99% Invisible

Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org. A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

http://99percentinvisible.org

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 18m. Bisher sind 404 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
subscribe
share



 

recommended podcasts


99% Invisible-21- BLDGBLOG: On Sound


Most sound design in architecture is centered around designing for silence. Buildings are trying to block out that constant stream noise from the street and insulate you from those jarring clangs of industry.


share





 01 April 2011  5m
 
 

99% Invisible-20- Nikko Concrete Commando


In 2001, Delfin Vigil was walking the streets of San Francisco and ran across the name “Nikko” carved into the concrete sidewalk. After seeing Nikko once, Delfin began to see the name everywhere. One block after another, there he was … Continue reading →


share





 25 March 2011  7m
 
 

99% Invisible-19X- RJDJ Reactive Music


This week, the radio audience heard episode #10, but for you web and podcast listeners, I have a story I did about a year and a half ago, about the reactive music app called RJDJ. I did this piece for … Continue reading →


share





 21 March 2011  9m
 
 

99% Invisible-19- Liberation Squares plus NY Dick


In a recent piece from Urban Omnibus, Vishaan Chakrabarti (Professor at the Graduate School for Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University), wrote about how urban open spaces contribute to political change,


share





 11 March 2011  11m
 
 

99% Invisible-18- Check Cashing Stores


A few years ago, journalist Douglas McGray learned that the largest chain of check cashing stores in Southern California, Nix Check Cashing, was being bought by the nation’s largest credit union, Kinecta. The credit union thought it had something to … ...


share





 04 March 2011  5m
 
 

99% Invisible-17- Concrete Furniture


The New City Hall, designed by Finnish architect Viljo Revell, was the first modern, concrete, civic building in Toronto. When it opened in 1965, it stood out very prominently in the traditional Victorian fabric of the city.


share





 25 February 2011  7m
 
 

99% Invisible-16- A Designed Language


The idea is simple and quite beautiful: if we all shared a second, politically neutral language, people of all different nations and cultures could communicate freely and easily, and it would foster international understanding and peace.


share





 18 February 2011  6m
 
 

99% Invisible-15- Sounds of the Artificial World


Without all the beeps and chimes, without sonic feedback, all of your modern conveniences would be very hard to use. If a device and its sounds are designed correctly, it creates a special “theater of the mind” that users completely … Continue reading →


share





 11 February 2011  5m
 
 

99% Invisible-14- Periodic Table


Everyone knows it when they see it. The classic “castle with turrets” periodic table is a beautiful and concise icon that contains a great deal of amazing information, if you only know how to read it. And even if you … Continue reading →


share





 04 February 2011  6m
 
 

99% Invisible-13x-Game Over (Snap Judgment)


99% Invisible Extra! The tape rolls as we witness the tearful end of a perfect online world. This is a piece I did for Snap Judgment, based on a story from Robert Ashley’s brilliant A Life Well Wasted internet radio … Continue reading →


share





 07 January 2011  11m