Core77’s editors spend time combing through the news so you don’t have to. Here’s a weekly roundup of our favorite stories from the World Wide Web.
Animagraffs—Animated Infographics About Everything
A collection of 3D animations exploring the inner workings of mechanisms and systems. Each object is explored in detail, using detailed cutaway, animated, 3D visualizations. Each animation can be rotated through 360 degrees and zoomed in and out for detailed observation. The Anima Graff team works extensively in the transportation field, but also examines musical instruments and other pieces of technology.
—Stuart Constantine, publisher and managing partner
Nike HyperAdapt Teardown
Here’s how self-lacing sneakers work because I’m a sneaker addict can’t stop staring at this.
—Emily Engle, assistant editor
Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents’ Stuff
An article about how family heirlooms and possessions aren’t being passed down and retained these days; the “Ikea and Target generation [doesn’t] have the emotional connection to things that earlier generations did.” Old furniture get tossed and antiques prices are dropping to the point that PBS’s “Antiques Roadshow” has even revised the appraisals on their re-runs!
—Rain Noe, senior editor
The Unexpected Ways Sounds in Movies are Made
Just a fun Friday video for you here featuring the Foley artist John Roesch, who has worked on films like “Back to the Future” and “E.T.” engineering Hollywood-quality sounds with the help of a warehouse full of mundane objects.
—Allison Fonder, community manager