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Space-age architecture, a new "sperm switch" contraceptive and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Design Legend Richard Sapper Dies at 83 Legendary industrial designer Richard Sapper has died at the age of 83. Throughout his nearly 60 year long career, the German-born, Italy-based designer worked to create products that not only looked beautiful, but functioned with purpose—including the foldable Zoombike, the harmonic 9091 whistling kettle for Alessi and, most notably, the ThinkPad range of laptops for IBM. In …

Holograms

Candice Lin's sculptural illusions and videos taking on racial and gender inequalities

Artist Candice Lin‘s new exhibit “Holograms” uses video and sculpture to challenge the distribution of power among races and genders, exploring the concept of authentic identity. In her ceramic sculpture “The Moon,” Lin challenges understandings of feminine interiority by requiring audiences to peer through the vulva of a truncated female form in order to watch the animated loop inside. Dubbed “Inside Out,” the animation addresses …

Montante Maserati 8CTF

Gear up with a limited-edition Italian bicycle modeled after a Maserati winner

In celebration of their famous 1940 win at the Indianapolis 500 known as the “Boyle Special,” Maserati teamed up with cult Italian bike builder Cicli Montante to create a limited-edition bicycle resembling the victorious fixed head, eight-cylinder 8CTF race car. With driver Wilbur Shaw behind the wheel for the second year in a row, Maserati historically took first place proving the prowess of European design. …