An Internet Democracy?

April 11, 2007

One of the things that I have pondered lately is the future of American democracy in the context of the increasingly ubiquitous internet. As it looks now, the United States is at the peak of its economic supremacy, and China is primed to take it’s position. Even though America’s faulty military industrial complex may pull down the government’s global economic/military rule, it is unlikely that America will cease to function as a global player. This concept becomes more and more realistic when we put the increasing importance of the global internet in the picture.

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basic interface

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TinTin’s Cars

March 5, 2007

Growing up, The Adventures of TinTin was one of the few graphic novels I read, and I loved it! In every album, Herge led TinTin, and his sidekick Snowy, around the world in a series of adventures. TinTin, supposedly a reporter, always found himself in the middle of a scheme and often saved the day with heroic action. A fan has compiled a chronological database of every car found in The Adventures of TinTin, and has found the real life equivalent of many of them. The collection is a great example of Herge’s style as well as a look at cars through the 20th century. Additionally, the author has provided examples where TinTin episodes have been changed over a series of publications, often due to political incorectness.

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Packard coupĂ© Opera from King Ottokar’s Scepter

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Ah..

March 1, 2007

So I haven’t really been posting, have I… Gotten myself very busy with school, and suffering from a motivational lag. It happens. I’m going to work on posting here more often though, keep things moving. Keep posted!

Messy Pics

December 23, 2006

Beautiful photographs by Roland Lebrun, straight out of Belgium.

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RFID Retail Interaction

December 23, 2006

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Mitsukoshi, a Japanese department store, has released an RFID-interactive shopping experience Read the rest of this entry »

The Breadboard Band

December 23, 2006

The Breadboard Band is a synthesis of livecoding and diy electrical engineering. The Japanese group uses Read the rest of this entry »

BMW Art Cars

December 21, 2006

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Lichtenstein 1977 320i Racecar.

Beginning in 1975, with an Alexander Calder 3.0 CSL, BMW has produced a series of production and race model cars decorated by high artists. The original 1975 art car Read the rest of this entry »

The Rectable, is a “state-of-the-art multi-user electro-acoustic music instrument with a tabletop tangible user interface.” The system is designed to be Read the rest of this entry »

Gigapixel Imagery

December 20, 2006

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Xrez is a growing collection of gigapixel images created utilising high-resolution digital cameras and Read the rest of this entry »

oh china!

December 19, 2006

oh china

you happen upon all this money, and THIS is what you do with it??!

full Metropolis Magazine article.

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