Fascinating gallery and piece on a failes science experiment building.
Photographer Noah Sheldon got in touch the other week with a beautiful series of photos documenting the decrepit state of Biosphere 2, a semi-derelict bio-architectural experiment in the Arizona desert.
The largest sealed environment ever created, constructed at a cost of $200 million, and now falling somewhere between David Gissen's idea of subnature?wherein the slow power of vegetative life is unleashed "as a transgressive animated force against buildings"?and a bioclimatically inspired Dubai, Biosphere 2 even included its own one million-gallon artificial sea.
|Colour Photographs from 1911|
|Naked-Eye Astronomical Instruments of the 18th Century|
|Music History in GIF|
|Completely Inkless Atlas for the Blind from 1937|
|"Swimming, carving, and canoeing through the summer's days." Life in a Canadian POW Camp for Germans|
|“The Amish use us as an experiment.”|
|“Every human being on this planet will be completely redundant within a decade.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|Fake Name Generator|
|“These planets are more likely to look like giant eyeballs whose gaze is forever fixed on their host star.”|
|“Without any security company in the world recognizing that it even existed.”|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|Amateur-Built Electric Car Going After Record Set by Tesla|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|When the Wrong Hastag Can Get You Killed by an Assassination Drone|
|“The company’s ambition, its ruthlessness, and its lack of a moral compass scare me.”|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|