Note — May 17, 2020

No.126 Asides

  • 😍 Voyage d’Hermès: A Moebius Masterwork. “Many of Moebius’ lifelong visual preoccupations are here: austere deserts with limitless horizons, the melding of architecture and landform, flying machines and flying beasts, crystals and spheres. These nine images construct a world as beautiful and coherent as any Moebius ever created.”
  • 🎥 🤯 Unreal Engine 5 Revealed!. “[I]n-depth look at ‘Lumen in the Land of Nanite’ - a real-time demonstration running live on PlayStation 5 showcasing two new core technologies that will debut in UE5”
  • 🇬🇧 👏🏼 Britons want quality of life indicators to take priority over economy. “A YouGov poll has found eight out of 10 people would prefer the government to prioritise health and wellbeing over economic growth during the coronavirus crisis, and six in 10 would still want the government to pursue health and wellbeing ahead of growth after the pandemic has subsided, though nearly a third would prioritise the economy instead at that point.”
  • 🇳🇱 The Rijksmuseum Has Released a 44.8 Gigapixel Image of Rembrandt’s The Night Watch. “You can see the brushstrokes better than if you were standing in front of the actual painting in the museum.”
  • 🌳 A “Slow TV” Guide for Indoor Days. “Extremely long nature videos won’t satisfy our need for the outdoors, but they just might fill the gap until your next excursion outside.”
  • 🚲 🚶🏼‍♀️🚶🏼‍♂️ Open Up Streets to Let People Socially Distance “The decision to crack down on parks rather than make more space available is of tremendous consequence—and not just to New Yorkers. It is a microcosm of America’s default to punitive rather than restorative justice. We assume the worst in people. When we see photos of people crowded into a park, we assume they are simply dangerous, reckless people. We call to punish them.”
  • First-ever compendium of indigenous technologies provides a powerful toolkit for climate-resilient design “For designers of the built environment, it is a first-ever compendium of overlooked design technologies from indigenous groups around the world. For the intrepid traveler or curious citizen, it is an invitation to know millennia-old societies thriving in symbiosis with nature thanks to local ingenuity, creativity, spirituality, and resourcefulness.”