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Peter van Agtmael Explores the Subtle Nature of American Power and Violence

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Peter van Agtmael consults with American Photo about the making-of his brand-new book, Buzzing at the Sill.


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The Height Of Hippie Power: 55 Photos Of San Francisco In The 1960s

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In the aftermath of World War II, the United States experienced an unparalleled growth in wealth that facilitated the rise of the American middle class and a rapid increase in the birth rate. However, the generation borne out of this era developed belief systems distinct from those of previous generations, and in many ways, outright rejected many “traditional” values.

What became counterculture ideals — peace, free love, experimentation, and racial equality — crystallized around the burgeoning hippie movement. Thanks to cheap housing and a relatively open social environment, San Francisco became the nexus of hippie culture in the 1960s.

The San Francisco of this decade was a cauldron of drugs and communal living that fostered an explosive creative environment and became refuge to tens of thousands of newcomers seeking the hippie dream. Today, we take a glimpse inside San Francisco in the 1960s:

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The party could not last forever: by the end of 1967’s “Summer of Love,” San Francisco was no longer attracting just hippies, but also tourists, criminals, and party-seekers, as well as the unwanted attention of law enforcement and government officials. In October 1967, members of the Haight-Ashbury community held a mock funeral that declared the “Death of the Hippie.”

As the organizers proclaimed:

Stay where you are! Bring the revolution to where you live. Don’t come here because it’s over and done with.

 

If hippie culture fascinates you, watch the report below on Haight-Ashbury and the hippie movement by IT News in 1967:


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Recalls: Hyundai’s recalling some 2011 Sonata sedans for power steering failures

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Recalls: Hyundai’s recalling some 2011 Sonata sedans for power steering failures

Hyundai teamed up with the NHTSA to issue a recall for some 173,000 units of the 2011 Sonata sedan in the US market for failures with the power steering system.

The culprit was identified as a potentially broken circuit board, causing a total colossal failure the entire unit.

All cars will be repaired by the dealer and happily, no accidents have been reported in relation to the issue. The cars affected are of the 2011 model year, built before October 2010.

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Source: NHTSA via Reuters

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2011 Hyundai Sonata being recalled for power steering failure

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Hyundai is recalling the 2011 Sonata for potential power steering failure, but there aren’t any reported accidents or injuries.

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NAMM 2016: Strymon Announce Pair Of Power Supplies, Ojai & Zuma

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Strymon make, in my opinion, some of the best looking pedals on the market. It is no surprise then that when they decided to create a couple of power supplies to help hook up on your pedalboard they applied the same design aesthetics to those too. The crazy thing is that you can also hook up the smaller Ojai to the Zuma with the 24V Out jack to power even more pedals! With that anodized midnight blue aluminum chassis I think it would be a shame to hide them under your pedalboard.

“With the Strymon Ojai you get five high-current, individually isolated, ultra-low-noise outputs—each with its own dedicated regulator and custom transformer. Each output provides a massive 500mA of current. Ojai’s dual-stage topology, pre-regulated outputs, optically isolated feedback, and advanced multistage filtering result in a power supply that allows your pedals to achieve their highest possible dynamic range.” Gain more outputs by connecting additional Ojai units to the 24V Thru jack.

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“Zuma is the highest horsepower, most technologically advanced effects pedal power supply of its kind. Zuma offers nine high-current, individually isolated, ultra-low-noise outputs—each with its own dedicated regulator and custom transformer. Designed to meet the needs of today’s players, each output provides a staggering 500mA of current.”

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Optimist Design creates Red Bull music studio inside former Berlin power station

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LA-based Optimist Design has completed a recording studio in Berlin for Red Bull, marking the latest addition to the energy drink company’s network of music venues around the globe (+ slideshow).

The Red Bull Studio – Berlin provides sound recording and mixing spaces for emerging and established musicians.

Red Bull studio in Berlin by Optimist Design

The studio is housed within a 7.5-metre-high, copper-clad volume that was inserted into an old power station built in the 1920s.

“The new contemporary interiors perfectly contrast modern Berlin with the old,” said Optimist Design, a multidisciplinary practice with offices in LA and New York.

