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Browsing the "art" Tag

Boring Bricks Could Help People In More Ways Than One

December 29th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

When Elon Musk said he wanted to use bricks from The Boring Company to help build affordable housing, I thought it was genius. (For the record, our own Kurt Lowder recommended this, and a bit more, way back in April 2018.) Millions of families in America experience homelessness or have been homeless (raises hand), and those of us who have experienced it know that housing in a good area is considered a luxury for those working low-wage jobs. In fact, it's not just a luxury, it's an impossibility


Extreme Corner Case For Autonomous Cars — Giants Riding On Cars Down Hills!

September 9th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

So, imagine you are driving along in your fancy high-tech car, minding your own business, with your yet-to-be-feature-complete full self-driving software activated, and suddenly the car slams the brakes to a full stop, like a donkey that had an epiphany that what it was doing just didn't serve any purpose and therefor just refused to move any further. The silicon brain of your clever-as-a-donkey-robo-car just slammed on the brakes because it saw this through one of its cameras


The Power Of Images

December 1st, 2018 | by The Beam

The work of photographer Fabrice Monteiro occupies a rich space that overlaps genres


Post-Modernism Helps Explain The Post-Factual World Of Conservatives

August 28th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

Post-modernism is just art criticism, but conservative intellectuals are constantly attacking it these days. And conservatives are saying remarkably post-modernist things from Giuliani's "Truth isn't truth" to Donald Trump's constant stream of post-factual Tweets, including those on global warming and coal


Wind Energy Used To Mine Cryptocurrency To Fund Climate Research

September 24th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

One way to bring more attention and funding to climate science is by using renewable energy to "uncover" cryptocurrency. Say what? Julian Oliver, who used wind energy "to mine cryptocurrency to fund climate research," explains further after the artistic picture


Eco-Artist Creates 'Puff' Device to Monitor Car Emissions

November 23rd, 2009 | by Michael Ricciardi

Puff (a car exhaust monitoring device) is attached near the exhaust pipe of your vehicle. Its color changes dynamically, visualizing the amount of pollution your car is producing. Green indicates the lowest rate of pollution, red the highest. Karolina Sobecka, the artist/designer of Puff, explains: In this project, design is used as a strategy to explore the overlap between the material and immaterial worlds and spur discussion on the hidden social and psychological mechanisms behind the cultural use of accessories as 'objects to think with'...Amateur Human (the design project's official name) focuses on the environmental issues since we all are inadvertently becoming more eco-conscious whether we want to or not, and these issues seem both overwhelming and ambiguous



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