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    Design Media Arts at UCLA
    In the 1970s space colonies were considered to be a viable alternative to a life restricted to planet Earth. The design of cylindrical space...
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    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.


    (image from designverb)

    Creator: Jeff Han, research scientist from New York University's Courant Institute
    What: a multi-touch screen interface

    This Perceptive Pixel project interface throws away the idea of using a keyboard and mouse altogether, settling instead for a more natural means through its multi-touch screen. Users sort, navigate, and create through a series of different hand gestures drawn across the screen. It's very reminiscent of the kind of computing technology introduced in Steven Spielberg's Minority Report.

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    + (additional article at FastCompany.com)
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    (Image from The Cool Hunter)

    What: A mobile ad campaign for The American Red Cross currently roaming the streets of San Francisco

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    A simple optical illusion can so easily and drastically alter our perceptions and emotions.
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    (Images from PingMag)

    Vertical Garden
    Created by Patrick Blanc
    www.verticalgardenpatrickblanc.com

    Blanc has been introducing a different kind of perversion of nature within architecture, in which the greens coat building surfaces like organic wallpaper. Through careful maintenance, the plants hardly damage the buildings they thrive upon. At the same time they require virtually no soil, as Blanc has stated himself that the only basic requirements are water and the mineral nutrients dissolved in it that are essential to their survival.
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    Architect: Jean Nouvel
    Completed: 1987
    Location: Paris, France

    The metal screen laid over the glass facade of the AWI building houses several motorized apertures that open and close to allow entrance of natural light from outside, constantly altering the interior spaces through random filtration. The apertures function according to weather conditions and the season of the year.
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    The last couple of years within the gaming industry have presented some interesting new ideas on how we play with our environments:



    Pikmin
    Year: 2001
    Company: Nintendo
    Platform: GameCube
    www.pikmin.com

    A game whose concept revolved around an alien planet in which the player coordinated behavior of the native elemental, plant-like creatures of the same title to aid in the retrieval of spaceship parts.

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    Katamari Damacy
    Year: 2004
    Company: Namco
    Platform: Playstation 2
    katamari.namco.com

    As a character called the "Prince," players collect objects from Earth to create new stars in space by rolling a "katamari." The process of accumulating virtually everything visible in the world with the katamari happens through a kind of snowball effect.

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    Spore
    Year: (not yet released)
    Company: EA Games
    Platform: PC
    www.spore.com

    Designed by Will Wright (best known for creating the Sims series), Spore is an evolutionary game that oversees development and progression of a player-generated species across multiple stages, from the molecular phase to that of realizing civilization.

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