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Dubai Globe: Sea versus Economy

Arnoud van den Heuvel
February 2nd 2010

When developers launched the globe project just off Dubai's coast in 2003, they hoped that the rich and famous would land there to populate the 300 islands.

Within five years Nakheel Properties leveled up 11 billion cubic feet of sand and 47 million tons of rock. However, a year ago (2009) the work stopped and now it looks like the project will never be completed. While officially the project has just been delayed, the obvious conclusion would be that it …

First tweet from space

Arnoud van den Heuvel
January 22nd 2010

That's one small tweet for man, one giant tweet for mankind.

The virtual realm has physically expanded once again as Timothy Creamer a.k.a. Astro_TJ made Twitter history by being the first person to tweet live from space.

Quote: twitter.com/NASA_Astronauts: "Hello Twitterverse! We r now LIVE tweeting from the International Space Station -- the 1st live tweet from Space! (cont)"…

Colalife

Rolf Coppens
December 27th 2009


Coca-Cola© succeeds in what most NGO's try to achieve: getting the goods to the poor in the 3rd world  Africa. For most people there, a Coke is easier to get and cheaper than a bottle of drinking water. One might say that we shouldn't encourage them to drink that much Coke, but we can also use the system. Colalife© aims to use the efficiency of the Coca-Cola distribution chain to ship medicines to the places that need them. Parasiting …

No Signal

Arnoud van den Heuvel
September 27th 2009

As technology evolves, people are more and more depending on it to function properly. But the nature of technology is that it needs networks, sources, software, batteries and signal. Once these conditions fail, horror scenarios unfold for those who depend...

Supercut video by fourfour.typepad.com | Related: Cellphone Minutes, the Next Currency, Crackberry Addicts, Handset gets taken to the grave.…

Pantonebow

Arnoud van den Heuvel
August 25th 2009

Wallpaper Escape

Arnoud van den Heuvel
June 9th 2009


Found sportswear ad, will be reality some day...…

The Internet Mapping Project

Arnoud van den Heuvel
June 5th 2009


Kevin Kelly -- senior maverick at Wired -- asks people how they see the internet and if they can, visualize it. Here is how:

"The internet is vast. Bigger than a city, bigger than a country, maybe as big as the universe. It's expanding by the second. No one has seen its borders. And the internet is intangible, like spirits and angels. The web is an immense ghost land of disembodied places. Who knows if you are even there, there. …

Unfolding the Earth – Myriahedral projections

Van Mensvoort
April 19th 2009

How can we unfold the Earth? Making a map of the earth is an ancient problem. For thousands of years cartographers, mathematicians, and inventors have developed methods to flatten the curved surface of the earth into a 2D plane. The main problem is that you cannot do this perfectly, such that both the shape and size of the surface are depicted properly everywhere, hence the result is never neutral.

Visualization professor Jack van Wijk developed a new method of unfolding

Ecology Safari

Hendrik-Jan Grievink
April 8th 2009


Peculiar holiday of the week.…

Windows XP Revisited

Arnoud van den Heuvel
April 3rd 2009

The most distributed image ever is being phased out. What remains is a hill in Sonoma Valley, California.

Charles O’Rear used to pass that hill almost daily between his home in Napa and his wife, Daphne, who lived in Marin County. He always carried his medium format camera.

