The MovinGenius envisions a future where there’s a special world wide web for cars

In Mohammad Ghezel’s vision of the future, vehicles communicate with each other, with the road and all the traffic elements on it, and even with a Traffic Center that’s dubbed as the WWVW, or the World Wide Vehicle Web. This allows the vehicles in Ghezel’s vision to avoid bumpy rides, collisions, and even traffic jams, as the cars employ an Anti-Collide System, where millions of cars can swarm together and drive right by each other without any impact. Since everything is in constant communicatio...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Automotive, Mohammad Ghezel, MovinGenius, Ghezel, Mohammad GhezelThis

Build your next iOS and Android app with Flutter

Mobile development is full of compromises. When you’re building a new app, you’re often forced into a difficult choice: do you build the same app twice—once for iOS, once for Android—so that you have a high quality experience for both platforms? Or do you create one app from a shared codebase that works across both platforms, but doesn't have the performance or user experience you were hoping for? Flutter offers a third way: enabling high-quality user experiences with excellent performance, alon...
Tags: Design, Dart, Barcelona, Developers, ARM, Flutter, Stateful Hot Reload, Abbey Road Studios Hamilton

Instead Of Trashing Or Replacing Its Old-Style, Stereotyped Colonists-Meet-Indians Diorama, This Museum Is Interrogating It

The American Museum of Natural History in New York has a 1939 diorama purporting to show a diplomatic meeting between governor Peter Stuyvesant of New Amsterdam (today’s Manhattan) and some Lenape Indians, and — not everything in it is wrong (Stuyvesant really did have a pegleg), but in 2019, you can’t call it accurate. So the Museum decided to make the diorama an exhibit on old stereotypes, with labeling explaining the differences between what’s shown and what’s known of the site’s actual hist...
Tags: Art, New York, Manhattan, American Museum of Natural History, Stuyvesant, Issues, SJ, New Amsterdam, Peter Stuyvesant, 03.20.19, Ana Fota

YD Design Storm #25

The YD Design Storm takes a look at products, services, and spaces that are storming the internet. The idea? To turn internet-storming material into brainstorming material! Scroll down for our collection of handpicked works from design websites, portfolios, and social media. Get inspired, save projects, pin images, or share links with fellow design enthusiasts!Watch this space for your digest of design brain-fodder… and an ever-evolving map of design trends!The Vessel by Hudson YardsS.M.O.K.E. O...
Tags: Design, Hermès, Best Of, Product Design, Gregoire, YD Design Storm, Design Storm, Hudson YardsS M O K E Onyx, Mathieu LehanneurService Trolley, Felicia FerroneTalisman, Elish Warlop Design StudioThe, David Tarcali

Drones are the new cost-effective way to monitor the environment

Conservationists, researchers and volunteers have spent countless hours on the ground keeping tabs on water quality in rivers across the country. Their work has been instrumental over the years, and new technology in the form of drones is making their jobs a whole lot easier. These unmanned aircraft, referred to as drones or UAVs, are easy to control and have become cost-effective in recent years. Environmentalists are using them to monitor ecosystems from the skies and are able to carry out th...
Tags: Design, News, Maryland, Virginia, Environment, Environmentalists, Drones, Pipeline, Federal Aviation Administration, Cunningham, Water Quaility, Ben Cunningham, Pipeline Compliance Surveillance Initiative

It Just Sucks: What It’s Like To Be Freelancer Worker In The Arts

Freelancers in the arts hit the instability jackpot. They enter a market with no money and ask for the scraps, billing for what the organisation can afford, not what the job is worth. Unlike employees, they’re never paid for the in-between times; they sometimes lose money in preparing for and delivering jobs, which employees don’t. And it’s probably the only industry in which taking on a PhD just to live off an associated scholarship – which one respondent to the ArtsPay survey reported doing ...
Tags: Art, Issues, 03.18.19

Moleskine’s paper notebook lets you draw in vectors right inside Adobe Illustrator!

