Web Urbanist

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There’s something extra eerie about places that are not quite abandoned just yet, but edging closer and closer to a prolonged death process. Relics of another time, these architectural remnants feel like physical connections to all the lives that passed through them, many of which have already met an end. Lacking any efforts to preserve or revive them, they slowly crumble, waiting for their inevitable demolition. Photographer Michael Eastman specializes in capturing such places on film in all their deteriorating glory.
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Wired

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Conventional wisdom holds that science fiction was written almost exclusively by men until the advent of feminism in the 1960s and ’70s. But when Lisa Yaszek, who teaches science fiction studies at Georgia Tech, went digging through old magazines, she discovered a very different story.
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Dezeen

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London-based designer Keiichi Matsuda imagines how augmented reality will define the workstation of the future in short film Merger

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Design Boom

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american filmmaker gary hustwit — known for his design trilogy ‘helvetica’, ‘urbanized’ and ‘objectified’ — has finally revealed ‘rams’, the full-feature documentary on legendary german designer dieter rams the world has been waiting for. following years of on-site research, personal interviews, conversations and a kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for the production, the long-awaited premiere offers unprecedented insight into the otherwise private rams’ life and work.
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In the two years since the election–yes, it’s been two years, somehow–a massive amount of art has been made about politics in America. But a Barbara Kruger piece from 1990, back when Donald Trump was busy bankrupting casinos in Atlantic City, still hits harder.
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Mashable Magazine

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The Beatles song “In My Life” has been the subject of a long mystery over who wrote it, John Lennon or Paul McCartney. Thanks to math, there's an answer.

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Design Milk

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The general rule is it’s considered uncouth to upstage the bride and groom at their own wedding. But when it’s the iconic Jaguar E-Type we’re talking about, even royalty can make an exception. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s electrified matrimonial Jaguar E-Type Zero sparked such great interest with its appearance at the conclusion of the Royal Wedding this past May, the British luxury automotive manufacturer decided to turn a one-off fairytale into the reality of a production vehicle.
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An exhibit celebrating the work of late American architect-inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller opens in Los Angeles next week. Here's eight of his futuristic designs, including "autonomous" prefab houses with bulging windows, an underwater island and a pared-back rowing boat.
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it seems our obsession with social media and selfies is catching up on us. cosmetic surgeon dr. neelam vashi, director of the ethnic skin center at boston medical center, has coined the term ‘snapchat dysmorphia’ to explain the worrying new trend of teens seeking surgery based on the way they look after they have applied snapchat filters. 
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You know how people are always taking pictures near the leaning tower of Pisa, pretending to hold it? Or the classic “sun in palm” photos? While these may be considered “classic” cliches, with the constantly rising social media use, a lot of new ones have emerged. And one Instagram account called Insta Repeat is dedicated to pointing them out.
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Mashable Magazine

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Local drone operator Jozef Stano flew over Guatemala's Volcán de Fuego after a series of violent eruptions, capturing the devastating aftermath.

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Ars Technica

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Enlarge / TV painting instructor/artist Bob Ross using a large paint brush to touch up one of his large seascapes in his studio at home. reader comments 43 Share this story Blissful and soothing reruns of Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting can make even hardened Internet users drift away to a sublime dream world, complete with happy little trees and happy little clouds. Now, for those that can’t get enough during the day—and have trouble drifting off at bedtime—there’s a happy little audio series.
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An exhibition at London's National Gallery brings together 78 paintings by French impressionist artist Claude Monet that explore works of architecture. Curator Rosalind McKever selects her highlights.
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Chances are you’ve probably done, and maybe even written, a few surveys. But let’s talk about the UX of surveys. Have you ever stopped the consider the experience someone has while filling out a survey? Surveys are often impersonal, sterile, and feel like work. It’s rare that someone fills out a survey and thinks “Wow, that was really awesome!”
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Visitors to the Venice Architecture Biennale can walk the "streets in the sky" of London's Robin Hood Gardens, as the V&A museum has shipped a huge chunk of the brutalist housing estate to Italy.
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