“[We] ensured the space was Berlin-specific by keeping the interior’s industrial feel and creating a series of sculptural rooms within the existing walls.”

Red Bull studio in Berlin by Optimist Design

Encompassing 300 square metres, the asymmetrical volume contains a series of chambers, including a main recording room, two mixing studios, a lounge and kitchenette.

Red Bull studio in Berlin by Optimist Design

The design team utilised 3D drawings when it set out to conceive the space. “This pushed the boundaries of design and saved time during the initial stages,” the firm said.



“The challenge for the design included ensuring the high standards of technical and sound requirements but also creating a venue that looks good on camera,” it added.

Red Bull studio in Berlin by Optimist Design

The structure’s exterior is wrapped in one kilometres worth of copper strips, a material that references copper infrastructure within the old electricity plant. The aim was to convey a sense of “power and energy”.

The resulting faceted form references the musical activities taking place within the volume. A large triangular skylight brings natural light down into the space.

Red Bull studio in Berlin by Optimist Design

“A visual rhythm has been created by forming the shape of the copper strips into an undulating sequence to represent the natural flow of sound and music,” the design team.

A staircase connects the ground level to a mezzanine, where a lounge overlooks the recording spaces and control rooms below.

Red Bull studio in Berlin by Optimist Design

“We wanted to create views into the recording and control room from the shared spaces so people can watch and take photos of what is happening inside,” the firm added.

The structure’s various chambers feature prismatic surfaces that ensure ideal conditions for recording and mixing music.

Red Bull studio in Berlin by Optimist Design

“Working with technical sound and acoustics experts, the team incorporated the right absorption materials and surface and diffusion areas to support the perfect sound platform,” said the team.

Acoustics were central to the project’s design, but the firm sought to accommodate other concerns, too.

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“Ultimately, music is about creation, but at the same time it is also about communication and the experience involved in the process,” explained Tino Schaedler, founder of Optimist Design. “The space is platform to foster creativity, add spirit and make people feel comfortable.”

“I used to play in a band when I was in high school and we recorded a few times in a studio, which was always a special time,” he added. “Today, many musicians record at home on a computer, so being in a studio is something special for different reasons.”

Red Bull now has 12 music studios in cities around the globe, including Tokyo, LA, Paris, London and São Paulo.

Red Bull studio in Berlin by Optimist Design

“Red Bull’s revitalisation of the power station is the perfect metaphor for the resurgence of Berlin as a capital of ideas,” said Michael Brown, design director for Optimist Design.

“The city’s unused former industrial spaces, rendered obsolete by shifts in technology, provide a post-industrial canvas for the creative exploration of music, art and culture.”

Other Red Bull projects include the company’s Stockholm office designed by local studio PS Arkitektur and an arts centre in São Paulo by French-Brazilian studio Triptyque.

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Related story: Red Bull Amsterdam by Sid Lee Architecture

Red Bull Amsterdam by Sid Lee Architecture

Faceted metal plates surround cave-like rooms and a winding mezzanine at the new Amsterdam headquarters for drinks brand Red Bull. More »

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Liquid Mountains: I Captured Lake Erie On The Day It Came Alive And Showed Its True Power

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My name is Dave Sandford. I have been a professional photographer for 18 years. Shooting professional sports have paid the bills, but I’ve been the most passionate about anything to do with water. Oceans and lakes beckon me. Since I was a kid, I’ve loved to be on, in or around water. I’m fascinated by the sheer raw power and force of it, captivated by the graceful movement of a wave and mesmerized by light dancing across it.

Recently, I have felt drawn to the lakes that are virtually in the backyard of my hometown of London, Ont., Canada. Specifically, the awe-inspiring Great Lakes. Lake Erie, the 4th largest of the Great Lakes caught my attention for this photographic essay. I chose to focus on Erie at a time of year (mid-October through December) when the Great Lakes can act more like oceans than lakes. With warm sunny beach days behind us, it is some of Autumn’s dark, cold and windy days that transform the Great Lakes into wickedly wild and treacherous bodies of water.

