How will we move, Jacque?

Transport

You can call him a formidable genius, a romantic utopian, a mad scientist. One sure thing is that the man has ideas. For COLORS 81 – Transport, we asked Jacque Fresco, founder of the futurist research center The Venus Project, what transportation might look like in the future. Read on for a transcript of our interview.

Can you describe what personal mobility will look like in your vision of the…

A Face-Lift for Fifi?

Animals

In the last few years, followers of fashion and good sense have had to deal with one plastic surgery-related shock after another. First it was the beauty queens who went belly up after some completely unnecessary procedures. Then it was the 12 year olds who put Liposuction on their birthday wishlists. Followed by the Asian 12 year olds who got eyelid surgery to look more Western. And now, it’s the…

COLORS GOES TO CHINA!

Transport

You are a seventeen years old lad that was raised in Venice. In your memory box only churches and gondolas. One day your dad comes back from a business trip. He tells you he needs to go back there straight away. You don’t think twice. You pack a pen and a notebook and leave with him. Before even realizing what’s going on you have seen Europe melting into Asia, walked the Silk Road, exchanged paper…

How will we move, Chelsea?

Transport

Once upon a time there was the electric car. General Motors produced it, called it EV1 and took it off the market after a few years. At the time Chelsea Sexton was just one of the employees laid off after the EV1 assembly line was closed. Instead of looking for another job in the car industry, Chelsea decided to keep researching and campaigning for alternative fuels. She co-founded Plug-in America,…

The Russian Revelation

Food

Russia has had a long struggle with alcohol, from alarming statistics to a multitude of jokes that start with “Three Russians walk into a bar.” The good news is that the country has finally admitted that one of the factors contributing to alcohol consumption tripling in the past decade could be that they have been classifying beer as a food!
Initially marketed as a healthy alternative to drinking…

COLLAPSE (or how I lost my roommate and started recycling)

Transport

A couple of months ago a file started to bounce from one computer to another in the COLORS office. Size: 697.3 MB. File type: .Avi (video) Name: Collapse. A very suggestive name in an office where employees were only speaking about traffic accidents, number of aircrafts flying in every minute in the sky, rate of bike accidents in Kenya, and ways to fuel a SUV with dirty diapers.