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!

      • 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 ?

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

      • Guille Prudencio

        that´s not an excuse

  • 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?





04.12.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Susanna Majuri

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A selection of photos by Helsinki-based photographer Susanna Majuri (click here for previous post). More images below.

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Booooooom Reader Submissions: December

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Here’s this month’s Reader Submissions post! Please share your work here if you’d like to be considered for a feature on Booooooom. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.

One of the things that makes Booooooom unique is all the encouraging comments people send back and forth on these monthly submission posts. If you’re going to share your work please take an extra second to leave a nice comment on someone else’s work!

Voting up work is like high-fiving that person and it also helps us see what work you guys like! Remember, even if your work isn’t featured on the main site these posts can send some decent traffic to your portfolio! The link at the bottom will open up this full post, simply scroll down and use the commenting system to submit your work.

 

Submission guidelines:

 1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.

 

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Artist Spotlight: Roby Dwi Antono

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A selection of surreal work by artist Roby Dwi Antono, based in Yoyakarta, Indonesia. Would love to see more work from this part of the world. Wow. If you know of others please send recommendations! More images below.

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Photographer Spotlight: Fred Lahache

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A selection of recent work by Paris-based photographer Fred Lahache (click here for previous post). More images below!

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