99 Percent Invisible Podcast


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    Flying Food Film, 99 Percent Invisible

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    99 PI is all about design, sometimes it annoys me that I can't see the amazing things that they're talking about; paintings, sculptures, objects, buildings or in this case the art of food adverts!

    I made this film to fill that void. If they mention it, this film will show it to you. It plays the whole podcast interspersed with relevant images, videos, and text, don't forget to subscribe to 99 PI!

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    Hard to Love a Brute Film, 99 Percent Invisible

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    99 PI is all about design, sometimes it annoys me that I can't see the amazing things that they're talking about; paintings, sculptures, objects, buildings or in this case the under appreciation of concrete architecture!

    I made this film to fill that void. If they mention it, this film will show it to you. It plays the whole podcast interspersed with relevant images, videos, and text, don't forget to subscribe to 99 PI!

    Check out more of my films on my website, h-j-l-r.com.

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    Reefer Madness Film, 99 Percent Invisible

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    The latest, a relic from the 99pi archive! I love shipping, the logistics, the imagery and this podcasts lent itself perfectly. Any episodes you'd like to see as a film just pop them in the comments below.

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    H Day - 99% Invisible

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    Learning English use a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broatcast. Previously known as special English. Like and Share

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    Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing youve never noticed | Roman Mars

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    Roman Mars is obsessed with flags — and after you watch this talk, you might be, too. These ubiquitous symbols of civic pride are often designed, well, pretty terribly. But they don't have to be. In this surprising and hilarious talk about vexillology — the study of flags — Mars reveals the five basic principles of flag design and shows why he believes they can be applied to just about anything.

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    Unseen City Film, 99 Percent Invisible

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    99 PI is all about design, sometimes it annoys me that I can't see the amazing things that they're talking about; paintings, sculptures, objects, buildings or in this case the wildlife that has managed to survive and thrive in our concrete jungle!

    I made this film to fill that void. If they mention it, this film will show it to you. It plays the whole podcast interspersed with relevant images, videos, and text, don't forget to subscribe to 99 PI!

    Sorry for the delay on this video, it's mostly anecdotes and so doesn't lend itself to the format I've established. Any recommendations for future films are welcome and encouraged!

    Check out more of my films on my website, h-j-l-r.com.

    This video is for educational purposes only.

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    Bathysphere Video, 99 Percent Invisible

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    99 PI is all about design, sometimes it annoys me that I can't see the amazing things that they're talking about; paintings, sculptures, objects, buildings or in this case fish and submarines!

    I made this film to fill that void. If they mention it, this film will show it to you. It plays the whole podcast, don't forget to subscribe to 99 PI!

    Check out more of my films on my website, h-j-l-r.com

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    99% Invisible Podcast Ep. 209 - Supertall 101

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    Starting in the late 1990s, the government of Taipei began looking into how they could turn global attention to their city, the capital of the small island of Taiwan.

    The initial idea was to create two 66-story office towers, which would be the tallest in Taiwan’s capital and one of the tallest in the country. The city government then raised its aspirations, targeting 88 stories, the same number as the twinned Petronas Towers in Malaysia (which, at the time, were the tallest in buildings in the world). Then they had another idea to go even higher than the tallest buildings in the world, and make their building a perfectly round 100. In the end, they decided to go above and beyond, settling on hundred and one floors.

    Erected in 2004, Taipei 101 is 1,667 feet (508 meters) tall. It’s more than twice the height of any other building in the city. Building such a tall structure is never simple, but doing so in a place like Taipei means accounting for earthquakes and typhoons. The developers would have to engineer the building to withstand extreme environmental conditions, and at the same time, convince tenants and visitors it was safe and comfortable to inhabit.

    In theory, there are no technological restrictions on the height of a building. As long as there’s enough ground space, one could build as tall a building as one wants. It ultimately comes down to procuring permissions and financial resources.

