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Yang Zhenzhong’s I Will Die, 2000-2005, is a remarkably simple and effective work of art. It consists of two rows of five large screens in which we see a variety of people from different nations say the words ‘I will die’ in their own language. Zhenzhong filmed people in their own environment in moments that...

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Like the common Swiss tool, the Roman version has a lot of foldaway implements stowed inside: a knife, spike, pick, fork and a spatula. Unlike the modern-day equivalent, the Roman Army Knife has a useful spoon on the end, making it likely that this iron and silver artifact, found in somewhere in the Mediterranean countries,...

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Four boarding school friends (the charmer, the looker, the student, and the joker) attempted to scale Mont Blanc and only two came back alive. Two of the four had previously scaled Everest at 19 (without sherpas) and followed that up by travelling from the North Pole to the South Pole using only manpower and natural...

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This is the first post in a new series, produced by Frog Design, drawn from their publication, Design Mind. The theme of the current issue -- from which this essay is drawn -- is "And Now the Good News." It presents ideas flowing from the most recent TED Global conference. As I write this, two artifacts...

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Tsunehisa Kimura (木村恒久, Kimura Tsunehisa, 1928-2008) was a Japanese artist who created works using photomontage. His montages often contain themes of surreal urban destruction and chaos, or juxtaposition of man-made monuments and natural phenomena....

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David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut -- and it may just change the way we see the world....