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If You Could Photograph Your Dreams, It Would Look Something Like This Turkish Artist’s Images

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Circular Bridge Built To Slow Down Drivers So That They Would Enjoy The View

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The end of 2015 saw the completion of a round bridge that stretches across Laguna Garzón between the cities of Rocha and Maldonado on the southern coast of Uruguay. Designed by Rafael Viñoly, the bridge took 12 months to complete, and replaces a traditional raft crossing while encouraging drivers to enjoy the view.

“The concept of the Puente Laguna Garzon was to transform a traditional vehicular crossing into an event that reduces the speed of the cars, to provide an opportunity to enjoy panoramic views to an amazing landscape, and at the same time create a pedestrian place in the centre,” said Viñoly.

More info: rvapc.com (h/t: inhabitat)

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A proposed California law would require drivers for driverless cars

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In what is sure to be seen by some as government interference and general misunderstanding of technology, the California DMV has released a proposal that would require drivers to be present in self-driving vehicles in the state.

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A proposed California law would require drivers for driverless cars originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 16:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Would You Get SEAT’s 300PS Leon Cupra Cross Sport?

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When you've just built a hot hatch with strong ground clearance and 300 PS under its bonnet, even Jerry Seinfeld would probably start scratching his head about it.
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10 Action Stars & The Cars They Would Be (#10 Will Surprise)

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In actions movies, have explosions, gun fights, shoot out scenes, and the like. But we ultimately love the action stars that make such movies so entertaining to begin with.

Ever think about what those action stars would be if they were a car or truck?

Here are a few of the well known ones from the late 20th century.

At the end, feel free to make suggestions in the comments section our post them on our Facebook page. We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas when it comes to this topic.

Al Pacino: Alfa Romeo 155 Touring Car

Al-Pacino-ScarfaceAl Pacino has proven himself a fast-moving, fast-talking actor. Okay, he might have been a little more calm and low key in the “Godfather” trilogy, but his performances are eternally preserved in films like Scarface, Dog Day Afternoon, . . . And Justice for All, and especially his incredible monologue at the end of Glengarry Glen Ross, which he moves around the room, screaming insults at his boss.

The 155 is all war, all battle. It was a relentless racing car with a V-6 that made V-12 power for its day (1995). It could move easily and its revvy engine made a racket doing so.

Thus, Pacino = 155. There is your math equation for the day.

Daniel Craig: Aston Martin

Daniel Craig with Planet OceanI guess this is kind of obvious, even if James Bond isn’t his only claim to film fame. Expensive to hire, charismatic, and at nearly 50, still a muscular guy.

Craig is the man for the job.

If it wasn’t for Craig and the James Bond character, the car company could have shut down after Die Another Day was released more than a decade ago.

But that is an article for another day. Don’t ask so many questions, Q. I’ll take care of it.

Matt Damon: Tesla Model S P85D

Matt DamonI struggled with this one. Damon is an intelligent actor who is masked by the stigma of his recent Bourne action movies. He is distancing himself from his beat-em-up movies, with such releases as Ridley Scott’s The Martian.

He is also famous for his environmental views and Tesla’s vehicles are machines that do not pollute the earth with tailpipe emissions. So, Damon is a Tesla. Sorry, Bourne fans.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Hummer H1

ArnoldAlthough the rumor was never confirmed, it is believed that Arnold called AM General to make the Humvee for civilian use. He said he would buy them himself. Schwarzenegger even had the trucks converted from their native diesel fuel to more friendly bio-diesel, to help improve his self-image among environmentalists.

Now going through a divorce, Schwarzenegger reportedly sold a large number of his Hummers a few years ago.

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Dolph Lundgren: Mercedes G-Class

DolphDolph is famous for kicking ass, making a statement with his physical strength, and usually playing the good guy in his movies. Okay, minus Rocky 4.  The G is a tough vehicle for people that usually have money, and a good amount of it.

It can go anywhere and do a lot of things, just like Dolph.

Sylvester Stallone: Mercedes Unimog

Sylvester-StalloneStallone has been around Hollywood for about four decades now. Probably most famous for Rocky as well as the never-dead Rambo movies (look up Rambo 6 and you’ll be surprised), his career has chugged along like a coal train.

The Unimog is the perfect fit for somebody who was a heavyweight in the Expendables series.

Christian Bale: 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray

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Why the Corvette? Remember his recorded meltdown with the other actors and producers in the making of Terminator: Salvation? Maybe you don’t because that dropped off the news channels after about a week but the success of the Batman movies went straight to Bale’s head.

His ego grew to be quite large.

Like the statement-making, loud Corvette, Bale is here to stay in American symbols.

