Benny Chan to receive 2018 Julius Shulman Photography Excellence Award

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anchor Benny Chan, recipient of the 2018 Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award. Photo courtesy of Benny Chan. From airplane hangars and warehouses, to aerial shots of building rooftops and X-Ray images, the photographs of L.A.-based art and commercial photographer Benny Chan reveal an unwavering curiosity of how things go together. Most recently, Chan … Continue reading Benny Chan to receive 2018 Julius Shulman Photography Excellence Award

From pilgrims to pub crooners: Sony world photography awards winners – in pictures

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A selection of the winners in the professional categories of the world’s largest photography competition • The Sony world photography awards exhibition is at Somerset House, London, until 6 May Alys Tomlinson: from the series Ex-Voto 1st place – Discovery category, and the overall Sony photographer of the year. Shot at Lourdes (France), Ballyvourney (Ireland) … Continue reading From pilgrims to pub crooners: Sony world photography awards winners – in pictures

Gucci Opens A Centre Of Creativity, Craftsmanship & Sustainability

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  Courtesy of Gucci Situated near the historical HQ of the Italian fashion house in Casellina just outside of Florence, and quietly active since the beginning of 2018, today Gucci has officially unveiled ArtLab, a 37,000-square-metre hub of creativity, craftsmanship and sustainable innovation. Staffed by a workforce of 800 people, the ArtLab will be the … Continue reading Gucci Opens A Centre Of Creativity, Craftsmanship & Sustainability

Photography’s Role in Shaping South Africa’s History and Contemporary Culture

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Lebohang Kganye, “Ka phisi yaka e pinky II” (2013), inkjet print on cotton rag paper, 42 x 42 cm (© Lebohang Kganye, courtesy Afronova Gallery) What is photography’s role in shaping a modern nation’s image of itself? How can the camera be a tool for not only making new images? And how can sophisticated visual literacy … Continue reading Photography’s Role in Shaping South Africa’s History and Contemporary Culture

How This 30-Year-Old Entrepreneur Changed The Face Of Stock Photography

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Photo courtesy of Karen Okonkwo Karen Okonkwo Karen Okonkwo is a Nigerian-American and Seattle-based serial entrepreneur who co-created TONL with the intention of infusing diversity within the stock photography industry. While creating for her previous business, The Sorority Secrets, she found it surprisingly difficult to obtain images that captured diversity. In August 2017, Okonkwo collaborated with … Continue reading How This 30-Year-Old Entrepreneur Changed The Face Of Stock Photography

An Unexpected Reason People Lack Creativity: And How To Overcome It

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Avel Chuklanov On occasion, my wife will help one of her friend's son or daughter with a college essay. She’s a fine writer herself and she can typically coax a good piece out of a kid. Yesterday she was working with Geoff, a seventeen-year-old high school student who’d essentially given his life over to acting. … Continue reading An Unexpected Reason People Lack Creativity: And How To Overcome It

Is a measurement culture killing creativity?

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Data has redefined the marketing game in the last decade. Before, marketers would pump content out to their chosen medium and judge its success based on any increase in sales. Now, they sit on top of a pile of data that can tell them exactly how their campaigns are performing. But is this ocean of … Continue reading Is a measurement culture killing creativity?

5 Science-Backed Ways to Boost Your Creativity

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These tips could revolutionize your approach to new ideas. April 12, 2018 6 min read How’s this for mad science: Within the next 15 years, people could elect to have their brains “zapped” to boost creativity in the workplace or classroom. The process -- based on functional MRI studies -- is headed up by Adam … Continue reading 5 Science-Backed Ways to Boost Your Creativity

Jeremy Deller distributes posters with step-by-step instructions on how to leave Facebook

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Jeremy Deller’s latest campaign How to leave Facebook involves a series of pink posters instructing people on how to leave the social media platform. The information is laid out in six detailed bullet points from relevant hyperlinks to the final pop-up window and estimated time taken for the account to be deleted. The posters were … Continue reading Jeremy Deller distributes posters with step-by-step instructions on how to leave Facebook

Scientists just learned what makes Yellowstone’s supervolcano tick

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We all know about the supervolcano boiling underneath Yellowstone – but, until now, we didn’t know what was fueling the cauldron. This week, scientists revealed that they were able to model the behavior of two magma chambers underground by using supercomputer technology. At one point, these two magma lakes almost meet, forming a slab of … Continue reading Scientists just learned what makes Yellowstone’s supervolcano tick