Lake Erie is 388km in length and approximately 92km across. It is also the shallowest of the Great Lakes, with an average depth of 62’ and the maximum depth of 210’. Lake Erie’s name originates from a native tribe who called the lake “Erige” (“cat”) due to the unpredictable and at times dangerously violent nature. Because of the shallowness of the lake, conditions can change dramatically in just a matter of minutes, with fierce waves springing up unexpectedly. Lake Erie’s unpredictable and violent nature has laid claim to some 1800-8000 shipwrecks dating back to the 17th century, most of which have never been found.

Over the last 4 weeks for 2-3 days a week, sometimes 6 hours a day, I did the 45 min drive to Lake Erie. The images here were made using my Canon gear, 1Dx body, 400mm & 70-200mm lenses, protected from the elements by my Aquatech sport’s housing and sport’s shield gear. Shot during the month of November on the North shore of Lake Erie, about 500’-600’ off-shore from a small lakeside community called Port Stanley, Ontario. Daily temperatures ranging from -2 up to 14 degrees celsius, sustained wind speeds of 45-50km/ph, gusting 70-100+ km/ph, the average water temperature of 11 celsius, and wave heights reaching 25’. It is days like these that most people stay away from the lake… It’s days like these, when Erie comes alive, showing it’s true power. These are the days I can’t wait to get to the lake and create images!

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J.D. Power study finds Millennials love rental cars

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J.D. Power’s latest North America Rental Car Satisfaction Study finds that enthusiasm among Millennials boosts the ratings of the whole industry. Enterprise grabs the title as the best company for the second year in a row.

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The Porsche Macan GTS goes official with more power and style

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Porsche Macan GTS – Improved Power and Performance

October 27, 2015

Enhanced driving dynamics, enhanced driving fun

Atlanta, Georgia. Porsche announces the new Macan GTS. With more power, a reengineered suspension, unique GTS-specific exterior and interior appointments, and new connectivity options, the new Macan GTS provides an enthusiastic driving experience that enhances the current Macan range.

Based on the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine in the Macan S, the Macan GTS incorporates hardware changes and a unique engine calibration to allow the engine to develop 360 hp at 6000 rpm and 369 lb.-ft. of torque between a broad 1650-4000 rpm. The rest of the all-wheel-drive powertrain matches up to the Macan Turbo; Porsche’s seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission is combined with Porsche’s Traction Management system (PTM) that actuates an electro-hydraulic, multi-plate clutch to variably engage the front axle depending on traction needs. All told, this powertrain package accelerates the Macan GTS to 60 mph in as little as 4.8s in conjunction with the optional Sport Chrono Package and up to a top track speed of 159 mph.

Porsche’s Stability Management system is also recalibrated for this application, and when combined with the Sport Chrono package, it provides an even more dynamic driving experience. Large 360 mm front rotors, with six-piston fixed calipers finished in red, and 330 mm rear rotors, with single-piston calipers also painted in red, provide the braking force needed for performance use and assist with torque vectoring, via Porsche’s optional Torque Vectoring system (PTV).

Air suspension, including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), comes standard on the Macan GTS. This combination provides adjustable ride height and damper stiffness. These parameters help optimally tune the car for virtually any driving condition. Macan GTS specific suspension tuning also includes a 10-millimeter reduction of standard ride height, compared to the Macan Turbo, further lowering the center of gravity.

The Macan GTS is characteristically recognized by the many black exterior accents. The window trim is finished in high gloss black, there is a matte finish on the lower body and the Porsche Macan GTS designation on the rear hatch, and the standard 20″ RS Spyder Design wheels are finished in Satin Black. Side blades, located in the lower portion of the doors, are matte black with GTS logos in contrasting gloss black. The Macan GTS will be available with optional LED headlights that feature Porsche’s unique four-point daytime running lights, as well as a cornering light function.

On the inside, the Macan GTS features a standard leather package and GTS sport seats with Alcantara® seat centers and GTS logos on the headrests. An optional GTS interior package, featuring a Carmine Red tachometer and deviated stitching, seat belts, and embroidered GTS logos on the headrests is also available. The standard PCM (Porsche Communication Management system) includes Sound Package Plus, eight speakers, a USB and aux-in interface, SiriusXM® and HD radio™, and Bluetooth® capability. An optional PCM with Navigation module includes a hard-drive based navigation system that supports 3D navigation display, satellite image overlays, and dynamic route calculation.