    In Taipei, securing funding for the new building was a huge endeavor, spearheaded by the Taipei city government. Once the mayor selected the developer, Harace Lin, they partnered with the private sector, and a handful of local financial institutions signed on as shareholders, including the local banks and stock exchange.

    Getting other city departments on board meant factoring in things like flight patterns, which would have to be adjusted around the tower. Being able to tell civic stakeholders that the goal was “the world’s tallest building” helped sell the idea and make such workarounds happen.
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    Taipei 101 by Avery Trufelman

    Once the land was secured an the air was cleared, the city was ready to create their urban icon. For the design of the building, they turned to starchitect C.Y. Lee, who wanted a tower that was distinctive- one that couldn’t just as easily appear on a skyline in London or Sao Paolo or Mumbai. Lee envisioned a high-rise pagoda, vertically elongated and clad in green glass.

    The skyscraper was divided into eight segments, a intentional lucky number choice because “eight” in Chinese sounds like the word for “wealth” (especially important for a financial building). For even more good luck, giant gold coins adorn all four sides at the base, and dragons and clouds decorate the buildings corners. After all, Taipei 101, prone to storms and seismic activity, needed all the luck it could get.

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    Ideally, buildings on seismically active ground should be a bit flexible, so they can roll with the earth. However, since Taipei also faces strong typhoons, the tower couldn’t be too flexible, otherwise it would sway too much and occupants would feel seasick. This is why Taipei 101 chose to employ a tuned mass damper.
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    Tuned mass damper

    A tuned mass damper is essentially a counterweight against the winds and it can take various forms. In some buildings, the TMD is a weight on rollers. In others, it is a block of concrete suspended in a pool of liquid. In Taipei 101, the TMD is a gigantic pendulum. The motion of the damper lags the building, slowing the sway of the structure.

    A number of tall, thin skyscrapers have dampers of some sort, but usually they are hidden behind closed doors on locked floors. In Taipei 101, however, the enormous damper is the star attraction of the building:
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    Diagram by Armand du Plessis, CC BY 3.0

    The massive, 728-ton orb, made of 41 stacks of solid steel, weighs as much as 132 elephants. It is suspended by four bundles of thick cables- and all of it is painted gold.

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    Just seeing this feat of engineering helps occupants feel safer. Beyond making the damper visible and painting it gold- the developers went a step further and hired the Sanrio Company, the same group that had designed Hello Kitty. The company came up with Damper Babies:
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    Damper Babies via Taipei 101

    The damper babies are little cartoon figures with the body of a damper, a big head and little arms and legs. They comes in black, red, yellow, silver and green, each with their own personality. The Damper Babies’ faces, with vertical lines for eyes in a circular mouth, subtly spell out “101.”

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    99% Invisible - GitHub Universe 2016

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    99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world. With over 120 million downloads, 99% Invisible is one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes.

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    Fixing the Hobo Suit Film, 99 Percent Invisible

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    99 PI is all about design, sometimes it annoys me that I can't see the amazing things that they're talking about; paintings, sculptures, objects, buildings or in this case Costumes and Film Scenes!

    I made this film to fill that void. If they mention it, this film will show it to you. It plays the whole podcast interspersed with relevant images, videos, and text, don't forget to subscribe to 99 PI!

    Check out more of my films on my website, h-j-l-r.com.

    This video is for educational purposes only.

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    99% Invisible- Billy Possum

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    Ken Burns-esque slideshow adaptation of 99% Invisible podcast.

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    WOW - Worlds 1st Invisible Skyscraper | WTF

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    Dominic Regans Tips and Tricks; Contributory Negligence

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    Medieval Engineers - Structural Integrity, Crack,Fracture Collapse

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    I take a look at Medieval Engineers structural integrity in its early stages. Prepare for more destruction as we destroy castles and damage bridges causing them to crack and fracture .

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    MSc Structural Integrity

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    99% Invisible | Ep. 6 | Funded

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    99% Invisibles Roman Mars in studio q

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    Roman Mars joins Shad to discuss how the world changes when seen through curious eyes, the challenges of telling design stories on the radio, and why it's worth being the kind of person who read plaques.

