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webbys:

Beats by Apple
Apple just patented these earbuds that read your heartbeat. 

Gives beats and reads beats

webbys:

Beats by Apple

Apple just patented these earbuds that read your heartbeat. 

Gives beats and reads beats

ilovecharts:

SELFIECITY
Investigating the style of selfies in five cities across the world.

Selfies visualized #SoMeta

ilovecharts:

SELFIECITY

Investigating the style of selfies in five cities across the world.

Selfies visualized #SoMeta

yluk:

Cinematics by Pier Paolo Cinematics is a timeline of classic films and characters. It’s a experimental project that I did in my spare time. Check the complete project: http://ift.tt/1cToTBq My website: www.pierpaolo.tv All the sound was made by Marcelo Baldin (www.combustion.ws). He did a fantastic job remixing famous movie themes and blended altogether with a pinch of Aphex Twin’s Donkey Rhubarb. The Cinematics lettering was also made by me, and right now I’m working on a complete family for this font and I hope to launch it soon! If you liked this piece, you should definitely check this guys out: Ariel Costa and His Alphabetic animation (http://ift.tt/1hfE5QM), and Antonio Vicentini’s Camera Collection (http://ift.tt/1japbZ1). Special thanks for my big friend Ricardo Bess (http://ricardobess.com/www.pierpaolo.tv All the sound was made by Marcelo Baldin (www.combustion.ws). He did a fantastic job remixing famous movie themes and blended altogether with a pinch of Aphex Twin’s Donkey Rhubarb. The Cinematics lettering was also made by me, and right now I’m working on a complete family for this font and I hope to launch it soon! If you liked this piece, you should definitely check this guys out: Ariel Costa and His Alphabetic animation (http://ift.tt/1hfE5QM), and Antonio Vicentini’s Camera Collection (http://ift.tt/1japbZ1). Special thanks for my big friend Ricardo Bess (http://ricardobess.com/) and all the guys from Cafundo Studio.

emergentfutures:

Zipcar, Uber And The Beginning Of Trouble For The Auto Industry

There’s a good chance if you’re a city dweller and a regular Zipcar user, you don’t own a car. And according to a new study from Alix Partners, you’re probably not alone. Had it not been for car-sharing services, automakers would have sold about 500,000 more new cars over the past decade. And Alix believes another 1.2 million sales will be lost by 2021 as every new car added to the fleet of Zipcar, RelayRides and the like leads to a remarkable 32 personal cars never being purchased by regular folks. The problem for automakers is that’s probably the good news. The study, which was reported on CNBC, didn’t even look at the latest wave of taxi-style apps like Uber and Lyft, which make it even easier for urbanites to forgo ownership. So, just how bad can it get?


Full Story: Forbes

emergentfutures:

Zipcar, Uber And The Beginning Of Trouble For The Auto Industry

There’s a good chance if you’re a city dweller and a regular Zipcar user, you don’t own a car. And according to a new study from Alix Partners, you’re probably not alone. Had it not been for car-sharing services, automakers would have sold about 500,000 more new cars over the past decade. And Alix believes another 1.2 million sales will be lost by 2021 as every new car added to the fleet of Zipcar, RelayRides and the like leads to a remarkable 32 personal cars never being purchased by regular folks. The problem for automakers is that’s probably the good news. The study, which was reported on CNBC, didn’t even look at the latest wave of taxi-style apps like Uber and Lyft, which make it even easier for urbanites to forgo ownership. So, just how bad can it get?

Full Story: Forbes

designbinge:

Ba Baby Bottle Holder by Jason Martin from Canoe

designbinge:

Ba Baby Bottle Holder by Jason Martin from Canoe

Lighting up my two. #lacma #latergram

Lighting up my two. #lacma #latergram

"scrolling is a continuation; clicking is a decision."

emergentfutures:

LinkedIn Opens a Volunteer Space


LinkedIn’s new volunteer marketplace at volunteer.linkedin.com has launched with searchable postings for unpaid volunteer positions around the world. More than 330 of the initial postings were for positions at U.S.-based, 501(c)(3) organizations, with 22 of the postings for positions in the United Kingdom.

