Archive for September, 2009

Pretty Maps : California

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Posted: September 23rd, 2009
at 5:57pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Geography of a Recession

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Posted: September 23rd, 2009
at 5:56pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Polymaps

Polymaps provides speedy display of multi-zoom datasets over maps, and supports a variety of visual presentations for tiled vector data, in addition to the usual cartography fromAOpenStreetMap,ACloudMade,ABing, and other providers of image-based web maps.

Because Polymaps can load data at a full range of scales, it's ideal for showing information from country level on down to states, cities, neighborhoods, and individual streets. Because Polymaps uses SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) to display information, you can use familiar, comfortableACSS rules to define the design of your data. And because Polymaps uses the well knownAspherical mercator tile format for its imagery and its data, publishing information is a snap.

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Posted: September 23rd, 2009
at 5:56pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Race and Ethnicity Map Chicago

Red is White, Blue is Black, Green is Asian, and Orange is Hispanic, and each dot is 25 people. Data from Census 2000.

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Posted: September 23rd, 2009
at 5:56pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Worldmapper

Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest.
There are now nearly 700 maps.

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Posted: September 23rd, 2009
at 5:56pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Ninja Homes: Chen House

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In a dream last night, I saw a great storm. It seized the scaffolding. It tore the cross-clasps, the iron ones, down. But what was made of wood, swayed and remained.

~ Bertolt Brecht, inspiration for the Chen House

Designed by Casagrande Laboratory, of Finland, the Chen House was built on the site of an old Japanese cherry farm in the Datun mountains, North Taiwan. Built of mahogany [with concrete footings], the house was designed as a direct response to the extreme weather sometimes seen in the mountains - including severe heat in the summer, strong winds, and seasonal flooding.

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With these local environmental elements in mind, the house has been raised above the ground plain to avoid the flood waters, and is incredibly porous [as you can see in the photos] - allowing a breeze coming across a local river to cool the structure. The house also attempts to protect itself from typhoons and earthquakes by using the smaller kitchen/bath volume as a ‘kicker’ to stabilize the structure.

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The house is not strong or heavy ? it is weak and flexible. It is also not closing the environment out, but designed to give the farmers a needed shelter.

Ruin is when man-made has become part of nature. With this house we were looking forward to design a ruin.

~ C-Laboratory

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It’s barely noticeable in these stunning photos, but the actual ‘interior’ of the house is enclosed with glass walls on either end - although I’m not sure how the walls themselves are weatherized [check out the elevation photo, above, and the plan, below]. Even on the ‘interior’, they still appear ‘open’ - with spaces between the boards, allowing the light to stream through. To make up for this space being enclosed, a series of small operable windows are placed along the floor - along with the nana-like wall on the opposite side of the room - to allow for that breeze to enter during the summer.

What a ridiculously sick project.

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::more images + info available at chenhouse01.blogspot.com::

::info, images + any quoted text provided by Casagrande Laboratory::

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Posted: September 23rd, 2009
at 5:41pm by orangemenace


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The Cost of a Coke - Documentary

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3247609371485379304

Is Coca-Cola an evil empire, threatening our very existence? This video is certainly opinionated. Let us know what you think!

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Posted: September 21st, 2009
at 10:45am by Black Ock


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Muzak Video Sundays 9.20.09

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Kev Brown - The Random Joint

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Data - Rapture

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Snooky Young - Lil darlin

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The Chemical Brothers - The Boxer

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Lord Finesse featuring DJ Muro - Vinyl Athletes

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Mileece - Nightfall

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Posted: September 20th, 2009
at 12:55pm by Koookiecrumbles

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Off The Wall :: INVADER

Incognito French artist, Invader traces the birth of his signature pixelated mosaic style, his invasion of 40 cities worldwide and the concept behind his TOP 10 Rubikscubism exhibit at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery.

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Posted: September 17th, 2009
at 1:20pm by Koookiecrumbles

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