Production Mix – Jaako The Boiler Room

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in music | No Comments

Mixes have to correspond with the time of day for me. Adam Freeland is fantastic when the sun is down, but just too much for me in the morning. Mornings are more soft, smooth, and consistent but nuanced- think Com Truise, College, or Todd Terje. Jaako Eino Kalevi is absolutely a morning mix, an eclectic blend of otherworldly sounds, synth-pop somberness, and some surreal musical textures . Check out his live set for The Boiler Room below and enjoy…
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Friday Eye Candy – Simon Schubert

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in fridayEyeCandy | No Comments

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Meerkat GIS Address Lookup

Since posting last week about Nathan Lowe’s amazing Meerkat GIS, I found this tutorial on how to position your Meerkat Shapefile through an address lookup. Enjoy!
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TT Toolbox for GH

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Grasshopper | No Comments

Engineering behemoths Thornton Tomasetti put out their TT Toolbox GH component early last year, but a student of mine recently shared their new release with me. Their new release builds off of their solid spreadsheet and structural capabilities with an interesting twist- they now can read Google Sheets in real time. This is not just exciting for OpenOffice aficionados, but produces some interesting possibilities due to Google Sheets’ nature of being web-hosted. Nathan Miller has had components with a robust ability to interface with server-based data for a while, but the TT Toolbox’s ability to interface with Google Drive instead of a complex MySQL server opens the door for web-based and remote form generation, as shown below:
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Starlings at Sunset

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in computational ecologies, data mapping | No Comments

RISD Professor Dennis Hlynsky uses a digital sampling technique to show the flight paths of birds and insects in this incredible video. Hlynsky describes this patterning as a look at “the dynamics of creatures with small brains who come together on mass.” Truly intriguing work with interesting implications for representational techniques for GPS-based urban analysis.
Passed along by ::Catherine Page Harris.

GENERATOR For GH

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in architecture, Grasshopper | No Comments

This is pretty amazing- GENERATOR not only preps GH data for web-viewing, but it also preserves the slider functionality… Pretty amazing stuff. Download here.
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Meerkat GIS for GH

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Meerkat GIS is a GH component that loads GIS shapefiles into the Grasshopper environment. The unique element of Meerkat is its ability to prepare and crop GIS shapefiles before loading them into GH, keeping the size of the data to a minimum and keeping things light. Nathan really did a fantastic job of streamlining the interface between large datasets and GH. Download Meerkat GIS here and see Nathan’s tutorial below.
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The Collective Design Challenge

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in architecture | No Comments

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I met Darin Phare last fall at the Architectural Science Association conference in Hong Kong. His presented paper, A Semiotic Framework to Understand How Signs In a Collective Design Task Convey Information, was a fascinating description of a framework for crowd-sourced design intelligence. Two parts Christopher Alexander and 3 parts MIT’s Place Pulse, The Collective Design Challenge is now a live entity– and in need of contributors.

Sign up for the Collective Design Challenge by either checking out the website or their Facebook page.

Production Mix – Bals & Hesselink

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in music | No Comments

If a mix is sub-titled “80 minutes of Sci-Fi Disco”, usually I’m going to listen. This mix for Dream Chimney is a fantastic blend of 70s Disco with 80s synth and some serious Sci-Fi samples. Just more great euro Sci-Fi Funk along the lines of Mushrooms Project 2 and The Very Polish Cut Outs.
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Friday Eye Candy – Davide del Giudice

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in fridayEyeCandy | No Comments

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