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.
|Remembering the Russell Hill Subway Accident|
|Music History Using Daft Punk|
|The year 2008 in photographs|
|History According to Gretchen|
|Completely Inkless Atlas for the Blind from 1937|
|Fast, Clean, Cost-Effective Metal 3D-Printing|
|“Robots should be fitted with an 'ethical black box' to keep track of their decisions.”|
|Making a Movie Inside a Video Game|
|"A real-time surveillance machine that has been developed for online advertising is rapidly expanding into other fields."|
|"You only need about 100 miles by 100 miles of solar panels to power the entire United States."|
|"Warp drives could become a real technology within the lifetimes of today’s toddlers."|
|"State borders are a lot weirder than they first appear."|
|Iron Star Civilizations|
|“An unfolding 'Cambrian Explosion' in robotics.”|
|Google Map Shows You the Most Photographed Areas of the World|