Two connectivity systems are optional: available for the standard PCM is Porsche Connect, which provides Apple CarPlay™ integration. Porsche Connect Plus is available for the PCM with Navigation system. Connect Plus expands on Connect by including a hot-spot capable LTE modem for connectivity. Passengers can surf the web, while the driver can access real-time traffic, and even transfer destinations and calendar appointments from a smartphone into the PCM.

The 2017 Macan GTS goes on sale in March 2016, with a base MSRP of $ 67,200 excluding a destination change.

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Daehler Squeezes Just The Right Amount Of Power From The BMW X5 M

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Yet another modified BMW X5 M tempts us with its massive power gains.
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micro algae could be the renewable resource we’ve been looking for to power our homes

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‘living things’ installation by jacob douenias and ethan frier adopts glass vessels that contain micro algae that is able to supply energy and heat for homes.

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draw using the power of the sun with febo

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the combination of wood and glass makes it refined and durable while the thoughtful design creates a uniquely stylized product thats is fun for all ages and skill levels.

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25 Incredible George Orwell Quotes On Power And Politics

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A paradox of George Orwell’s legacy is that the term Orwellian has occur to mean a cynical manipulation of language. Of course, Orwell’s very own prose fought continuously in opposition to such deceit. He was a carpenter of the English language, and his paragraphs are basic, unvarnished attempts at nailing together the fact.

His inventions, most notably the pigs of Animal Farm and the oppressive Social gathering and Massive Brother in his dystopian novel 1984, have been the accurate masters of doublespeak. While a character in 1984 may possibly say, “It is the beautiful point, the destruction of phrases,” Orwell himself had a stubborn conviction that distinct language could expose tyranny, unsuccessful logic, and lies. Orwell’s composing, ironically, is not Orwellian.

Orwell opposed totalitarianism in all of its guises, whether or not British imperialism, European fascism, or Soviet communism. His simple language can support us think via the “Orwellian” arguments we hear in our time, these kinds of as these in favor of benevolent dictators the proper of law enforcement to gun down citizens in the name of safeguarding them the swallowing up of enormous seas of metadata by government organizations in collusion with significant firms the require for journalists and satirists to self-censor for their own safety and the notion that “job-creators” deserve a lot more influence than workers. Decades after Orwell screwed the words below with each other, the suggestions they form stand agency.

Below are some of the most unforgettable Orwell rates on electrical power and politics:

Want to find out a lot more about Orwell? Verify out this fantastic BBC docudrama depicting his lifestyle through his composing and remaining images:

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Photos in this gallery are sourced from Wikimedia Commons and Flickr consumers ‘stephan’, Matt Paish, Roman Harak, Shih Tung Ngiam, Kieran Guckian, Hleb Makarevich, Rex Hammock, James Morley, and Jason Pratt.

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An Inspiring Short On The Power And Necessity Of Adaptation

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Occasionally, we are at our strongest when we don’t resist change, but embrace it. When Filipe DeAndrade moved to the United States from Brazil, his long term was unsure. The 5-12 months-aged boy lacked citizenship, his family members experienced no cash, and his father was an abusive drug addict. Real life and its hardships came swiftly, forcing DeAndrade to embrace the essential challenges of adaptation.

DeAndrade has documented that experience in this movie, Adapt, which gained him Countrywide Geographic’s “Wild to Inspire” competitiveness at the 2015 Solar Valley Movie Competition. If you are in need to have of a increase, there is no shortage of inspiration below.

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The power of light

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I know…you might be pondering exactly where the household furniture is. Sometimes it is more about the architecture, and in this scenario it is also about the outstanding effect all-natural mild can have in a place. These photographs are magical. This kind of stunning blank canvases, by Sicilian interior architect and designer Antonino Cardillo. Monolithic at instances, shapely at other folks, Cardillo&rsquos operate bears more than a passing affinity to architecture of the ancients.

