Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Swimming pools, fireworks, Dragon drones and more in our look around the web

1. University of Tokyo’s Dragon Drone Transforms While Midair Calling the University of Tokyo’s new drone the Dragon doesn’t just reference its form, the name is also an acronym short for “Dual-rotor embedded multilink Robot with the Ability of multi-deGree-of-freedom aerial transformatiON.” Composed of several small drones, powered by a pair of ducted fans that can thrust in almost any direction, the high-flyer can autonomously …

The Swimming Pool in Photography

Over time, the role of the swimming pool has changed; from ancient rituals of private baths to the status symbols of artistically-designed pools in certain backyards today, and beyond. With “The Swimming Pool in Photography,” Hatje Cantz surveys the power of the pool, its associations around the world, and how it’s changed over time. Of course attention has been paid to the suburban pool—and hotel …

Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Photography Lovers

From pocket-sized printers to stunning camera kits, books and more, gifts for photo enthusiasts

With just about everybody now adept at using (or avoiding) Instagram filters and editing tools, the swell of people turning to other photographic output channels continues to grow (and no, we don’t mean more social media platforms). From books to tech-forward devices, bags, printers and more, camera experts and photo enthusiasts of all ages will appreciate our Photography Lovers Gift Guide. Some of the items …