Teaming up together to achieve the near impossible, Adobe and Moleskine have debuted the Paper Tablet, a book and pen combo that translates sketches on paper to digital sketches on Adobe’s software… but that’s not all. The sketches you make on Moleskine’s Paper Tablet don’t just appear as scanned images on your computer. They get vectorized within Adobe Illustrator, giving you an infinite set of possibilities to take your doodles and actually begin working on them in vector software.The magic ...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Adobe, Paper, Moleskine, Notebook, Tablet, Stationery, Creative Cloud, Illustrator, Product Design, Sketching, Wacom, Vector, PEN ELLIPSE, Moleskine Pen Ellipse

Kansas City Symphony Names A New Executive Director

He’s Daniel Beckley, who most recently was vice president and general manager of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.  Beckley succeeds Frank Byrne, who’s retiring this year after a 19-year tenure. 
Tags: Art, Music, Kansas City, Frank Byrne, 03.20.19, Daniel Beckley, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Beckley

What Exactly Constitutes ‘Cultural Democracy’? And Should State Arts Funding Be Paying For It?

Nan van Houte: “This is not an attempt to discredit cultural democracy; I am convinced that access to the arts and the stimulus towards personal creativity are basic human rights and needs. This is, instead, an attempt to analyze my growing uneasiness when I read yet another arts fund, council, or ministry in Western Europe is opening a strand for ‘everyday creativity.’ … Why? I am afraid that soon we will no longer have to fear for the instrumentalization of the arts, because the artists thems...
Tags: Art, Issues, Audience, Western Europe, SJ, 03.17.19, Nan van Houte

Is Music Strictly A Human Ability? Or Do Other Animals Have Musicality?

“Do we share musicality with other animals on account of the ‘common physiological nature of [our] nervous systems,’ as Darwin suspected? To understand the evolution of music and musicality, we have to establish what the components of music are and how they demonstrate their presence in animals and humans.” Music cognition researcher Henkjan Honing takes on the challenge. – Nautilus
Tags: Art, Music, Darwin, 03.14.19

Interesting read at O'Reilly - "Changing...

Interesting read at O'Reilly - "Changing contexts and intents: The internet itself is a changing context—we’re right to worry about data flows, but we also have to worry about the context changing even when data doesn’t flow." By Tim O'Reilly and Mike Loukides (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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For Brooke Davis, Craftsmanship is Where CNC Meets Handwork 

Texas-based designer Brooke Davis continues to "push the boundary of CNC as a tool" with her latest designs, including a quilted nightstand with a perfectly plush tufted surface made out of wood. Davis brings her background in fine art to her design practice and uses digital tools to push the forms she can achieve and impart a sculptural feel. Her process involves sculpting in clay, digitally modeling in the computer, and prototyping with a CNC machine until the design is finalized. While the CN...
Tags: Texas, Design, Davis, CNC, Pilo, WantedDesign, Brooke Davis, Flicka, Brooke Davis Craftsmanship

J.H. Kwabena Nketia, Father Of African Musicology, Dead At 97

“In a career stretching back to the 1950s and continuing into his 90s, Dr. Nketia wrote hundreds of articles and books in English and Twi, a Ghanaian language, on topics ranging from music theory to folklore, as well as scores of compositions. … His 1974 book, The Music of Africa, is widely considered a definitive historical study, and Ethnomusicology and African Music, a collection of his writings published in 2005, is used in classrooms throughout Africa and across the world. – The New York T...
Tags: Art, Africa, People, Kwabena Nketia, Nketia, 03.19.19

Big Money Is Now Flowing Into Podcasting— Is It Inflating A Bubble?