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    99% Invisible Podcast Ep. 210 - Unseen City: Wonders of the Urban Wilderness

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    Humans form cities from concrete, metal and glass, designing structures and infrastructure primarily to serve a single bipedal species. Walking down a familiar city street, it is easy to overlook squirrels climbing in trees, weeds growing up through cracks in the concrete, and pigeons pecking along the sidewalk. Those creatures that do manage to live all around us, thriving alongside humans, are rarely celebrated for their ingenuity. In many cases, however, such synanthropes (from the Greek syn [“together with”] + anthro [“man”]) tell fascinating stories of urban fortitude.

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    Author and amateur naturalist Nathanael Johnson began digging into some of these everyday urban species, leading him to write Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness. The book uncovers weeds that are tastier than you imagined and small mammals smarter than you suspected. The author researched various plants and animals, including that most infamous species of urban bird so many people love to hate, sometimes referred to as a “flying rat.”

    Pigeons have earned quite a reputation over time for their bothersome presence in the urban landscape, but they have not always been such pariahs. For a time, the bird conjured up quite regal associations.
    Giovanni Battista Falda: View of the Villa Medici, 1677, via Met Museum

    Historically, these were birds of the aristocracy. Researchers believe they were domesticated in the Middle East and then spread around Europe by the Romans. Their habitats were even built into the architecture of Roman houses: one common element of a traditional Tuscan Villa was an integrated lookout tower and pigeon house.

    In the 1600s, pigeons were brought to Canada from Europe; from there, they spread across the United States. Governors and dignitaries would exchange them as gifts and house them in domestic pigeon roosts. As they became more common and wild, pigeons began to lose their exotic appeal and fell out of favor with the upper class.
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    Bar of Dove brand soap

    This change in status is reflected in the evolution of common language as well: for a long time, “pigeon” and “dove” (of the same bird family) were essentially synonyms. Over time, the two diverged: “dove” was increasingly associated with positive things and “pigeon” became associated with the negative. Imagine, for instance, Pigeon Soap beauty bars, silky smooth Pigeon Chocolate, or the Holy Spirit descending from Heaven in the form of a pigeon.
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    Pigeon proofing by m.shattock

    A huge industry has evolved around deterring pigeons from occupying urban spaces and outdoor surfaces, producing spikes, netting and even miniature electric fences. While such strategies can work on a single building, they really just move pigeons around, pushing them to adjacent structures.

    The need for this industry, of course, traces back to people, who bred them and spread them around the world, then laid out all of the food waste on which they continue to thrive. Their resulting overpopulation breeds the diseases for which pigeons are now known.

    Despite these associations, pigeons are amazing (if slightly disturbing) creatures, often beloved by those scientists who study them. Take, for instance, pigeon milk. Pigeons have evolved to produce a milky substance, secreting nutrients in a small pouch (crop) inside their throats. Both the males and the females make milk, which the squabs access by sticking their beaks down their parents’ throats. This adaptation is found in very few birds and evolved along a completely separate path from the milk found in mammals.

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    Its not you. Bad doors are everywhere.

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    This video is about doors. Joe Posner investigates, with some help from 99% invisible, a wonderful podcast. Check them out here:

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    There's a door on the 10th floor in the Vox Media office I hate so much. You probably know one of these too. But it's not our fault.

    And luckily, Roman Mars of 99% Invisible magically arrived in my cellphone to send me on a cross-country journey to find out the incredible surprises behind this common complaint:

    Don Norman started complaining about doors over 25 years ago. Doors shouldn't need instructions – the shape of them can guide you through just fine. So why do so many doors need instruction manuals right on the side of them?

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    Top 5 Podcasts

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    The Space Between Atoms

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    The Space Between Atoms

    You wouldn't know it to look at it, but the atoms that make up a solid piece of iron contain more space than stuff. How is it then that the whole world doesn't just crumble around us? This video segment adapted from A Science Odyssey uses models, vivid descriptions, and analogies to explain the structural integrity of matter at the atomic level.

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    AIA San Francisco: 99% Invisible Radio Series

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    99% Invisible Podcast Ep. 206 - The White Elephant of Tel Aviv

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    Israeli buses regularly make international headlines, be it for suicide bombings, fights over gender segregation, or clashes concerning Shabbat schedules. One particular ill-fated megastructure, however, has been at the nexus of various lesser-publicized conflicts: a building in Tel Aviv designed to be the largest bus station in the world.
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    Tel Aviv Central Bus Station as seen from above

    At 2.5 million square feet, the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station was the product of a grand vision to build an indoor micro-metropolis. Its expansive plans featured a shopping mall with thousands of stores, services and entertainment offerings. The structure even came to house a (now deserted) subterranean theater, originally meant to entertain people waiting for their bus.

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    This vision gave way to a darker reality, resulting in what reporter Yochai Maital describes as “a derelict eight-story behemoth and modern day Tower of Babel, which mirrors much of modern Israeli history, with its grand vision and messy implementation.”

    Though construction began in the 1960s, the building would not be inaugurated until decades later. The station was initially designed by Ram Karmi in 1967 but eventually completed in 1993 by architects Yael Rothshild and Moti Bodek. The project became something of a white elephant, a nickname recognized rather overtly during the opening ceremony when a white elephant balloon dropped in on the festivities.
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    Perspectival section drawing of the original building design

    The layout is intentionally confusing, a “multi-central” maze of misleading corridors, dark spaces and many now-abandoned places. The perplexing floor plans were inspired by Jerusalem’s historic Old City. The architect wanted the building to look and feel like a system of small alleyways, disorienting but cozy and familiar. In some sense, it has been successful; the building feels to many quite like a labyrinth, and even people who work there get lost sometimes within its walls.

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    Today, entire sections of the structure are uninhabited or used only for illicit purposes; old shops and winding halls conceal sex workers, drug sellers, rave throwers and others who appreciate the winding darkness.

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    London is building Europes tallest residential skyscraper

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    Construction is under way for Spire London which will be the highest residential skyscraper in western Europe. The project is expected to be completed in 2020.

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    99% Invisible Podcast Ep. 208 - Vox Ex Machina

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    In 1939, an astonishing new machine debuted at the New York World’s Fair. It was called the “Voder,” short for “Voice Operating Demonstrator.” It looked sort of like a futuristic church organ.

    An operator — known as a “Voderette” — sat at the Voder’s curved wooden console with a giant speaker towering behind her. She faced an expectant audience, placed her hands on a keyboard in front of her, and then played something the world had never really heard before.


    Each SIGSALY machine was enormous. It occupied about 2,000 square feet and was made up of 40 racks of equipment. It would only function within a very narrow temperature range and so required constant air conditioning. The devices were so important and technically demanding that a whole division of engineers was assigned to maintain the machines: the 805th Signal Service Company.
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    Selected members of the 805th Signal Service Company via the NSA

    The first SIGSALY machine was installed in the basement of the Pentagon, then connected to several conference rooms upstairs. Operators below would man the machine during calls, coordinating with other staff above. Surface staff, in turn, interacted with and transcribed conversations between the military brass and Allies abroad.
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    Lt. Col. Dorothy L. Madsen (right) oversaw SIGSALY conference calls at the Pentagon.

    This first machine in the Pentagon was ultimately connected to a network of a close to a dozen other terminals around the world, located in strategically important places like Hawaii, London, England, and, of course, Oakland. There was even one mobile SIGSALY terminal on a roving ship in the Pacific. This network allowed leaders in Washington, D.C. to talk, securely, with any other location that had a terminal.
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    Turntables of a SIGSALY machine by Ralph Simpson

    To communicate with each other, the terminals required a shortwave radio connection, but also a Top Secret component devised especially for this system: a pair of vinyl phonograph records, each containing identical-but-random noise.

