Chinese factory replaces 90% of human workers with robots. Production rises by 250%, defects drop by 80%

Chinese factory replaces 90% of human workers with robots. Production rises by 250%, defects drop by 80%

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After a factory in Dongguan, China, replaced most of its workers with robots, it witnessed a spectacular rise in productivity.

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Let it pour: Rain Room to stay in Los Angeles

Let it pour: Rain Room to stay in Los Angeles

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Random International’s Rain Room, the large-scale, interactive installation in which visitors experience an artificial downpour but never get wet, has been acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Lacma).

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Calatrava’s New £1 Billion Project For London Will Change The Skyline

Calatrava’s New £1 Billion Project For London Will Change The Skyline

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Spanish-born architect Santiago Calatrava has designed a 24 metre-high (79ft) glass arcade with “winter garden” atrium for the complex, which will be topped by three towers, each rising more than 30 storeys above North Greenwich station, which is to be renamed Greenwich Peninsula.

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What Is Critical Thinking, Anyway?

What Is Critical Thinking, Anyway?

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The longer I teach (I’m now in my 32nd year) the more I’m convinced that the best thing we can do for our students is help them learn to think for themselves.

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Increasingly, Creative People Are Turning To Analog Over Digital

Increasingly, Creative People Are Turning To Analog Over Digital

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The virtues of digital turn out to be the vices as well. Having all the music on earth at your instant disposal turns out to be almost the same as having none; Spotify’s playlists show people picking the same tunes over and over.

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High on the Apocalypse: Team Orwell is rooting for the end of the world

High on the Apocalypse: Team Orwell is rooting for the end of the world

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I’ve watched the ozone layer disappear, the whole world frying unprotected under the gaze of the sun, all human life lost. I’ve watched a man climb the glacier that used to be New York City, and I’ve watched sentient machines take apart the city of Chicago. I’ve watched society crumble, leaving only a teenager to save us.

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Monocle 24: The Urbanist - Should a city host a design week?

Monocle 24: The Urbanist - Should a city host a design week?

Design Podcast

With more than 100 design weeks around the world, design worshippers are hard-pressed to visit them all. Yet new cities are always being added. So why are so many municipalities trying to link their names with ‘Design’ and what can being a host bring to a city?

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All About The Flash: Why Museum Buildings Are Upscaling

All About The Flash: Why Museum Buildings Are Upscaling

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“The old world of museums as quiet, cavernous halls displaying collections of objects for those willing to make the trek is having to adapt. While perhaps branding was once sniffed at in cultural institutions as the dark arts of commercial witchery, today it is a key part of the show.

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This Year’s Story On How Third-Place Auction House Phillips Is Moving Up On Sotheby’s, Christie’s

This Year’s Story On How Third-Place Auction House Phillips Is Moving Up On Sotheby’s, Christie’s

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The Phillips specialists acknowledge that their November sale was only an opening move; the larger effort to disrupt the duopoly has just begun. “We’re still in this phase when we get the sympathy vote. I don’t think it’s a giant leap. It’s just a good step to take.”

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Norman Foster Wins Competition To Design Prado Extension

Norman Foster Wins Competition To Design Prado Extension

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First proposed by the Spanish government in 1995, the project to restore the only surviving part of Philip IV’s Buen Retiro pleasure palace, which housed Spain’s Army Museum until 2005, has been hampered by years of austerity. The building was officially assigned to the nearby Prado last October.

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Monocle 24: The Urbanist - Hit the john!

Monocle 24: The Urbanist - Hit the john!

Design Podcast

Hit the john!: There’s very little glamour in the way cities get rid of human waste. But it is important to see how they are doing this around the world: from loos at the carnival in Rio de Janeiro and the new public facilities in Madrid to a public toilet playing classical music in Vienna.

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Announcement Of Major New International Artist Award:  Baltic Artists’ Award

Announcement Of Major New International Artist Award: Baltic Artists’ Award

Leading international artists select future global talent

The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead ihas announced the first iteration of a major new international artist award. The BALTIC Artists’ Award is the first worldwide biennial art award to be judged solely by artists. It has been established to recognise four artists deserving of an international platform and offers a step change moment in their career.

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Monocle 24: The Urbanist - Green Space

Monocle 24: The Urbanist - Green Space

Design Podcast

Parks and gardens can provide a much needed escape from the day-to-day rush in a city. This week we discover London’s newest community garden south of the river, head to the outskirts of Vienna for a members-only green living experience and catch up with the Nature Society of Singapore.

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International tour planned for Zaha Hadid exhibitions

International tour planned for Zaha Hadid exhibitions

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Exhibitions are planned in London and Rome to celebrate the life and work of Zaha Hadid in buildings that the late architect designed, while her archive is due to stay in London.

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The Complete Designer’s Lights II, edited by Clémence & Didier Krzentowski

The Complete Designer’s Lights II, edited by Clémence & Didier Krzentowski

DeTnk Bookshelf

Clémence and Didier Krzentowski— the founders and directors of the leading contemporary design Galerie kreo—have been collecting lights for 30 years. Focusing particularly on Italian and French design, their collection is the most important of its kind today, spanning creations from the 1950s to the 1990s with special attention to the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.

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