Just since the beginning of this year, Spotify has bought podcast producer-distributor Gimlet Media for $230 million and a $100 million startup called Luminary is developing a paid-subscription-only lineup of 40 new podcasts. As one exec said, “The capitalists are here!” Yet, asks Boris Kachka, “What distinguishes a boom from a blip — the beginning of a golden age from a spike of irrational exuberance?” – New York Magazine
Tags: Art, Spotify, Media, Gimlet Media, Boris Kachka, 03.18.19

Meet Anton Lorenz, the Man Who Brought Tubular Steel Furniture and Reclining Chairs to the Masses

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus this year, Vitra Design Museum is highlighting the work of a lesser-known yet key figure, the entrepreneur and designer Anton Lorenz who helped bring the promise of tubular steel furniture to life. The exhibition at Vitra Schaudepot in Weil am Rhein, Germany, titled "Anton Lorenz: From Avant-Garde to Industry," looks at Lorenz's legacy as the man behind the Bauhaus' "machined aesthetic." It traces his career, following him from Germany to the Uni...
Tags: Usa, Design, Germany, Berlin, Chicago, Furniture, Budapest, United States, Leipzig, Designer Profiles, Lorenz, Desta, Dessau, Avant Garde, Marcel Breuer, Max Planck

Ali Stroker Talks About Doing Broadway Musicals In A Wheelchair

In the 2015 Deaf West revival of Spring Awakening, Stroker became the first wheelchair-user Broadway actor, and she’s now playing Ado Annie (the girl who can’t say “no”) in the revisionist Daniel Fish staging of Oklahoma!. In a Q&A, she talks about what she sees her job as being (and not being) as a “mainstreamed” disabled performer, how she deals with a given theater’s accessibility issues, and showing the public a wheelchair-using character who’s also a sexual being. – Vulture
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Annie, Oklahoma, SJ, Ali Stroker, Daniel Fish, 03.19.19


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US Supreme Court Says UK National Gallery Can Keep Contested Matisse

“Three grandchildren of Greta Moll, the muse depicted in the portrait, had argued that the painting was taken in violation of international law and demanded that the National Gallery pay $30 million in compensation for the painting or return it. But last September, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York affirmed a lower-court decision that the National Gallery and Britain were immune from the jurisdiction of US courts,” and the Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal. – The Art Ne...
Tags: Art, New York, Supreme Court, US, Britain, National Gallery, Visual, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 03.19.19, Greta Moll

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life in these bamboo huts built on a remote Vietnamese beach

When it comes to completely disconnecting from the stresses of everyday life, sometimes it’s worth the while to really go off-the-beaten-path. Thanks to Vietnamese architecture firm, VTN Architects, now you can find a little slice of serenity in a very remote area of Vietnam. Located about 2 hours from the nearest port and only accessible by boat, the Castaway Island Resort is comprised of five bamboo guest huts, covered in thatched roofs and engulfed on one side by a verdant mountain range and...
Tags: Design, Hotels, Architecture, Gallery, Chi Minh City, Eco Retreats, Off Grid Retreats, Bamboo Building Materials, Vtn Architects, Eco-friendly Building Materials, Bamboo Hotels, Hiroyuki Oki, Vietnam Located, Building With Bamboo, Castaway Island Resort, Vietnamese Retreats

An Insight at the User Interface for Everyday Wifi

An Insight at the User Interface for Everyday Wifi AoiroStudioMar 21, 2019 Let's take an insight at the user interface for Everyday Wifi, a design by Linwu Wang. A designer based in Hangzhou, China. Unlike any Wifi helper application, the Everyday Wifi has been revamping the entire experience to facilitate the connection to a secure network without any effort. Especially knowingly when you are living in a country like China where there are billions of people,...
Tags: Design, China, HANGZHOU China, Linwu Wang

Striking Chicago Symphony Musicians Talk About What’s At Stake

We do not easily fit into the capitalistic system. And this is a good thing. The best things in life — education, medical care, love, nurturance —also do not fit neatly into economic life. – Jacobin
Tags: Art, Music, Chicago, 03.19.19

Egyptian Military Sues One Of Country’s Most Popular Novelists For Insulting President

Alaa Al-Aswany (The Yacoubian Building) is accused in the suit of “insulting the president, the Armed Forces, and judicial institutions” in a set of articles he wrote for the Arabic service of Deutsche Welle, Germany’s equivalent of the BBC World Service. Al-Aswany, who currently lives in New York, responded that the lawsuit is “a clear violation of article 65 of the Egyptian constitution, which states, ‘Freedom of thought and opinion is guaranteed.'” – Melville House
Tags: Art, New York, People, BBC World Service, Armed Forces, Alaa Al Aswany, Al Aswany, Deutsche Welle Germany, 03.21.19

