Archinect - News 2016-09-27T03:16:27-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149953515/cold-war-era-spy-photography-finds-second-life-as-climate-change-record Cold War-era spy photography finds second life as climate change record Nicholas Korody 2016-06-23T13:24:00-04:00 >2016-06-30T20:35:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aj/ajegogb7ji2xjrui.jpg" width="514" height="745" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It was revealed earlier this month that declassified U.S. spy satellite photographs taken above the Antarctic have inadvertently also documented how that continent has been affected by climate change. In this case, deep in the archives of national intelligence agencies are satellite photos half a century old in which scientifically useful data has been hiding in plain sight. These now-outdated spy photographs have thus found an unexpected second life as important tools of planetary science...</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the often unexpected sources of climate data, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942776/the-700-year-old-climate-data-recorded-by-japanese-monks" target="_blank">The 700-year old climate data recorded by Japanese monks</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935981/global-warming-may-be-much-more-catastrophic-and-happen-much-quicker-than-we-imagined" target="_blank">Global warming may be much more catastrophic (and happen much quicker) than we imagined</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146194305/last-year-was-the-warmest-since-at-least-1880" target="_blank">Last year was the warmest since (at least) 1880</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126783591/architecture-of-the-anthropocene-pt-3-getting-lost-in-the-ozone" target="_blank">Architecture of the Anthropocene, Pt. 3: Getting Lost in the Ozone</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953217/eero-saarinen-s-cia-weapon-designing-past Eero Saarinen's CIA weapon-designing past Julia Ingalls 2016-06-22T13:27:00-04:00 >2016-06-30T23:11:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ou/ou59iq0lm1hmv9bt.jpg" width="514" height="356" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Saarinen&rsquo;s work for the spy agency mostly involved designing models of buildings and weapons that had yet to be built. He even worked on designs for the original war room in the White House. And the people at OSS claimed that he was so good at his job that he could not be replaced.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's lucky for architecture that Eero Saarinen, who was known in the CIA as "Architectural Designer (Chief, Special Exhibits Division)" wasn't so successful at his work for the agency that he couldn't be replaced, although one wonders how much of that top secret work rubbed off on his later designs...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6p/6p3p0hxpclt98bsa.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d3/d3s9g9mxxfwup1gw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zy/zyxxb4tmr8xnw4um.jpg"></p><p>For an in-depth look at trained architects who have succeeded in other pursuits:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/144981919/working-out-of-the-box-scott-paterson-of-ideo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working Out of the Box: Scott Paterson of IDEO</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/111260780/working-out-of-the-box-anne-d-rian-architect-turned-mosaic-artist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box: Anne D&eacute;rian, Architect turned Mosaic Artist</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/85837677/working-out-of-the-box-the-sugar-lab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box: The Sugar Lab</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/104941214/anti-surveillance-camouflage-for-your-face Anti-Surveillance Camouflage for Your Face Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-24T13:53:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T19:45:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/95/95b1c92cde607682ba8aef6c3d41f637.jpg" width="514" height="129" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The idea behind CV dazzle is simple. Facial recognition algorithms look for certain patterns when they analyze images: patterns of light and dark in the cheekbones, or the way color is distributed on the nose bridge&mdash;a baseline amount of symmetry. These hallmarks all betray the uniqueness of a human visage. If you obstruct them, the algorithm can&rsquo;t separate a face from any other swath of pixels.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/41996925/the-nsa-is-building-the-country-s-biggest-spy-center-watch-what-you-say The NSA Is Building the Country's Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say) Archinect 2012-03-19T18:30:00-04:00 >2012-03-24T14:30:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a1/a10b648d1fc77f60562e47e39aae40ad.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... thousands of hard-hatted construction workers in sweat-soaked T-shirts are laying the groundwork for the newcomers&rsquo; own temple and archive, a massive complex so large that it necessitated expanding the town&rsquo;s boundaries. Once built, it will be more than five times the size of the US Capitol. Rather than Bibles, prophets, and worshippers, this temple will be filled with servers, computer intelligence experts, and armed guards.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>