Posts tagged with ‘Google ’
If a picture says more than a thousand words – and current internet dynamics tend to agree – what would a visual guide to the English vocabulary, contemporary and ‘webresentative’, look like? Ben West and Felix Heyes, two artists and designers from London (UK), found out when they replaced the 21,000 words found in your everyday dictionary with whatever shows up first for each word in Google’s image search. Behold Google – a 1240 page behemoth of JPGs, GIFs and PNGs in alphabetical order.
Google : Search+ by Guilherme Marcondes
Their track record on recent products stinks (Google Buzz, Google Wave) so it remains to be seen if they’re capable of pulling this off.
An incredibly beautiful modern home was built almost entirely from materials left for waste within a nine-mile radius of the construction site. Created by 2012Architects, all textiles, flooring, insulation, wood (etc) were harvested from abandoned building sites nearby Villa Welpeloo’s location in Enschede, The Netherlands. Architects Jan Jongert and Jeroen Bergsma literally designed the house backwards, first sourcing available materials and then creating a design which suited. To find potential material suppliers the pair created a ‘harvest map’ on Google Earth. Approximately sixty-percent of the structure and ninety-percent of the interior is made from found materials; the architects dubbing their design process ‘recyclicity’. (via PSFK » House Built From Google Earth-Salvaged Materials [Pics])