Monday, July 29, 2013

The Vein:Magma

Cool psychedelic music video created by Dvein for a new track called Magma by the bank The Vein.

The Vein / Magma from Dvein on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Cyber Roach

Strange as it may seem, Scientists at North Carolina State University have invented remote-controlled cockroaches which they envision may one day be used to locate survivors in search and rescue missions.

A transmitter/receiver is attached to the back of a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach and connected to it's antennae. When the scientist want the roach to turn, they send a small electrical signal which tricks it into believing it is has come across a wall (e.g. wall on the left, so turn right). The little cyber roaches are then controlled via Microsoft's Kinect gaming technology. A route is plotted and the Kinect steers and monitors their movement.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Paleofuture: Past Visions of the Future

As described on Wikipedia "Paleofuture (also Paleo-Future) is a blog that documents historical ideas, visions, and predictions about the future". It was created by Matt Novak back in 2007 as part of a college writing assignment. Since then, Novak has become somewhat of an expert on the subject having written articles for the BBC and The Daily.

Paleofuture has gone through many incarnations, all of which are still accessible on the internet. There is the original blogger site here, the site here, the Smithsonian site here, and the current Gizmodo site here

The following are a few past visions of the future that I found interesting.

Going to the Opera - Albert Robida (circa 1882)

Harry Grant Dart (circa 1900)

1957 Power Companies Ad

1925 Postcard

Rocketman by donaldtheduckie

Mobile home of the future 1934

Future Style - 1939 Vogue Magazine

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


An icon of Brussels, the Atomium is truly a marvelous feat of modern architecture. It's futuristic design is a representation of the unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. 

Designed by engineer André Waterkeyn, the Atomium was built for the 1958 World's Fair. After years of neglect and decay, it underwent a major renovation which was completed in February of 2006. Currently three spheres are closed to the public for safety reasons while the other six house exhibit spaces, a kid's world, an area for special events and a restaurant.

Rory Hyde

Photo by Harald Hoyer

Photo from joellpc

Ben Heine Atomium