khymeira:

moshita:

Hand-Tech, Concept for a new kind of device

A technological device wearable like a glove, that uses gestures as interface.
The fabric is woven with special sensors and mini projectors that read the hand’s movements and translate them into practical functions.
Using a sequence of gestures it is possible to take pictures, make videos and display information.
The glove can also translate the sign language used by deaf people (manual communication) into sound pattern (spoken language).
Hand-tech expands the communicative power of the sign language converting an iconic gesture into a concrete action.

Francesca Barchiesi

This reminds me of Pranav Mistry’s SixthSense technology. The whole concept of bridging data accessibility and physical communication is so damned fascinating. 

by moshita

artruby:

GIF from the Egyptian Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art — Museum GIFs 

artruby:

GIF from the Egyptian Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art — Museum GIFs 

by museumgifs

"I go to books and to nature as the bee goes to a flower, for a nectar that I can make into my own honey."

– John Burroughs, The Writings of John Burroughs (via phoebebishopwright)

by taylorbooks

sinuses:

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

sinuses:

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

by sinuses

A clip to describe the Transdisciplinary Design MFA students at Parsons. 

The Great Brain Mapping Debate. One of the reasons I am currently so obsessed with the brain, neurons, and Hebbian theory as a metaphor for collaborative thinking or the fancy term I like to use, “collaborative sensemaking.”

jtotheizzoe:

I’m not sure I would call what happens in your brain “social behavior”, but these creeping neurons look cool all the same.

Actually. I’m 100% sure I wouldn’t call it social behavior. Social behavior is what happens because of neurons, not between them.

via infinity-imagined:

Neurons growing in a cell culture

These time lapse animations use phase contrast microscopy to show neural stem cells in a nutrient medium for 4 hours.  They reveal the dynamic growth and recycling of dendrites and synapses as neurons establish relationships with each other.  The social behavior of these cells creates the incredible properties of the mind and brain.

Credit: University of Victoria Medical Sciences

by infinity-imagined

This’d be useful for the Professional Communications class in Transdisciplinary Design, or anyone crafting any professional communications. 

mthvn:

A definition of now.

mthvn:

A definition of now.

by mthvn

Beer under a microscope.
Via fymicroscopic:

Australian Pale Lager (beer) under a microscope

Beer under a microscope.

Via fymicroscopic:

Australian Pale Lager (beer) under a microscope

by fymicroscopic

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