Link About It: This Week’s Picks

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1. The First Pedal Cycle, on Steroids The largest chemical company in the world, BASF SE, partnered with design studio DING3000 to answer the hypothetical question, what would the first pedal cycle have looked like if its historic inventors had today’s advanced materials available to them? Their answer is the electric-drive powered e-velocipede called the “Concept 1865,” which could easily blend into the background of …

The First Pedal Cycle, on Steroids

A million lines of code, an air pollution vacuum, NIGO for Uniqlo UT and more in our weekly look at the web

The largest chemical company in the world, BASF SE, partnered with design studio DING3000 to answer the hypothetical question, what would the first pedal cycle have looked like if its historic inventors had today’s advanced materials available to them? Their answer is the electric-drive powered e-velocipede called the “Concept 1865,” which could easily blend into the background of a science fiction film. Check out the …

Olafur Eliasson Wins MIT Award

A million lines of code, an air pollution vacuum, NIGO for Uniqlo UT and more in our weekly look at the web

Generally reserved for up-and-coming artists, MIT’s annual Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts was recently granted to veteran artist Olafur Eliasson for 2014. Known for his 2003 Tate Turbine Hall Installation and 2008 New York City Waterfalls, the Danish-Icelandic artist excels in large-scale public works. Phaidon digs deeper into how Eliasson will use his creativity to collaborate with the renowned academic institution during his brief …