Morning Linkage (Jun 14)

by lara on June 14, 2010

Bikes and Swap Meets.

From the mid­dle of nowhere France, Mike Werner reports on the week­end mar­ket at Cany-Barville. Indoor and out­door dis­play space, piles of junk, and one very cute beach scene. You won’t rec­og­nize a lot of the vehi­cles but it doesn’t mat­ter. These lit­tle trea­sures are fine. Can any­one iden­tify the red and black bike in the 3rd and 4th pictures?

So while I was look­ing for some­thing that would help to ID a cou­ple of the items in the pre­vi­ous gallery I came across this report from the 2007 Her­shey, PA swap meet. And now I want a Sim­plex Ser­vi­cy­cle, 6th photo down. Or how about a 1952 moped that runs on diesel? 2nd photo down.

Infra­struc­ture and Illus­trated Cities

And back to for­eign shores. How do you han­dle mov­ing motor traf­fic from a coun­try that dri­ves on the right (China) to an island that dri­ves on the left (Hong Kong.) Not to men­tion a com­plex set of bor­der cross­ing pro­to­cols. You can attempt to hide the mechan­ics of the process or you cel­e­brate the com­plex­ity. NL Archi­tects designed a loop­ing road dot­ted with arti­fi­cial islands and tons of sub­lime. Cau­tion huge washes of archi­tec­ture and urban design speak.

Some­what jum­bled — hasty com­pi­la­tion? Tak­ing crime data from the city of San Fran­sisco and run­ning it through a map and some 3-D soft­ware gets these topo­graphic look­ing maps show­ing crime as a ter­rain of peaks and valleys.

Imag­i­nary Places

I know I’ve seen this work before but I can’t find any evi­dence that I’ve shared it with you all. A 4 year project, A Cas­tle on the Ocean has lights, trains, and all the gin­ger­bread cas­tle bits any princess could want. And a Fer­ris Wheel. Wataru Itou.

Flash put to good use. The world of Syfy channel’s mini-series, Tin­man. BTW Tin­man is now stream­able on Net­flix. Flash — Sound.

Art, Images, and Printers

Take one pho­tog­ra­pher — not afraid of water, add some nifty cam­era gear, and a real tal­ent for push­ing post pro­cess­ing to the lim­its and you get this set of pho­tographs from Clark Little’s new book “The Shore­break Art of Clark Little”

Ignore the art school speak and just look. Espe­cially study the work­ing draw­ings and pro­to­type videos. Joon Y. Moon has cre­ated an world of light and shadow that moves, grows, and goes qui­es­cent as the user manip­u­lates blocks on a surface.

Hard work­ing Lego peo­ple. Or what you always wanted to tell your kids was going on inside the printer.

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