Tag Archives: science-fiction

Edgar Martins || The Time Machine

An Incomplete Survey of Objectives and Semi-Hydro Power Stations

Shot between 2010 and 2011, The Time Machine is structured as a topographic survey of hydro-electricity generating plants in Portugal, Edgar Martins beloved origin.

Wealth Bros

In recovering a past of exciting technological innovation and optimistic belief in the future, these photographs suggest that they are not just about the generation of power but also of dreams and technological utopias.

Switch Games

Because the future announced is here now; and now we know that nothing has happened in the way that the ideological narrative of the modern wanted us to believe that it would – Flipped  you acknowledge the positive of that- THAT the projects that were completed WERE ahead of their time [haha, what a funny way of thinking!]

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Gettin into Pareidolia [loading 65%]

if we are not too scientific, we are too straightforward to be fascinated

pareidolia may have helped early societies organize chaos and make the world intelligible for our ancestors.

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!! The best percentage wins-

-until further notice!!

Simple def. [wiki]

Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon, and hearing hidden messages on records played in reverse.

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Evolutionary advantage-

-Carl Sagan hypothesized that as a survival technique, human beings are “hard-wired” from birth to identify the human face. This allows people to use only minimal details to recognize faces from a distance and in poor visibility but can also lead them to interpret random images or patterns of light and shade as being faces.

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muhaha..more to come ;)

Sci-fi? not even close..

Hey! if you think you are not being served what you truly deserve from life, taking a step forward and two back every single time..  WRONG PLACE.  dnt panic here is the WAY OUT

zup? FG playground for now, with real examples of hardcore locations of our world, that happen to be from abnormal to strange and back, making science-fiction seem ordinary..

Izu Islands – Japan

Off the coast of Japan lies a series of volcanic islands. Due to the air being full of sulphur, they were evacuated as recently as 2000. However, citizens moved back, despite having to wear gas masks for most of their day. This is mainly due to a pension provided by scientists studying the debilitating effects of the environment.

[Near future plans --> Paintball contest, Capture the Flag against the natives]

Neft Daşları, Azerbaijan

Neft Daslari is a functional city built 34 miles from the nearest shore. Located in Azerbaijan, the town began as an oil platform before growing into the sprawling megaplex it is today.

[Near future plans -->2014 Champions League Final]

Thames Town — Shanghai, China

Nestled near Shanghai, China, is a quaint-yet-fully-functional re-creation of a classic English market town. This is just the start, as plans call for similar towns themed after Sweden, Italy, Holland, German, traditional Chinese, Spain, the United States and an ecologically-themed town.

[Near future plans --> Economy Growth (Dam like)]

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Kowloon Walled City — Hong Kong

Due to an invasion by squatters, lawmakers turned a blind eye to this section of China from 1947 until 1973. Notorious for being completely run by gangs, the lack of building codes created haphazard structures never seen before. The sun never touched many of the narrow streets until the city was demolished in 1994. This was as close to lawlessness as non-celebrities could ever get.

[Near future plans --> Kill the CT]

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Linfen, China

Originally nicknamed “the modern fruit and flower town,” this Chinese city was home to the worst pollution of any metropolis on Earth. Before reform, belching coal plants continuously choked out the sun and citizens often had difficulty seeing their own hands. A crackdown on pollution and a switch to natural gas has resulted in dramatic improvements to air quality, which means citizens no longer have to wear black every day.

[Near future plans --> Hotbox expertise wins Nobel]

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Manshiyat Naser — Cairo, Egypt

On the edge of Cairo lies a community whose entire economic system centers around collecting and sorting garbage. The bustling area has shops, houses and even the largest church in the Middle East. We’re also guessing it probably has some of the largest homemade forts in the Middle East, too.

[Near future plans --> Online Laser Recycling]

Supercomputing Center — Barcelona , Spain

Inside a spectacular Spanish church sits an enormous glass box. Inside that glass box is one of the world’s fastest supercomputers. The public research center provides invaluable data to the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. [Near future plans --> private parties - Godlike]

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FG MEGA-Archive // Star wars original drawings

yo yo yo.

sunday chiin at the office and we were going around some of the gems in our library.

this next post comes straight from the realm of George Lucas, where fantasy meets reality.

