Allan Chochinov

98 Flips | 3 Magazines | 17 Likes | 7 Following | 55 Followers | @achochin | Chair of MFA Products of Design at SVA. Editor at Large of Core77

Mesmerizing strobe light sculptures

If you spin these sculptures by artist John Edmark at a certain speed and light them with a strobe, they appear to animate in slowly trippy …

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Comedy

Two Types of DIY Sawhorses, Burning Wood to Preserve It, a Workbench Production Shop Tour, Table Saw Tricks & More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>DIY Sawhorses 1: DiResta, Stacking</b><p>Jimmy DiResta shows us how he makes his low-cost stacking sawhorses:<p><b>DIY</b> …

Huge Cracks In the West Antarctic Ice Sheet May Signal Its Collapse

Last year, a 225 square-mile chunk of West Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier broke off and tumbled into the sea. Now, Earth scientists at Ohio State …

Researchers uncover algorithm which may solve human intelligence

If we have the algorithm, we also have the key to true artificial intelligence.<p>The key element which separates today's artificial intelligence (AI) …

Most students can’t tell the difference between sponsored content and real news

Study underscores the need for more media literacy in schools<p>Most students can’t tell the difference between real news articles and sponsored content, according to a study from Stanford University, raising concerns over how young people consume online media. As <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports, the …

Spoiler Alert raises $2.5 million to stop food waste, abate hunger

Spoiler Alert has raised $2.5 million for enterprise software that helps manufacturers and farms put excess food inventory to good use, instead of tossing it out.<p>Since it was founded in 2015, the Boston-based startup has been working with large food producers and farms, including a recent …

Startups

This new, magical video mapping technology is perfect for clothing

If you’ve ever seen an example of projection mapping or video mapping before, prepare to have your mind blown by the latest advancement in this technology.<p>For those out of the loop, it refers to projecting an image onto a surface – be it a sheet of fabric or the side of a building – while having it …

Apple Designed The Thrill Out Of Unboxing

Smartphone packaging is tasteful, greener, and totally indistinct.<p>It’s a stunning box, the first time you see it. Stark white or black. A clean picture of the product on its front. It’s a celebration of negative space, making room for a single product name: Pixel.<p>Or Samsung Galaxy. Or LG V10. Or …

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

Consciousness

20 Product Designers You Should Follow on Instagram Right Now

Love ’em or just plain don’t have time for ’em, social media platforms are here to stay. While you don’t necessarily need to be an expert at Tweetin’ …

The Pokémon Go influence on new tech

Pokémon Go has changed the trajectory of the world on a scale just slightly smaller than Google Search and Facebook, but still to a magnitude that will be felt through all industries in the coming years. To many, it looks like a very simple game that incorporates a few unique and compelling …

The Problem With Slow Motion

Watching slow-motion footage of an event can certainly improve our judgment of what happened. But can it also impair judgment?<p>This question arose in the 2009 murder trial of a man named John Lewis, who killed a police officer during an armed robbery of a Dunkin’ Donuts in Philadelphia. Mr. Lewis …

The Two Minutes It Takes To Read This Will Improve Your Writing Forever

<i>Each week I share helpful ideas in my</i> <i>10 Ideas Worth Sharing</i> <i>newsletter.</i> <i>Sign up here</i> <i>to get next week’s ideas.</i><p>You’re busy, so I’ll keep this …

Employees at this Silicon Valley startup don't eat on Tuesdays

In a profile in The San Jose Mercury News, Nootrobox cofounder Geoffrey Woo said his company has become "super productive" on Tuesdays because no one eats.<p>The fasting isn't meant to curtail lunch costs for employees, but to supercharge their brains.<p>As a so-called smart-drug company, Nootrobox …

Silicon Valley

Fantastic Design Student Experiments from Japan

From Kobe Design University, simple but innovative furniture concept work<p>We last looked in on Kobe Design University's "Design Soil" student …

An Open Letter To Speakers

To follow up on my open letter to conference organizers, here’s an open letter for speakers.<p>Dear Speaker:<p>Most events and conferences are boring. And …

Famous quotes, the way a woman would have to say them during a meeting.

By Alexandra Petri<p>Columnist<p>“A few weeks ago at work,” Jennifer Lawrence wrote in an essay for Lenny (yup, I guess I’m subscribed to Lenny now! Well played, Lena Dunham). “I spoke my mind and gave my opinion in a clear and no-[BS] way; no aggression, just blunt. The man I was working with (actually, …

Feminism

Are We Smart Enough To Control AI?

Maybe the right way to master artificial intelligence isn’t through the markets, but through open collaboration, pure research, and … (<i>shudder)</i> our …

This Animated Tribute to the NASA Voyager Space Program Is Simply Stunning

Launched in 1977, the Voyager 1 and 2 are still exploring interstellar space today. Both probes have flown by Jupiter and Saturn while the Voyager 2 …

Time To Think About How Short Human History Is

Here is your daily reminder that humans are just one animal among many that have existed on Earth, and that our species’ history is minute compared …

Radiooooo: Pick a country, pick a decade, and listen to the popular music of the era

Radiooooo lets you pick a decade and a country, and will dispense popular music created then and there. (Note the "weird" option, disabled by …

The Adult Coloring Book Trend Gets A Very Violent Parody

Modern Toss is a decade-old British cult comic by Jon Link and Mike Bunnage that is defined by its artists’ misanthropic humor and a grubby art style, which looks like an anarchist’s doodle book. It’s not a style that would seemingly lend itself to the trappings of an adult coloring book, but Link …

Odds are we're living in a simulation, says Elon Musk

But that’s better than being dead<p>"There's a billion to one chance we're living in base reality," Elon Musk said tonight on stage at <i>Recode</i>'s Code Conference, meaning that one of the most influential and powerful figures in tech thinks that it's overwhelmingly likely we're just characters living …

13, right now

Published on May 25, 2016<p>She slides into the car, and even before she buckles her seat belt, her phone is alight in her hands. A 13-year-old girl after a day of eighth grade.<p>She says hello. Her au pair asks, “Ready to go?”<p>She doesn’t respond, her thumb on Instagram. A Barbara Walters meme is on the …

Minimalist Single Line Tattoos By Iranian-German Artist (15+ Pics)

German-Iranian tattoo artist Mo Ganji is back, creating more simple images with a strong impact. First featured here on Bored Panda 7 months ago, the …

Body Art

Using a Dyson hand dryer is like setting off a viral bomb in a bathroom [Updated]

Compared with plain paper towels, the jet dryers blow 1,300X as many viral germs.<p>Bathrooms are a prime location for smearing disease-causing microbes …

Epic Black Friday Deals

Hey guys, Black Friday deals are live at UI8! This and all other awesome UI / Wireframes kits, icons, fonts and more are going for just $8. So go …