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However, a year ago (2009) the work stopped and now it looks like the project will never be completed. While officially the project has just been delayed, the obvious conclusion would be that it is the economic recession causing the islands to gradually wash back into the sea.Above: artist impression 2003 | below: Nasa January 2010 Via: dailymail.co.uk [post_title] => Dubai Globe: Sea versus Economy [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => dubai-globe-sea-versus-economy [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-12-11 14:48:29 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-12-11 13:48:29 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://nextnature.net/?p=5933 [menu_order] => 2654 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 )[1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 5343 [post_author] => 251 [post_date] => 2010-01-22 16:48:10 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-01-22 15:48:10 [post_content] => That's one small tweet for man, one giant tweet for mankind.The virtual realm has physically expanded once again as Timothy Creamer a.k.a. Astro_TJ made Twitter history by being the first person to tweet live from space.Quote: twitter.com/NASA_Astronauts: "Hello Twitterverse! We r now LIVE tweeting from the International Space Station -- the 1st live tweet from Space! 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Colalife© aims to use the efficiency of the Coca-Cola distribution chain to ship medicines to the places that need them. Parasiting on the crates of Coke, the containers fit perfectly in the spaces unused. [post_title] => Colalife [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => colalife [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-01-09 10:23:47 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-01-09 09:23:47 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://nextnature.net/?p=3688 [menu_order] => 2682 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 )[3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 4007 [post_author] => 251 [post_date] => 2009-09-27 13:10:47 [post_date_gmt] => 2009-09-27 12:10:47 [post_content] => [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIZVcRccCx0[/youtube]As technology evolves, people are more and more depending on it to function properly. But the nature of technology is that it needs networks, sources, software, batteries and signal. Once these conditions fail, horror scenarios unfold for those who depend...Supercut video by fourfour.typepad.com | Related: Cellphone Minutes, the Next Currency, Crackberry Addicts, Handset gets taken to the grave. [post_title] => No Signal [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => no-signal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2013-01-30 13:36:47 [post_modified_gmt] => 2013-01-30 12:36:47 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://nextnature.net/?p=4007 [menu_order] => 2759 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 )[4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3855 [post_author] => 251 [post_date] => 2009-08-25 00:29:01 [post_date_gmt] => 2009-08-24 23:29:01 [post_content] => Pantone Rainbow 01Pantone Rainbow 02Pantone Rainbow 03Pantone Rainbow 04Never believed in pots of gold anyway.Related: Credit on Color - rainbow of credit cards | Datafountain - money translated into water | Ceci n'est pas une Roche | Faked Fireworks at Beijing Olympics | Media Sunrise | Greenvertising [post_title] => Pantonebow [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => pantonebow [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2009-09-01 15:50:41 [post_modified_gmt] => 2009-09-01 14:50:41 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://nextnature.net/?p=3855 [menu_order] => 2787 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 )[5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3560 [post_author] => 251 [post_date] => 2009-06-09 23:00:34 [post_date_gmt] => 2009-06-09 22:00:34 [post_content] => wallpaper escape Found sportswear ad, will be reality some day...(with magical goggles of some sort)wallpaper escapewallpaper escapeRelated: Recreation in NextNature | Big Ass Search Engine | If Giraffes lived in the US | Wallpaper blooms when the heat is on | ... [post_title] => Wallpaper Escape [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => wallpaper-escape [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2009-06-09 23:10:44 [post_modified_gmt] => 2009-06-09 22:10:44 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://nextnature.net/?p=3560 [menu_order] => 2863 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 )[6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3537 [post_author] => 251 [post_date] => 2009-06-05 00:10:53 [post_date_gmt] => 2009-06-04 23:10:53 [post_content] => mapping project 01 Kevin Kelly -- senior maverick at Wired -- asks people how they see the internet and if they can, visualize it. Here is how:"The internet is vast. Bigger than a city, bigger than a country, maybe as big as the universe. It's expanding by the second. No one has seen its borders. And the internet is intangible, like spirits and angels. The web is an immense ghost land of disembodied places. Who knows if you are even there, there. Yet everyday we navigate through this ethereal realm for hours on end and return alive. We must have some map in our head. I've become very curious about the maps people have in their minds when they enter the internet. So I've been asking people to draw me a map of the internet as they see it. That's all. More than 50 people of all ages and levels of expertise have mapped their geography of online."About the project | Download pdf and participate | View more maps;mapping project 02mapping project 03mapping project 04mapping project 05mapping project 06View more sketchesRelated: The first Map of the Internet | It's Nature... but not as we Know It | Periodic Table of the Internet | World Mapper [post_title] => The Internet Mapping Project [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-internet-mapping-project [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2009-06-05 09:38:46 [post_modified_gmt] => 2009-06-05 08:38:46 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://nextnature.net/?p=3537 [menu_order] => 2867 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 )[7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3381 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2009-04-19 17:04:23 [post_date_gmt] => 2009-04-19 16:04:23 [post_content] => Unfolding the Earth - Myriahedral projectionsHow can we unfold the Earth? Making a map of the earth is an ancient problem. For thousands of years cartographers, mathematicians, and inventors have developed methods to flatten the curved surface of the earth into a 2D plane. The main problem is that you cannot do this perfectly, such that both the shape and size of the surface are depicted properly everywhere, hence the result is never neutral. Visualization professor Jack van Wijk developed a new method of unfolding the earth: Myriahedral projections. The idea is take a map of a small part of the earth, which is almost perfect, glue neighboring maps to it, and repeat this until the whole earth is shown. Of course you get interrupts, but does this matter?Unfolding the Earth - Myriahedral projectionsThe video below shows ten variations, which tend to get stranger and stranger.