eco-bridge or birdy-blender?

maybe this could be a good idea …


or maybe it will completely fail and make minced meat out of a whole lot of birds.

According to Gizmodo:

This Solar Wind concept is the brainchild of designers Francesco Colarossi, Giovanna Saracino and Luisa Saracino, who came second in a competition to dream up a bridge spanning the Italian areas of Bagnara and Scilla.

If chosen, the solar highway would stretch 12.4 miles, with the bridge’s wind turbines generating enough electricity to power 15,000 houses a year. Naturally the solar panels would also generate electricity, and the greenhouses would allow passing drivers to buy roadside fruit and vegetables from indie growers.

but read the comments and you may start to think otherwise…

indie growers?

also it looks like a bridge made out of clocks. and is it just me or does it look like half of it is a really narrow lane of cars and the other half is trying to be the highline in nyc?

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conductor

Alex Chen has turned the iconic 1972 NYC subway map (by Massimo Vignelli)…

Massimo Vignelli NYC subway map

…into a piece of visual and musical art, called, “Conductor”.

Some of the routes have changed. All of the lines fade out over time. But the general idea is that the trains move by the minute according to their schedule over a 24 hour period, and when one crosses over another, it creates a sound, as if each line were a string being plucked. Full description here.

See a video of the program in motion below, then go to mta.me for an interactive version of the map-strument.