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August 31, 2013

I spent a significant portion of this past week performing the identity of an expatriate Colombian citizen. In an effort to reclaim talent drained away by the War On Drugs and by the fifty-year-long internal conflict with the FARC, Colombia established a “born Colombian always Colombian” policy. I have dual citizenship. My documents, my papers, my bureaucratic manifestations of identity, had fallen – or were about to be – out of date. I had to present myself at the consulate in person to ensure that I was witnessed to be the being represented by the documents. Fingers were printed, photographs were taken, data was added to the base, fees were paid.


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August 31, 2013

gamefreaksnz:

Microsoft details Xbox One indie self-publishing

Microsoft has confirmed that indie developers will be able to self-publish games on the Xbox One.


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August 31, 2013

gamefreaksnz:

Microsoft details Xbox One indie self-publishing

Microsoft has confirmed that indie developers will be able to self-publish games on the Xbox One.


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August 31, 2013

uxrave:

This looks interesting. Just released today, a new book on Experience Design by Method.

to read


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August 31, 2013


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August 31, 2013

albotas:

Modular “Minimals” by Sebastián Burga

Peruvian designer Sebastián Burga has created these awesome modular animal toys called “Minimals,” in which can be put together and taken apart the same way LEGOs can.

The name derives, at a time, from the word “Minimalism” and the contraction of “Mini-Animals”. Certainly, they’re set out to expose the essence of toyness through eliminating all non-essential forms, features and concepts. Together, they create a pantone of colors, animals, clothes, styles and archetypes, encouraging people to find themselves between them.

These figures are clean, clever, minimal, and pretty large. Check our more photos at Burga’s Behance or blog.


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August 30, 2013

chicagoif:

EXOtique | ARCH 719. Performance driven design & Prototyping

‘EXOtique’ is the result of a one week, low-budget design progress through fabrication installation at the Ball State’s College of Architecture. One day was devoted to design, one day of Modeling in Rhino / Grasshopper and materials testing, and three shared days of fabrication, assembly, and installation with help from the students of the University.

White acrylic, white polystyrene and 55 IKEA cord sockets and bulbs are used for the sculpture that hangs on the ceiling above the foyer at the west entrance of the architecture building.

PROJECTiONE says:

‘Our intention was to create a simple, hexagonally based, component system that would act as a lit “drop ceiling” for the space, as the ceiling height would allow for quite a bit of variation in the surface. Everything was accomplished in Grasshopper other than the input surface from Rhino, this includes all unrolling for fab, label, patterning, and connections. Also, there was no hardware used for connections besides the given hangers for the lamp cords. This cut costs and allowed our materials to work to each other’s benefit. Tabs on the styrene lock into the solid acrylic connectors as a rigid sidewall, causing the material to bend within the component as apposed to its edges. This let all the components meet evenly and create a rigid shell after being connected. The lit hexagonal panels act as the hanger connection point for the piece, and a custom acrylic tab was created to hold the socket cable after being thread through the component, which attach to clips tied to the waffle grid.

Through the use of computational tools (both software and hardware) and good student help, we were able to crank out the project within 6 days. The installation will remain at the entrance for the time being and will then migrate to another permanent home within the building.’


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August 30, 2013

warrenellis:

cavempt


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August 30, 2013

In other words, the Indie Web movement has scaled back its ambitions and redefined success. Rather than trying to replace the silos, their aim is to build tools that let you not only house data on your own machines, but also share that data with other sites across the net. They call this POSSE, short for “Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere.” Will Norris’s WordPress plugin is a prime example.

Klint Finley at Wired. Meet the Hackers Who Want to Jailbreak the Internet

Via P2P Foundation.

(via protoslacker)

POSSE


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August 30, 2013