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1xXTi1nFCo[/youtube]Read the entire paper by Prof. Dr. ir. Jack van Wijk: Unfolding the Earth - Myriahedral projections (pdf). Related posts: World View, Atlantis turns out to be interfacial artefact, Earth rise on Youtube, To boldly Google.., Sequoiaview. [post_title] => Unfolding the Earth - Myriahedral projections [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => unfolding-the-earth-myriahedral-projections [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2009-04-19 21:19:25 [post_modified_gmt] => 2009-04-19 20:19:25 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://nextnature.net/?p=3381 [menu_order] => 2915 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 3 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 )[8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3353 [post_author] => 7 [post_date] => 2009-04-08 20:41:08 [post_date_gmt] => 2009-04-08 19:41:08 [post_content] => Ecology Safari Peculiar holiday of the week. [post_title] => Ecology Safari [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => ecology-safari [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2009-04-08 22:26:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2009-04-08 21:26:19 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://nextnature.net/?p=3353 [menu_order] => 2927 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 )[9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3345 [post_author] => 251 [post_date] => 2009-04-03 07:43:51 [post_date_gmt] => 2009-04-03 06:43:51 [post_content] => windows xp revisitedThe most distributed image ever is being phased out. What remains is a hill in Sonoma Valley, California. Charles O’Rear used to pass that hill almost daily between his home in Napa and his wife, Daphne, who lived in Marin County. He always carried his medium format camera. It was hard even to slow down on highway 12/121. But one day, it must have been in January, he pulled over. After about a month of rain the sun comes up, and there is beautiful green grass. The weather during the winter can change dramatically. A break in the storm. Intense blue sky with cumulus clouds. Maybe later that day it rained.Blue was an important brand color already in ‘95. Clouds and sky being a common theme in many aspects of the product’s identity and collateral. Illustrating potential and opportunity.Continuing the cloud theme, but with added grounding. The horizon gives a sense of scale to the image. Makes it possible to imagine being there.Because of the danger of that road and where he was standing, he didn’t take a tripod. His camera, when handheld, needed to be shot at least at a five-hundredth of a second. Whatever that translates into on a sunny day. Probably 500 at 5.6.With property prices in Sonoma reaching $75,000 per acre for bare land, most hills were being developed into vineyards or homes. On this hill grapevines had been planted. But in the early 90’s a Phylloxera bug infested the grapes and made them unusable. The entire vineyard had to be pulled out. For a few years the hill was covered with grass. Green at the time of the photograph.Green was the second main color in the branding scheme and in the User Interface. Running late in the product development cycle. Looking for a nature shot. “The reality of real life”. The image matched the brand colors. It fell completely into place, in terms of sky, clouds, blue plus the green field.By the time the image was purchased, grapes had been planted again on the hill in Sonoma Valley.windows xp screenVoice over of an installation, titled: "After Microsoft" in La Vitrine, Paris, 2007 Based on interviews with photographer Charles O’Rear and Microsoft Design Team representative Tjeerd Hoek a.o.goldinsenneby.com | Related: FFR Digital Trashcan | Schöne Aussichten | The World is not a Desktop | [post_title] => Windows XP Revisited [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => windows-xp-revisited [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2009-12-21 21:16:50 [post_modified_gmt] => 2009-12-21 20:16:50 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://nextnature.net/?p=3345 [menu_order] => 2933 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 6 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 ))[post_count] => 10 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 5933 [post_author] => 251 [post_date] => 2010-02-02 22:36:52 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-02-02 21:36:52 [post_content] => When developers launched the globe project just off Dubai's coast in 2003, they hoped that the rich and famous would land there to populate the 300 islands.Within five years Nakheel Properties leveled up 11 billion cubic feet of sand and 47 million tons of rock. However, a year ago (2009) the work stopped and now it looks like the project will never be completed. While officially the project has just been delayed, the obvious conclusion would be that it is the economic recession causing the islands to gradually wash back into the sea.Above: artist impression 2003 | below: Nasa January 2010 Via: dailymail.co.uk [post_title] => Dubai Globe: Sea versus Economy [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => dubai-globe-sea-versus-economy [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-12-11 14:48:29 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-12-11 13:48:29 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://nextnature.net/?p=5933 [menu_order] => 2654 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 )[comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 36 [max_num_pages] => 4 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => 1 [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => [is_tag] => 1 [is_tax] => [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => [is_privacy_policy] => [is_404] => [is_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => ebe9407806218b5a60fa700cad9bc649 [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => query_vars_hash [1] => query_vars_changed )[compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => init_query_flags [1] => parse_tax_query ))
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