Michael Caine: Bentley Limousine

Michael CaineSpeaking of Christian Bale and Batman, I decided to include character actor Michael Caine. Caine is just around if not older than 80, he is British, and with his long list of acting credits, why not represent him as an item of English royalty?

No, I don’t know anything about older Bentley limos other than they are huge and are smooth to ride in.

I can’t see Caine as any other car, can you?

Robert Duvall: 1972 Cadillac Eldorado

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Duvall is in his early 80s, wealthy, and American. Even in his advanced age, he is functional, and his acting ability is unrivaled with anyone from his generation. He acts in some lovable but sometimes odd movies. Remember him as Tom Hagen from The Godfather? Or him as a rich, Cadillac-driving preacher from The Apostle?

Check out his most recent film The Judge and you will see him and Robert Downey Jr. square off in fights, spouts, and courtroom misunderstandings.

His car almost represents his character in that movie, and that’s why he is a Cadillac.

A reflection of the “I’ve made it in life and I am proud of it” philosophy.

Jamie Foxx: Horse

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I love including a surprise and this Easter egg is it. Yes, Jamie Foxx has played blues singers, the president of the USA, and a Marine, but what most recently pops into my head is the Tarantino film Django Unchained.

The whole movie is about Django getting free and attempting to free his wife from a mean brutal plantation owner, and I think the horse he rides in the movie represents something distinctly American – in an artsy-Old Western kind of way.

A horse is something he pulled off well and Tarantino directed beautifully.

What actors and cars are we missing? Who else would you have included and what car would you match them with? Tell us here.

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Who Would Have Thought Using iPhones As Brake Pads Is Not A Good Idea?

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I have to admit that the possibility of using iPhones as brake pads on a car has never crossed my mind. But we live in the age of YouTube, where the right search keyword can lead you to all sorts of crazy videos.
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How the Photo Community Would Reimagine Copyright

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A great burden is placed on photographers to protect their work. This burden is costly in both time and money. Today, with younger, less experienced editors and with instant 24-hr/worldwide news cycle, some publishers (and websites) don’t clear permission to reproduce our work. Frequently, it can be a game of “catch me if you can” and when caught, quickly followed by the familiar wrestling match of “fair use”.

Sooner or later a photographer’s work may be stolen, so its important to understand their rights and Fair Use and its limits. Fair Use is not a free pass allowing anyone to publish your work without properly licensing it.

Copyright Law is the first and last line of defense for photographers. Once your work is registered you are fully protected under the law. I encourage all photographers to register their work with the U.S. Library of Congress, but the process is not as easy as it could be. Drop Published, and Unpublished make the registration process easier by allowing photographers to group register their work online. Also change it to give photographers a year to register their work with full retroactive protection. The large volume of images produced by photojournalists and how quickly these images are published, a one year window helps.

There needs to be better education on the importance of Copyright law. Images on Google’s Image Search are not in the public domain. Just because you can see it on the internet doesn’t mean you’re free to use it. You can also see a car on the street, but that doesn’t mean your free to drive it. People don’t steal cars because they understand this. Your intellectual property is just as valuable as that vehicle. Intellectual property must be licensed before its used, that’s the bottom line.

More importantly for photojournalists how our images are used in editorial contexts matters, unauthorized use becomes problematic when an image is misappropriated for propaganda or commercial purposes.

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“It would be a healthy thing for the UK if London lost its creative class”

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Comments update: London is in danger of losing its creative class, according to former political advisor Rohan Silva, but could it be a good thing for the UK’s creative sector? Read more on this and the other most commented stories on Dezeen.

London falling: Silva, one-time advisor to UK prime minister David Cameron, told Dezeen that London’s exorbitant prices and lack of suitable studio space might lead to a mass exodus of creative people. But not everyone was convinced this was something to worry about. 

“For too long the major cities across Britain have suffered from brain drain,” wrote Jen. “It would be a healthy thing for the UK if London lost its creative class.”

“London holds all financial and political power,” she continued. “It’s about time things changed.”

Not everyone agreed. “What’s good for London is good for the UK,” replied Luke. “We need to find a way to keep creatives in the city otherwise they will be the victims of a lack of close-quartered community.” Read the comments on this story »


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Stockholm City Airport by Alex Sutton for The Bartlett graduate show 2015

Pie in the sky: a project by Bartlett architecture graduate Alex Sutton, envisioning a future where elevated airport runways sit among city rooftops, proved controversial with readers.

“This looks much closer to dystopia than utopia,” said Durgen Jensen. “[There are] way too many moving parts to keep it working and it would be incredibly unpleasant to live next to.”

“Unless the designer is ironically aiming to urge the aviation industry to produce noiseless, clean and safe commercial planes, this is the worst transportation concept since the elevated highway,” added Bassel.

