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New Kickstarted game mixes Instagram with real-life challenges to get you offline

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Lost At E Minor invited Len Kendall to let us know about his first mobile game called Cartegram, which he hopes will get you mixing city-based challenges and biodegradable stickers with Instagram, Flickr or even Facebook in order to have fun out and about in the world.

Take it away, Len. (And if you’re interested, you have about 30 hours to back the project on Kickstarter!)

“I’m in the process of designing and releasing my first mobile game: Cartegram. It’s a simple adventure experience that requires a smartphone, a pocket notebook, and biodegradable stickers. Although it cannot work without a smartphone, it encourages players to look away from their device for most of the experience.

“The premise is simple: Players traverse their city and follow the loose challenges (or “stages”) presented in the Cartegram notebooks. When something is spotted that can complete a Stage, a biodegradable sticker needs to be placed on an appropriate object and photo needs to be taken that has the tag in view. While Instagram is the preferred platform for most players, other photo communities like Flickr or Facebook will do just fine.

“While the game is primarily meant to be experienced alone, the use of tagging (both online and offline) helps recruit new players and makes it easier for existing players to compare their respective stages with each other. As more and more players attempt the same stages, there will be an increased level of creativity that emerges from participants who add their own unique angle.

“My vision for Cartegram is to start with broad challenges in the first edition, but quickly move into uniquely themed versions. I’m already coordinating with the design-savvy “Tattly” temporary tattoo company to produce stickers for an upcoming “human” version of Cartegram where players scout for unique types of people, instead of objects. Other potential themes that have been requested include “Street Art,” “Food,” and “Road Trips.”

“The Kickstarter campaign is fully funded and several hundred people across the world have already signed-up for the first release. I hope you join us as we develop the Cartegram community.”

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As if we needed another reason to appreciate how amazing bees are: Artist and beekeeper Ren Ri makes breathtaking sculptures using plastic, salvaged wood, and a swarm of bees.

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 “ORIGAMIMASK” Editorial

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These surreal drawings are the result of one artist redoing his childhood drawings from 20 years earlier

How far has your drawing skills improved since you were a child? Do you still draw the human anatomy as a bunch of sticks, or are you now a renowned artist whose skill with a paint brush is unparalleled? Dutch muralist Telmo Pieper shows us that he has come a long way from his 4-year-old self through his series ‘Kiddie Arts’.

Using Photoshop, he recreates his childhood drawings from 20 years earlier, giving us a more sophisticated version of what he made as a kid. It’s a bit trippy, seeing the wild and unrestricted illustrations of a child depicted with so much detail. It makes you wonder how surreal and crazy your own drawings as a child would look like if they were to be reimagined today.

You can find out more about Pieper and his works here.

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Interactive Comic “Murat” by MOTIV (Prague, Czech Republic)

http://idnworld.com/potm/?id=MOTIV-InteractiveComicMurat

Reimagine your world, increase degree of observation and creatively solve some problem

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Imagination Series - Geoffrey Fletcher on Imagination

Hey filmmakers! If the first item on your bucket list involves working with an Academy Award winner, the opportunity of a lifetime may have just arrived. Geoffrey Fletcher — Oscar-winning screenwriter of Precious — has teamed up with Bombay Sapphire’s Imagination Series to release a short film script that needs direction. Your challenge, should you decide to accept it, is to use your skills to bring this script to life!

What’s Fletcher looking for? Here’s what he says: “I want to see things that I wouldn’t have imagined; I want to be inspired by the imagination of others… to help unlock the unique point of view that only they have.”

Bombay Sapphire, the Tribeca Film Festival, and Fletcher himself will select five winning entries to go into production, which will become the first five films of the Imagination Series. More details can be found right here. And for all you Tweeps out there, Fletcher will take over the Imagination Series Twitter account on Thursday, 7/26. He’ll be encapsulating the entire imaginative process in 140 characters and answering your burning questions, so fire away! Make sure to follow @ImaginationSRS and use the hashtag #ImaginationSeries to stay in the loop

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Héctor Mediavilla

Grande Hotel I

The Place

The Grande Hotel was opened in 1955 with the claim to be the most luxurious hotel in Africa. It had an area of 21,000 square meters, more than 130 rooms, an olympic swimming pool, several restaurants and dance halls. Located just 5 hours off Rhodesia, it was the ideal place for the rich neighbours settlers, a spa with all kind of comforts and luxuries. The Grande Hotel ceased to function as such on February 28th, 1963 and eventually became a ghost building.

At the beginning of the 80’s the public pool, which had been open from the 70’s, was closed and the building gradually began to be squatted by low income families. Today, more than 2,000 people live in the ruins of this majestic hotel with no running water or electricity. A building that has been stripped of its elevators, glass and wrought iron railings. Any piece of the hotel could be sold to raise some money was sold by some of its own people.

Most of today’s residents of the Grande Hotel come from the northern provinces of Mozambique, from the bush. This rundown hotel is their first stop in Beira, which in the 50’s was a pintoresque bustling city with elegant cafés, international restaurants, luxurious hotels and boutiques with a cosmopolitan glamour.

This is a photo story about present and past of the colonial megalomania, the failed dreams of the independence process and the basic need of home for every human being.

Beira, Mozambique

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Poster of wisdom from my kids school…… though it also promotes cheating??! Real life shit.

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Pawson House, London, 1999.

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Can concrete be cozy? You decide.This brutalist cabin Is the ultimate summer architecture destination.

Cabins are the perfect summer retreat, whether in the lush green mountain pastures of Vermont or the deep woods of Minnesota. Their iconic shape and log-based architecture have become synonymous with the American Dream of one day owning an independent little homestead in the wild. We’ve all seen this classic wilderness imagery on maple syrup bottles, in children’s toys, even in cartoons….

Read more:http://architizer.com/blog/this-brutalist-cabin-is-the-ultimate-summer-architecture-destination/

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There’s always something happening at MoMA. Don’t miss a thing

[Illustration by Robert Hanson.]