oyler wu collaborative designs woven steel cube for beijing biennale
‘the cube’ by oyler wu collaborative, beijing, china
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Creating + living without borders with globetrotting architect Wendy W. Fok.PRESS: 1Q: creating + living w/out borders w/ globetrotting Wendy W. Fok http://preview.tinyurl.com/1Qinspire #inspiration @myMiOLA
king abdullah petroleum studies & research center by zaha hadid
render © zaha hadid architects
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megan mosholder's glowing twine installations on barn facades
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3D PRINTING: 3D Hubs talks to the developer of Pwdr: an open source powder-based printer with full color potential →
If you’re into DIY 3D printers, you’ve probably heard about Pwdr, an open source powder-based printer with full color potential. Pwdr received its good dose of media coverage earlier this year, having been the first printer of its kind to enter into the spending range of industry…
Wendy W Fok shortlisted for The Design Exchange competitionNov 26, 2013
Wendy W Fok (DDes ’16) is announced as one of the 13 shortlisted candidates of the Emerging Designer Competition following a Canada-wide search that commenced in March 2013. Wendy was selected by the first panel of industry judges, and will now have two opportunities to win. The competition was open to all Canadian designers with no more than five years of professional industry experience, and the winner will receive a monetary prize of $10,000 and will be offered the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Design Exchange in 2014. Read the competition announcement.
Earlier this month Wendy (DDes ’16) received the award in the Art category for the AIA Dallas Women in Architecture Express Yourself 2013 Award at the Texas Society of Architects convention. And, also won the ADC Young Guns 11 Award, selected as 1 of 37 designers within the international creative field, by the Art Director’s Club in New York.
Fok describes her installation, Systematic Narcissism, as a hybridization of the planetary grid system and the “symmetry of narcissism,” based on the obsession with the physical reflection of the object and subject relationship
Amazon’s Drone Has Many Asking ‘What Could Go Wrong?’
The news that Amazon is hoping to one day use semi-autonomous drones to deliver small packages to customers has many asking a familiar question:
What could go wrong?
"An Amazon drone!? What could go wrong?! ‘They’re autonomous’ - this is how the Terminator started FYI…"
Then there’s this piece from Quartz that says “delivery drones can explode, or run into things.”
Also consider TechCrunch’s observation that:
"We don’t really know how to handle tens of thousands of potentially lethal experimental robotic pilots buzzing around dense cities. Before consumers can get an order of Xanax from an Amazon delivery drone, we might want to make sure it gets to the destination without harming anyone in the process."
Finally, many are retweeting this image of what a “we attempted a drone delivery” note might look like. It’s got another Terminator-type warning: “Drone reached sentience and defected to join the machines in the upcoming revolution against mankind.”
For the record, Amazon promises that “safety will be our top priority, and our vehicles will be built with multiple redundancies and designed to commercial aviation standards.
Update at 6:30 p.m. ET. A Landing Pad For Customers?
On All Things Considered, NPR’s Brian Naylor reports that one challenge Amazon would have to overcome is the Federal Aviation Administration’s view that drone operators would need to have “a line of sign to the aircraft.” In other words, they would have to be able to see where it’s going. That’s not what Amazon envisions — automated flights from centralized locations to customers within a 10-mile-or-so radius.
Should the rules be worked out to Amazon’s satisfaction, though, Pepperdine Law School professor Greg McNeal sees one way customers could guarantee their deliveries get to the right place: By getting a “sort of landing pad that can transmit GPS coordinates” to the drone.
All this has us wondering about something.