Arts & Design

Painting the future

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A short film featuring Syd Mead, concept artist for Blade Runner, Tron, and Aliens, shows a master visual futurist at work. Video after the jump.

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After the Fall

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Chris Beckman's short film "oops" stitches together appropriated camera-drop pratfalls from uploaded videos to suggest a network of serendipitous mishap. Video after the jump.

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E Ink strikes first with color e-paper display

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E Ink, the company whose displays power the Kindle and the Nook, is bringing the first low-power, ambient-light color display to market. Like its black-and-white reflective-displays forerunners, Triton promises weeks, not hours, of battery power. But the resolution of the new technology, at least for now, lacks the richness and resolution of its backlit LED competitors.

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Writing Ball Typewriter: The Curvy Steampunk Word Processor

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The Malling-Hansen Writing Ball was originally unveiled in 1867, featuring a keyboard layout which has long since been buried in the depths of time. Did you know that QWERTY keyboards were originally designed to deter typewriter users from overburdening the keyboard with speedy typing, which would, in turn, jam the keys? But who cares. The star of the show is ...

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The First Electric Lamborghini

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While Tesla is still the head of the class in terms of electric super cars, there are plenty of auto-enthusiasts and Lambo devotees who still don’t have an alternative green vehicle to add to their luxury car collection. Designer Andrei Avarvarii designed the Lamborghini Minotauro as a smooth and voluptuous green alternative to the angular and sharp design of the ...

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