Apple Studio Display 17” (2000)
CRT Apple Studio Displays in 17” and 21” sizes were introduced in January 1999 with VGA DE-15 connectors and “blueberry” and white exterior styling. In August 1999 the exterior styling was changed to “graphite” and white. In July 2000 the 21” model was dropped and the 17” changed to a striking “crystal clear” enclosure with ADC connector. Apple stopped selling CRT displays in May 2001.
Cornell’s campus on (Google’s) 8 bit acid.
Shah(s) look at how pretty your campus is on Google Quest.
Erected in 1964, this monument celebrates the early success of the USSR in the space race. The monument itself is of a rocket rising up on a plume of exhaust.
The base of the monument features a relief design that depicts all stages of Russia’s journey to space. It pays tribute to key heroes such as the rocket scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky and cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, as well as the contribution of the Russian people.
For any of you artsy types, this work is a great example of Socialist Realism.
SCP-261: Pan-dimensional Vending
SCP-261 appears to be a large black vending machine with no glass panel and a keypad on the right side. It was found Yokohama, Japan and its origins are unknown. When money is placed into SCP-261 and a three-digit number is entered on the keypad, SCP-261 will vend a random item.he number entered on the keypad has no effect on the item vended, nor has any pattern been detected. Items are always some form of “snack food”, and typically have bright, attention-grabbing packaging. If SCP-261 is used several times in a short period of time, is used while unpowered, and/or large amounts of money are entered before an item is vended, SCP-261 will start to dispense bizarre items. While still “food”, their suitability for human consumption is often non-existent. A full log of objects vended can be found here.
The Japanese, man. Here’s an example of what a “bizzare item” might be from this vending machine:
Money entered: 500 Yen
SCP-261 Powered or Unpowered: Unpowered
Item description: Unknown- A clear plastic package filled with water, with tiny Manta Ray-like creatures swimming in it. Attached to it was a blue tablet in a plastic wrapper. When the top was opened and the tablet was added, the water instantly froze with a loud pop. After the ice block was pulled out of the package, the ice turned to vapor and left behind the creatures, frozen solid. Each was described as having a slightly different flavor.
It’s big. It’s blue. It’s plastic. It’s a triangle.
It’s ugly. How do you go from something as minimal and simple as Square’s credit card reader to this?
Stratocam is a site that lets you take snapshots of images you find on Google Maps!
What’s even more fun is that you can rate each others’ photos.
*TIP*: To explore Google Maps, pause the slideshow. Scroll up and down with your mouse to zoom in and out. Hit the camera button when you find something!
I bought lego stickers for my keyboard but wasn’t ready for how much work putting them on would entail.
The Future of Food Packaging
Here’s a solution to our ever-growing plastic problem: package food and beverage items in edible packaging that’s actually good enough to eat. Dr. David Edwards, a professor at Harvard, is working on it. After creating Breathable Foods and an energy capsule, Edwards moved on to WikiCells, an edible packaging technology.
The WikiCells project began a few years ago when Edwards collaborated with French designer François Azambourg on an edible bottle that uses nature’s “natural packaging” as an inspiration for more artificial packaging.
Says Edwards: “The notion [of Wikicells] is that you are englobing liquid, foam, or something else in a soft membrane held together by food particles that are being connected by electrostatic charges to each other and to a small amount of natural polymer.” The soft membrane could be surrounded by a harder egg-like shell if necessary—something made out of chocolate, rock candy, or even algae. If that’s hard to imagine, think of it this way: a tomato and basil membrane that houses gazpacho, a chocolate membrane holding hot chocolate, or an orange membrane containing orange juice.
“You can imagine that the yogurt will have a fruity kind of membrane. It could be raspberry, cherry, blueberry. We make something that looks like mozzarella cheese, but when you cut it with a spoon it’s all yogurt inside,” he says. […]
This is the same guy that created AeroShot, a shot of energy in powder-form.
Guess who’s gonna start jogging soon!?
ABC - A Videogame Story
Artist’s note: A creative alphabet based on the binari code made to show the videogames world. Every character was formed by an ambigram and drawn like the videogames they were inspired from. The ABC that we produced is a little book formed using two floppy discs and transparent slides to display each letter in a more effective way (similar to the pc screen).
Since Apple introduced the iPad in January of 2010, the rest of its competition has been trying desperately to play catch-up. If you’re curious, here’s how tablet design looked before and after the iPad was introduced. As you can see it’s pretty self-explanatory. Apple innovated, everyone else reiterated.
this new cover photo pleases me greatly.