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Check out the world's first drum machine, The Rhythmicon (1931)

The Ryhthmicon was the world's first drum machine, built in the 1930s by Leon Theremin (of Theremin fame) for avant grade composer Henry Cowell.<p>The …

These Photos Of Tiny, Futuristic Japanese Apartments Show How Micro Micro-Apartments Can Be

In New York City’s headline-grabbing example, apartments from 250 to 370 square feet are being built in the first multi-unit building in Manhattan to …

Newly Digitized ‘Phenakistoscope’ Animations That Pre-Date GIFs by Over 150 Years | Colossal

<p>Since first stumbling onto an early type of image projector called a magic lantern over 40 years ago, Richard Balzer became instantly obsessed with …

The Style of Bauhaus

Germany’s <b>Bauhaus</b> art school, which was founded in 1919 by German architect Walter Gropius, and ran until 1932, was something of a prototype for the …

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This Groundbreaking Exhibit Shows How Hippie Modernism Can Make Technology Work For Everybody

In Beijing, breathing can be deadly. As smog chokes the city, and the Air Quality Index hits the high triple digits, face masks have become standard outerwear and pneumatic pollution domes have been inflated over playgrounds. Who would ever have imagined that urban living could get so toxic? As it …

17 Insane Images Of Scientific Contraptions Through History

The times, they have a-changed.<p>From the technology that helped radio announcers first broadcast news stories, to the machines that allow us to peel potatoes and do laundry, scientific contraptions have been an important part of our daily lives throughout human history.<p>Even though the engineering of …

These 1955 record store listening booths were very space age

Vinyl listening booths<p>Sampling the hits — and a cigarette<p>Nov. 24, 1955<p>Taking its name from the title of a Francis Barraud painting of a dog listening …

All computers should look like the AKAT-1 from 1950

Here's the AKAT-1 from Poland, "the first transistor-based differential equation analyzer, from 1959."<p>From Retrothing:<p>AKAT-1 is an analog computer. …

Fantastic space-age "tube turntable" from 1968

Behold the space age beauty of the Paam Tube turntable, created by French designer Yonel Lebovici in 1968. On eBay, they appear to be listed in the …