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A captivating use of motion design and rich audio to tell a simple story.
Digital files, cloud computing and accelerating broadband have long put bike messengers on the endangered species list. No matter how fast a messenger is, even a triple rush can’t compete with instantaneous. For messengers, technology is more of a threat than wily cab drivers and potholes.
But, oddly, technology is also what keeps them around. The evolution of software and mobile phones has allowed some messenger companies to work in autonomous cells, rather than as an overhead-heavy hierarchy. A central headquarters is now obsolete, and profit-sharing employees take turns dispatching and making runs.
» via Wired
Always thought being a bike messenger would be the coolest, nice to see that they are still lean and mean.
Almost a sculpture. This is the new bike parking station of Museumsquartier in Wien (Austria) designed by MN*LS and PPAG architects. The colorful wire hides a solar panel to turn on the LED lamps at nights, a tire pomp and a static bike with dynamo to produce energy while exercising/playing.
Love the inclusion of solar panels to keep it efficient.
Submitted by Jessica Berry
This is a very interesting article written by the Chief Technology Officer at IDEO, Doug Solomon. He discusses the “Tube,” an internal knowledge sharing system that was recently implemented within the company. It has helped open communication lines and foster collaboration among internal teams. Here is the link: