Inmate Coders

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

Two convicted felons at an Oklahoma prison (a murderer and a sex offender) have written a software program that could save the prison—and entire state of Oklahoma—millions of dollars by increasing efficiency in the food system. By tracking prisoners as they move through dining halls along with incoming shipments of food, the software records and looks for patterns in dietary habits and pricing data. Already …

NIGO For Uniqlo

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

Japanese designer and streetwear pioneer NIGO recently called it quits with his beloved brainchild A Bathing Ape (BAPE), and now he’s leading the charge with another Japanese outlet. The cutting-edge entrepreneur has been appointed Creative Director of Uniqlo UT, the clothier’s limited edition line. With NIGO’s decades of experience and such a unique artistic vision, the possibilities for upcoming offerings are endless and highly anticipated.

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

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

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 …