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"The human story is really nothing short of the story of a little corner of the universe becoming aware of itself." From National Geographic, paleo-artist John Gurche creates realistic human likenesses of our ancient ancestors. You can see them almost come to life at the Smithsonian’s Hall of Human Origins.

In the archives: more history, more humanity, and more evolution.

Above, filmmaker Cy Kuckenbaker's Midday Traffic Time Collapsed and Reorganized by Color: San Diego Study #3. But wait… here’s the real video of this freeway. So what’s going on here, and how did he do it? Via The Creator’s Project

Using a system called chroma key (that acts in several ways like a green screen) Kuckenbaker was able to remove, re-insert, and layer both backgrounds and objects—giving the appearance of remarkable mass action happening in a short time frame. Through this method, he was able to isolate car patterns and condense their cycles—turning what would otherwise be dry transportation data into a moving, visual representation of life in San Diego.

You may have also seen Kuckenbaker’s viral airplanes, Landings at San Diego Int Airport Nov 23, 2012, below: 

In the archive: more vehicles and more swarms.

Larger than your average Rubik’s Cube, Puzzle Facade is a project by Spanish artist and designer Javier Lloret that transforms this building in Linz, Austria into an interactive puzzle for passers-by to play with:

In Puzzle Facade the player interacts with the specially designed interface-cube. The interface-cube holds electronic components inside that allow for it keep track of its orientation and the rotations of each side of the cube. This data is sent over Bluetooth to a computer that runs the Puzzle Facade designed software. This software changes the lights and color of the large-scale Ars Electronica’s media facade in correlation to the handheld interface-cube.

Related watching: The LightLine of Gotham, Urban Flipper at Fête des Lumiere 2011Control, No Control at Igloofest 2012the Chandelier Tree, and more things that glow.

via DesignBoom.

Watch the making of Florentijn Hofman’s Feestaardvarken (Partyaardvark), a 30 meter long, climbable concrete sculpture made for Burgers’ Zoo in Arnhem, The Netherlands.

Hofman’s work with giant animals might be familiar: here’s his giant rubber duck in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. Also in the archives: a video of an adorable aardvark baby and more excellent projects happening in The Netherlands.

via Designboom.