Monday, August 27, 2007
Fiona Carswell has a nice project for all you smokers out there (including me).
The jacket has a built-in pair of lungs on the front. As the wearer smokes, the lungs fill up with the exhaled cigarette smoke and begin to gradually darken over time.
This project was a result of exploring reflective design as it relates to the body, behavioral choices, and information displays.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
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Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
"The Reconfigurable House is an environment constructed from thousands of low tech components that can be "rewired" by visitors. The project is a critique of ubiquitous computing "smart homes", which are based on the idea that technology should be invisible to prevent DIY."
"...the many sensors and actuators of Reconfigurable House can be reconnected endlessly as people change their minds so that the House can take on completely new behaviours."
"And if the House is left alone for too long, it gets bored, daydreams and reconfigures itself..."
Saturday, June 2, 2007
This isn't a new thing to many people, we've seen some examples of multi-touch screen that reacted to human input, but never before Microsoft put its hands on the thing, but now they do, and Mr. Gates sure will bring this to another level, and we will see some of this technology applied to many more things then the art installations.
Give it a view
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
" Our project, "re:orient - migrating architectures" explores the local aspects of China's global significance and increasing influence. The project seeks to forecast possibilities which are now detectable only in connection with retail, but which will, in all likelihood, determine the built environment, which transforms under the pressure of ever-cheaper products. The project follows up these ideas with the presentation of spaces, architectural devices and materials that create new contents, and indicate ways of turning these constraints of the market to our benefit, show how to infuse the mass products, which are designed to have a short life-span, with lasting cultural values."
What more to say?
Sunday, May 6, 2007
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Thursday, April 19, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
"I designed LINKX, a language toy for autistic toddlers. Important aspect of my process was the involvement of 'autism experts'. During exploration I did this by means of contextmapping techniques. I evaluated LINKX on paper with parents and tested the prototype with three autistic children in several play-sessions."
I know, I know, this is not the kind of thing we usualy post on this blog, but… It's just irrestible! (only portuguese will understand but I will kind translate)
*In an online portuguese auction site, kind of like eBay, someone is selling a 14" monitor. Question asked: "Is it a TFT ou or CRT?"
Answer: "I don't care. If t's in the Lisboa area I can deliver it by hand."*
Seet it for tourself.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
"Fabcell is a flexible, non-emissive, and multi-color fabric module. In Fabcell, fibers dyed with liquid crystal ink and conductive yarns connected to electronic components are woven into a square textile. By applying voltage to the conductive yarn, and changing the fabric's temperature, the color of fabric surface can be changed. Arranged in matrices, Fabcells display images on the curves of flexible textiles. And used for clothing or with soft objects, it enables them a new expressions of visual imaginary."
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Music textile is a large tactile interface for playing electronic music. The performer plays it simply by moving his / her hand onto it. The hand contact XY position is transmited to a computeur via a 12 Bytes resolution Midi card. This allows 4000 by 4000 points resolution. Two conductiv fabrics are fixed on a frame, each one weaved with conductive threads in a different direction. When the performer presses any point of this textile instrument, the two fabrics connect and the current eletrical value is sent to the computer. It's simply based on a voltage divider resistive principle. I developed this project at the National Scool of Industrial Creation (ENSCI) Paris, France, for my diploma in december 2005. Since then I got specialized in the creation of inovating electronic textiles and I continued to develop this music textile.
via We Make Money Not Art
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
No passado dia 17 de Março de 2007 a Puma lançou em Antuerpia 2000 balões numa campanha para anunciar os novos produtos da linha de golfe.
Nada de estranho se os balões não tivessem sido cheios com hélio e transportassem flutuando peças da nova colecção. Estes foram lançados e Meier, uma movimentada rua de lojas, assim como perto de paragens de autocarro, táxis e estações de comboio.
O intento era enaltecer as características lúdicas e de fácil transporte e armazenamento da linha.