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Machine Generates Cotton Candy at 60 MPH
Machine Generates Cotton Candy at 60 MPH

If there is one storm you'd like to ravage your home, it's the one the Whirlwind produces through a wind vortex

Lick Me I’m Delicious, noted food innovators, have built a machine that spews out cotton candy at 60 MPH. The device is labeled Whirlwind and it uses a wind vortex to spin the stringy candy toward unsuspecting but all-too-happy adults.

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From Vacuuming Robot to Abstract Expressionist Painter
From Vacuuming Robot to Abstract Expressionist Painter

A Japanese artist turned a Roomba into a painting robot that creates abstract splatter paintings, not unlike the works of Jackson Pollock

Meet Mr. Head: the robot artist behind abstract, Jackson Pollock-esque splatter paintings. He’s a 15-year-old robot, and he’s undergone a serious career change. He began his life as a house vacuuming, cleaning assistant. In October 2014, with the help of human HYdeJII, he transitioned to his new life a a working artist.

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A Graphic, Musical Book That Could Change the Art of Content Creation
A Graphic, Musical Book That Could Change the Art of Content Creation

H8 Society incorporates fiction, crowd-sourced music, and original graphics—and it could be the first in a new wave of creative collaboration across mediums

Soundtracks aren’t just for movies and video games anymore—they’re in a book now too. H8 Society, a digital experience released in May, combines music, art and literature into a multi-sensory work you won’t find on a bookshelf anytime soon.

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A Cookie for Your Data?
A Cookie for Your Data?

DataCafe.biz exhibition seeks to assign value to data that you give away every day to collectors like Facebook

How much value do you assign to your status updates on Facebook? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t even think about it. That’s why Parsons School of Design students Chris Fussner, Sophia Callahan, Noah Emrich and Henry Lam created DataCafe.biz. A real-time exhibition presented at New York City’s NYCxDesign last May, the cafe’s goal was to get people thinking about the value of personal data by instructing them to exchange a piece of data for a homemade cookie.

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Rethinking Fridges as a Communal Commodity
Rethinking Fridges as a Communal Commodity

Spanish community encourages residents to donate food instead of throwing it out by placing it in the Solidarity Fridge

Galdakao, Spain has welcomed a community project to encourage those looking to throw their food out to give to others. A white fridge, surrounded by a fence, houses food available to those in need. The community of 29,000—including grocery stores and restaurants—is involved in this Solidarity Fridge project, making donations and contributing to general upkeep.

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Art Collectors’ Mindsets Are Moving from the Physical to the Digital
Art Collectors’ Mindsets Are Moving from the Physical to the Digital

As Neon Mob illustrates, it's the digital age, and that means art galleries and collectors are seeing a reshaping of the art world

Most art galleries you visit today will feature mostly (if not all) physical paintings, sculptures, and other artwork. Any artwork portrayed on a screen would be considered a little too different for the traditional museum. However, more and more prominent art galleries are sharing digitally-created art, and thanks to websites such as Neon Mob that make the creating and selling of digital art easier than ever, we are seeing a general shift from physical art to digital in galleries and museums around the country. 

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Lose Yourself Under the Colorful Watch of a Computer-Generated Dome
Lose Yourself Under the Colorful Watch of a Computer-Generated Dome

Hong Kong-based LAAB Architects created a public sculpture that invites visitors to see their surroundings in a mathematical-yet-playful way

In Hong Kong’s Shatin Park, a little girl pokes her head out of a bright, geometric opening. Her arms dangle over another opening in the structure, her body framed by the sloping shape of the dome.

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