Cameron Booth’s Transit Maps, featuring subway and rail maps, old and new. More on his blog.

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Nike Flyknit ‘Fit’ Installation by Universal Everything (@universalevery) / #Milan2013.

Nice to read a more technical write-up of an interactive installation, talking about the problems and solutions.

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Timelapse: Landsat Satellite Images of Climate Change, via Google Earth Engine.

More map goodness. Watch urban sprawl, glacier melt, deforestation and other wonderful works of man.

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Google Street View Hyperlapse.

Yowza. Take two points on a map, grab all the Google Maps images along the way and create an animation. You can grab the target and change orientation while it plays.

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The Man Behind the Google Brain: Andrew Ng and the Quest for the New AI | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com.

Interesting, there’s been a breakthrough in AI. And computers are about to get super creepy. All hail the Singularity.

Just after reading this article I heard about OpenWorm and this robot worm that can assemble itself. Coincidence?

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Lucida Dreams Come True: Kickstart a 21st-Century Version of a 19th-Century Optical Drawing Aid – Core77.

Oh man. All 2500 sold out. I was going to take care of all my Christmas shopping in one fell swoop. Oh well. I’ll see if the open source instructions work for me.

Read all about the camera lucida, a 19th-century drawing aid.

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Blackbody Lamps Use OLED Technology to Create Stirring Lighting Effects | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.

Another major breakthrough in light fixture technology: ultra-thin OLED. Some nice designs at Blackbody, but I think it can go much further.

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