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DIY Camera Made Out of Cardboard, LEGO and Duct Tape

Dominique Vankan wanted to replicate the Autochrome Lumière color photography process developed by the Lumière Brothers back in 1907, which uses dyed grains of potato starch as color filters. But first, Dominique needs a [...]

We Are All a Part of the Same Thing

For her entry in this year’s Positive Posters, Dominique Falla hammered this clever design out of a few nails and strings: For too long, people have viewed themselves as separate and I wanted [...]

A.I. DJ Gets An On-Air Job in Texas

If you thought the morning zoo crew on your local radio station were about as entertaining as robots, there may be more truth in that then you thought. One station in San Antonio has “hired” an artificially intelligent DJ named “Denise” to talk to listeners. Is this the end of the traditional radio DJ? Meet Denise. [...]

What is the International Monetary Fund? An IMF FAQ

© IAN LANGSDON/epa/Corbis The head of the International Monetary Fund was recently arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a hotel housekeeper in New York City. Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK to his friends), head of the IMF since 2007, is a political rival to French president Nicolas Sarkozy, and a well-known seducer of women (seriously, his French nickname roughly [...]

Turning Poo Into Perfume

In 1961, Piero Manzoni created created a piece of art called “Merda d’artista” which was composed of 30gr of net freshly preserved poo (his own) in a tin. Fast forward fifty years later, and we have this: hipster extraordinaire and artist Jammie Nicholas has turned his own poo into perfume … and selling ‘em! Enough of this [...]