(mt) Shareables: Week 79

Your Friday grab bag of the web’s freshest offerings.

1

  Growing Spacesuits

3D printing is quickly taking over the biotech world. Here’s an inspired thought: What if you could 3D print a bacteria-based spacesuit that could convert hostile environments into the food or air needed for human survival? Check out the renderings of these ambitious spacesuits.

2

  Planting New Cities

Let’s face it: the days of designing a city around the automobile are numbered. In this redesigning of Shenzen, China, the architecture firm AZPML covers skyscrapers with plants, builds roads for bicyclists, and interconnects homes with office spaces. A real 21st century city.

3

  Landscape Photography

It takes more than just a keen eye and a steady hand to capture the beauty of the landscape. Abduzeedo features photographer Tim Navis and his astonishingly stark photographs of our world.

4

  Saving Darth Vaders Home

The Tunisian city of Tataouine faces a real issue: It’s been swept under the sand dunes of Northern Africa. Saving the spot where Anakin met Obi-Wan is more than a sentimental play, it’s also a move to save the tourist economy of Tunisia.

5

  Avoiding Skynet

From HAL to the T-1000, books and movies have given chilling descriptions of our future with AI technology. This conversation with John Connor, Siri, and a chatbot puts a humorous spin on the advancements in AI.

 

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