Voronoi Wall

Jon McCormack:

The room needed special acoustic treatment due to a number of hard reflective surfaces and its use for seminars and video conferencing. [...] A river flow and degradation simulation was carried out resulting in a meandering flow pattern, which formed the basis of point allocation upon which the Voronoi architecture partitioning could be applied. Following the river simulation, the space was partitioned using the Voronoi algorithm and the subsequent polygons used as control hulls for B-spline surfaces.

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City Trashes Crisco Can Artist Installed At Fist To 'Ease Bankruptcy Pain'


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Best headline in quite some time:

"Local Newspaper Delivery Trucks Carry Nothing Of Value, Reports Local Newspaper"


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Plus it's a great looking skull-plate!

I eagerly await my neuro pals explaining whether this is merely super-snake-oily or super-duper-snake-oily... I'm also guessing it won't get me high, or let me see time.

Foc.us headset: "Overclock your brain using transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to increase the plasticity of your brain. Make your synapses fire faster."

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DNA Lounge: Wherein we need your help building a parklet in front of DNA Pizza!

Our Kickstarter for the parklet is live! Please pass this link along to all your friends, and contribute what you can. We've got some pretty cool rewards for contributors...

Parklet on Eleventh Street at DNA Lounge.

Here's the explanatory video, featuring many familiar faces from the DNA crew:

And here's a sweet animation of what the thing is going to look like:

Our Kickstarter runs through Tuesday August 20, which is only twenty-one days from now. That means it ends just a few days before a lot of our friends leave for Burning Man. I'm a little worried that the proximity to Burning Man might leave our constituents distracted, but we didn't really have the option of delaying the Kickstarter until afterward. That's just another reason we need your help getting the word out.

So please pass it on!


Jupiter Structural Layer Cake

The Earth Cake has been super-sized.

Our knowledge is mostly theoretical of course, but the gas giants are thought to have a core comprised mostly of rock and ice. This is surrounded by a layer liquid metallic hydrogen, and the outer layer is composed of molecular hydrogen.

In cake speak, this translates to a core made of mudcake, surrounded by almond butter cake, surrounded by a tinted vanilla Madeira sponge. There's a crumb coat of vanilla buttercream underneath the fondant.


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Parametric Expression: A Study Of Quantified Emotion

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A Most Unholy Architecture: Six Devil's Bridges

Prior to his career as a musician:

If the medieval legends are to be believed, the devil was a prolific architect. All around Europe are bridges known as the Devil's Bridge, each with a story of soul-selling deals and outwitting satan. [...]

Deal with the Devil: Story goes that the the ravine was too steep for mortal architecture, so the devil offered the traditional deal which was to take the soul of the first to cross. It ended up being an overly excited dog.

[ Spoiler alert: more dogs go to hell. ]

Come to the Atlas Obscura lecture series at DNA tomorrow!

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

So that happened.

Union Square is a terrible place for a show.

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