6 fun DIY projects to make for Earth Day

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Earth Day is this Sunday – and while getting outside and planting a tree is probably the most popular way to celebrate, some people are handier with a glue gun than they are with a shovel. If you’re one of the former, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite DIY projects that use recycled and … Continue reading 6 fun DIY projects to make for Earth Day

Couple restores 1969 camper into chic vacation home on wheels

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When couple Matt and Beau saw a friend’s DIY camper restoration, they got inspired, and they decided to take on the same task themselves. Amazingly, it took the ambitious couple just 3 months and $10,000 to breathe new life into a run-down 1969 Globestar camper, which they lovingly renamed Rosie. The result is a beautifully … Continue reading Couple restores 1969 camper into chic vacation home on wheels

MIT just discovered a way to mass produce graphene in large sheets

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Scientists used to make graphene-based membranes in small batches in a laboratory. But a new breakthrough at MIT enables researchers to roll out large sheets of high-quality graphene. The continuous manufacturing process can produce five centimeters of high-quality graphene per minute. The longest run was nearly four hours, and it generated around 10 meters of … Continue reading MIT just discovered a way to mass produce graphene in large sheets

The world’s largest beer brewer invents low-carbon beer bubbles

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Belgium-based AB Inbev, the world’s largest beer brewing company, has created a new low-carbon method for adding bubbles to beer. The technique, which is expected to reduce the company’s CO2 emissions by 5 percent, involves heating the brew to just below boiling point, then pumping in CO2 or nitrogen to create gas bubbles. Typically, bubbles … Continue reading The world’s largest beer brewer invents low-carbon beer bubbles

A giant, air-purifying “cloud” just popped up in the middle of Milan

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If you’re tired of breathing less-than-clean city air, Milan has a temporary respite for you. “Transitions,” a giant, cloud-like pod, has landed in the heart of the Brera Design District for Milan Design Week 2018. As envisioned by Takehiro Ikeda, the enormous “water-drop pavilion” uses Panasonic‘s cutting edge air-purifying technology to provide all those who … Continue reading A giant, air-purifying “cloud” just popped up in the middle of Milan

Baboons use a barrel to escape biomedical research institute in Texas

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Baboons escaped a biomedical research facility over the weekend with the help of a 55-gallon barrel. Gizmodo reported that one clever baboon figured out how to turn a barrel upright and use it to climb fencing. Three others followed and the group hit the road, although one returned on its own — but sadly, their freedom didn’t last … Continue reading Baboons use a barrel to escape biomedical research institute in Texas

This edible six pack ring feeds sea animals instead of killing them

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SaltWater Brewery in South Florida is the first brewery to test biodegradable six-pack rings. Designed by start-up E6PR, the Eco Six-Pack Ring is made from wheat and barley, which allows it to be composted. And best of all? The six-pack ring is not harmful to aquatic life if swallowed. If widely adopted, this groundbreaking product … Continue reading This edible six pack ring feeds sea animals instead of killing them

HyperloopTT plans to build the first commercial Hyperloop system in the UAE next year

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It’s been a busy week for Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT): they began building a test track in France, and now they’ve just announced the signing of an agreement with Aldar Properties, a Abu Dhabi real estate developer, for what HyperloopTT described as “the first commercial Hyperloop system in the UAE.” Hyperloop plans to start construction … Continue reading HyperloopTT plans to build the first commercial Hyperloop system in the UAE next year

This new green-roofed hotel with mirrored walls blends into Uruguay’s mountains

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Visitors to Uruguay’s Maldonado region can soon stay in a stunning new hotel, which is tucked into 250 acres of gorgeous natural landscape. The Sacromonte Landscape Hotel — designed by local firm MAPA Architects — is a green-roofed mountain retreat that uses mirrored exteriors to strategically blend into its surroundings. The sustainable hotel complex, which is … Continue reading This new green-roofed hotel with mirrored walls blends into Uruguay’s mountains

Lush rooftop oasis flourishes on a renovated Art Deco townhouse in Mexico City

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Formerly a derelict Art Deco structure, Casa Verne has been reborn as a contemporary family home with a secluded getaway in the center of a busy Mexico City neighborhood. Zeller & Moye renovated the 1930s townhouse and took care to preserve period features while injecting new modern touches. The crowning achievement can be found on … Continue reading Lush rooftop oasis flourishes on a renovated Art Deco townhouse in Mexico City