Spider silk, created by Golden Orb Weaver spiders, is the world’s strongest natural fiber, but it's also extremely lightweight and flexible — qualities unmatched by other fibers, such as cotton or nylon. So how do we make this a sustainable industry while effectively using rainforest resources?
The “listicle.” It's all over social media, giving viewers bulleted information from a one-dimensional field. But what if we could transform an ordinary list into a visual and interactive experience that give each viewer a sense of place, too?
Western New York is known for a lot of things, like chicken wings, frigid winters, and friendly neighbors. But it’s got a bit of a secret: it’s also wine country, trailing right behind California in grape growing. And if you take a drive through Chautauqua County in the late summer, you’ll smell a sweet, fruity aroma, and see endless rows of grapevines.
As winter drags on, our minds easily wander away to thoughts of warmer climates. We explore Orbitist's potential as an exploration tool and a way for map creators to manage and highlight points of interest.