Archive for August, 2010
The experience can be processor heavy however it is thoroughly worthwhile. Truly visionary art.
This is truly fucked up. A camouflaged delivery van that captures x-ray imaging of it’s surroundings.
Check out some other really cool info-graphic videos from the Hungry Beast series.
In an astonishing discovery, archeologists digging in Afar, Ethiopia have discovered stone tools that are over 3,4000,000 years old. These tools were used for butchering animals, rending meat from bone and accessing the sweet, highly nutritious marrow inside.
Archeologists conjecture from their placement and age that the tools were originally used by apelike human anscestors, Australopithecus afarensis. The most well known specimen of these is
“Lysergic” “Lucy”, named after the Beatles song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”.
The Afar region of Ethiopia is also unique because it is currently rifting apart to create a new ocean.
Humans and our ancestors have been using technology (anything that’s not part of our biological package) for 3.4 million years. Now we see that the earliest tools originated from a region that is ripping apart and will soon be under water.
Currently, it is believed that proto-urban settlements originated in the Middle East around 5000 BCE, followed by settlements on the Nile and Indus rivers.
In the last 7000 years we’ve progressed from inventing agriculture, architecture, art and writing to casually cruising around in airships and instantly accessing the collected wealth of all human information from anywhere.
What’s the math on that? For 3,393,000 years nothing happened?
Approaching logical conjecture zone.
There is a large field of study in which researchers posit that civilization, megalithic structures, and astronomical technology predate the last Ice Age. Theoretically, civilization flourished before the great flood that raised sea levels when Ice Age glaciers melted and destroyed all coastal communities. Examples of underwater sites include…
Dwarka off the west coast of India:
Yonaguni Monument off the east coast of Japan.
Kumari Kandam, a landmass south of Sri Lanka.
A large complex of urban ruins off the coast of Cuba.
And even part of Alexandria, Egypt, once the pinnacle of civilization, is underwater.
Most recently Eric Schmidt, head of Google, said that humans are now doubling the amount of information we accumulated, from the beginning of technology up to 2003, every two days. That’s 3.4 million years of information we create every two days!
Maybe this is all just something to ponder and talk about at parties.
Or maybe it’s something else….
Journalist Carl Honore believes the Western world’s emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there’s a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their all-too-modern lives.
‘We used to dial, now we speed-dial.
We used to read, now we speed-read.
We used to walk, now we speed-walk.
We used to date, now we speed-date.’
In this unmissable look at the magic of comics, Scott McCloud bends the presentation format into a cartoon-like experience, where colorful diversions whiz through childhood fascinations and imagined futures that our eyes can hear and touch.