Full Story: HERE

emergentfutures:

LinkedIn Opens a Volunteer Space

LinkedIn’s new volunteer marketplace at volunteer.linkedin.com has launched with searchable postings for unpaid volunteer positions around the world. More than 330 of the initial postings were for positions at U.S.-based, 501(c)(3) organizations, with 22 of the postings for positions in the United Kingdom.

Full Story: HERE

mothernaturenetwork:

What happens to a Coke can in lava?Armed with two cameras and plenty of free time, a veteran lava photographer on Hawaii’s Big Island refuses to let this important scientific question go unanswered.
Watch the video.

mothernaturenetwork:

What happens to a Coke can in lava?
Armed with two cameras and plenty of free time, a veteran lava photographer on Hawaii’s Big Island refuses to let this important scientific question go unanswered.

Watch the video.

futurejournalismproject:

Facebook v Princeton: Who You Got?
Princeton punches first, via The Guardian:

Facebook has spread like an infectious disease but we are slowly becoming immune to its attractions, and the platform will be largely abandoned by 2017, say researchers at Princeton University.
The forecast of Facebook’s impending doom was made by comparing the growth curve of epidemics to those of online social networks. Scientists argue that, like bubonic plague, Facebook will eventually die out.
The social network, which celebrates its 10th birthday on 4 February, has survived longer than rivals such as Myspace and Bebo, but the Princeton forecast says it will lose 80% of its peak user base within the next three years…
…”Ideas, like diseases, have been shown to spread infectiously between people before eventually dying out, and have been successfully described with epidemiological models,” the authors claim in a paper entitled Epidemiological modelling of online social network dynamics.

Facebook punches back:

In keeping with the scientific principle “correlation equals causation,” our research unequivocally demonstrated that Princeton may be in danger of disappearing entirely…
…[Trends suggest] that Princeton will have only half its current enrollment by 2018, and by 2021 it will have no students at all, agreeing with the previous graph of scholarly scholarliness. Based on our robust scientific analysis, future generations will only be able to imagine this now-rubble institution that once walked this earth.

Read through for Facebook’s assorted charts and graphs to back its claims.
The Princeton paper is available via arXiv (PDF)

futurejournalismproject:

Facebook v Princeton: Who You Got?

Princeton punches first, via The Guardian:

Facebook has spread like an infectious disease but we are slowly becoming immune to its attractions, and the platform will be largely abandoned by 2017, say researchers at Princeton University.

The forecast of Facebook’s impending doom was made by comparing the growth curve of epidemics to those of online social networks. Scientists argue that, like bubonic plague, Facebook will eventually die out.

The social network, which celebrates its 10th birthday on 4 February, has survived longer than rivals such as Myspace and Bebo, but the Princeton forecast says it will lose 80% of its peak user base within the next three years…

…”Ideas, like diseases, have been shown to spread infectiously between people before eventually dying out, and have been successfully described with epidemiological models,” the authors claim in a paper entitled Epidemiological modelling of online social network dynamics.

Facebook punches back:

In keeping with the scientific principle “correlation equals causation,” our research unequivocally demonstrated that Princeton may be in danger of disappearing entirely…

…[Trends suggest] that Princeton will have only half its current enrollment by 2018, and by 2021 it will have no students at all, agreeing with the previous graph of scholarly scholarliness. Based on our robust scientific analysis, future generations will only be able to imagine this now-rubble institution that once walked this earth.

Read through for Facebook’s assorted charts and graphs to back its claims.

The Princeton paper is available via arXiv (PDF)

This is the ish dot com
vizualize:

Robo-boogie

This is the ish dot com

vizualize:

Robo-boogie

(via ilovecharts)

frostingpeetaswounds:

i laughed so hard at the “i don’t know” and “something is wrong”

frostingpeetaswounds:

i laughed so hard at the “i don’t know” and “something is wrong”

theatlantic:

Almost No Americans Die from Lightning Strikes Anymore. Why?

In the middle of the 20th century, hundreds of Americans died each year from lightning strikes. Now, fewer than 30 do. What gives?
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

theatlantic:

Almost No Americans Die from Lightning Strikes Anymore. Why?

In the middle of the 20th century, hundreds of Americans died each year from lightning strikes. Now, fewer than 30 do. What gives?

Read more. [Image: Reuters]