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Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too inconvenient, and too explosive. American psychiatrists had produced a book that would lay out, in detail, all the symptoms of different mental illnesses, so they …

Civil Service

A Post-Human World Is Coming. Design Has Never Mattered More

Designers will play a crucial role in shaping our post-human future. Our lives may depend on it.<p><i>Digital Design Theory</i> (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) is available on Amazon.<p>Futurist experts have estimated that by the year 2030 computers in the price range of inexpensive laptops will have a …

One Main Office Renovation / dECOi Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project was for the penthouse offices of an investment group in green building and clean energy …

Wire Animal Sculptures Look Like Life-Size Scribbled Drawings Suspended in Mid-Air

Artist David Oliveira has an insightful understanding of both the two-dimensional and three-dimensional worlds. With this expert grasp of the two planes, he's able to skillfully manipulate wire to create a zoo of mind-boggling animal sculptures. Though they are technically three-dimensional, the …

These Scooters Are Designed to be Sold From Vending Machines

Scooters are about to make a comeback in a different form altogether.<p>If you’ve ever been hit with a bout of fatigue rendering you unable to walk one step more, this new concept was designed precisely to solve that problem. Thought up by product designer Wang Yixing, the No. 5065 scooter is a design …

SpaceX Promotes Mars Tourism With A Few Awesome Posters

Just in time to celebrate its approval from NASA to run most of the agency’s scientific space missions, SpaceX posted a few awesomely retro tourism posters for that Mars holiday you may be dreaming about in the future.<p>The designs tap in that optimistic <i>Star Trek</i> meets <i>The Jetsons</i>, mid-20th-century …

Simon Stålenhag’s Retro Sci-Fi Images of a Dystopian Swedish Countryside Published In Two New Books | Colossal

<p>Across the backdrop of an expansive retro-Scandinavian landscape, Swedish illustrator Simon Stålenhag has spent the last few years imagining a world …

New Laws for New Threats Like Drones and Bioterrorism

An era of futuristic, high-tech violence will require a new social contract<p>You walk into your shower and see a spider. You don’t know whether it is venomous—or whether it is even a real spider. It could be a personal surveillance mini-drone set loose by your nosy next-door neighbor, who may be …

Terrorism

3D Laser Cut Wood Maps Show Hidden Underwater World

Robbie and Kara Johnson are the husband and wife team behind Below the Boat, a company that creates gorgeous wood maps that show the hidden world underneath the water. Using the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (or NOAA) charts, they study the bathymetry (which is the underwater …

Geometric Laser-Cut Wood Relief Sculptures by Gabriel Schama | Colossal

<p>Working with precisely cut 1/8″ pieces of laser-cut mahogany plywood, Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama creates densely layered wood relief …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

University of California

Surf While You Work for Better Health?

Move over walking treadmills, there’s a new way of being active while at work. The Level, by Fluidstance, is a tool to help people bring more …

The End of the American Middle Class?

<i>Are we destined to be techno-serfs serving a ruling elite of information oligopolies?</i><p>In the brave new world envisioned by pundits, we will all be micro-entrepreneurs with personal brands -- each of us controlling our own destiny, selling our services into digitally enabled markets. Traditional …