Here's a little bit of AirFlow trivia. Our principal George P. was once a movie projectionist in his youth - which is ironic because we got to do a job with the New York Asia Society's Film Program helping them keep their projectors cool so that they function at peak capacity. If you weren't aware, theater grade projectors get hotter than a Phoenix black-top in July! By creating a cooling system for your projection room, happy movie goers will have a great experience and you reduce the chances of system breakdowns, also insuring the lifespan of your projection equipment.
The Asia Society have a robust calendar of great films highlighting Asian movie-makers from around the world this summer. You can access their full schedule here. - http://asiasociety.org/arts/film..
In America we take it for granted that our homes and offices are cool in the summer and toasty in the winter. For many less fortunate Americans heat in the winter can be a matter of life or death.
Enter artist Michael Rakowitz. Rakowitz built inflatable shelters designed for homeless people, They can attach to exterior vents of a building’s HVAC system. and act as a shelter for the indigent. The warm air leaving the building simultaneously inflates and heats the shelter. These were built and distributed to over 30 homeless people in Boston, Cambridge and New York City.. We don't know exactly how happy any given home or business owner would be to see a plastic igloo with a new tenant on their sidewalk but we most definitely give him a A+ for innovation and the right intentions.
We live in an amazing time. We now have more tech in our cell phones than we used on the first moon landing, and our industry is no exception regarding innovation. For example, today we stumbled upon Emerging Objects 3D Printed Brick Cooling System.. It works through evaporation. Evaporative cooling is nothing new. In fact, it may be one of the the oldest type of human climate control outside of lighting a fire with sticks, but creating a building material that sucks moisture like a sponge and then allows air to circulate through it, thereby cooling the space is some next level thinking (based on ancient tech) that keeps environmental concerns in mind. And yeah - it's made on a 3D printer! Kudos folks!