Post-it notes can be very handy in creating stop-motion animation, see this example: Deadline! cool animation, and how it was made....
Today's pictures & links:
Inspiration for the Tyrell Corporation "ziggurats" in Blade Runner?
Do you remember our article about Paolo Soleri giant megapolis structures? Another wonderful futurist architect - Antonio Sant' Elia - also dreamed up many radical designs, for example, a train station in Milan - complete with an airport on the roof!
He also had some interesting beliefs, for example, he thought that each generation should rebuild their city from scratch, based on their needs, and allowing for no historical preservation. His designs were a key influence on the Barbican Center in London - a Modernist, Brutalist (is this a term?) classic.
The Incredible Dehydrated Cat
and a small fuzzy "emo" creature:
French Aerotrain, worth remembering
Even though this "Aerotrain" was abandoned by the French government in favour of TGV, it was an interesting prototype in the 1960s that ran on a single concrete rail from Orleans to Paris for more than 100 km.
"Film buffs will remember it as the commuter train taken by Guy Montag in Truffaut's adaptation of Fahrenheit 451" (source)
"The Paratrooper was built to drop from an airplane attached to an Airborne soldier, hit the ground, unfold and go. It effectively bridges the gap between walking and the use of heavy mechanized vehicles, allowing soldiers to go further than on foot while not requiring the fuel and logistics associated with a vehicle. When it's not in use, the bike folds down to fit pretty much anywhere."
Speaking of bicycles and tricycles - this one you've probably seen already, but nothing even comes close to the statement it makes:
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