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http://www.wired.com/culture/design/magazine/17-04/pl_create

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Your next piece of designer furniture could cost less than an Ikea chair—as long as you’re willing to make it yourself. Taking a cue from the Linux community and file-sharing services, Berlin-based design guru Ronen Kadushin has started a furniture free-for-all he calls Open Design. It allows crafty consumers to download the instructions, photos, and AutoCAD files needed to knock off his work.

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http://directedplay.com/ecloud_movie.html

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This is an artwork titled e-Cloud by artist Dan Goods.   This innovative work uses Liquid Crystal Panels that are switchable between transparent and opaque.  The panels model the movement of clouds and swarm patterns, and are controlled by data from actual weather in real-time.