3 results for “Noosphere”

Welcome to the Anthropocene

Rolf Coppens
May 8th 2012

Watch human and urban life evolve in this 3-minute journey through the last 250 years of our history, starting at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.…

Let the Algorithms Roam Free

Bastiaan Ekeler
July 28th 2011

In this TED talk, Kevin Slavin explains how computer algorithms are breaking free of their virtual habitats and changing the physical world to their liking. Through algorithms, humans are starting to understand the physics of culture. Can we use that knowledge to our advantage, or are we just spectators of a game we don't quite know the rules of?…

Street View of the United States

Van Mensvoort
July 18th 2011

The All Streets map visualizes of all the 240 million individual road segments in the United States. Although no other features — outlines, cities, or types of terrain — are marked, canyons and mountains emerge as the roads are layed around them.…

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Although no other features — outlines, cities, or types of terrain — are marked, canyons and mountains emerge as the roads are layed around them.Roadless terrain forms the topography of the Appalachian Mountains.San Francisco. A detail of the West Coast shows the scarcity of roads in mountainous areas, punctuated by the densely populated Bay Area.Get your copy for only $30. 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