According to the United Nations, deforestation is the second largest contributor to climate change, and up to 90% of that rainforest logging is done illegally. Rainforest Connection is a big project that uses an incredibly simple tool to respond to this illegal logging and help slow climate change and the mass extinctions that follow.
Seeing through the Smoke and Mirrors: “Light Barrier” Installation Captivates with Rippling Auroral Display
The “Light Barrier” installation by Kimichi and Chips demonstrated at the New Media Night Festival in Russia creates ethereal 3D objects using millions of crossed light beams.
English model, actress, and Sky Rainforest Rescue ambassador Lily Cole has recently collaborated with the French accessory brand Veja in an effort to combine sustainable fashion with Amazonia preservation in an unusual way.
Play the World is a digital piano that allows you to create music from radio sound bites from all over the world.
MIT Media Lab researcher Dhairya Dand has created a simple hands-free, eyes-free navigation system called Supershoes that provides an elegant avenue for urban rediscovery.
London’s National Literacy Trust has joined with the UK’s leading producer of mass participation public art events Wild in Art to transform London’s landscape into an interactive, artistic literary playground. The project strings together trails of unique, custom-made benches that are shaped and painted as some of the most famous and beloved books of London’s rich and enduring literary heritage to promote literacy and the joy of reading.
The St Kilda West House in Melbourne, Australia reflects the central relationship between clean contemporary architecture and soft cultural details.
Known for his characteristic rectangular 2D installations positioned around the world, Brooklyn-based artist Aakash Nihalani has unveiled his latest piece Landline that visually explores how members of his community connect not only with each other but also with their urban environment.
Eglė Stonkutė creates an artistic mirror installation influenced by the legend of Narcissus in Greek mythology. The installation distorts appearances, drawing the viewer’s attention to the inner self.
Percussionist Sudha Kheterpal has teamed up with eco-designer Diana Simpson Hernandez to create SPARK – a musical instrument that successfully generates electricity just by playing it.
Bittertang Farm introduces its interpretation of the original Ragdale Ring performance structure with Buru Buru. The structure is frothy, whimsical, and biodegradable–playfully blending performance with nature.
Filling up landfills, creating unfair wages for workers, and significantly contributing to greenhouse gas emissions, fashion isn’t exactly excluded from the consumer driven decline of the environment and humanity. But is the only alternative to shop at thrift stores or forever use hand-me-downs? Among the many designers emerging from the U.S.’s fast fashion disaster is Elizabeth Brunner, who has found a way to interrupt the wasteful cycle of clothing design.
Vessyl is a smart cup that helps you make smarter drink choices by instantly analyzing and tracking the nutritional information of your beverages.
A thin but deafening azure pierces the forest; a chorus of coral rings dance on the water’s edge; a bed of tangerine rondure bloom in the dew of dawn—light artist Barry Underwood doesn’t simply toss neon lights into the woods and photograph them; he carefully folds the glimmer into the nooks of each unspoiled landscape, convincing them to reveal their mysterious undertones.
A imaginative interpretation of modern technology, the Binaudio captures the Newcastle, England city soundscape.
Standing out amongst Sidney’s traditional homes, the contemporary Hewlett Street House on the Bronte coastline in Sydney, Australia is a curvaceous 3-level family house with a open crossed facade characteristic of the meandering branches of the native Eucalyptus tree.
Augmented reality powerhouse Metaio has now branched out into the realm of tactile content control – on top of a stunning 3D computerized visual overlay, they’ve added the hardware necessary to make wearable tech truly interactive by turning the whole world into a touchscreen.
Columbia’s Cloud Lab partners with Van Alen Institute in an exploration of well-being in the city. Using the latest EEG device, they measure people’s brain waves during a walk through New York City, and propose a future in which people’s mental data, a reflection of their experiences, shape the physical environment.
Based in Tokyo, eyewear innovator JINS has recently jumped on the wearable tech bandwagon with MEME, their new smart eyeglasses that absorb, synthesize and externalize the user’s inner physiological and psychosomatic data. Instead of bringing the outside in like Google Glass, JINS MEME glasses are electronically subscribed to your subtle inner physical and emotional changes.
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