1. Work Around the World

    December 09, 2008
    Working 9 to 5, the global workforce is generating a day-night rhythm, as if the whole world would be a city. Adopting a 9 to 5 working habit (9:00 am 5:00 pm) all around the world and a global sleeping rhythm from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am, the following “daily...
  2. Avoid The Center

    September 29, 2008
    The investigation into the relationship between the size of a country and its prosperity shows that extreme dimensions are an advantage. By reorganizing the countries of the world according to their physical size, an interesting phenomenon emerges that shows prosperity at the edges and meagerness in the middle of...
  3. Building up Space

    August 06, 2008
    50 years ago the first artificial satellite Sputnik 1 was launched by the Soviet Union, inaugurating the rage to occupy outer space. Currently, the U.S. Strategic Command monitors 12.771 satellites and other large objects with about 10cm in diameter orbiting the earth.
  4. China vs. Worldbank in Vrij Nederland

    May 28, 2008
    Vrij Nederland issue Nr. 17/18; 2008 features a world map, which compares the top ten money streams of the Worldbank versus the top ten foreign direct investments of China. Underlying one can see the expected GDP growth per country for the year 2007.
  5. Eutopia

    May 07, 2008
    While in 1950 10 of the world’s 30 largest cities were European, by 2015 only one – Paris – will remain. The metropolises of the earth’s most densely populated continent will soon cease to be of central importance to the global discourse on the city.
  6. Budget Airlines

    May 07, 2008
    Low-cost airlines have revolutionized the air travel industry. In twenty years time air travel has become twenty times cheaper. More than hundred low-cost airlines are serving thousands of destinations worldwide. Traveling is no longer preserved for wealthy pleasure seekers and business travelers alone, but has become within reach of...
  7. Google, Languages and Regions

    May 07, 2008
    Google, the world’s largest search engine, has become the long envisioned global conscience. In the course of answering over 2,5 billion requests a day, Google provides a vision of community and identity: it tells us not only what is out there, but also who we are.
  8. State of The Union

    May 07, 2008
    In his State of the Union address, held before both houses of Congress, the president of the United States of America takes the opportunity to review his achievements up to the present and to put forward the goals of the government in the coming period.
  9. Pop(e) Star

    May 06, 2008
    Pope John Paul II not only welcomed high ranking guest from all over the world, he also liked to visit his disciples where they are living. In 104 apostolic voyages John Paul II travelled 1.2 kilometres; that equals 29 times the journey around the world or three times to the moon.
  10. Lacktopia

    April 18, 2008
    As part of Superstudio's Anti-Design Campaign, the Quaderna table formed a striking contrast to the pop design of the late 1960s, opposing all its curvy, colourful forms. Superstudio was convinced that there can be no renovation of design until ‘structural changes have occurred in society’, as Peter Lang and...
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