Human rights organization Society for Community Organization recently commissioned a series of photographs showing what a number of unacceptable living spaces look like when viewed from directly overhead. "SoCO’s wide-angle photographs capture how cramped these spaces really are by showing everything within them in a single frame. The images were likely captured by simply fixing a camera with a wide-angle lens to the ceiling, and then triggering a shot remotely (the photographer cannot be seen in the image)."
This is a remix of the movie Ted. "Ted is one of those movies that just doesn't get old. The couch scenes alone are worth the price of admission. And although I didn't work them into the remix, Giovanni Ribisi and Joel McHale are basically perfect in this."
The Taiwan division of the U.S. Polytron Technologies has claimed to have developed a fully-transparent cell phone. Surprisingly, the functionality of the cell phone is almost the same as that of a smartphone. It can be touch-activated only on one side, but can display images on both front and back. The company has received orders to produce in batches within the year.
This is a material exploration of a multi-layered process using printer toner, and maps to create this butterfly. It took a couple of hours to carefully smash the ink onto the paper. It is created by artist Matias A Cena.
Video game director Leonard Menchiari and a small team of Italian developers are working on a riot simulator (RIOT) based on worldwide events. The project that will target iOS and Android devices first, with eventually PC and Mac ports following. You are able to choose which side of the protest to control, the riot police or a gang of rioters. "The main purpose of this project is to create a game that will get people to be interactive with two opposing forces during clashes between rioters and police while showing the moral aspects and viewpoints of both sides," the campaign states. The campaign has raised $1,000 of its $15,000 flexible funding goal.