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Video reveals trial of smoke ring-blowing chimney for BIG’s Copenhagen power plant

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Information: as construction of BIG’s Amager Bakke Squander-to-Strength Plant continues in Copenhagen, a video has surfaced exhibiting a profitable trial for the building’s smoke-ring-blowing chimney (+ motion picture).

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Designed by Bjarke Ingel’s firm to replace the forty-calendar year-aged Amagerforbraending facility, the merged power plant and ski slope will produce power by incinerating waste.



To remind regional inhabitants of their carbon footprint, the constructing will emit a so-known as smoke ring every time 250 kilograms of carbon dioxide has been launched into the ambiance. These rings – which will truly be vapour rather than smoke – will be expelled through a 124-metre-large chimney at the peak of the roof.

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The motion picture uploaded to Vimeo by Wired journalist Cliff Kuang displays a trial that took location in August, in which a scaled-down prototype of the chimney demonstrates the process. Following a cannon-like blast, the funnel emits a dense ring of vapour that floats up into the sky.

In accordance to Danish information internet site Ingeniøren, Huge has been functioning with Danish aerospace engineer Peter Madsen, co-founder of non-profit organisation Copenhagen Suborbitals, on the most recent prototype. Yet another main check was reportedly owing to just take spot nowadays in Refshaleøen, north-east Copenhagen.

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The exhaust system was at first conceived in collaboration with German artist group Realities United, to serve as a visual reminder of the benefits of limitless intake and squander.

The smokestack will use an elastic system to launch steam rings that measure 25 metres in diameter and three metres in peak.

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Each ring is expected to be seen for roughly 45 seconds, dependent on the problems. Individuals released at night will be illuminated by lasers connected to a warmth-delicate tracking program.

The Amager Bakke Waste-to-Vitality Plant is because of to comprehensive in 2016. Speaking to Dezeen very last summer, Bjarke Ingels said the venture will “transform people’s perceptions” about public utility structures.

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“Proper now you can say it really is a science-fiction notion to have a power plant with smoke rings and ski slopes, but in three many years they will ski on their energy plants in Denmark,” he stated.

“It is likely to be so thoroughly clean that the smoke coming out of the chimney is fully non-poisonous,” Ingels added. “The smoke coming out of the chimney is heading to arrive out in the sort of smoke rings so you can see how significantly carbon dioxide emission there is – to make the one thing uncountable countable.”

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Before these days Huge was also revealed to be working with Thomas Heatherwick on a new California headquarters for Google. Other modern initiatives unveiled by the firm include a loop-formed country residence and a recycling facility inside a gentleman-produced hill.

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Report: The Volkswagen GTI apparently has an underrated power figures

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Report: The Volkswagen GTI apparently has an underrated power figures

From an truthful and scientific perspective, horsepower figures are normally approximations and really don’t are likely to be properly described since the quantities usually published by the manufacturer are just peak horsepower figures, without having factoring the drivetrain losses and the genuine figures that are developed at the wheel.

In some situations, like with BMW, this could be a very good point because BMW has a inclination to underrate their engines’ horsepower figures. This is discovered via the traditional technique of the dyno take a look at, in which a car’s horsepower rating is calculated at the wheels. Then some math is completed to calculate how much energy is in fact currently being set down to the ground, compared to what the motor is rated at. Some aspects, these kinds of as an typical ten p.c loss from drivetrain elements, are crunched into these calculations.

And from this math, some can discover regardless of whether or not the manufacturing facility horsepower rankings are precise. As it turns out, in the same way with BMW, the Volkswagen GTI’s power might be underrated from the factory. According to a non-public seller, who posted on a Ford Target ST fanatic website, explained vendor claims they discovered the Volkswagen GTI is able of generating 263hp and 314 lb-ft of torque at the flywheel, which is a helluva good deal more than the 210hp and 258 lb-ft figures from VW on their own. This is soon after factoring a fifteen percent drivetrain decline.

Pretty damn amazing, if it is correct. However, this is 1 GTI example out of the a lot of countless numbers of GTIs bought about the globe, so this a single take a look at may well not talk properly for the GTI as a whole.

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