Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Future Toronto

Love this Future Toronto illustration by Mathew Borrett - an exploration of Toronto after a century or two of hard knocks for Spacing's 10th anniversary issue:

Future Toronto by Mathew Borrett

"I imagined it set 150 to 200 years from now. I didn’t decide on any one catastrophe having occured, but perhaps a long period of general instability and decay followed by the beginnings of a renewal. Obviously some kind of climate change has occurred, though not of a nature expected by science. A lot of people have understandably commented that the illustration is about global warming and rising ocean levels. However, Lake Ontario rising 30 feet is not considered a plausible climate change scenario. Honestly, it’s just a fictional conceit that looks cool and opened up some fun possibilities for me to play with."

Future Toronto by Mathew Borrett
Future Toronto by Mathew Borrett
Future Toronto by Mathew Borrett

Worth checking them out much bigger on Mathew's Flickr photostream

Friday, March 28, 2014

Cube Transformation



Manfred Mohr is considered a pioneer of digital art. After discovering Prof. Max Bense’s information aesthetics in the early 1960’s, Mohr’s artistic thinking was radically changed. Within a few years, his art transformed from abstract expressionism to computer generated algorithmic geometry. Encouraged by the computer music composer Pierre Barbaud whom he met in 1967, Mohr programmed his first computer drawings in 1969.

Manfred Mohr, Cube Transformation Study, 1972
Manfred Mohr, Cube Transformation Study, 1972
Manfred Mohr, Cube Transformation Study, 1972

Youtube channel here

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Typhoon HUD

BAE Systems Eurofighter Typhoon integrated Helmet Mounted Display (HMD)

BAE Systems Eurofighter Typhoon integrated Helmet Mounted Display (HMD).

"All those bumps on the back of the helmet are IR LED tracking lights. A three-sensor system above the pilot's head follows the orientation of the LEDs, understanding it as the angle and direction the pilot is looking. Both the plane's exterior sensors and weapon systems follow the pilot's gaze in real-time, allowing him to spot, track, lock onto, and fire upon incoming fighter craft and missiles using just his eyes and a few voice commands."

Via ianclaridge.net

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Turbulence

Experiment by Dr. Woohoo in a series that explores the relationship between a robot + a artist with the objective of enhancing what is creatively possible by combining the strengths of each, while using watercolors as the natural media.



Turbulence: Watercolor + Magic by Dr. Woohoo
Turbulence: Watercolor + Magic by Dr. Woohoo
Turbulence: Watercolor + Magic by Dr. Woohoo

Via prosthetic knowledge

Friday, March 21, 2014

Utzon's Orange

Loving these drawings of Sydney Opera House :

Sydney Opera House. Credit: Yellow Book/New South Wales Government State Records

Credit: Yellow Book/New South Wales Government State Records

Sydney Opera House. Credit: Yellow Book/New South Wales Government State Records
Sydney Opera House. Credit: Yellow Book/New South Wales Government State Records
Sydney Opera House. Credit: Yellow Book/New South Wales Government State Records
Sydney Opera House. Credit: Yellow Book/New South Wales Government State Records
Sydney Opera House. Credit: Yellow Book/New South Wales Government State Records

Via Ryan Panos
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