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Visual Bits #337 > Can You Feel The Beet?

Tuesday 12.18.2012 , Posted by

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Earthy European Dwellings Go Off the Grid

Tuesday 11.13.2012 , Posted by

There are so many reasons to head for the country and live lightly on the earth: from protecting our fragile environment, to leaving the speed and stress of city life behind, or just getting to live by your own rules. Photographer Immo Klink has an ongoing project which captures the dwellings of people around Europe who have made the challenging decision to step outside the confines of industrial society, creating their own homes out of the natural world at hand. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #304 > If You Could, Wood You?

Friday 11.02.2012 , Posted by

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Galactic Typography Galaxifies Your Message

Saturday 09.15.2012 , Posted by

Have you ever wished the universe would write a message in the sky to let you know what this is all about? Well that’s probably not going to happen without the aid of some psychedelics, but you CAN create your own messages out of galaxies with this fun generator by Galaxy Zoo! Using real images of galaxies that resemble letters in the alphabet collected from Sloan Digital Sky Survey and Galaxy Zoo astronomer Steven Bamford created a formula that will “Galaxify” user-generated messages or words! [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #176> Let’s Get Crafty

Saturday 04.28.2012 , Posted by



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Tracking Your Team Through the Baseball Season

Friday 04.06.2012 , Posted by

Here in the States, Baseball season is upon us and the country is looking forward to a long and exciting year of stolen bases, double-plays and epic walk-off home runs. How are things going to pan out for your team? This beautiful interactive poster helps you track the data of your favorite team, game by game, through the full season… by the time October rolls around you’ll have a full, ready to frame visualization of how your team faired, from first pitch to their final standings. [Read more...]

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Maker Spaces: Community Based Product Creation

Wednesday 02.08.2012 , Posted by

One of the most exciting new ways to bring products to market has a very community oriented vision: they’re called Maker Spaces. Much like Hacker Spaces, these are tool and knowledge sharing environments where people can experiment with product and business ideas, working on projects from prototyping and fabrication, to fine-tuning of products and even launching businesses. This video, shot by Self Made in Hawaii, is one of the better explorations of these new communal spaces, featuring an interview with Jerry Isdale, founder of Maui Makers. [Read more...]

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Tailor Make Your own Iphone Case

Monday 01.23.2012 , Posted by

Fusing the worlds of technology and craft, Korean design company Leese Design brings us the iPhone 4G DIY Case! Are you tired of all of the boring and repetitive designs on phone cases out today? [Read more...]

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Open Source: The Global Village Construction Set

Tuesday 11.22.2011 , Posted by

People around the world have aspirations to create happily sustainable, affordable communities, but often the lack of construction grade tools and vehicles derail their efforts: enter the Global Village Construction Set. The project was started by Open Source Ecology, a network of farmers, engineers and supporters. Together they are bringing to life a modular, DIY, low-cost, open source, high-performance platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different industrial machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts. That’s a mouthful, but this big project is making great progress and getting much deserved attention. [Read more...]

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DIY Film Makers Toolkit: Make Better Films On A Budget

Thursday 11.10.2011 , Posted by

With all the amazingly high quality video equipment on the market today, and at affordable prices, it’s now possible to inexpensively knock out some stunning movie quality film results. What about those overhead floating shots and smooth long pans though? That’s gonna cost some extra dough in equipment… unless you check out some of the cool hacks in this graphic “DIY Filmmakers Toolkit.” Especially clever in this beautiful graphic made by Column Five for Wistia, are the tips for reusing paper lanterns and wheelchairs. Film on! [Read more...]

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