    These were the (single-use) keys to the encryption and decryption process. On the sending end, noise was mixed with the components of the voice signal. On the receiving end, it was extracted. Each set of records used to facilitate these steps was given a code name, like “Red Strawberry,” “Wild Dog,” or “Circus Clown.” This naming system allowed both sides to coordinate and make sure they were using the right pair to encrypt and decrypt a given conversation.
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    SIGSALY inaugural conference between the Pentagon and London in 1943.

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    99 Percent Invisible #coincheck

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    Limits of Stone Structural Integrity Medieval Engineers

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    Just how tall can we build structures in integrity mode? In order to know we must understand how the materials work and how we can exploit there strengths and weaknesses. Subscribe 4 MORE:





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    The Design Flaw That Almost Wiped Out New York City Skyscraper

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    The Citygroup Center in Manhattan, New York, formerly known as the Citycorp Center, had a fatal flaw which could have led to a major disaster, killing thousands of people.
    In 1978, the skyscraper's chief structural engineer, William LeMessurier, discovered a potentially fatal flaw in the building's design: the skyscraper's bolted joints were too weak to withstand 70-mile-per-hour wind gusts.

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    We Will Be Classed As Gods

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    An interview with a local taxidermist for a project based on a 'Portrait of a Person'.

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    How to build super-tall skyscrapers

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    Dr. Andy Davids, Structural Director for the Burj Khalifa at Hyder Consulting Middle East talks to IQPC's Anthony Permal on the innovations, challenges, solutions and structural integrity issues facing the construction of a mile-high tower.

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    Podcast 015 | Consumerism

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    Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss the perils of consumerism, and they answer the following questions: How do you ensure the clothing you buy was created responsibly? Where do you draw the line between spending more money for higher quality goods and getting sucked into consumerism? How can you be a fandom collector and still be a minimalist? How do you shop responsibly at warehouse club stores? Detailed show notes:

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    99 Percent Hey Now #DanceOnHeyNow | @besperon Choreography

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    Construction

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    A short observational documentary made whilst working on a construction site over a series of weeks. Inspired by the destruction seen in Sophie Fiennes's Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow (2010). The piece was a reflection on the role of a building in life, something that seems so sturdy and permanent, an object that humans work all their life to afford can be brought to rubble, destroyed and rebuilt, it's malleable in the right hands.

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    An Architects Code , from 99% Invisible - Are American Prisons Humane?

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    Material Film

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    Film inspired by the 'Material Film' film art movement.

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    3 Year Anniversary

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    The Chorus

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    A film I was the Director of Photography for. The film was Directed by Joel Hooks for a project based on Sight and Sound, the film focuses on the morning following Kristallnacht in Germany, November 1938. Shot on 16mm film we transferred the piece to black and white to match the style of the era.

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    Cycling Pearl Izumi

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    A video of Pearl Izumi racing tour in Bath. I woke up one day and it was outside my window. I went out to get some shots. I wanted to capture the larger than life essence of it, the speed, the devotion, the fans and the atmosphere. It was an amazing experience.

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    Roman Mars, Host of the 99% Invisible Podcast | Talks at Google

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    Roman Mars is the host and creator of 99% Invisible, a short radio show about design and architecture. With over 40 million downloads, the 99% Invisible podcast is one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Fast Company named him one of 100 Most Creative People in 2013. He was a TED main stage speaker in 2015. His crowd funding campaigns have raised over $1.16 million, making him the highest-funded journalist in Kickstarter history. He is also a co-founder of Radiotopia, a collective of ground-breaking story-driven podcasts.

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    Turning X-Rays Into Music

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    In this episode of 90 Second Love we are talking about an incredible episode of a wonderful podcast. 99% invisible did a great podcast about forbidden music in soviet Europe. It's a story I never heard and I imagine a lot of people haven't either.

