Hell is Other People: Anti-Social App Helps You Avoid Running Into Your Friends | Geekosystem
“Hell Is Other People is an experiment in anti-social media. It monitors your friends’ check-ins on Foursquare to figure out where they might be and then creates a map with “optimally distanced safe zones” to decrease the chances that you might cross their paths.”
10:52 am • 20 June 2013 • 576 notes
Delivering a dinosaur to the Boston Museum of Science - Arthur Pollock - 1984
It kills me that I didn’t get to witness this.
4:59 pm • 6 May 2013 • 6,298 notes
A cowgirl puts a nickel in an El Paso parking meter to hitch her pony, October 1939.
Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic
6:33 pm • 26 April 2013 • 1,671 notes
A Safe New Design To Keep Trucks From Killing Cyclists | FastCompany
Trucks are death traps for cyclists. In London, 50% of cyclist deaths are attributable to the hulking vehicles. Because they sit so high up, have such small side windows, and make wide turns, truck drivers often can’t even see the bicyclists they’re about to crush.
One reasonable solution is to design better bike lanes, but that’s not enough to fix the problem entirely. The London Cycling Campaign (LCC) flips the responsibility to truck drivers with its Safer Urban Lorry design—a truck model that’s safer for surrounding cyclists.
12:55 pm • 4 April 2013 • 18 notes
Bilions of dollars at your disposal, a world wide audience, and you can’t even bother to hire a designer?!
This Isn’t Shopped of the Day: Pope Benedict XVI’s Legacies Remembered in Comic Sans
The Vatican just can’t seem to catch a break these days. Following last week’s departure of Pope Benedict XVI—the first pope to resign in nearly 600 years, the Vatican published a digital photo album dedicated to the now former leader of the Catholic Church using the Comic Sans typeface on every page. The 62-page album can be viewed on the official Vatican website.
8:39 pm • 5 March 2013 • 2,799 notes
Rocking my new ring printed by @shapeways to go out tonight.
7:09 pm • 25 February 2013 • 8 notes
Planter rings from @Shapeways have arrived!
5:11 pm • 25 February 2013 • 11 notes
I see you there Georgia, finding people in traffic. I feel like this is a pretty fair representation of not just where people interact (or don’t interact), but where they spend their time.
Stats Pr0n of the Day
Ever wonder where all those “missed connections” on Craigslist are happening? Designer Dorothy Gambrell created this infographic for Psychology Today, which shows the most common places where these romantic encounters happen across the United States. Unsurprisingly, it seems as though Californians typically lock eyes in the gym, while New York residents have their love connections on the subway, with quite a few Walmart states in between.
6:12 pm • 22 February 2013 • 1,659 notes