104. the land

The land project was initiated by Rirkrit and Kamin Letchaiprasert as a self-sustaining environment emerging from the artistic community. The land is located in the northern part of Thailand, near the village of Sanpathong, 20 km southwest from the provincial city of Chiang Mai. It (more)

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103. stay hungry, stay foolish

“Information wants to be free. Information also wants to be expensive. Information wants to be free because it has become so cheap to distribute, copy, and recombine – too cheap to meter. It wants to be expensive because it can be immeasurably valuable to the (more)

20 September 2011 / 0 comments
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102. whole earth catalog

In 1968 Stewart Brand launched an innovative publication called The Whole Earth Catalog. It was groundbreaking, enlightening, and spawned a group of later publications. The collection of that work provided on the below linked site is not complete — and probably never will be — (more)

6 September 2011 / 0 comments
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101. african fractals

Paolo Cascone introduced us to the fascinating world of Ron Eglash and his African fractals studies. Ron Eglash is an American cyberneticist, university professor, and author widely known for his work in the field of ethnomathematics, which aims to study the diverse relationships between math (more)

2 September 2011 / 0 comments
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100. parallel school of arts

Parallel school of art is a virtual and international school where those who want to self-educate themselves can share what they are doing and thinking about, as well as their interests and projects. Parallel school wants to generate and spread work emulation through the development (more)

31 August 2011 / 0 comments
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099. barefoot college

Paolo Cascone gave us this very interesting link. It is about Roy Bunker and the Barefoot College. Established in 1972, the Barefoot College is a non-government organisation that has been providing basic services and solutions to problems in rural communities, with the objective of making (more)

24 August 2011 / 0 comments
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097. ministry of stories

Nick Hornby, the best-selling novelist, opened a Ministry of Stories in London. Volunteer teachers including Zadie Smith and Roddy Doyle (from: The Telegraph). From their website: We’re here in Hoxton because we love stories. And we know others do too, so we aim to help (more)

26 July 2011 / 0 comments
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095. foraging networks

What is ‘foraging’? For some time I only ever ever applied this word (or idea) to food, a hunter-gatherer idea about finding and collecting foodstuffs (and watching my children ‘forage’ for food in these brightly coloured plastic Tommy Tippee bibs bought and flown back from (more)

21 July 2011 / 0 comments
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094. conway's game of life

The Game of Life, also known simply as Life, is a cellular automaton devised by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970. It’s the apex of all generative art, music, whatever you want. No more than three rules and you define an endless universe. (more)

20 July 2011 / 0 comments
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093. crystal bubble

“The CristalBubble is made of a recyclable, anti-UV, crystal-clear material. A minimal entrance supported by a lightweight frame creates a barrier between outside and inside. A blower ensures that air renewal is continuous and that humidity, dirt, mosquitoes and other pests – apart from inquisitive (more)

13 July 2011 / 0 comments
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