Archive for September, 2014

Drones Choreography

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Cirque du Soleil, ETH Zurich, and Verity Studios have partnered to develop a short film featuring 10 quadcopters in a flying dance performance. The collaboration resulted in a unique, interactive choreography where humans and drones move in sync.

Precise computer control allows for a large performance and movement vocabulary of the quadcopters and opens the door to many more applications in the future. More on this on Flying Machine Arena website.

Science Fiction Spaceships

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

This size comparison of sci-fi spaceships is totally useless… unless some of them are already flying in your head or in your dreams!.

From Deviant Art, by DirkLoechel.

Foiling in love

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

"Foiling in love" is the signature of the Great Cup GC32 One Design Multihull.

Four GC32 have been competing during latest Marseille One Design, and it is really exhilarating to see them fly.

© François Déliac – Icarus – The Great Cup

Sebastien Rogues and his GDF Suez crew would have won the race had it not been for a rudder breakage on the opening day that forced them to count two ‘DNSes’ in their scoreline. Congratulations to the winners, Flavio Marazzi and his Armin Strom Sailing Team crew.

Innovation versus Creativity

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

They’re synonyms. But companies shut their creatives up in a room together. And then ask the rest of the company to innovate.

This rarely works. Creativity can’t be bottled. Only guided gently in the right direction.

One quote that sums it up neatly, from a speech by John Emmerling: "Innovation is creativity with a job to do."

(Creativity is innovation when it’s off the clock.)

Text and cartoon by @gapingvoidart

Bringing New Light

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The perfect future. Everybody has their own idea about how to get there. But not everybody shares.

Entrepreneurs do. They take on the hard work of making their vision memorable. The saying goes, people remember 10% of what they hear, 20% of what they read – but 80% of what they see and do.

Entrepreneurs know: you can’t just tell.

You have to show. You have to let the light in.

Text and cartoon by @gapingvoidart

Tu or Vous explained (at last)

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Update April 1st, 2015: This chart comes from the book Flirting with French by William Alexander (@64dollarTomato).

The Science News Cycle

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Complementary to Random Medical News ;-)

Literary London Map

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

A map with fictional characters from London’s literary past and present. Featuring the famous and infamous. Each character has been plotted in the corners of the city they most liked to roam or chose to call home.

Find more there