Others called for students to stop working on highly conceptual projects. “Can Bartlett students invest their creativity in solving real-world problems for a change?” asked Ekow. “Is this what the world needs from architects?” Read the comments on this story »


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Fayland House by David Chipperfield

World’s best house? This residence in the English countryside by David Chipperfield was recently named the world’s best new house. But while one reader thought it was “beautiful”, most commenters weren’t convinced it deserved the title.

“The detailing and material qualities are indeed exquisite,” said David Valinsky, “but the odd aspect of the project is its unresolved tension between two models: the urban courtyard house and the country house.”

“It’s a huge, remorseless volume dotted with strange spaces connected by disjointed, relentless exterior and interior passageways,” stated Jess Thinkin. Others described the home as “sterile“, “sprawling” and “pastiche” respectively. Read the comments on this story »


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Sunbaked: A prototype furniture set designed to concentrate sunlight onto a grilling plate for cooking food also came under fire from readers this week.

“A non-functional prototype?” questioned Nick. “What’s the point of being a designer if you don’t even try to address the technical issues underlining the whole premise?”

“Even concepts need to be designed,” retorted The Liberty Disciple. “I actually like this concept, it’s subtly informative while being playful with an idea on how to cook food using the sun.” Read the comments on this story »

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Bill in Congress would legally allow for low-volume replica cars

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The bipartisan Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act (H.R. 2675) being proposed in Congress would open the door the small-scale manufacturing of turn-key replica cars with a new set of NHTSA and EPA standards.

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Bill in Congress would legally allow for low-volume replica cars originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Photo Rendering: If Bentley made the EXP 10 Speed 6 into a four-door coupe, this would be it

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Photo Rendering: If Bentley made the EXP 10 Speed 6 into a four-door coupe, this would be it

Graphic artist and manipulator, Theophilus Chin decided to give his interpretation of the EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept, if it was a four-door coupe. And well, it’s not bad.

The EXP 10 is already a dashing looking car, and that’s because it sorta looks like an Aston Martin with a Bentley face. It is undoubtedly heavy on its German influence, as Bentley is owned by Volkswagen AG.

What do you think of this rendering? Should they do it?

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What Car Would You Choose For A Ferrari FF V12 Motor Swap?

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Our most recent everyday eBay Motors ritual has led us to this extraordinary discover: a full Ferrari V12 motor from an FF. For $ sixty nine,995, dare I acquire this dynamite motor capable of 652 horsepower?
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If Your Car Could Tweet: 10 Status Updates Cars Would Post

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Social media tends to make it simple to tell the globe every thing we are thinking, emotion, eating, drinking, relocating, buying, ready for, hunting at and complaining about.  And we can tag any number of individuals connected with stated things.  Well, what if automobiles could partake in the deep intellectual globe of status updates and hash tags?

What would they notify us . . . it might seem a tiny one thing like this . . .

#10Strike the trash cans A single far more time! ~ posted by any vehicle with a sore bumper

#9 –  Tape in excess of the check out motor light?  Great concept . . . ~ posted by any motor vehicle guiding a tow truck

#eightJust a number of flurries, nothing at all to be concerned about ~ posted by any auto in Michigan

#sevenNo bean burritos authorized ~ posted by any car with heated leather-based seats

#sixThis was not how I needed to be washed ~ posted by any automobile with an open sunroof during rain

#5Didn’t have my accessory measurement . . . again! ~ posted by any automobile a little curvier than the relaxation

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They say curves are beautiful but this is receiving absurd . . .

#4I scoff at fabric and snicker at their window sticker ~ posted by any luxurious car with a terrible ego

#three*Gasp* ~ posted by any car with a soiled air filter

#twoUmm, I am All Wheel Generate, not 4 Wheel Push, thanks ~ posted by any vehicle desperate to clarify the difference

#oneReally? . . . ~ any vehicle sporting these . . .

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If your automobile could create a position update, what do you think it would say?

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How Would You Take Your 2016 Shelby Mustang GT350? [w/Poll]

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It looks like, no make a difference how mean and powerful other muscle mass vehicles are, there is just something special about the Mustang. Folks stand up and get observe regardless if it&#39s a GT, a Shelby, a Boss or everything else of that nature.
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What Stock Footage Would Like If Made By Your Favorite Directors

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Inventory footage is to movie as breadcrumbs are to meatballs: they give the last product its condition without including considerably material. So just what would stock footage look like if the likes of Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino and David Fincher acquired their hands on it?

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Europe: Lots of Superminis to Choose From, But Which Would You Have?

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The supermini sector in Europe has usually been a hugely contested sector of the automotive industry. It is been so for decades, however the autos bearing the laurels have never ever actually stayed constant, periodically currently being dethroned by stunning newcomers from all corners of the continent (and beyond).
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