The Anti-Skyscraper Law That Shaped Sydney, Australia

When we look at visions of the future from the 20th century we often imagine the lone inventor or solitary artist concocting the fantastical world of tomorrow in isolation. But it's amazing how frequently both government regulation and the lack of regulation can influence the future of a given city in ways we don't… » 8/13/14 5:44pm 8/13/14 5:44pm

The Sydney Opera House Is an Incredible Screen for Psychedelic Video

As if the Sydney Opera House wasn't already striking to behold, a group of Australian artists called "The Spinifex Group" have made it even wilder. As part of Sydney's "Vivid" festival—which started on Friday—the Opera House will be home to a crazy projected light-show for the next several weeks. And it's awesome. » 5/25/13 11:00am 5/25/13 11:00am

Australia Building Huge Electric Car Grid: 600,000+ Stations By 2012

Apparently not content with just one giant ongoing infrastructure project » 10/24/08 5:50am 10/24/08 5:50am, Australia has committed to fully outfitting three of its biggest cities for widespread electric car use. In hardware terms, that amounts to 200,000-250,000 charging stations for Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, with an additional 150 battery…

Sony Earphones Make Attractive, Useless Subway Maps

In order to prove how far Sony has come since ATRAC3 and long-playing MiniDiscs, a new ad attributed to the company shows a NYC subway map traced in its entirety by black Sony earphones, accompanied by a Network Walkman. As if it wasn't enough to try to retake ownership of just one » 8/24/08 9:45pm 8/24/08 9:45pm iPod-saturated public transit…