An Interactive Exhibit Chronicles The History Of Building Blocks ~ David Rockwell’s blue foam blocks serve as the lynchpin of a new exhibit on self-directed play at the National Building Museum. via FastCo.Design, published November 29, 2012.
Videogames Do Belong in the Museum of Modern Art ~ via Wired, published December 4, 2012.
These Five-Student Teams Could Change The World, With A Little Help From Microsoft ~ via FastCo.Exist, published December 5, 2012.
Exploring Humanity’s Evolving ‘Global Brain’ ~ via The New York Times, published December 3, 2012.
What Can Children Teach Us about Innovation? Everything, Says Stanford Design Guru ~ via Forbes, published December 6, 2012.
10 Techniques for Making Cities More Walkable ~ via Atlantic Cities, published December 3, 2012.
DIY History crowdsources the transcription of 17th century cookbooks ~ Launched by the University of Iowa, DIY History, a crowdsourcing initiative that allows volunteers to transcribe the Szathmary Culinary Archives, centuries’ worth of handwritten cookbooks from 1600s to the 1960s, making the content searchable and available online. via Wired UK, published December 3, 2012.
Curious About…Hierarchy. ~ via The Curiosity Chronicles, published November 29, 2012.
Self-Taught African Teenager Wows M.I.T. (and Other Innovators Changing Africa’s Fate) ~ via Open Culture, published December 3, 2012.
(via thnkrtv on YouTube, published Nov 16, 2012)
A Real-Life Pixar Lamp That Interacts With The World Around It ~ via FastCo.Design, published December 4, 2012.
Artist Ken Butler Turns One Man’s Trash Into Another Man’s Quirky Stringed Instrument ~ via Open Culture, published December 3, 2012.
Remembering Jazz Legend Dave Brubeck (RIP) with a Very Touching Musical Moment ~ via Open Culture, published December 5, 2012.
(via afahsu on YouTube, published November 4 2007)
Strange, Beautiful and Unexpected: Planned Cities Seen From Space ~ via Wired, published November 29, 2012.
Feather Art by Chris Maynard ~ Washington-based artist Chris Maynard uses the forms and patterns of feathers to create intricate cutouts of large flocks of birds. Using fine eye surgery forceps, scalpels, and magnifiers, Chris carefully cuts and arranges the feathers guiding each piece to honor something about the feather and bird that grew it. via Junkculture, published December 4, 2012.
Amazing Photos Of Animals In The Wild, Snapped By Hidden Automatic Cameras ~ Rethinking…* animal specimens: The Smithsonian’s Wild project uses advanced automated cameras to capture images of animals in their natural habitats as they go about their day. It’s a much better kind of specimen than a dead, stuffed animal. via FastCo.Exist, published November 27, 2012.
Infographic: 100 Leaders in Public Interest Design ~ via GOOD, published December 5, 2012.