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A Massive, Glowing, Art Installation that Channels the Collective Mood of the Chinese People

Using custom software, millions of emoji are sifted through, and in combination with the I Ching, they inform the color and movement of this light art

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It's not often that ancient Chinese texts about divining the future and social media meet. It's even less often that they meet in the form of a giant light show that takes place on the facade of a former Olympic venue. But this is what takes place in artist Jennifer Wen Ma and lighting designer Zheng Jianwei's Nature and Man in Rhapsody of Light at the Water Cube.

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Turn Your Facebook Profile Into a 3D Printable Sculpture

The Creator's Project offers three apps by artists to experience 3D technology for yourself.

In the age of “Big Data,” data visualizations are all over the place, giving us insight into the election, the economy, pop culture, and even ourselves. At The Creators Project, we wanted to use data in a different, more creative, and slightly more playful way. We asked three artists to re-imagine our Facebook profiles as a unique artistic experience and partnered with 3D printing service Shapeways to bring these works of art to life as 3D printed sculptures.

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Meet the DIY Makers Taking on the 3D Printing Revolution

Meet the people who are using 3D printing in our daily lives and addressing our practical needs with the new technology.

Though it’s been used by industrial designers to create prototypes for decades, the process of rapid prototyping has only recently begun to benefit the masses, and Shapeways has been leading the way since 2007. As a platform for designing and actualizing 3D printed items, Shapeways has facilitated access to 3D printing technology so that anyone can develop and print their own designs.

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The Tech Feats Behind Beyoncé's World Humanitarian Day 2012 Performance

A behind the scenes look at Beyonce's "I Was Here" performance at the U.N. for World Humanitarian Day.

\n\n\n To honor humanitarian aid workers around the world, the United Nations tapped pop icon Beyoncé to help catalyze a global campaign around World Humanitarian Day this past August 19th. Beyoncé dedicated her power ballad “I Was Here” to the cause, performing it at the U.N. back in August. Kenzo Digital led up the overall creative direction, bringing on collaborators SuperUber, Dirt Empire, and Founding Fathers, to create custom projection mapped visuals that transformed the U.N.’s iconic General Assembly hall.

World Humanitarian Day is a tribute to all those who risk and give their lives helping people in need around the world—venturing into dangerous situations in war-torn nations and disaster-ridden regions. Every year, the U.N. tries to inspire the general public to get involved within their own communities and lend a helping hand through gestures big and small, mobilizing around the simple idea of “people helping people.” This year, they decided to try something new—they enlisted creative agency Droga5 and Ridley Scott & Associates to engineer a viral multimedia experience they hoped would see more than a billion messages shared around the world.

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Lie Detector Meets Data Viz: This Typographic Web App Will Deconstruct Tonight's Debate Live

Part data visualization, part experimental typography, ReConstitution 2012 is a live web app linked to the U.S. Presidential Debates.


“Obama was listless up there,” “Ryan’s grasp of the facts is tenuous,” and “Biden was clearly unhinged." Just some of the quotes from talking-head political pundits in reference to the recently televised Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates. A lot of the ‘analysis’ coming out of the 24-hour news cycle is often little more than self-reinforcing hyperbole and subjective name-calling. But what if there was a way to cut through the candidates’ and news agencies’ partisan smoke screens and see what was really going on inside the minds of our would-be leaders? Was Obama really daydreaming during the first debate? Does Romney actually believe anything that comes out of his own mouth?

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Lucky for you, ‘The People,’ Sosolimited has built a better way to experience the Presidential debates. While the Secret Service declined our request to hook Obama and Romney up to polygraph machines, we’ve done the next best thing and installed our patented Bullshit Detector™ technology onto the internet. The result is ReConstitution 2012, your go-to resource for live Presidential Debate psychoanalysis. Using some real ‘science,’ a line or two of JavaScript, and a heavy dose of CSPAN-2, we’ve built a real-time forensic app, that cuts right to the chase and allows viewers to see deep into the psyches of the men competing to be Mr. U.S.A.

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