09 janeiro 2011

Domingo desportivo


(via Basketball fan or not, this is spectacular)

Fachadas de media


The semiotics of media facades: When buildings start to twitter
The study depicts international media facades with their different artistic, social or brand messages up to interfaces like iPhone or brain sensors for public participation. In the last decade, media facades have become a widespread element for luminous tweets. They establish a network between the building owner and the citizens, sometimes driven by aesthetical debates, other times by commercial intentions. Media facades with their strong ambition for an impressive imagery have dissolved the difference between architectural lighting and graphic design.

05 janeiro 2011

Pobres, na realidade

The Rise of the New Global Elite: F. Scott Fitzgerald was right when he declared the rich different from you and me. But today’s super-rich are also different from yesterday’s: more hardworking and meritocratic, but less connected to the nations that granted them opportunity — and the countrymen they are leaving ever further behind.