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Funny Looking Tower Generates 600% More Electrical Energy Than Traditional Wind Turbines

This technology is not really new in the science of fluid dynamics, however this is a new way to generate electricity, and if successful, promises to grow the wind energy in a more eco-friendly way than ever thought possible.

Funny Looking Tower Generates 600% More Electrical Energy Than Traditional Wind Turbines.

Arts and Crafts Movement

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“We do not reject the machine. We welcome it. But we would desire to see it mastered.” – William Morris

This is Not a Conspiracy Theory

“There is no conspiracy. Nobody is in charge.”

Here is a fascinating new project that looks into the world we live in and our human instinct to attribute a human hand and a human will to a societal structure that has gone beyond human.

This is Not A Conspiracy Theory is also an interesting approach to creating and funding a media project. Check it out.

“What we are now realizing is that we are guided, constrained, and even controlled by the systems we have made, by the rules, institutions, and technologies we ourselves created. And these systems have no ideology. They have no ambitions. They are not greedy. They are not good, and they are not evil. They are simply not like us.”

He came from outer space to save the human race

Opera Singer, Performance Artist, Rock Star: Klaus Nomi would have been 70 years old today.

When you’ve got an hour and half, check out The Nomi Song. The complete documentary is available online and you’ll see a New York you almost forgot had once existed or a New York you wish you had been around to see.

Those of us who came to New York, came here because we did not fit in to where we grew up. We were misfits, and the only place misfits could go was New York City and find other misfits and then just go wild.

~ Ann Magnuson

At the time when everybody was arriving and starting up, everybody was in the same boat. Nobody had any money. Everybody was eating pizza and doughnuts. It just wasn’t, it wasn’t about success. Everybody had the dream, but it just felt like we’re here for awhile together, and it was actually a really great kind of camaraderie that you have when there’s no threat that someone’s going to do better you you. Everyone was just exploding with creativity. Everyone was supporting each other and it was really art for art’s sake.

~ Kenny Scharf

And then there’s today. Nomi, we still need saving.

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Nomi Dietrich

Nomi - Who From Below

h/t: Fieth.com

Traveling in a Boeing 747 in the 1970s was pretty damn awesome

I think I even saw Endora in one of the shots.

#designporn

Traveling in a Boeing 747 in the 1970s was pretty damn awesome.

Bauhaus in a Nutshell

How Bauhaus is your house?

Wholock: Doctor Who/Sherlock Mashup video

Brilliantly executed mashup of Doctor Who and Sherlock

Obamacare Video: Drop It Like It’s Hot

The rap video for Obamacare that has Karl Rove’s panties in a bunch.

more at Crooked Liars

Today is World AIDS Day. It’s time to END HIV.

December 1st is World AIDS Day and the Abzyme Research Foundation is working hard to develop a cure. A revolutionary new vaccine against AIDS has been proven in the laboratory and is ready for human trials. You can help. Donate to END HIV.

Motherhaus had the honor of working on the back end of the Foundation’s ENDHIV site, creating an integrated system that collects donor information, handles payment processing, updates email lists and integrates with their Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. Check back for future posts explaining the pros and cons of the various platforms available to integrate your customer communications.

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East Meets West: Infographic Shows Differences Between Germans And Chinese 24 pics | Bored Panda

 

 

24 great infographs. Here’s how Germans and Chinese express opinions:

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While we are all so different individually, it seems easy to define people in groups according to tired stereotypes. Things get interesting, however, when different stereotyped groups collide – which is exactly what Yang Liu’s “Ost trifft West,” or “East Meets West,” is all about. Liu, a young artist from Beijing currently living in Germany, illustrates the social and cultural differences between her Eastern and Western worlds.

“Ost trifft West” is a series of infographic posters that make accurate and sometimes humorous comparisons between German and Chinese people. The infographics underscore important human elements like the perception of self, expression of opinions and mood. They also compare a few less-serious elements like behavior at a party or the most popular cure for belly ache.

Yang Liu says she is often questioned about her ways of gathering such content and whether she used interviews, research or theories. “The fact is that each single illustration is my very personal experience in the past 13-17 years, and this work was made as a documentation of my own life,” she said. As an artist who was raised in multiple cultures, she doesn’t feel like she belongs to any of them: “I am feeling myself more as a person, who belongs to all the places I have been”,- says Liu.

Website: yangliudesign.com

iDiot: toy robots hooked on smartphone

IDIOTS from BLR_VFX on Vimeo.

It’s not a secret we love robots here at BLR, so we wanted them to be the heroes in our latest promo clip. Luxury cars with powerful engines to drive through roads under severe speed restrictions, cable TV that allows us to pay to watch all kind of sports, all from our comfortable sofa, and of course, hyper expensive cell phones that do almost everything but making a decent phone call.

Yes, our happiness is based on things we don’t need and governed by entities we don’t control, so what? Sit down and turn on the tv!

The robots were taken from real Japanese robot model kits, and they now hold a privileged position in our freak museum. The bad guy spits real smoke out of its mouth! The environment is made of cardboard houses that were integrated with the help of camera tweaks. It all serves to the purpose of creating a dumb homogeneous atmosphere in which we’re defined by what we’ve got, that is, the same lame things.

Don’t take the message too seriously. This is a promo video we’ve done to laugh at ourselves. We all have an i-diot inside, and it’s so fun!

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A tale by Big Lazy Robot VFX
Music and sound design by Full Basstards