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Tiny, enclosed pod offices for the post-apocalyptic web worker

You work on the internet, so why walk much further than three feet from your desk? As long as you have a network connection, there's no need to …

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Collaborating with a 4-year Old

One day, while my daughter was happily distracted in her own marker drawings, I decided to risk pulling out a new sketchbook I had special ordered. …

Playful Pentagons and Hexagons: The Modular Quartz Armchair

<b>Quartz</b> is modular piece of furniture, a collaboration project between CTROL ZAK and Davide Barzaghi. With an interesting geometrical shape, this …

Focal Length Calculator for the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera

The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera has proven itself by now. Introduced in april 2012, and shipping late 2012. With its Super-16 sensor, and …

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Jurassic Galaxy

Hey, Kid: Thoughts For The Young Oddballs We Need So Badly

Rian Johnson, who wrote and directed films including <i>Looper</i> and <i>Brick</i>, not to mention directing a few episodes of <i>Breaking Bad</i>, tweeted early this morning: "To me the great hope is one day some little fat girl in Ohio is going to make a summer movie where skyscrapers don't fall over like …

Watch 20-Minute David Lynch Doc: Sage Advice for Indie Filmmakers in 'Room to Dream'

David Lynch has done so much for cinema. He is not only the director with the best hair, but he's also the director that made surrealism more …

Why studying film in college is still a good idea after all

<i>I wrote this post originally for OMM! – the Open Media Magazine, a new iOS publication by talented young filmmaker/designer Daniel Freytag, who asked</i> …

Manufacturing’s Next Frontier: Materials That Assemble Themselves

The fourth dimension of at-home manufacturing is near, according to an MIT team. All you’ll have to do is add water.<p><i>[This project is an entrant in our Innovation By Design Awards. Stay tuned for the announcement of winners on October 10.]</i><p>It’s inevitable that you can only get so far into a …

Infographic: 64 Webcams Capture The Nuanced Colors Of Europe’s Sky

A beautiful book turns webcam images into incredible, watercolor-like prints of the subtly changing hues across Europe.<p>The sky is blue, right? Except when it’s overcast. Or sunrise. Or sunset. Or night. Or…wait, is the sky really all that blue in the first place?<p>It’s a question explored by <i>Eyes on</i> …

Making a Surreal ‘Fruit Model’ Photograph From Start to Finish

I did my first surreal photoshoot with a model this past weekend. Here’s a breakdown of the process from start to finish.<p>The Plan<p>The first thing I …

20 Beautiful Bokeh Pictures

The term “bokeh” refers to blur or a blurry quality, and in photography it is a very recognizable technique. Using this effect in your photos can be …

Video: $20K Camera’s Image Sensor Fried by a Concert Laser in Just Seconds

<b>Update</b>: The video has been taken down by the uploader.<p>The harmful effects of concert lasers when exposed to your camera’s image sensor are well …

A Series Of Futuristic And Hallucinatory Images Of Tokyo

You might not have realised this but Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is in fact the largest metropolitan area in the world. Within it's bustling streets …

Flipboard Is Coming to Windows

Inside Flipboard / June 26, 2013<p>As reported earlier today, Flipboard will be coming to Windows later this year.<p>Flipboard will be custom-made for this …

Tutorials & Tips From Ryan E. Walters

As a cinematographer, one of my responsibilities is to craft the image to reinforce the story I am helping to tell. While lighting, framing, and …

Lil’bitty Light Sensor

Access to a good light meter can make or a break a photo, but the designs are often bulky, archaic in user-friendliness, and expensive. The Lumu …

Photographer Captures the ISS Looking Like the USS Enterprise

Dumitrana, Romania-based astrophotographer Maximilian Teodorescu recently got his hands on an 1800mm f/12 Maksutov telescope and decided to put it …

How to photograph the supermoon

When the full moon coincides with the closest point between the moon and Earth in the lunar orbit, a supermoon occurs.<p>In 2014, the moon will appear …

Shoot the Supermoon Like an Astrophotographer

June and July 2013 full Moons are featured as “supermoons.” This means that the full Moon is almost on the same day as the Moon perigee (shortest …

Moby relaunches initiative to give away free music to non-profit film-makers

If you're making a movie, Moby wants you to use his music. And he won't charge you a thing. The multi-million selling DJ and musician has relaunched …

Chances Are You Won’t Finish This Article

No one expects you to read the entire Internet every day, start to finish. That’s where Twitter helps: it’s a cursory but <i>totally</i> comprehensive rundown on all the online content out there.<p>Actually (and sadly), the facts don’t back that up. According to data collected by Josh Schwartz, a data …

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A Vaporous Folly Built Of Steel And Architectural Ingenuity

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has designed a light and airy pavilion for the 2013 Serpentine Gallery in London.<p>Every summer, a splashy architectural chimera descends on the wide grassy expanse of Hyde Park’s Kensington Gardens in West London. The Serpentine Pavilion, now in its 13th iteration, …

Creative People Say No

A Hungarian psychology professor once wrote to famous creators asking them to be interviewed for a book he was writing. One of the most interesting …

Watch: A Hidden Camera Captures A Package’s Hidden Journey

Ruben van der Vleuten wanted to see what happened behind the scenes at the post office–so he outfitted a cardboard box with a (semi-legal?) camera and documented the trek.<p>Ever wonder what happens to a package between the time you drop it off at the post office and it arrives, safely, at its final …

Watch: Live iPad Doodling On A 120-Foot Screen

Usually, whether you’re doing it on a sheet of paper or in an app on your iPad, doodling is a private pastime. Here, not so much.<p>For an installation called Inkscapes, NYU ITP student Adrià Navarro and collaborator DI Shin linked three iPads running custom software to a 120-foot screen at the …

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A Music Machine That Acts Like A Circuit Diagram

Diodes buzz and resistors twang in this synesthesia-inducing visual sequencer.<p>Music is usually about what you hear, not what you see. But beginning in the early 20th century, musicians and artists began questioning the division of sight and sound–a transition John Cage described by saying, “If this …

Do Tablets Impede Kids’ Ability To Be Self-Reliant?

On the Bits blog, Nick Bilton checks in with scientists about the effects of tablets and phones on young children.<p>We’ve all been there–or, at the very least, we’ve all been in a restaurant with a parent who’s been there. A toddler in the midst of a maelstrom tantrum is handed an iPad and suddenly …

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How To Manage Client Feedback

It’s never easy to hear a client critique your work. But there are ways to handle feedback that won’t create tension or cause your work to suffer. In Success by Design, frog’s David Sherwin explains how.<p><i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Success by Design: The Essential Business Reference for …

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