Re-lighting Gino Sarfatti Edition N°1 by Flos: The first in a series of reconfigured lights originally created by Italy’s brilliant designer

Re-lighting Gino Sarfatti Edition N°1 by Flos


Gino Sarfatti is possibly the most important lighting designer in the history of Italian design. Between founding the beloved Arteluce in 1939 and selling it to Flos in 1973, the self-taught designer had over 600 lamps…

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FreeFly Systems’ ‘Game-Changing’ Camera Rig Designs

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FreeFly Systems is a company dedicated to designing camera-supporting tools that enable revolutionary cinematography. Their top-of-the-line product is probably their CineStar Heavy Lift, above, an eight-rotor flying camera platform; but it is their handheld MoVI M10 model, below, that is currently enjoying a press explosion.

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It’s easy to see why. The MoVI is a wicked piece of engineering, featuring a 3-axis gimbal that automatically, gyroscopically, digitally stabilizes the camera. Yet despite the presence of onboard motors, the thing operates completely silently and weighs less than 3.5 pounds. While a single person is meant to support it, shooting duties can also be split by having a second operator control the camera remotely via joystick. This frees the first operator up to focus on, for example, running or keeping a close eye on their footing on tricky terrain.

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Photography: Invasive Species by Dillon Marsh

In 1996 a palm tree appeared almost overnight in a suburb of Cape Town. This was the world’s first ever disguised cell phone tower. Since then these trees have spread across the city, South Africa and the rest of the world. Invasive Species explores the relationship between the environment and the disguised towers of Cape Town and its surrounds.

Invasive Species, by Dillon Marsh

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Makr Shakr – Robotic ‘barmen’ and crowd-sourced drinks

Makr Shakr - Robotic 'barmen' and crowd-sourced drinks

Created as a collaboration between MIT Sensible Lab, Pentagram and SuperUber, Makr Shakr is a robotic bar, capable of preparing approximately one googol crowd-sourced drink combinations.

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