The Deconstruction, A Competition That Asks Participants To Make Something New From Existing Objects and Ideas

The Deconstruction, a 48-hour competition that challenges teams to create something new from existing objects, genres and ideas, takes place November 14 to 16, 2014. Teams can register for the competition online. The event is open to anyone with Internet access. The Deconstruction is organized by Jason Naumoff.

The Deconstruction is about re-thinking the world as we know it, taking it apart, making a few adjustments, then putting it back together a little awesomer-er. It’s a light-hearted competition/ game, but it’s really more of a large-scale collaboration between friends, teams, and the public. The concept is to make the world a slightly better, more fun, and more interesting place over 48 hours. The event is open to anyone, anywhere, of any age and skill level.

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A Windowless Aircraft Concept That Features High Definition Displays Instead of Passenger Windows

The UK-based Centre for Process Innovation has developed a proposal for a windowless commercial aircraft that would feature high definition displays in place of passenger windows. According to the innovation center, a windowless cabin would be stronger and lighter, thus saving weight and more importantly, fuel. Flexible screens lining the interior of the cabin would provide views of the outside as well as entertainment and in-flight information.

Windowless Aircraft Concept

Windowless Aircraft Concept

Windowless Aircraft Concept

Windowless Aircraft Concept

Windowless Aircraft Concept

images via Centre for Process Innovation

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An Interactive Literary Map of the San Francisco Bay Area

Literary City San Francisco Map

The San Francisco Chronicle has created an interactive literary map of the San Francisco Bay Area, complete with location-specific book excerpts, the locations of independent bookshops, and other literary landmarks. It also includes a gallery of around 300 Bay Area authors.

image via San Francisco Chronicle

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A Clever Interactive Honda Commercial That Simultaneously Tells Two Different Stories

The intriguing interactive Honda UK commercial “The Other Side” tells two different tales simultaneously. One story follows the humdrum day of a mild-mannered dad driving a Honda Civic, the other, an action-packed caper starring the same man in a high performance Civic Type R. The videos for each story have nearly identically framed shots, albeit with totally different content. Viewers can toggle between the stories by pressing the “R” key while watching the interactive video.

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‘Antarctica: The White Continent’, Surreal Photos of Warm Weather Objects in Antarctica

Antarctica: The White Continent by Gray Malin

Photographer Gray Malin juxtaposes beach balls, lawn flamingos, and other warm weather objects with the icy beauty of Antarctica in his surreal photo series, Antarctica: The White Continent. Prints from the series are available for purchase — proceeds will go to the Climate Reality Project.

Antarctica: The White Continent by Gray Malin

Antarctica: The White Continent by Gray Malin

Antarctica: The White Continent by Gray Malin

Antarctica: The White Continent by Gray Malin

photos by Gray Malin

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The 18th Annual ‘Sculpture by the Sea’, An Outdoor Exhibition of Large Scale Sculptures in Sydney

2014 Sculpture by the Sea Outdoor Exhibition in Australia
We’re fryin’ out here by Andrew Hankin. Photo by Cameron Spencer

The 18th annual Sculpture by the Sea, (previously) an outdoor exhibition of large scale sculptures, runs through November 9th, 2014 at Bondi Beach and Tamarama Beach in Sydney, Australia. This year’s event includes more than 100 sculptures installed along a stretch of coastline more than a mile long. Highlights include a giant frying pan entitled We’re fryin’ out here by Andrew Hankin, and the colorful string installation permanent sunrise by Alejandro Propato.

2014 Sculpture by the Sea Outdoor Exhibition in Australia
We’re fryin’ out here by Andrew Hankin. Photo by Cameron Spencer

2014 Sculpture by the Sea Outdoor Exhibition in Australia
Sisyphus by George Andric. Photo by Cameron Spencer

2014 Sculpture by the Sea Outdoor Exhibition in Australia
permanent sunrise by Alejandro Propato. Photo by William West

2014 Sculpture by the Sea Outdoor Exhibition in Australia
Our memory in your place by Byeong Doo-moon. Photo by William West

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An Incredibly Detailed Cross-Section Illustration of Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong

A Cross-Section of Kowloon Walled City

Japanese researchers created an incredibly detailed illustrated cross-section of Hong Kong’s notoriously overcrowded Kowloon Walled City (previously) shortly before the enclave was torn down in 1993. The map can be viewed in full size in the book, Large Illustrated Kowloon City, by Kowloon City Expedition, Kazumi Terasawa, and H. Kani.

A Cross-Section of Kowloon Walled City

A Cross-Section of Kowloon Walled City

A Cross-Section of Kowloon Walled City

images via Daniel Fernández Pascual

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