Mike Monteiro gave a great talk at the March 2011 San Francisco, CreativeMornings about making sure design professionals get paid for the work they do and the importance of contracts and attorneys, entitled F*uck You. Pay Me. Mike is the Design Director, and co-founder of Mule Design Studio. This event took place on March 25, 2011 and was sponsored by Happy Cog and Typekit. via Swissmiss
LEPER CREATIVITY: THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CYCLONOPEDIA SYMPOSIUM
March 11, 10AM – 6.30PM
Hailed by novelists, philosophers, artists, and cinematographers, Reza Negarestani’s Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials is a key work in an emerging continental movement in philosophy, “speculative realism.” Cyclonopedia has attracted a wide-ranging and interdisciplinary audience, provoking a vital debate around the relationship between philosophy, geopolitics, geophysics, and the art world. read more
Zero-E Adds Eco-Bling to Architectural Modeling
BY Cliff KuangThu -via: Fast Company
Woods Bagot and Buro Happold have invented a design program that helps architects and engineers create zero-emissions buildings. These days, progressive architects and engineers wax philosophical about bio-mass digesters, photovoltaics, and water recycling systems. But what is their effect, really? Will they truly make a difference? Woods Bagot, an Australia-based architecture mega-firm, and Buro Happold, a British giant in architectural engineering, have teamed up to produce Zero-E, a system for modeling building performance that might help architects understand the precise effects of all the eco-bling that they add to their buildings. While systems like this already exist for building systems such as LEED, Woods Bagot claims that this is the first time anyone has developed something that integrates such advanced technologies–and tests them against the supremely rigorous standard of zero emissions.
Inflatable Buildings That Could Earn $10 Million a Year
Using clever, super-green construction methods, Woods Bagot proposes a building system that would make use of the stalled sites littering New York. In New York, the most glaring signs of the Great Recession are the stalled construction sites littering the city–boarded up, dusty, and desolate eyesores.
Mercedes-Benz is muscling into the defense business: Today the German automaker has announced four new, heavily armored models. The concepts will be first shown on June 11th at Eurosatory, a European trade show for the defense industry.