Christine & The Queens – Christine

Auteur du premier clip de la chanteuse française Christine & The Queens « Saint-Claude », J.A.C.K a réalisé le nouveau clip de cette artiste pour son titre « Christine », extrait de son dernier album « Chaleur Humaine ». On la voit danser sur une scène bleue avec une caméra baladeuse qui se glisse de temps en temps sous les pieds des danseurs. Une production WANDA, à voir.

Credits :

Direction Artistique : J.A.C.K & Christine and The Queens.
Chorégraphie : Marion Motin.
Danseurs : Nicolas Huchard, Jean Michel Egea aka Diablo & Léo Handtschoewercker.

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Here's the First Object Designed on the Ground, E-Mailed into Space, and 3D Printed at the ISS

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If you remember our post on how tools are organized on the International Space Station, it’s hard to imagine they’d forget to bring anything. But according to Mike Chen, whose Made in Space startup built the 3D printer currently sitting on the ISS, station commander Barry “Butch” Wilmore found himself in need of a tool. Writes Chen:

My colleagues and I just 3D-printed a ratcheting socket wrench on the International Space Station by typing some commands on our computer in California. We had overheard ISS Commander Barry Wilmore (who goes by “Butch”) mention over the radio that he needed one, so we designed one in CAD and sent it up to him faster than a rocket ever could have. This is the first time we’ve ever “emailed” hardware to space.

The 3D printer and designs for 20 test objects were sent up to the ISS in September, for the purpose of printing the objects in space, to later be compared to objects printed on Earth to see if there are any performance differences.

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But Wilmore’s wrench was apparently an add-on, whipped up by the team on the ground in Autodesk Inventor before being e-mailed upstairs.

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Customizable Hunton Powerboats: Luxury speed machines built by hand in the UK

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When UK-based Hunton made their US debut with two customized powerboats in Miami earlier this December, we were quick to scope out the unique, well-designed mix of performance and luxury. These aspirational performance machines are hand-built in……

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2015 Letterpress Calendar

Voici un calendrier typographique réalisé grâce à l’initiative du graphiste Fabien Barral aka Mr Cup. Pour cette édition 2015, l’artiste a réuni graphistes, typographes et calligraphes afin de créer un travail de lettrage unique : Andy Luce, Joe White, Matt Stevens, Reno Orange, Simon Walker and Christel Loop. Limitée à 500 exemplaires en plusieurs coloris, l’oeuvre est disponible sur le magasin en ligne de Mr Cup.

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Hawaii unveils designs for Obama Presidential Centre bid

News: three international design teams, including architects Snøhetta and Allied Works, have developed designs for Hawaii’s bid to host Obama’s presidential library.

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Obama Presidential Centre proposal by Snøhetta and WCIT Architecture

The University of Hawaii commissioned three designs for its presentation in the battle to build the US President’s official library this month, having identified a beach site adjacent to the Kaka’ako Waterfront Park.



Although the University of Chicago and Columbia University in New York are the current favourites to win the bid, Hawaii is hoping to tempt Obama by turning the library into a multi-purpose centre for education, including a Global Youth Leadership Academy and a museum.

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Obama Presidential Centre proposal by Snøhetta and WCIT Architecture

Scandinavian firm Snøhetta teamed up with Honolulu studio WCIT Architecture to propose a building that appears square from the outside, but opens at one corner into a rounded courtyard with a pool. One end of the structure meets the ground, providing public access to a roof planted with grasses.

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Obama Presidential Centre proposal by Snøhetta and WCIT Architecture

The design team said the building was based on the idea of a coral polyp growing to create a “new environment”. “The genealogy of the proposed site itself, reclaimed land sitting above what was once exposed reef shoreline, provides a historic precedent which reinforces this connection,” they said.

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Obama Presidential Centre proposal by Snøhetta and WCIT Architecture

New York firm Allied Works proposed a series of pavilion-like glazed structures, connected by a twisting roof with elongated teardrop-shaped openings.

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Obama Presidential Centre proposal by Allies Works

“The design concept can be seen as a synthesis of three acts; each corresponds to specific aspects and core values of the centre: Land – ‘Aina; Community – Ohana; and Integrity or Righteousness – Pono,” said the firm. “United under a single roof, we are reminded that we are stronger together.”

