Humble Telescope designed by eness. LINK
"The Humble Telescope is an interactive civic sculpture that brings the wonders of space down to earth and into our cities, to encourage us learn more about the universe and perhaps appreciate our own world a little more.
Inside the telescope exists a 3D simulation of our entire known universe. Pointing the telescope in any direction immediately shows us what exists in that area of space, so now we can get a greater understanding of where the planets are and where we live in the Milky Way.
The Humble Telescope serves as an on-going reminder of how truly amazing our universe is, and how truly small we are in context. What better way to provoke thought and discussion concerning our existence, where we are going, and ultimately inspire us to care more about our home, Earth."
What is the color of the Internet? Designed by Antrepo4. LINK
What is the color of the Internet? This question is like "what is the weight of the oceans?". It is unanswered. First of all, Maybe we have to find the right answer for "How many websites exist? The question is difficult to answer precisely. Because the Internet is growing fast. 224,749,695 websites were indexed by Netcraft as of March 2009, in the August 2008 result was 176,748,506.
Before we started, we were aware of the difficulty to find the definition But we tried to find suitable answer about the color palette of the internet.
Want designed by the University of Washington Environmental Design class. LINK
WANT is an experience designed to help college students develop smarter spending habits and get savvy with their college finances
Four students from the University of Washington's Visual Communication Design program have developed an interactive retail experience that makes learning to save money an almost pleasurable experience. Their WANT store concept is inspired by actual retail environments. But in WANT, goods are substituted with advice on how college students can save money. Visitors come away not with lighter wallets, but with know-how.
WANT was developed through "Make Change", the featured project in UW's annual Environmental Design class. In the class, Visual Communication Design seniors and a small number of Design graduate students form teams of four. They are given the task of creating a fictitious exhibition or installation that creates a change that each team would like to see in the world. Teams must agree on a topic, conduct extensive research and target a particular real-world site to kick off their design process. Team member Francis Luu says: "Being in college ourselves, we decided to focus on spending habits and issues that we all face when trying to manage our money. It was a topic that we felt was very important and relevant, especially in light of what's going on with the current economic situation".
The "merchandise" inside the imaginary store is constructed from laserâ€“cut cardboard, and includes everything from coffee to electronics to apparel, each printed with a different tip on how to save money on that item. As in a regular store, visitors are invited to flip through clothing racks and browse the shelves at their leisure.
The use of cardboard emphasizes frugality, as well as the 'throw-away' nature of many goods, and creates a highly sustainable end result. Smart and sustainable thinking is emphasized by design professor Kristine Matthews, who leads the class. "The WANT team came up with a very clever idea that has great visual impact but at the same time minimal environmental impact. It's a powerful combination."
Matthews and the undergraduate student team of Donica Ida, Terry Liu, Francis Luu, and Ivy Sa and are now looking for an opportunity to bring WANT to your local shopping center. As Ivy says: "We think we've created something with great potential to inform and educate our peers. We'd love to see The WANT Store become a reality; for example it could temporarily occupy retail spaces near college campuses all around the country. Students can really use this information right now."