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Internet machine – Timo Arnall
"In this film I wanted to look beyond the childish myth of ‘the cloud’, to investigate what the infrastructures of the internet actually look like. It felt important to be able to see and hear the energy that goes into powering these machines, and the associated systems for securing, cooling and maintaining them." Looks beautiful: Timo's customary look in enveloping, three-screen 4K. Gosh. Also: the uses of stills-as-film is really interesting to me at the moment.
internet  infrastructure  environment  photography  film 
may 2014 by infovore
"Stino is a Sublime Text plugin, which provides an Arduino-like environement for editing, compiling and uploading sketches." Oh, hello.
arduino  dev  environment  ide  sublimetext 
april 2014 by infovore
How do I know China wrecked the Copenhagen deal? I was in the room | Mark Lynas | Environment | The Guardian
"Copenhagen was much worse than just another bad deal, because it illustrated a profound shift in global geopolitics. This is fast becoming China's century, yet its leadership has displayed that multilateral environmental governance is not only not a priority, but is viewed as a hindrance to the new superpower's freedom of action." Mark Lynas on the reality of China's actions at Copenhagen. Worrying.
copenhagen  china  climatechange  politics  environment 
december 2009 by infovore
The Story in Left 4 Dead - Steam Users' Forums
One great big massive thread in which the Left 4 Dead story gets dissected to death - with lots of excellent screengrabs - by perceptive fans. Good stuff: as usual with Valve, there's so much story in the world.
valve  left4dead  l4d  games  story  narrative  environment 
august 2009 by infovore
The City Is Here: Table of contents « Adam Greenfield’s Speedbird
"Goaded by Mike Kuniavsky’s publication last week of an outline to his forthcoming book, here’s a table of contents for The City Is Here For You To Use. It’s a little unusual, in that it takes the form of a skeletal argument, or maybe even an essay; I hope you enjoy it."
ubicomp  cities  architecture  urban  environment  adamgreenfield  networked  disruption 
february 2009 by infovore
Al Gore Places Infant Son In Rocket To Escape Dying Planet | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
"Al Gore—or, as he is known in his own language, Gore-Al—placed his son, Kal-Al, gently in the one-passenger rocket ship." Awesome.
theonion  superman  algore  satire  politics  environment 
july 2008 by infovore
MIT Class Calculates Carbon Footprint of "The Man" | Wired Science from
"The Man is not only keeping us down, he's got an annual 8.5-ton carbon footprint". An MIT class calculate the average carbon footprint of authority.
society  carbondioxoide  environment  pollution 
may 2008 by infovore
Grand Theft Auto IV's Aaron Garbut: Part 1 Interview // Xbox 360 /// Eurogamer
"We take interesting or representative elements and create something new from them. It's about taking inspiration from real places and producing something that captures the essence of it." Interview with Rockstar's art director on building cities.
gta  grandtheftauto  cities  architecture  feel  play  games  design  environment 
april 2008 by infovore
The Game Plan
"A solution framework for climate change and energy."
presentation  climatechange  environment  energy  saulgriffith 
march 2008 by infovore
Cradle To Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
"William McDonough's book, written with his colleague, the German chemist Michael Braungart, is a manifesto calling for the transformation of human industry through ecologically intelligent design." I took a look at Tom's copy a few weeks; looked good.
sustainability  design  manufacture  products  environment  industry 
february 2008 by infovore
EnerJar | The do-it-yourself power meter
"The EnerJar is an easy-to-build device that accurately measures the power draw of electrical appliances" Delightful - lovely form-factor (in itself, an act of recycling), simple to build, genuine usefulness. More like this, please.
enerjar  powerconsumption  energy  environment  electronics  hacking  diy 
february 2008 by infovore
apophenia: the absurdities of Davos
" became painfully clear that most business people are unaware of their role in the system... What I found was that many powerful people desperately want to help solve these problems but they seem unaware of their role in perpetuating some of the ill
davos  society  business  culture  global  environment 
january 2008 by infovore
Nigel's Eco Store Power Saving Meter
"This smart energy saving meter from efergy will enable you to monitor and calculate the cost of running your home or office lights and appliances, and so help you work out your carbon footprint." Not quite a Wattson, but cheaper, for sure.
environment  energy  power  electricity  meter 
january 2008 by infovore
Simple Solutions | A Better Course
"What else are you going to do with something you’ve just made, other than use it?" Empowering people as creators makes them more likely to look after/recyle a product.
recycling  environment  creativity  product  design  technology 
january 2008 by infovore
napkin vs. towel (tecznotes)
"It's hard to exaggerate how happy this makes me. It's a beautiful answer to the variety of wiping cloths we use day-to-day, and the place each occupies on a "dirt gradient" from snowy white bath towels to the pile of old rags under the kitchen sink."
product  design  technology  sustainability  environment 
january 2008 by infovore
IS - Dan Hill
Dan Hill: "The Well-Tempered Personal Environment" Dan's talk from Interesting South. Something to watch when I have a bit more time; it looks like a wonderful concept.
danhill  sustainability  interesting  design  video  environment  community  society 
december 2007 by infovore
Environments and the Rails initialisation process
"Though most people understand that your environment files are the key to answering some of these problems, how to actually solve them is not well known. I’ll attempt to clarify what to use and when to use it."
rails  rubyonrails  ruby  environment  development 
november 2007 by infovore
Pasta&Vinegar » Blog Archive » Pervasive gaming, laser-games and the "skatepark" model
Nicolas Nova on how to integrate pervasive gaming into the environment a little better.
pervasive  play  games  environment  design 
october 2007 by infovore
Noisy Decent Graphics: I’m a designer. Use me better.
Nice presentation reframing issues as design challenges, and questioning why designers aren't solving design problems.
design  business  environment  culture  talk  efficiency 
october 2007 by infovore
Drifting rubber duckies chart oceans of plastic |
Buoyed perhaps by the prospect of an end to their pelagic paddling, a flotilla of yellow bathtub rubber ducks, lost at sea when they fell off a container ship in the North Pacific in 1992, is about to wash up on Europe's western shores.
science  awesome  oceanography  chance  experiment  environment 
may 2007 by infovore
Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Kill a server, get a rebate
"Pacific Gas & Electric is giving companies cash rebates for using virtualization software to consolidate their applications onto fewer servers." Interesting approach to a global issue.
climatechange  economics  energy  power  server  virtualisation  environment 
december 2006 by infovore
Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Avatars consume as much electricity as Brazilians
Crazy. And, of course, raises the point that online worlds could be impacting on the real world via environmental damage and power consumption...
community  online  secondlife  environment  technology  climatechange 
december 2006 by infovore

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