Photographer Analyzes Brain Waves To Construct Portraits Of People’s Ideal Selves

Everyone wants to change at least one thing about themselves. No matter how many cheesy songs are written about embracing your imperfections, we all still catch ourselves occasionally thinking about our ideal appearances where all our “flaws” are corrected.

Photographer Scott Chasserot was able to bring a few people’s ideal selves to life through his project “Original Ideal,” which was described as a combination of “portrait photography and neuroscience” on his website. Chasserot took simple and unadorned head shots of his volunteers, then by using an editing software, he made dozens of altered versions based on the “scientifically established canons of beauty.”

By presenting the edited photos to the volunteers while they wore EEG headsets, Chasserot was able to analyze their brain waves and identify which version they preferred the most based on positive neural reactions. The preferred photo was then labeled as their “ideal” appearance.

“What do we find instinctively beautiful in the human face and how does this translate to self-image? What assumptions would we make about another person if we could see their ideal self-image? Original Ideal combines portrait photography and neuroscience to isolate the subjects’ ideal self image, a cerebrally sincere preference obtained by circumventing conscious thought.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/12/photographer-analyzes-brain-waves-construct-portraits-peoples-ideal-selves/

This Elderly Couple Bought Their Household Appliances In 1950s, 50 Years Later They Still Work!


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Sydney and Rachel Saunders from Exeter, UK, an elderly couple, both in their 80s, have been using the same home appliances that they bought over half a century ago! Their tumble dryer, boiler, cooker, and washing machine cost them just £146 GBP ($193 USD) when they first purchased them way back in 1956, and somewhat incredibly, they continue to work to this day.

“Things were made better in those days, they were more durable and stronger,” said Mr Saunders, a retired accountant. “We were given the washing machine when we were married – 62 years ago – and the last time it was used was 12 years ago,” added his wife Rachel, a retired carer. “As far as I know it’s still in full working order, it just leaks a bit. You just don’t get appliances made like that today.”

The couple have finally decided to part with their antique appliances after all these years, but Mr Saunders isn’t bothered about how much they might get for selling them.

“I’d like them to go to a museum or something like that so they can be preserved,” he said.

h/t: boredpanda


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/11/this-elderly-couple-bought-their-household-appliances-in-1950s-50-years-later-they-still-work/

This Is How The Practical Miniatures For Blade Runner 2049 Were Created

Today we’re going to take a fantastic look behind the scenes from the Weta Workshop team and how they created the amazing miniatures from Blade Runner 2049 neo-noir sci-fi film directed by Denis Villeneuve.

They published a video and also added some pictures on their Facebook page about how they build up there cinematography and concept design of miniatures from Blade Runner 2049.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/11/this-is-how-the-practical-miniatures-for-blade-runner-2049-were-created/

“The Stereo Cycles Of Sicily”: Palermo Teens Pump Up The Velo


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Bici Palermo Tuning – a group of teenagers from the Sicilian capital Palermo – spend anything up to €1,300 customising their bikes with car batteries and multiple speakers to develop thunderous sound systems. The police are not impressed.

The music they play depends on personal taste, but many choose neo-melodico, a genre from southern Italy that merges contemporary lyrics with traditional melodies. Some of the sound systems put out 1,250 watts and can shake the windows of shops and cars as the group rides past.

h/t: theguardian


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/11/the-stereo-cycles-of-sicily-palermo-teens-pump-up-the-velo/

Soviet Mystery Amphibious Vehicle Has Been Discovered In Chelyabinsk

One local man, Ivan Ivanov, discovered the odd vehicle and shared it over VK, the Russian social network.

He claim it weights around 600kg with a length of 4530mm, a width of 1900mm and a height of 1490mm. Aluminium chassis, slick james-bond design, amphibious, this is like real super hero vehicle. A mysterious amphibious vehicle created back in 1950’s by the Design Bureau of the Chelyabinsk tractor hydraulics plant.

h/t: slavforum



SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/11/soviet-mystery-amphibious-vehicle-has-been-discovered-in-chelyabinsk/

Vice Photographer Captures Porn Convention With A Thermal Camera


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According to Vice Magazine: “From the 12th to the 15th of October 2017, tens of thousands of erotica enthusiasts gathered at the 21st annual VENUS International Erotic Trade Fair in Berlin to meet their favourite porn stars, watch live sex shows and shop the latest in BDSM accessories.

That many people with sex on the brain in one confined conference space are bound to produce some heat. I wanted to see how much heat that would be exactly, so I brought a thermal imaging camera to the fair. The camera, provided by Flir, measures the infrared radiation emitted by hot objects up to 2,000 degrees Celsius. That means the camera allowed me to see the warmth emitted by everything I pointed it at – and, in this case, I pointed it at people who were watching someone get naked, or partaking in a bit of sensuous flogging. The more heat a specific area generates, the lighter it comes across on camera.”

More info: Vice

A live dominatrix demonstration on the main stage of the fetish area of the fair.

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A girl dancing on stage during a live show.

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The camera even captured hand marks left on the the bodies of performers by the crowds.

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Two people kissing.

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Couples are given the opportunity to tie their partner up, and whip them gently. This woman is being tied up as her partner looks on.

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A group of men browsing through the DVD collection on offer.

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Rows of dismantled sex doll heads.

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A photographer taking a shot of a stripper.

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Three sex dolls on display.

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A crowd gathering around a fetish performance.

