18.06.13 by Jeff

Google’s “Project Loon” The Birth of Balloon Internet

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What you are looking at is quite possibly the future of the Internet! Google has just revealed they are working on their boldest project yet, “Project Loon”. The idea is to have hundreds and eventually thousands of high-pressure balloons floating around our planet providing Internet for all!

Take a look at an animation below which does a better job of explaining the project than I ever could!

WIRED has more images, balloon test footage, and info about the project from the last two years. Jump over here.

 

Google.com/loon

Video by Mixtape Club













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Rupert Philbrick

    Spies!

  • Kid

    Google: trying to reach into the pockets of the poorest people on earth.

    • Ash Kayser

      you really have, hit the nail on the head! never really thought about that, as this is clearly not going to be free; or cheap!

      • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

        it wont be cheap for Google but for us it will be a good thing. Google is already attempting to introduce free Internet in the US without the use of balloons

  • Mucharata

    What about all the garbage that each balloon would let behind in unreachable places ?

    • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

      there are weather balloons and other things circling our planet already!

      • Guille Prudencio

        that´s not an excuse

  • http://porcelainkid.com/ Kid

    Communists!

    …nah, just kidding, interesting project.

  • Hannah

    what about access to a computer and electricity?

  • ben kelly

    Ive said it before, ill say it again, Skynet people

  • Andrea Meridiano

    ¿And who’s going to give to “everyone” a computer or another electronic dispositive to have internet access? And also, ¿who’s going to protect the planet of companies like Mac, that have an all island full of their rubbish and their unserviceable equipment?





04.05.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Yuri Shwedoff

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A selection of gorgeous work by illustrator Yuri Schwedoff, from Moscow, Russia. More images below.

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04.05.16 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Drone Ballet at Mt. Fuji

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MIDI controlled flying machines and 16,500 LED lights. This is coooooool, can’t wait to see this idea taken further. Watch the video on Booooooom TV.

03.05.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Andrea Kowch

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Selection of paintings by artist Andrea Kowch. More images below.

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03.05.16 by Jeff

OURO Collective Presents “PACE” and “Kaleido”

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Heads up for anyone in the Vancouver area, our friends OURO Collective are presenting their new show featuring two works “PACE” (choreographed by OURO) and “Kaleido” (choreographed by Tentacle Tribe). Their work combines street and contemporary dance in a really unique way, and I’m excited to see this show. I’ve shot a couple of their rehearsals and have been planning a project with them in the future!

This is an event for anybody (all ages), and I especially recommend it if you’re a creative person – seeing a lot more dance shows in the past couple years has really inspired the things I’m working on in unexpected ways.

There are 3 evening shows May 5th-7th @ 7:30pm, and 1 matinee show May 8th @ 1:30pm. Advance tickets are available online here.

FYI tickets are slightly cheaper online vs at the door, and their previous show sold out and people were turned away at the door. The show has been kindly sponsored by Converse, with on-going support from Craft Academy SalonSpotlight Dance Centre and Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts.

 

03.05.16 by Jeff

Mind-Bending Photo Manipulations by Artist Laurent Rosset

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A selection of clever photo manipulations by photographer/architect Laurent Rosset, another artist experimenting with the illusion of landscapes which seem to fold back on themselves. You may recall Aydin Büyüktas’ work “Flatland” utilized a drone to create a very similar effect.

More of Rosset’s images below.

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