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DUS is the blog and personal design studio of Adam E. Anderson, a designer based out of the East Coast, currently a Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design, and a designer at Landworks Studio.

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Entries in TED (2)


Dune: Magnus Larsson's Superproject

I wanted to share this TED video I found over at Mammoth. Its of Magnus Larsson first discovered on BLDGBLOG discussing his massive landscape project proposal to stop desertification in the Sahara. His idea: using balloon molds injected with bacteria that will eventually solidify sand into sandstone, creating a wall system and built in ecosystems and habitats that stretch across the continent. And, he believes its very possible, so do we.


The iPhorest

{Image via iphorest, the app takes through the virtual steps of digging a hole, planting a seed, the comes the rain}

Available environmental activism has never before been so beautifully, or easily integrated into today's technology. iPhorest is an iphone application which enables even the most laziest of asses to aide in replenishing forests.

After downloading the $4.99 app, the iPhorest lets you go through the virtual act of planting a tree--digging a hole, planting a seedling, and creating rain storms by shaking the phone. After six shakes, the sun appears and a tree pops up. Every time a virtual tree is planted, The Conservation Fund plants a tree along the Gulf Coast. The amount of cash that goes from a single iPhorest purchase to the Conservation Fund varies depending on tree species and plant location, but some of your money goes directly to a brand new seedling. A world map also shows the locations of iPhoresters around the world.

{Image via iPhorest, the sun comes out and your tree has grown, view where all other trees have been planted}

iPhorest was introduced at last month's TED conference, where application sponsor Ecolife Apparel planted 2,200 trees for conference attendees.


Click here to download the app from the iTunes store.

[Via iPhorest]


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