Exploring Colorful and Abstract Illustration

Exploring Colorful and Abstract Illustration abduzeedoMar 21, 2019 I am a fan of abstract illustration, especially when it mixes 3D with some very simple geometry like the fantastic work of Martin Cusano. Martin shared a set of super colorful, yet beautiful artwork merging all the elements needed to a truly nostalgic look. From the gradients to the texture and patterns, some of those pieces reminded me of Brazilian Broadcasting TV in the late 80s early 90s. ...
Tags: Design, Martin Cusano Martin, Brazilian Broadcasting TV

Rachel Ingalls, Author Of ‘Mrs. Caliban’, Dead At 78

The daughter of a Harvard Sanskrit professor, Ingalls settled in England as a young adult “and began to publish short stories; her editor at Faber’s, Charles Monteith, said she was ‘a genius – not a word I use lightly’. In 1982 she published her masterpiece, Mrs Caliban, the tale of an unhappy housewife who gives shelter – and more – to a handsome sea creature who has escaped from a research institute. … [The novel,] largely ignored at the time, was republished in 2017 to huge acclaim and she w...
Tags: Art, England, People, Faber, Ingalls, Charles Monteith, Rachel Ingalls, 03.19.19, Harvard Sanskrit

‘Theater That Gets In The Way’ — A Company Puts Itself On The Front Lines Of Poland’s Culture Wars

Two years ago, the actors of the Powszechny Theater in Warsaw had to barricade themselves inside their building against conservative Catholic protesters angry about their production The Curse, about the suxual abuse of children by priests. This year, the company is following up with a staging of Mein Kampf. No wonder its slogan is “Theater that gets in the way.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Poland, Catholic, Warsaw, 03.19.19, Powszechny Theater

Developing New And Diverse Theatre Critics In A Town Without A Culture Of Criticism

The English city of Hull has a lively theatre scene for a town its size, but the local newspaper published only two theatre reviews in the whole of 2018, and the national critics rarely make it to Hull. Jamie Potter of the city’s Middle Child Theatre writes about how his company developed and launched a New Critics Programme to recruit and establish at least eight new critics over four years. (And they made a point of seeing that the writers they chose weren’t all, as Potter puts it, “male, pal...
Tags: Art, Theatre, Hull, Potter, SJ, Jamie Potter, 03.19.19, Middle Child Theatre

The Hashy bottle deserves to be in a contemporary art museum

If I asked you to imagine a water bottle, you’d probably think of a flimsy, disposable plastic PET bottle with a branding-label around its waist. Even if you go a step further to look at reusable plastic bottles or even metal thermoses, there’s an underlying design that unites all of them into an invisible category. This invisible category (which helps you differentiate between the bottle designs for water, or beer, or ketchup) is a nice guideline to follow, but more often than not, it results...
Tags: Deals, Design, Popular, Water Bottle, Product Design, Random, Perrier, Daniel Joo, Hashy, Daniel JooClick, Reusable Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

The BioLite Headlamp 330 is a NOTCOT favorite -...

The BioLite Headlamp 330 is a NOTCOT favorite - so thin, so light, and so bright (with no nauseating bounce) we've been grabbing it for everything from night dog walks, to working under a car, to camping and more! (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Chicago Symphony Musicians Strike Continues Into Second Week

There are no further meetings between the sides scheduled at this time. CSO President Jeff Alexander said that after no progress was made after lengthy sessions on Friday and Saturday, both sides agreed it would be “good to take a pause” in negotiations. On a small note of optimism, Alexander said that “there is room for movement” on the salary element of the contract. The CSOA is currently offering a 5% increase over a three-year contract while the union seeks a 12% increase over the same peri...
Tags: Art, Music, Alexander, CSO, CSOA, Jeff Alexander, 03.18.19

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