19.11.15 by Staff

Uplifting Video of the Day: Building a Clock to Chime New Tune Every Day for 10,000 Years


How does one build a clock that will last 10,000 years? Well, “the golden boy of MIT” Danny Hillis and his team of engineers/generational thinkers have some answers. In fact, The Clock of the Long Now is already under construction and is set to be placed in the West Texas mountains. English musician, Brian Eno, has helped with a 10 bell arrangement that will chime a different sequence each day for 10,000 years.

Aside from those technicalities though, the project addresses larger questions about the world and our place in it. Especially in light of recent events, this project demonstrates a refreshing optimism toward the future and celebration of our capacity to take on the most insurmountable problems. Watch the short video portrait below!

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13.11.15 by Staff

Blog of the Day: Become a Modern Day Caveman


Building everything with literally nothing but his bare hands, the guy behind Primitive Technology has turned basic human resourcefulness into his own personal hobby. And this isn’t just rubbing two sticks together to create fire or crafting rudimentary tools.

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.

Also It should be noted that I don’t live in the wild but just practice this as a hobby. I live in a modern house and eat modern food. I just like to see how people in ancient times built and made things. It is a good hobby that keeps you fit and doesn’t cost anything apart from time and effort.”

In his latest post, he adds a full on chimney to his tiled-roof mud hut (constructed in a previous entry) and makes his own clay pots! Watch the full video below!

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04.11.15 by Staff

Genius Invention of the Day: Computerized Tape Gun Turns Adhesive Tape into Building Material


Kinda like a highly-advanced tape gun, only one that gives you a sense of how furniture will look/feel in your home before you go to the hassle of installing it. Video of the Protopiper by German tech university Hasso Plattner Institute’s The Human Computer Interaction Lab below!

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09.09.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: Guy Builds Crazy Flying Machine Using 54 Drone Propellers


54 drone propellers, 1 semi-protective dome/umbrella, an elaborate metal bar apparatus, and what looks to be some plastic crates. “The Swarm” is Youtuber gasturbine101‘s own personal flying machine which is basically both the best and worst idea ever! It only works for 10 minutes and cost the guy about £6000. Watch the precarious test flight video below!

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30.03.15 by Jeff

Inspiration Overload of the Day: The Crazy Inventions of Dominic Wilcox


“The Reinvention of Normal” is a fantastic little profile of artist, inventor, designer Dominic Wilcox. In the image above you can see a device he invented which allows him to use his right ear to hear what’s on his left, and use his left ear to hear what’s on his right. This is just one of the many brilliantly silly inventions he created as part of a project to make something creative every day for 30 days. Other creations include: toothbrush maracas, an umbrella that waters plants, and a soccer ball that mixes a smoothie.

I like to keep videos like this bookmarked for whenever I’m having a creative block. Everything he says is mind expanding, this is highly recommended viewing! Watch the artist profile below.

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22.10.13 by Jeff

Workshop: “Build an apparatus that produces videos the world has never seen before”

Workshop with Roel Wouters

Earlier this year Dutch designer Roel Wouters led a week-long workshop for Media & Interaction Design students at ECAL. The brief for the workshop was simple: “Build an apparatus that produces videos the world has never seen before”.

The results were fantastic. Watch the video below!

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27.10.11 by Jeff

Ariel Schlesinger

I love these little inventions by Ariel Schlesinger.

Artist Ariel Schlesinger
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