Created by Italian designer Ferruccio Laviani’s for furniture brand Fratelli Boffi, the Good Vibrations storage unit was carved from oak by a CNC machine.
Via Alex Grots.
“Andy looks so at home…”
via TC – read about it here: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/artificial-leaf-0930.html
Remember BigDog (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNZPRsrwumQ&feature=relmfu)? Here’s the update…
“Observers viewed the movie at top left while fixating on a central dot. The averaged high posterior (AHP) reconstructions are shown at left (see main text and Figure S2) for all three subjects S1, S2, and S3. The movies at right are the seven clips with the highest posterior probability, shown in order from most (left) to least (right) probable. The leftmost clip in this group is the MAP reconstruction, the single clip from the sampled prior that had the highest posterior probability. Note that all clips in the reconstructions are updated at 1 Hz, the BOLD signal sampling rate. The AHP reconstructions recover both the structure of the scenes and smooth changes over time (for example, see the spreading of the inkblot and the elephants moving across the scene).”
the freaking future is now – again…
I’ve watched the videos of SmartBird some time ago and simply loved it – but seeing it flying over my head yesterday in Edinburgh at TEDGlobal is something different. I admire the team and Festo for making this happen.
found via Joshua Davis
This tech exists for some years but the access to it gets cheaper and cheaper – to create new realities that you can’t distinguish from the “old” one. How about applying this to augmented reality concepts?
(via Boing Boing)
watch it beyond 1 minute and you get amazed.
lots of hacks to come – great!
good article about the good work found here:
Imagining an augmented reality future that’s not an advertising hell
Biologie des Bratendufts (1926) (Biology of the smell of roasted meat)
check out his other graphics – probably best to buy the new book (http://www.fritz-kahn.com/book.php?site=book&lang=en)
Found via SpOn / einestages (http://einestages.spiegel.de/static/topicalbumbackground/15861/im_inneren_der…
good reminder that the next nature will be the old one.
Found at Glaserei – you know who you are…
2.40 x 1.80 m
fans, plastic bags, MDF, relays,
countless screws and a microcontroller
“At Tokyo’s Shinagawa Station visitors can now select beverages from a 47-inch touch panel.
An embedded camera will recognize your gender and age, allowing the machine to recommend a beverage suitable to whatever stereotype is attached to your particular circumstances. It will store your purchasing history too, so you can be freaked out by tailored ads every time you use it. 500 more of these units are planned to be installed in and around Tokyo over the next two years, with operating company JR East expecting them to tally up 30 percent more sales than their analog brethren.”
And then folks in Germany seriously talk about Google Street View…
Found at my favorite http://www.nextnature.net/
“… The Super Mario Bros. game, released on the Nintendo Entertainment System, is not longer bound to the television size and get interactive with a new environment. … ”