softwall + softblock: A flexible freestanding partition system that can expand and contract to freely shape more intimate spaces within larger open areas. The cellular structure of softwall + softblock serves to dampen sound while translucent or opaque versions sculpt the light of a space.Recognized for its elegant innovation, softwall + softblock is a part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
This spherical solar collector is able to concentrate sunlight up to 10,000 times. But the really fantastic thing about this system is that it can also create power from moonlight, something that other solar power systems have not been able to promise.
The Ripple is a smart and minimalist speaker created by Jackson McConnell, designed exclusively for the hearing impaired. It is a highly thoughtful and revolutionary project, whereby the deaf people can enjoy listening to music without experiencing the sound part of it, but by feeling it instead.
Art as Visual Research… “This illusion, created in 1957 by neuroscientist Donald M. MacKay (then at King’s College London in England), shows that simple patterns of regular or repetitive stimuli, such as radial lines (called “MacKay rays”) can induce the perception of shimmering or illusory motion at right angles to those of the pattern. To see the illusion, look at the center of the circle and notice the peripheral shimmering.”