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    Meet Roman Mars, Creator of 99% Invisible

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    Meet Roman Mars, the creator and host of one of our favorite shows, 99% Invisible. It's a wonderful podcast that celebrates and obsesses over the overlooked design in our everyday lives. We visited Roman at his recording studio (ie. home office) to geek out over the hidden world of design, radio production, and storytelling through podcasting.

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    99 percent invisible best intro ever

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    Structural Integrity Fail...

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    The 'Unvil' bites the dust! What I thought were lumps of mild steel, turned out to actually be an engineering steel. My lack of post heating the welds caused the edges to harden, so yeah - maybe using the 3lb hammer was not such a good idea after all...

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    99% Invisible Podcast Ep. 207 - Soul City

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    In the late 1960s, a civil rights leader named Floyd B. McKissick, at one time the head of CORE (the Congress on Racial Equality) proposed an idea for a new town. He would call this town Soul City and it would be a place built for and by black people—a land of black opportunity in rural North Carolina. McKissick imagined that Soul City would attract black families wanting to get out of northern ghettos. McKissick’s new city would offer blacks a thriving community with robust employment opportunities.
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    Soul City, North Carolina project booklet

    It just so happened that McKissick’s idea lined up with some national momentum on new-town building. In the 1960s, the country was in the midst of a so-called “urban crisis.” Traffic, pollution and crime were up in cities across the country. White people were fleeing urban centers for the suburbs (thanks to federal help with mortgages and new freeway development), in a process would come to be known as white flight.

    Meanwhile, urban black populations unable to leave, were dealing with housing discrimination and police brutality. Riots were breaking out in cities all over the country.

    Because of this urban crisis, the federal government had announced plans to help finance several brand new cities, and McKissick aimed to make Soul City one of the sponsored developments.
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    Newsweek cover from 1967 featuring the five most significant civil rights leaders. Floyd McKissick is bottom left.

    Floyd McKissick was a lawyer who tried a number of important integration cases in the 50s and 60s. He marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., worked alongside Roy Wilkins of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and protested in the company of Stokely Carmichael of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee). Because of McKissick and others, the civil rights movement made significant gains in the 1950s and 1960s.

    But in 1966 Floyd McKissick and Stokely Carmichael decided that the civil rights movement hadn’t gone far enough. When Carmichael began calling for black power in the wake of a white-on-black shooting in Mississippi in 1966, McKissick joined his rallying cry, and the black power movement was born. The goal of the movement was to go a step beyond civil rights and integration—the goal was for black people to take control of the communities where they had a majority.
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    McKissick addresses a crowd after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

    By 1968 Carmichael and McKissick had begun to diverge about how to achieve black power. For Carmichael, capitalism was exploitative and part of the problem. For McKissick, capitalism could be part of the solution, with black-owned businesses paving the way for equality, freedom and justice.

    Ultimately, Carmichael would leave the American black power movement and head to Africa, joining the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party. Meanwhile, McKissick stayed in the states, resigned from CORE, and founded McKissick Enterprises. His hope was to achieve black power by building an all black city.

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    Phin Adams

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    The 99 Percent - World

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    Hundreds arrested as Occupy protests continue to grow

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    The Occupy movement has become the largest global social movement in recent history and shows no sign of slowing down. But do the protests really have the potential to alter the course of world politics?

    They call themselves the 99 percent and whether in Frankfurt, Athens or New York, the tactics and demands are the same everywhere. Using social media to coordinate efforts around the globe, the Occupy movement has sought to follow in the footsteps of the Arab Spring, replacing the Mubaraks and the Assads with the IMF and ECB. What has been identified in Tunisia and Egypt is that history can be made from the bottom again, says Hagen Kopp, a German demonstrator. Despite its success many remain sceptical, and criticise the methods of the movement. The '68 generation had a clear goal. The people going into the streets should think first about what they want, says a young German investor. As the protests continues to develop and spawn further sub-movements, what's next for outraged citizens of the global economic crisis?

    December 2011

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