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The Environmentally-Lit Interface: A Quantum Leap Forward
"An environmentally-lit interface takes information from the environment around the device and uses it to render physically-accurate things on the screen. It appears as if the lights around you are shining on the things on the screen. If the lighting in your room is bright, then the things on your screen are brightly lit."
design  userinterface  ios  environment  sensors 
january 2019 by garrettc
moon hoon
"moon hoon is a korean architect who also goes by the name 'moonbalsso'. based in seoul, moon hoon is known for his playful and distinctive style of design."
architecture  design  inspiration  designthinking  environment 
june 2018 by garrettc
DATA WALKING
"a funded research project exploring the potential of walking to gather environmental data and through multiple walks and visualisations build a rich picture of that area. The project examines technology and tools for creative data gathering and experimenting with data visualisation, to create tools, gain insight, and share knowledge"
data  mapping  maps  visualisation  walking  exploration  environment  society 
april 2018 by garrettc
Interactive Database of the World's River Basins
"This database provides the first-ever compilation of the world’s river basins developed specifically for corporate disclosure. It features a comprehensive list of river basins worldwide, including their names, boundaries, and other helpful information."
database  geography  reference  world  rivers  geodata  map  environment 
november 2017 by garrettc
Copper
Photoreal visualisation of the amount of ore extracted from copper mines
environment  mining  cgi  photography  visualisation 
august 2017 by garrettc
Atlas for the End of the World
"Coming almost 450 years after the world's first Atlas, this Atlas for the End of the World audits the status of land use and urbanization in the most critically endangered bioregions on Earth. It does so, firstly, by measuring the quantity of protected area across the world's 36 biodiversity hotspots in comparison to United Nation's 2020 targets; and secondly, by identifying where future urban growth in these territories is on a collision course with endangered species.

By bringing urbanization and conservation together in the same study, the essays, maps, data, and artwork in this Atlas lay essential groundwork for the future planning and design of hotspot cities and regions as interdependent ecological and economic systems."
culture  economics  future  environment  society  earth  atlas  geography  data  geodata 
june 2017 by garrettc
Atlas Obscura | Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations
"Definitive guidebook and friendly tour-guide to the world's most wondrous places. Travel tips, articles, strange facts and unique events."
culture  environment  geography  travel  weird 
october 2016 by garrettc
Notice.city
"Notice is a family of three online electronic devices that provide an on­street communication platform for planning applications and other city notices, replacing the text­–heavy sheets of paper that currently reside on lamp posts throughout cities."
city  device  government  society  technology  environment  prototype  designthinking  inspiration 
october 2016 by garrettc
The New Panama Canal: A Risky Bet
After a Spanish-led consortium won the right to build locks for bigger ships at a rock-bottom price, internal arguments soon gave way to larger problems.
politics  environment  business  shipping  panama  canal 
june 2016 by garrettc
Eat the Seasons
UK seasonal food information, tips and recipe ideas, updated every week
cooking  environment  food 
july 2015 by garrettc
DATA, — Stefanie Posavec
Physical visualisations of air quality.
design  art  environment  visualisation 
march 2015 by garrettc
Waiting for the sea
Fascinating piece on the vanishing Aral sea. Great presentation too.
webdesign  design  designthinking  presentation  scroll  bbc  story  aralsea  geography  climate  environment 
february 2015 by garrettc
Walk Score
Grades areas for local amenities
environment  neighbourhood  walking  wayfinding  home  tools 
july 2014 by garrettc
iSpot | your place to share nature
Classifying nature sightings through crowd-sourcing and bayesian keys. Part of the Open Air Laboratories Network (OPAL).
biology  environment  reference  guide  resource  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
november 2011 by garrettc
Green Volunteers
"The World Guide and Information Network to Voluntary Work In Nature Conservation" saving this for my Sister
world  travel  environment  volunteer  nature  activism 
august 2008 by garrettc
Abstract Satellite Images of Earth
"The images you see [...] were taken at the turn of the Millennium, when NASA’s scientists had a brilliant idea: to scan through 400,000 images taken by the Landsat 7 satellite and display only the most the most beautiful"
art  computer  earth  environment  nasa  photography  satellite  science  wallpaper 
july 2008 by garrettc
Development Environment for Drupal
Comprehensive breakdown of a drupal dev environment. Very closely mirrors my own experiences.
development  environment  howto  subversion  svn  git  drupal  tips 
june 2008 by garrettc
Pixar’s Brad Bird on Fostering Innovation
"It seems counterintuitive, but for imagination-based companies to succeed in the long run, making money can’t be the focus."
advice  apple  art  business  creativity  culture  design  development  economics  environment  ideas  inspiration  lessons  management  philosophy  process  leadership  lifehack 
may 2008 by garrettc
Creativity in the workplace
Veerle talks about creating an inspiring work environment.
business  design  environment  creativity  inspiration  workplace  office 
april 2007 by garrettc
Will Self Walks
Will Self walks 26 miles from South London to Heathrow, flys to New York, then walks from Kennedy Airport to his hotel.
article  culture  environment  exploration  funny  interesting  literature  nyc  people  travel  writer  walking  book 
december 2006 by garrettc
The Big Here
You live in the big here. Wherever you live, your tiny spot is deeply intertwined within a larger place, imbedded fractal-like into a whole system called a watershed, which is itself integrated with other watersheds into a tightly interdependent biome.
article  awareness  blog  community  culture  education  geography  information  nature  philosophy  science  social  environment  maps 
july 2006 by garrettc

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