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For whom and for what actions are built environments designed? Untitled Attitudes is an open-source library created for the Google SketchUp Warehouse proposing to integrate real people doing real things into the design process. Referring to both senses of the word, this diverse series of bodies in attitude is a visible spectrum often unrepresented in spatial design. These figures challenge the values and beliefs—the attitudes—that predominate the field.


Over the next 6 months, young architects will be invited to design an environment specifically for members of this library.

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The Remembrancer, a newspaper named for the City of London's representative to the UK government, documents 46 corporations listed on the London Stock Exchange, which are known to the database of A Quiet Disposition, and are, by association, implicated by the data it has gathered.
The Remembrancer was commissioned by the Open Data Institute and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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A Quiet Disposition is an online intelligence-gathering system which trawls the web for information about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or 'drones'), and analyses what it finds to produce new connections. The full database is available at aquietdisposition.com, and as of December 2014 it contained some 28k people, 35k documents, and 83k semantic terms connected with drone programmes. 
A Quiet Disposition was created in part during a residency at Eyebeam in collaboration with The White Building in London.

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This field guide to network infrastructure in New York City shows you how to identify the cables, cameras, sensors, and networks of fiber and power that increasingly shape the urban environment. 

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Resonant Hyper-Symbol Modulator Scapes is the virtual world that parallels MSHR's recent installation series Resonant Hyper-Symbol Modulator. The audio in this piece reflects the generative light-audio feedback systems used in RHSM and in MSHR's recent live performance series Resonant Entity Modulator.

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The Natural History Museum is a new museum that offers exhibitions, expeditions, educational workshops and public programming. Unlike traditional museums, it makes a point to include and highlight the social and political forces that shape nature. The Natural History Museum affirms the truth of science. It inquires into what we see, how we see, and what remains excluded from our seeing. 

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emotional-labor.email demonstrates the before and afters of a new Gmail extension created to relieve users from the pressure of performing emotional labor by making one’s email read more happy, by adding additional and randomized smiley faces, exclamation points, and other signals of non-offense. The extension can be downloaded from GitHub.  

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Minicade is a web based tool that makes it easy to collaboratively create an arcade of silly mobile mini games with your friends while learning to code along the way. It is also a traveling cabinet that aspires to turn any city corner into a pop-up mini game jam.

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Many applications and governments can listen in on general conversation by accessing smartphone microphones. This microphone jammer creates ultrasonic noise at 24KHz, overwhelming smart phone microphones, but still allowing data access and SMS/GSM. The jammer must be within a couple inches of the microphone.