I heart maps. :)
What Pangea would look like mapped with modern political borders – a modern mashup reflecting cartography’s long history as power, propaganda, and art.
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Whatever you do, do not like this post.
(Source: always-halcyon, via blemish-ed)
Wouldn’t it be better if coffee cups were thermosensitive and changed colors to let you know when it’s ok to drink your coffee w/o burning your tongue?
Do you remember The Angry Man? Cheesus, I could not forget about this little icon ever in my life. Well, I got you some news, you all art directors and designers lovers of The Designers Republic.
Production company LCM Digital is attempting to raise Kickstarter funding to produce Work, Consume, Die, a documentary film about The Designers Republic. TDR is working with LCM Digital on the project which it claims will be “A film about a design and cultural phenomenon; an observational study of TDR™ and its continued global influence over the 25 years since its conception”.
The Sad Reality of Gun Control by Bruce Feirstein
Illustration by Steve Brodner
Like a personality test but about how you use information and communication technology, aka the interwebs and gadgetry. Interesting and fun. I’m an omnivore, how about you?
Omnivores: 8% of American adults constitute the most active participants in the information society, consuming information goods and services at a high rate and using them as a platform for participation and selfexpression.
The Connectors: 7% of the adult population surround themselves with technology and use it to connect with people and digital content. They get a lot out of their mobile devices and participate actively in online life.
Lackluster Veterans: 8% of American adults make up a group who are not at all passionate about their abundance of modern ICTs. Few like the intrusiveness their gadgets add to their lives and not many see ICTs adding to their personal productivity.
Productivity Enhancers: 8% of American adults happily get a lot of things done with information technology, both at home and at work.
Mobile Centrics: 10% of the general population are strongly attached to their cell phones and take advantage of a range of mobile applications.
Connected but Hassled: 9% of American adults fit into this group. They have invested in a lot of technology, but the connectivity is a hassle for them.
Inexperienced Experimenters: 8% of adults have less ICT on hand than others. They feel competent in dealing with technology, and might do more with it if they had more.
Light but Satisfied: 15% of adults have the basics of information technology, use it infrequently and it does not register as an important part of their lives.
Indifferents: 11% of adults have a fair amount of technology on hand, but it does not play a central role in their daily lives.
Off the Net: 15% of the population, mainly older Americans, is off the modern information network.
Download full report by Pew Internet & American Life Project here.
2 Good Places to Live, 1,200 Light-Years Away -
Astronomers working with NASA’s Kepler mission said Thursday that a pair of newly discovered planets in the constellation Lyra appear capable of supporting life.
Astronomers working with NASA’s Kepler planet-finding spacecraft said that they have found the most Earth-like worlds yet known in space, a pair of planets that appear capable of supporting life.
Explore some of the planets the Kepler mission has discovered:http://nyti.ms/XU0fig
8 Minutes of the Earth’s Rotation
How I wish our planet’s movement was this apparent while staring at the night sky. It could probably make a lot more people realize just how tiny we are compared to this vast unexplored galaxy above our heads.
This is a stack of 70 pictures with a 5 second exposure each at ISO 3200 and f/2.2.
Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil