The Guardian has put together this interesting interactive photo series to illustrate the effect of the ever-changing London skyline and how new construction of larger and taller buildings will change it. The Gherkin, The Shard, The Leadenhall Building (the Cheesegrater), The Heron Tower, and 20 Fenchurch Street (the Walkie-Talkie) have made their mark on London, but there are many more to follow.
From an education design perspective it’s interesting to come across the use of self-discovery to help engage with the message and learning content.
Whilst on the subject of these new buildings, here’s a beautifully shot time lapse of the Cheesegrater being built by filmmakers Dan Lowe and Paul Raftery.
Ira Glass offers really inspiring advice to people struggling with a gap between their tastes and their abilities in the video The Gap by photographer Daniel Sax. The video features a series of typographic visualisations set to Glass’ words. Sax created the video after watching another typographic video of Glass’ talk by artist David Shiyang Liu. Both videos are based on part 3 of the PRI video series ‘Ira Glass on Story Telling’.
I can’t understand a word he’s saying but I’ve certainly learnt something.
In this video a Russian man demonstrates how to open a can of food using only your bare hands. Even though he’s explaining the process in Russian, his demonstration clearly communicates the proper method.