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.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 19m. Bisher sind 420 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts
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99% Invisible-46- Vulcanite Dentures


Before the 1850s, dentures were made out of very hard, very painful and very expensive material, like gold or ivory. They were a luxury item. The invention of Vulcanite hard rubber changed everything. It was moldable,


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 2012-01-27  9m
 
 

99% Invisible-45- Immersive Ideal


Beauty Pill is band I really like from Washington DC. They have released two EPs (The Cigarette Girl From the Future and You Are Right to be Afraid) and their last album, The Unsustainable Lifestyle, came out in 2004. In … Continue reading →


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 2012-01-19  12m
 
 

99% Invisible-44- The Pruitt-Igoe Myth


The Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St. Louis became most famous at the moment of its demise. The thirty-three high-rise towers built in the 1950’s were supposed to solve the impending population crisis in inner city St. Louis.


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 2012-01-06  11m
 
 

99% Invisible-43- Accidental Music of Imperfect Escalators


“There’s a secret jazz seeping from Washington’s aging Metro escalators – those anemic metal walkways that fill our transit system…they honk and bleat and squawk…why are you still wearing those earbuds?” -Chris Richards,


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 2011-12-19  7m
 
 

99% Invisible-42- Recognizably Anonymous


Anonymous is not group. It is not an organization. Rob Walker describes Anonymous as a “loosely affiliated and ever-changing band of individuals who… have been variously described as hackers, hacktivists, free-expression zealots,


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 2011-12-09  11m
 
 

99% Invisible-41- The Human-Human Interface


Paola Antonelli is the Senior Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art. Her most recent blockbuster show, Talk to Me, explored the communication between people and objects: from chairs that talk to subway … Conti...


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 2011-12-03  5m
 
 

99% Invisible-40- Billy Possum


It’s totally unfair. Hydrox cookies came out four years before the introduction of Oreos, but Hydrox could never shake the image that it was a cheap knock-off, an also-ran. As a consumer product, it’s completely out of your hands if … Continue reading →


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 2011-11-23  12m
 
 

99% Invisible-39X- The Biography of 100,000 Square Feet


United Nations Plaza sits in the center of San Francisco. Most people consider it a complete failure as a public space. Its central feature, at the entrance of the plaza, is a unique fountain that was designed by Lawrence Halprin … Continue reading →


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 2011-11-18  31m
 
 

99% Invisible-39- Darth Vader Family Courthouse


It’s hard to imagine a place where more desperate and depressing drama unfolds on a daily basis than a family courthouse- custody battles, abuse, divorce- and if you were to design a place to reflect and amplify that misery, not … Continue reading →


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 2011-10-28  8m
 
 

99% Invisible-38- Sound of Sport


If Dennis Baxter and Bill Whiston are doing their job right, you probably don’t notice that they’re doing their job. But they are so good at doing their job, that you probably don’t even know that their job exists at … Continue reading →


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 2011-10-13  5m