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A woman taking a break from the fair.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/10/vice-photographer-captures-porn-convention-with-a-thermal-camera/

Futuristic Prototype Of The First Soviet Night Vision Goggles

First Soviet night vision goggles appeared in early 1940s during first days of Russia joining World War 2. And those are the first prototypes of those, some were car mount some were portable.

First goggles were installed on GAZ-AA truck. It looked like a binocular with an electronic-optical light convertor. On top of the lorry they had a 250 watt infrared headlamp. Infrared sensors on the binoculars were converting the reflected light into a visible picture. It was powered by set of batteries inside the truck.

Driver could go as fast as 25 kmh (15 mph) in full darkness. His view was limited by 25 meter (82 ft) long distance.

And a portable version worked on similar principles. Every element had straps for body mount installation. It was 10 kg additional weight. He had a same headlight from GAZ-AA truck on his chest and a battery pack on his back.

Those were planned to be used by scouts, secret service agents and saboteurs. Also, looking on this early prototypes we can easily understand why they were called goggles.

h/t: englishrussia


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World’s Largest Plane Fires Up Its Six Engines For The First Time

The world’s biggest plane is a step closer to its first flight.

Named Stratolaunch, the colossal aircraft successfully fired all six of its Pratt and Whitney turbofan engines – each weighing 8,940lbs (4,000kg) – for the first time this week.

The plane is the vision of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen who wants it to act as a giant air pad in the sky, allowing payloads to reach space faster and at a lower cost than existing technologies. The aircraft is so huge if it sat in the centre of a football field, it would be wide enough for its wings to reach 12.5 feet (3.8 metres) beyond each goalpost.
Instead of a satellite, the Stratolaunch airplane could launch a Dream Chaser spaceship. This could act as a mini-shuttle to reach low Earth orbit destinations and return astronauts or payloads to a runway within 24 hours.

Test flights were expected for 2016 and 2017, but project delays have pushed back the date to sometime in 2019.

More info: Stratolaunch Systems (h/t: dailymail)






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Rare Ferrari Daytona Found After 40 Years In Japanese Barn

Many thought this car didn’t even exist.

Ferrari had, in fact, only ever commissioned one street version of its Daytona with a full aluminum body. Completed in 1969, the car was exported to a Japanese dealership in 1971 and then featured in the January 1972 issue of Car Graphic, a Japanese motoring magazine.

After passing hands several times, it ended up in the barn of its last owner, Makoto Takai, some time around 1980.

The car is in “barn find” condition and is being put up for sale unrestored. The odometer displays just over 22,000 miles. RM Sotheby’s expects the car to fetch up to 1.7 million euros ($2 million), according to the auction catalog.

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Meet Astra-Gnome, The Forgotten Time And Space Car

To the many people who will naturally ask “why build a ‘time and space car’ of such seemingly futuristic nature,” we present some exceedingly logical reasons for this highly exciting project. To qualify these reasons it is significant that while the prototype Astra-Gnome was constructed in a record breaking 4 months, its concept is the result of a continuous program of advanced automotive styling development by the Richard Arbib Company.

The “Time” element in the appearance of the Astra-Gnome in the year 1956 can be termed relative. Its features are timeless as far as basic automotive design improvements are concerned. Everyone has always wanted a smaller car that has plenty of luggage space! The Astra-Gnome provides just this through its unique “integra-luggage” system with distributes suitcases into otherwise wasted space areas.

Everyone has always wanted a full vision top without troubles of a convertible! The Gnome’s bubble canopy, plus air conditioning, gives this open feeling, but with no wind noise and “walk-in” entrance and exit ease. Everyone has always wanted futuristic styling, but in a practical form that is functional – not just different! The Gnome has an “out of this world” look, yet features interchangeable colored aluminum trim panels in place of gaudy paint schemes, functional big car bumpers in place of small car weaknesses, and admirably adapts to unit-body construction.

These, and a host of other features, are here and now in the Astra-Gnome, but it will only be a matter of time until in some form they appear in future production cars. These features are not concerned with high horsepower or competition car performance, because as product stylists we do not believe the primary task of the appearance designer is a mechanical one.

“We believe our job is to create new and exciting shapes, textures and colors in a functional car. In the Gnome a totally new driving sensation akin to flying has resulted from this kind of esthetic exploration. The “Space” element in the Astra-Gnome is almost self-explanatory, for the designer of the “personal” car is dealing with a space problem from the very beginning,” said Richard H. Arbib.

The 6 foot wide Gnome, because it is wider than most cars of its length (13.5 feet), gives abundant interior room and allows for a phenomenal amount of storage and luggage area. By careful workout, a production version of this car can carry no less than 6 pieces of matched integrated luggage, totaling as many cubic feet as found in the average full size sedan’s trunk compartment.

The proportions of the Astra-Gnome do not designate it as a “sports” car nor is its styling European in origin. It was deliberately styled to be appealing in a pert, futuristic manner – not to mimic big car slab-sided trends. It is sculptural and alive in its contours, borrowing heavily from jet aircraft, rocket and space ship forms, yet embodying much of the beautiful tailoring found in ancient steel armor.

Contrary to most cars, the wheels and tires of the Gnome have been de-emphasized. This was done on purpose to achieve a floating special quality and to avoid the ungainly “over-wheeled” look of most small vehicles. Thus, the appearance of the Gnome subtly captures the intangible look of the future with shapes that can be found in astronomy and in all of the aspects of form found in nature around us.

This is the kind of advanced thinking that went into the creation of the Astra-Gnome and that prompted the title “Time and Space Car.” We believe this brief explanation will help you ao appreciate our aims in this fascinating automotive project.

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