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Nixie

 

Nixie is the first wearable camera that can fly. A camera that comes with you everywhere and captures your moment. Nixie is for those moments in life when you really want a picture or video of something you’re doing, but using a standard camera or phone either isn’t feasible or would interrupt the moment. Imagine being able to capture a picture of yourself climbing a mountain or going over an epic jump on your bike. For now, Nixie comes with one mode, but will get further developed to multiple modes in the near future. Within the boomerang mode, Nixie takes your photo or video and flies back to you. It’s all shot in HIGH DEF, 1080p video and crisp images of your greatest moments. As the GRAND PRIZE WINNER at Intel’s Make it wearable award, expectations are high that this gadget will be available soon.

For more information visit – http://flynixie.com/

Sensor Tape

How nice is that! Sensor tape seems turning into a product in the near future. SensorTape is modular, it can be cut and joined in an arbitrary order. Ii can get used in a wide playground, such as pose problems (usage in clothes) or for many interactive solutions.

IRIS by HYBE

Created by Korean collective HYBE, IRIS is a media canvas with matrix of conventional information display technology, that is a monochrome LCD.Through the phased opening and closing of circular black liquid crystal, IRIS can create various patterns and control the amount (size) of passing lights.

IRIS is an interactive medium for visual simplicity which uses the passage of ambient light, not emission of light itself. The installation below consists of 400 LCDs (20×20), 20 Custom-designed Arduino compatible controllers and Processing and Kinect used for both autoactive & interactive content play.

 

Watch bad doors!

 

Bad doors are everywhere. Often it can become challenging how to open or use the door in it’s correct way. We all know these doors and start question ourself before we question the door. But, the good news is, it’s not you creating the problem, it’s in most facts the doors fault.

And not only doors can create those usability issues. See how Don Norman, a former Professor of psychology, Professor of cognitive science, Professor of computer science and Vice President of advanced technology at Apple describes the problem. He talks about the principals of Human-Centered-Design, the discoverability and feedback of many daily used things.

Facial Performance Capture

Amazing real time face tracker. That opens some space for funny ideas! The core idea is to enhance a global real-time face tracker, which provides a low-resolution face mesh, with local regressors that add in medium-scale details, such as expression wrinkles. With the software that far developed it is only a matter of time before it’s used in advertisement i.e. ambient or guerilla marketing ideas.

(RAIN)WATER MOSAIC

To raise awareness among the general public about the global clean water crisis, the artist Belo created an image composed of 66,000 cups of colored rainwater simulating levels of impurities found in water all over the planet. This major work of 3,600 square feet, representing a fetus in the maternal womb, emphasizes the necessity of water, even before birth, for each living person.

Thread Screen

With seven million followers, Forever 21 has one of the most popular Instagram accounts. When it approached production company Breakfast for a collaboration, the design team knew it had to incorporate the brand’s Instagram engagement. The result was a 2,000 pound “thread screen” that can turn Instagrams into instant mosaics using 6,400 multicolored wooden spools. Watch how spools of thread and photos come together on one giant screen.

Responsive FlipBook

 

Just found this nice and handy “Flipbook” plugin for wordpress. This plugin comes with a easy to use customization menu and easy to understand video tutorial. If you have many editorial projects i.e. magazines to show, thats maybe a nice way for your online portfolio. I will give it a try and see how it works. Feedback will follow.

If I already convinced you – here you go! With the costs of 34 Euro not in the low cost segment, but hey, it can boost your business.

Facial Reenactment

Face recognition is almost standard for todays digital smartphones or cameras. Scientists from Germany and America developed in collaboration a new software, which does real-time expression transfer of moving faces. It sounds like a normal next step but if you see how brillant it works it reminds a lot of those future Schwarzenegger movies from the late 80’s or early 90’s. As long your mobile or desktop camera does not support 3D, it won’t work. But that is just a matter of time. Camera’s like the motion sensing input device by Microsoft for Xbox 360 would be the right device to use.

Second Skin

High-tech clothing leads the next generation of wearables. If you thought that 3D glasses, like the Samsung VR, or Apple watches are big, watch the video above about biomaterials made from living cells.

Initiated from MIT Media Lab, BioLogic is our attempt to program living organism and invent responsive and transformable interfaces of the future. Nature has engineered its own actuators, as well as the efficient material composition, geometry and structure to utilize its actuators and achieve functional transformation. Based on the natural phenomenon of hygromorphic transformation, we introduce a specific type of living cells as nanoactuators that react to body temperature and humidity change. The living nanoactuator can be controlled by electrical signal and communicate with the virtual world as well. A digital printing system and design simulation software are developed to assist the design of transformation structure.

 

 

 

Smile!

Things work just better in slow-motion. Shot at 1000 frames per second on a Phantom Flex for a commercial project, which sadly was never produced, Creative Director Matt Simmonds shared it later to show what was recorded. And yes, great decision, as this is quite nice.