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Obama Presidential Centre proposal by Allies Works

The final team, consisting of New York studio MOS and local firm Workshop-Hi also envisions a series of smaller spaces, connected with a green roof. The roof structure rises up from the ground and is then staggered over multiple rectangular levels, with large circular openings punched through each one to let light shine through.

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Obama Presidential Centre proposal by Allies Works

“The proposed centre celebrates the diversity of Hawaii’s natural environment by expanding the adjacent Kaka’ako Waterfront Park into a campus of interconnected pavilion structures, public accessible courtyards, a ramped landscape podium, and a large park-like roof structure composed of community and public gardens,” said the team.

The university also commissioned Honolulu company Ferraro Choi and Associates to develop a “living building” system for the project, exploring “resource conservation and biomimicry-inspired building solutions”.

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Obama Presidential Centre proposal by Allies Works

Once a site and host university has been confirmed, the library will be built to commemorate the president’s term in office with an architect selected personally by Obama.

Rumours have already linked British architect David Adjaye to the project, and the president has previously referred to Adjaye as his favourite architect. Adjaye has already designed a number of library buildings in North America, including The Francis Gregory Library and The William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library in Washington D.C.

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Obama Presidential Centre proposal by MOS and Workshop-Hi

Hawaii said it commissioned its own architectural proposals to demonstrate the possibilities of the waterfront site.

“These architectural renderings are not meant to be prescriptive,” said the official website for Hawaii’s bid. “Rather these concepts are distinct impressions of what is possible on a site with magnificent views from mauka to makai (mountainside to oceanside).”

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Obama Presidential Centre proposal by MOS and Workshop-Hi

The University of Hawaii’s bid is being backed by the state and municipal governments as well as a number of non-profit organisations and business sponsors.

Obama will select the winning site in March 2015, and the project is expected to cost $500 million with the president expected to begin fundraising in earnest next year. It will be managed by the The Barack Obama Foundation, which was founded in January 2014 for the purpose.

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Obama Presidential Centre proposal by MOS and Workshop-Hi

All three locations have a personal connection with Obama, who grew up in Honolulu, studied at Columbia and worked in Chicago. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel was Obama’s first chief of staff at the White House.

George W Bush’s library completed last year at the Southern Methodist University near Dallas.

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Is 'Flow' the Future of Haptic UI? An Interview with Senic CEO Tobias Eichenwald

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Chances are if you’re a designer, artist, musician or use a computer daily, you have encountered that fateful moment when your mouse keeps you from making that perfect color selection or nudging a layer into exact position with Photoshop. While most computer aided drawing and modeling programs account for clumsy hardware (thanks magnetic lasso), isn’t it about time we demanded better hardware? The fact is—from fancy Wacom tablets to every incarnation of touch screen and foldable keyboards—UI tools still fall into the uninspired categories of keyboard, tablet and mouse.

Recently however, the Y Combinator alumni and Berlin-based startup Senic has tackled this exact issue of high precision interface with their wireless device aptly named ‘Flow.’ The freely programmable controller is not only compatible with most computer based applications but also has potential integrations for connected home objects and even Internet enabled microprocessors.

The sleek aluminum, stainless steal and polycarbonate casing pays not-to-subtle homage to Dieter Rams-ian simplicity. At just under 2.75 inches, Flow boasts 360 degree angular positioning, capacitive touch and infrared-based hand gesture recognition. Additionally, with 3,600 values in just one rotation of Flow, exact manipulation of brush sizes, color selection and anything else is right at your fingertips.

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The four co-founders represent a broad skill set and media prowess enviable to most start-ups launching a crowdfunding campaign. We caught up with CEO Tobias Eichenwald to discuss the campaign, the frustration that gave birth to Flow and the future of UI.

C77: How did Senic start? What first put you on the path to designing a tool like Flow?

Tobias Eichenwald: We’re three friends and co-founders from Germany and we use digital tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Rhino or Eagle on a daily basis. We need to be fast and we need to be good at what we do. Browsing through menus and pulling a fake slider with a mouse didn’t feel that way. Existing interfaces don’t give us the pixel-precision we need; they are time consuming and interrupt our workflow.

We found similar problems in other fields like controlling our connected devices for example. We grew up with the assumption that you turn on a light by hitting a big white button on the wall without thinking about it. Now that smart devices are replacing traditional devices and the market for connected homes is exploding, we are expected to browse through apps and spend time waiting in a hallway, just to turn on a light.

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