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Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City

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Unlocking the uncanny in an urban jungle

In his 1919 essay 'The Uncanny,' Sigmund Freud described the uncanny as belonging to "two sets of ideas, which, without being contradictory, are yet very different: on the one hand it means what is familiar and agreeable, and on the other, what is concealed and kept out of sight."Cut to present day, where across urban landscapes young and old, a new kind of explorer is emerging - crawling through......read more

Creating Drought Tolerant Plants by Hacking Their Natural Responses

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Which new technique will help plants survive with less water?

By Erin Blakemore for Smithsonian Rainless skies. Dwindling water supplies. Dried-out plants. Droughts and water shortages threaten economies, food supplies and even lives. And with droughts unprecendented in the last 1,200 years underway and likely more to come, scientists have long been pushing to help farmers by making their crops more drought tolerant. In a new study,......read more

Original Series: Brooklyn Informed

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A bastion of progressive eco-conscious culture changers makes Brooklyn a cool place to explore

Brooklyn Informed takes us through the enlightened, progressive and sometimes uber-hip world of people who are doing really great things in a way that's easily ingrained in their day to day way of life. From urban gardening to clean powered bowling allies, some very cool stuff is going on right below the island of Manhattan. This original SHFT series, directed by Lance Steagal and Jake......read more

Headland House

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'Sense of Place' Beautifully Articulated Down Under

Standing at the top of a hill overlooking the coastline in New South Wales, Australia, is ‘Headland House’, a great hulking mass of extraordinary cantilevered rooms designed by Sydney-based firm Atelier Andy Carson. The client, Beau Neilson (the daughter of art patron Judith Neilson and billionaire Kerr Neilson), and her partner required the house should be an......read more

America's Wildest Place Is Open For Business

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The Expansion of Oil and Gas Exploration in Alaska

By Christopher Solomon Several years ago a mapping expert pinpointed the most remote place in the Lower 48 states. The spot was in the southeast corner of Yellowstone National Park, 20 miles from the nearest road. Roman Dial read the news and wasn’t much impressed. To him, 20 miles — the distance a hungry man could walk in a long day — didn’t seem very remote at......read more

HONNE

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Some Coastal Love Takes Place In This Video

Dir. Danilo Parra DP. Kate Arizmendi Producer. Shelley Cheung and Anchor Light Executive Producer. Natalie Arnette Nudbranch Sea Slug. Owen Bissex Post. Company 3 Grade. Jamie O'Bradovich Styling. Gina Nigido Lander Gaffer: Geoff Taylor 1st AC: Chevy Anderson Key Grip: Trevor Wilson 2nd AC: Kyle Forbes AD: Katie Salisbury ART: Josh Goldsmith DIT: Andrew White PA: Josh Eisenberg Starring: Sarah......read more

An Uncommon Place

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Supernatural landscape photos by Reuben Wu

Photographer/director/musician/Renaissance man Reuben Wu returns to SHFT [previously] with another selection of dreamy landscape images captured on his travels around the globe. The British artist, now based in Chicago, regularly finds himself on the road, whether on photo commissions or doing gigs with his band, Ladytron. He still finds time to pursue personal projects like An Uncommon Place, a......read more

How to Fund a Clean Energy Project

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State-level green investment funds could create a real marketplace for renewable energy projects

Nancy Cook for National Journal: Anyone in search of financing for a clean- or renewable-energy project need look no further than the state of New York. In December 2013, New York launched its first-ever "green bank," an ambitious state-run $1 billion investment fund meant to help finance the kinds of local energy-efficiency and clean-energy projects that bigger financial institutions......read more

JeeYoung Lee's Dreamy Self Portraits

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Korean fables and dreams inspire these photos of impossible places.

Imagination plus sense of space gives JeeYoung Lee's photographs their magical quality.  Once again, this series has zero post-image manipulation.  Working like a set designer, Lee creates these incredible situations for real.   JeeYoung Lee creates highly elaborate scenes that require an incredible amount of patience and absolutely no photo manipulation. For weeks and sometimes......read more

Rap Quotes

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Street artist Jay Shells pays tribute to places mentioned in rap lyrics

New York street artist Jay Shells channels his love of hip hop with "Rap Quotes," in which he combines site-specific rap lyrics with homemade signage. The results are gathered in this clip produced by Animal NY. For the ongoing project, Shells creates official-looking street signs quoting famous rap lyrics that shout out specific street corners and locations. Shells went all city and posted over......read more

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