Damn, Gina!

This was on Wired yesterday, and it's already been made popular on Digg, but it's amazing so we're blogging about it.

BMW's new concept car, the GINA Light Visionary Model, has a body made from futuristic fabric, rather than metal. We don't know what happens in the event of a crash or a fire, but we do know that it looks totally revolutionary. And at one point in the video, the car seems to be alive.

You might also take a look at this piece on MIT architecture lecturer Sheila Kennedy, who's creating designs for flexible photovoltaic materials, which could lead to the construction of soft, solar-powered houses.