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It’s really incredible! When I watch this clip, I can’t believe this little robot was built in the late 1770s. This small barefoot boy called “the writer” that was crammed 6,000 custom made components to create a automaton programmable writing machine. It was designed and built by Swiss-born watchmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz with help from his son Henri-Louis, and Jean-Frédéric Leschot. If you like it, see more information on BBC Four’s documentary Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams, hosted by professor Simon Schaffer.
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“DIYALOG“: Art from Vienna will showcase works by leading contemporary artists living in Vienna sponsored by OMV Group, the newly special project sponsor of Contemporary Istanbul. The selection is made by a pool of ten curators comprised of art experts from a variety of fields. Each of them has nominated one prominent artist from the older generation and one young artist with great potential. The exhibition prompts a dialog between the art and the viewer and opens up new perspectives on contemporary art in Austria’s capital. With the project OMV would like to contribute to cultural exchange in its core markets Austria and Turkey. See more information in here.
Special thanks for Manfred Kielnhofer:-)
“Waanders In de Broeren” opened for the general public on 13th July, 2013. This is a 15th century Dominican church in Zwolle, The Netherlands. Architects BK. Architecten were tasked this project, with keeping all the historical elements of the building, this 15th century Dominican church was converted into a modern bookstore and a 700 square meters shopping space. If you like there and you are in Zwolle now, you should visit this amazing place.
Architects: BK. Architecten
Location: Achter de Broeren 1, Zwolle, The Netherlands
Area: 1,000 sqm
Photographs: Joop van Putten, Hans Westerink
Contractor: Trebbe bouw
Graphic Design: Pankra
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To help foster the creation of the first human-powered helicopter, the American Helicopter Society extablished The Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition in 1980. On 13th June, 2013, the AeroVelo team from the University Of Toronto flied their Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter for 64.1 seconds, reaching an altitude of 3.3 meters. Now, please watch the amazing video below:-)