• The 20x24 Studio owns a giant Polaroid camera, on which artists like Chuck Close (and Andy Warhol) have made unbelievable portraits (in 90 seconds). [1 of 3]

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tech 29 Oct 2012

by Christopher Bonanos, author of Instant: The Story of Polaroid. WEBSITE  TWITTER  BOOK

  • Polaroid photography hit the market in 1948. In 1945, MIT scientist Vannevar Bush wrote this oddly prescient Atlantic story on the future of information. [2 of 3]
  • Jon Gertner’s recent The Idea Factory shows how a building layout that forces people to cross paths inadvertently can foster successful R&D. [3 of 3]
  • Images (in order): photo by Bill Ray via 20X24; photo by Flickr user diser55, used under a Creative Commons license; cover of The Idea Factory via Penguin.

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