Estudio Caos

By Carlos Moreno | diseño + tecnología + arte + educación

La mente humana: hermosa y compleja

<i>La obra Self Reflected completa, utilizando microetching en luz violeta y luz blanca. (foto Greg Dunn y Will Drinker)</i><p>En el Instituto Franklin, un …

Iconic Citroën Type H Revisited

For the 70th anniversary of the iconic van, designers Fabrizio Caselani and David Obendorfer revisited the Citroen Type H. Without re-building it …

Cool Stuff

Take a Trip to This Photographer-Designed Concrete Home in Thailand

Architecture and interior photographer Marc Gerritsen went back to basics when he designed this minimalist concrete house that you can rent through Airbnb.<p>With hardly any embellishments and minimal furnishing, the house calls attention to the simple beauty of its concrete form, and the atmosphere …

Architecture

Sinking Floor Installation Looks Like an Endless Portal to the Upside Down

Design duo Fanny Bouchet and Emmanuelle Messier of Byme Architecture have a knack for creating inventive interiors and avant-garde art. This multifaceted talent is particularly evident in <i>Débarrassons le Plancher</i>, an architectural art installation that reimagines history and tricks the</i> …

Rethinking Critical Thinking With the Help of Carl Sagan

Let's face it, when more than half of undergraduates believe that a full moon causes people to behave oddly, when two-thirds of them believe that …

Critical Thinking

Download 200 Free Art Books, Courtesy of the Guggenheim

Perusing through a beautiful, hefty art book is one of life’s simple pleasures, but beautiful, hefty art books can be pretty expensive. Fortunately, …

Bad News: Artificial Intelligence Is Racist, Too

When Microsoft released an artificially intelligent chatbot named Tay on Twitter last March, things took a predictably disastrous turn. Within 24 …

Now teachers can add quizzes, surveys and more to OneNote Class Notebook - The Fire Hose

Select a form to embed it into OneNote.<p>On Monday, the Office 365 team announced three new features to make Microsoft Forms for educators and students …

What’s More Important: An Expensive Guitar or an Expensive Amp?

In a fantasy world where we can choose to have an expensive guitar and an inexpensive amp or an expensive amp and an inexpensive guitar, which would …

4 basic problems cause all the cognitive biases that screw up our judgment

<i>Four months ago I attempted to synthesize Wikipedia's crazy list of cognitive biases, and after banging my head against the wall for weeks, came up with this</i> <i>Cognitive Bias Cheat Sheet</i> <i>which</i> <i>John Manoogian III,</i> <i>beautifully organized into the above poster. Since then, I've started working on a book</i> …

Behavior

Is Technology Being Integrated Effectively?

In many cases, there seems to be a tendency to water down expectations when it comes to integrating technology. During a recent presentation on …

Earth's Temperature Timeline

A Timeline of Earth's Average Temperature is another great data visualization design by Randall Monroe at XKCD.com! Real data and a humorous take on …

Visual History of US Population

Nathan Yau from FlowingData has created a cool, new animated data visualization, Two Centuries of Population, Animated. The visualization shows the …

12 Ways Teaching Has Affected My Thinking

<b>All my students will love me – but that doesn’t mean that they will do what I want them to do!</b><br>While some may love you more than others, most students …

From 1930 to Present: 84 Years of World Cup Posters

This collection of posters from the past 84 years of the World Cup not only embodies each designer’s style but is also a great look back at how these …

Five Ways to Help Students Build Prior Knowledge

Complete Coverage<p>—Image by Flickr user Martin, licensed under Creative Commons<p>Printer-Friendly<p>Email Article<p>Reprints<p>Comments<p>Teachers are continually …

13 Best Graphic Novels & Books About Comics from 2016—A Designer’s Guide

You survived 2016 without having your head explode. So congratulations: You deserve at least one book by and about artists of comic strips, comic …

Graphic Novels

7 Brilliant 2017 Calendar Designs

This was a pretty messy year. A contentious election, war across the world, and all manner of tragic deaths among creative people. Personally, I need …

Graphic Design

Ooooh La L'Auto

Renault, the automobile manufacturer, was established in 1899 with the Renault Voiturette 1CV by Louis, Marcel and Fernand Renault. From the outset, …

Dangerous Ideas on Design Education by James Victore

<i>A Manifesto by James Victore</i><p>I learned to design the same way I learned to swear: I had to pick it up in the street. I failed out of a university and …

Graphic Design

Most Expensive Science Book Sells for $3.7 Million

There are plenty of awesome, new science books to keep geeks happy this Christmas. But one anonymous science-lover recently received the ultimate …

Best Underwater Photos of 2016

In truth, we don’t often publish underwater photos. Not because they’re frivolous or hollow, but because they’re so hard to get. So few photographers have the knowledge and skill set to access remote parts of the ocean, to say nothing of the specialized and costly equipment. Which is why, when we …

Nature

19 Remarkable Book Cover Designs

<i>The art of book cover design is delicate. There’s no exact formula. Some covers whisper subtleties; other designs scream in your face. Much like</i> …

Graphic Design

Samsung Launches Collaborative ‘Classroom of Peace’ to Promote Tech Skills in Colombia

Samsung Electronics has partnered with the Colombian Agency for Reintegration (ACR) to open the first ‘Classroom of Peace’ Smart School, located in …

Samsung

Here's What a Rat Looks Like When It's Happy

Now we know what facial expression the rodents make when they’re feeling good.<p>Do rats feel joy? It can be hard to tell, since they can’t exactly greet us with a grin.<p>But now, for the first time, scientists have spotted the rat equivalent of a smile—and it’s all in the ears.<p>They found that happy …

Animals

The world’s required reading list: The books that students read in 28 countries

This compilation of reading assigned to students everywhere will expand your horizons — and your bookshelves.In the US, most students are required to …

Literature

Why schools shouldn't teach critical thinking

Being an air-traffic controller is not easy. At the heart of the job is a cognitive ability called "situational awareness" that involves "the …

6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students

Interview with Megan Smith and Yana Weinstein ( transcript):<p>Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:41 — 61.7MB)<p>Subscribe: iTunes | …

Curriculum

Personalize Your Coursework<p>The Center for Social Innovation offers a curriculum to address the needs of students at various stages of awareness of …