37 results for “The-World-is-Flat”

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)"…


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.…


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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