STAR WARS ARCHIVE

If you enjoyed this post better check out the “Blade runner Sketchbook” (LINK)
If not, gtfo and update ur facebook status to “rip” LOL

Film // Babeldom (at I.F.F Rotterdam)

For our readers in Rotterdam we got something special to attend,

during the International Film Festival  :

BABELDOM

As a ‘science fiction documentary’, this portrait of a futuristic city is narrated by one of its inhabitants. The twist is that all the images in this found-footage film come from architecture, science and technology of the present day.

The future is already here.!

In many ways this is a follow up to Bush’s 1996 short film ‘The Rumour of True Things,’ now with a minimalist narrative thread running through the accumulation of high-tech imagery. Two lovers try to communicate, one from within, the other outside the city. Eurydice regained ?

Thu 26-1 to Sun 29-1, 10:00-17:00, Fri until 20:00 and Sun from 11:00,

Netherlands Architecture Institute, Museumpark 25.

The city is already so vast and growing at such a speed that soon light itself will not escape its gravitational pull. How then can two lovers communicate, one from inside the city the other outside? This is an elegy to urban life, a portrait of a city of the future, constructed from moving images collected all around the world from science, technology, industry and architecture.

BONUS

Google Store View // Virtual Tour of B & H

Google Street View is now Google Store View. A recently released feature of the well-known mapping app lets you go inside participating businesses remotely and take a look around. B&H’s giant photo and video store in Manhattan, above, is one of the first to invite Google into their establishments.

When you look up B&H on Google Maps (B&H Photo Video Super Store, 9th Avenue, New York, NY), you can click through a virtual tour of the space, zooming in and shuffling around the same way you would on any street view map. While the store is mostly empty, you can still see a couple of straggling customers who wandered in as opening hours approached.

“We thought it would be cool for people who can’t come to New York to be able to take a virtual tour,” says Bryan Formhals, B&H’s social media manager. “We wanted to create a bridge between what we do online and what we do in New York.”

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TO EXPERIENCE THE B & H

Enjoy

B&H officials had heard Google was considering the project, so B&H contacted them and offered to open their doors. The Google folks stopped by at 7 a.m. — two hours before opening — and scanned in the first floor of the superstore, using GPS devices to ensure the location services were accurate.

According to Formhals, Google told them they didn’t have the technology in place to offer street view on upper floors, but they scanned the second floor of B&H anyway. Hopefully that means the little orange man in Google Maps will soon be able to climb stairs, too.

via: wired (+)

Amazing no?

Excessive Workshop // why not ? lol

Well the situation is quite complicated here. I mean, I get your problem. You are chinese and found yourself in f*ckin Vienna! Yes, i know its cold. Then they told you… you had to do architecture and one day……the one and only…..THE HERNAN is coming to your city

FUCK YEAAAH!

You dont know any rules, but decided to break all of them.

FUCK YEAAAH!!!

lets replace this…

with THIS!

hahah fricking amazing!

I dont know..maybe im too dry to appreciate it or it was just a 3 day gathering to define who has the longest grasshopper d*ick..why not (?) in the end of the day

Conventional section & text following

“This project is based on two kinds of elements and their respective mutations. The white elements, which combine to form both the soft curvilinear and the hard straight body. They are the main structure and first layer of the enclosure. The black elements are more of an organic nature and work as the second layer of enclosure on the outside and as floors inside. The contrast and transition between these elements give the project its unique character.

The circulations of the tourists and pilgrims are separated. At the same time, different interior space for these 2 groups of people are created. The main Nave is on the top of the building and a bigger entrance square is created for the ceremonys during the year. The program inside the nave stays within the range a classic gothic cathedral offers, but the way how people enter the space and how the vision and visual impression changes when people move inside the cathedral becomes much more dynamic.”

 

EXUBERANT (x 3)

 

Note: we liked a few other projects which came out of this Austrian gathering. This one tho was 2 cool 4 skool and could not hesitate

ciao

FG doggger