lasse Lyhne-Hansen, Kevin Lo, Esben Serup Jensen, Rùni Weihe Cliente: Children’s Museum of the Arts Área construida: 1050m² Costo: € 2,1 millones (EE.UU. $ 2,8 millones) Año proyecto: 2011 Fotografías: Ari Marcopoulos Trabajo Arquitectónico de la compañía del Museo de Artes Infantil 2011 Después de 20 años en un espacio reducido cerca de Chinatown en la ciudad de Nueva York, el Museo de Artes Infantil aseguró un nuevo espacio de tres veces el tamaño de su ubicación anterior, dando al MAI una oportunidad para reinterpretar las mejores piezas de su museo actual y añadir los nuevos programas que tanto habían deseado. Los espacios son organizados en torno a una gran galería central que da el MAI, una nueva y mayor exposición y espacio para eventos.

English to French, Italian, German & Spanish Dictionary - MIT Creates Amazing UI From Levitating Orbs Anyone else see The Avengers? Just like in Iron Man 1 and 2, Tony Stark has the coolest interactive 3-D displays. He can pull a digital wire frame out of a set of blueprints or wrap an exoskeleton around his arm. Those moments aren’t just sci-fi fun; they’re full of visionary ideas to explore and manipulate objects in 3-D space. Except for one thing: How would Stark feel all of these objects to move them around? Jinha Lee, from the Tangible Media Group of the MIT Media Lab, in collaboration with Rehmi Post and Hiroshi Ishii, has been playing with the idea of manipulating real floating objects in 3-D space to create a truly tactile user interface. It’s essentially a small field in which gravity doesn’t overcome an object. “There is something fundamental behind motivations to liberate physical matter from gravity and enable control. Interviewing Lee, I realized he’s one-part scientist, one-part philosopher. As of now, the concept has been proven, and Lee is already focusing on scale.

Molly Dilworth - projects August 2010, Google Earth view of 16 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn NY Paintings for Satellites I have an inclination to work with materials that have had an obvious life before I use them; it's a challenge and a pleasure to make something from nothing. In the last year my practice has grown out of the studio in the form of large-scale rooftop paintings for Google Earth. My work is generally concerned with human perception of current conditions; the Paintings for Satellites are specifically concerned with the effects of the digital on our physical bodies. All my work begins a series of rules derived from existing conditions. As this project proliferates, it will take two forms - a community model, using local volunteers and paint from the waste stream and a design/build model, using solar-reflective paint, solar panels and green roofing contractors.

Wordnik’s Online Dictionary - No Arbiters, Please Not Wordnik, the vast online dictionary. No modern-day Samuel Johnson or Noah Webster ponders each prospective entry there. Instead, automatic programs search the Internet, combing the texts of news feeds, archived broadcasts, the blogosphere, Twitter posts and dozens of other sources for the raw material of Wordnik citations, says Erin McKean, a founder of the company. Then, when you search for a word, Wordnik shows the information it has found, with no editorial tinkering. “We don’t pre-select and pre-prune,” she said. At one time, she was the head of the pruners, as principal editor of the New Oxford American Dictionary. But Ms. When readers ask about a word, Wordnik provides definitions on the left-hand side of the screen. “Dictionary definitions tend to be out of date or incomplete,” she said. To do this, the site processes a vast reservoir of language, keeping tabs on more than six million words automatically, said Tony Tam, Wordnik’s vice president for engineering. Mr.

Lunar Rethinks Rock Climbing Walls, Making Them Slicker And Smarter Few things say filthy rich more succinctly than an indoor rock-climbing wall. But even those lucky enough to have them, must contend that the hulking structures don’t match their surrounding décor. As Lunar Europe puts it, “Pro gear is out of place. Since it lived in the gym, no one has re-considered the design.” The concept, called Nova, is the second in Lunar Europe’s series of home-gym upgrades. The conceit behind Nova--to make gym equipment less of an eyesore--is smart. Abbreviations and acronyms dictionary: Find definitions for over 4,219,000 abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms Can We Please Move Past Apple's Silly, Faux-Real UIs? In recent years, the aesthetic of UIs has followed a dominant ideology that attempts to replicate the physical world. With a handful of software/product updates and new releases in the last few months, we’ve begun to see how it might be time to find a new balance (see Clive Thompson’s article in Wired and Sam Biddle’s on Gizmodo. As both Thompson’s and Biddle’s articles describe, the philosophy that drives the majority of contemporary UIs is called skeuomorphism. There is validity to a skeuomorphic approach. However, how Kindles replicate physical books is very subtle. Unfortunately, the iPad book app doesn’t achieve this level of sophistication. The point is that there’s something that feels gratuitously obvious about the philosophical approach Apple takes to the design of the iPad book app and many of its other recent application designs. However obvious Apple’s skeuomorphic approach to UI might be, it’s an approach that is hard to argue with. Really, iCal? [Image: J.

Backward Rain Forecast Transitional Words and Phrases Robert Harris Version Date: December 16, 2013 Transitional words and phrases provide the glue that holds ideas together in writing. They provide coherence (that hanging together, making sense as a whole) by helping the reader to understand the relationship between ideas, and they act as signposts that help the reader follow the movement of the discussion. Transitions of Logic Transitions of logic consist of words or phrases that convey "logical intent": that is, they show the logical connection between two ideas. Transitions of Thought Transitions of thought consist of words that help maintain the continuity of thought from one sentence or paragraph to the next. Pronouns and Possessive Pronouns. Fido is asleep. Pronouns include he, she, it, we, they, us, them, him, her, I, me, and you Possessive pronouns include his, her, hers, its, their, theirs, ours, our, my, mine, your, yours Keyword Repetition. Many cities are overcrowded. Synonyms. Fred’s car is fast and powerful.

Ben West and Felix Heyes, two artists and designers from London (UK), found out when they replaced the 21,000 words found in your everyday dictionary with whatever shows up first for each word in Google’s image search. by agnesdelmotte May 29