‘A Short History of the Highrise’ Interactive Film Explores the 2,500-year Global History of Vertical Living

October 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on ‘A Short History of the Highrise’ Interactive Film Explores the 2,500-year Global History of Vertical Living

A Short History of the Highrise  is an interactive documentary that explores the 2,500-year global history of vertical living and issues of social equality in an increasingly urbanized world. The centerpiece of the project is a series of four short films. The first three ( Mud, Concrete and Glass ) draw on The New York Times’s extraordinary visual archives. Each film is intended to evoke a chapter in a storybook, with rhyming narration and photographs brought to life with intricate animation. The fourth chapter ( Home ) is comprised of images submitted by the public. The interactive experience incorporates the films and, like a visual accordion, allows viewers to dig deeper into the project’s themes with additional archival materials, text and microgames. On tablets, viewers can navigate the story extras and special features within the films using touch commands like swipe, pinch, pull and tap. On desktop and laptop computers, users can mouse over features and click to navigate. Learn more about  A Short History of the Highrise  here . + A Short History of the Highrise The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:        

Go here to see the original: 
‘A Short History of the Highrise’ Interactive Film Explores the 2,500-year Global History of Vertical Living

Fast Company’s iPad App Explores Best-Designed American Products

October 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Fast Company’s iPad App Explores Best-Designed American Products

Photo: Screenshot of U.S. Design iPad app by Fast Company. If you seek out products that are “Made in America,” seek out this app. It’s called the ” United States of Design ” and was created by the Fast Company magazine folks. I may have come across it while looking for information on Toby Keith’s … Read the full story on TreeHugger

See the original post here: 
Fast Company’s iPad App Explores Best-Designed American Products

Hurricane Irene and Extreme Weather Killed the Northeast’s Pumpkins. So No Halloween?

October 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Hurricane Irene and Extreme Weather Killed the Northeast’s Pumpkins. So No Halloween?

Photo: roland under a Creative Commons license . The effects of Hurricane Irene are still being felt long after the storm’s passing. As we start gearing up for Halloween, it turns out there’s a major glitch in the plans, the AP reported: a severe pumpkin shortage . Irene did major damage to farms in the North… Read the full story on TreeHugger

See the original post here: 
Hurricane Irene and Extreme Weather Killed the Northeast’s Pumpkins. So No Halloween?

Guerilla Knitting Documentary Explores the Origins of Yarn Graffiti

May 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Guerilla Knitting Documentary Explores the Origins of Yarn Graffiti

From crocheted cars to potholes repaired with colorful bursts of yarn , guerilla knitting has become a daily sighting on the streets and all over the web.

Excerpt from: 
Guerilla Knitting Documentary Explores the Origins of Yarn Graffiti

Bad Behavior has blocked 3454 access attempts in the last 7 days.