Affordable hardware has it’s benefits and problems. As cheap electronics become widespread and more available, we become less protective of them. No longer we purchase cases or try to protect them. Kindle, costing mere $7o is one of those devices, your library is in the cloud, if lost or broken it’s easily replaced. What happens with […]
Created by Tauba Auerbach is the 8 x 8 x 8-inch hard-back book illustrating the RGB gradient in a page-by-page format. Using a digital offset print on paper with airbrushed cloth cover, the book shows the full gradient of blue axis offset. The special binding was co-designed by the artist herself in collaboration with Daniel […]
When Sifteo Cubes launched back in 2011, Stimulant created an application LoopLoop for which they shared two 2012 Interaction Design Awards with Sifteo. When asked if they would like to play with some next-generation hardware, they couldn’t resist. The result is BlissBomb, an exploratory, meditative application that mixes procedurally-drawn graphics with calming sound.
Created by Waldek Węgrzyn at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland, “Electrolibrary” is a project that connects a custom made paper book to the computer, so it can be used as an an interface. The book can be browsed as any other regular book but when connected to the computer via USB, by turning pages, you […]
Created by Boris Meister at ECAL, Above the Cloud is an atlas about social networks archeology, death and digital marks left in distress on the internet. Boris attempts to present the complex subject and, above all, explain it by creating an object – book, both in its structure, images and layout.
Technology has a strange way of propagating itself into everyday life. Science, technology and biology all play a role in making human life last longer and the person who will live more than 150 years has already been born (ref). Children don’t understand life or death nor they are particularly interested in it. Toys live forever, sometimes switch […]
Created by Yoichi Ochiai, Alexis Oyama and Keisuke Toyoshima, Colloidal Display is a peculiar projection screen that combines a mixture of two colloidal liquids to create a three dimensional membrane. A standard projector is directed at the bubble creates an image, which appears to be floating in the air.
We have already seen a number of projects that try to address both the concept of generative clothing as well as the new manufacturing techniques that allow the creation of one off, per order items. What does not seem to be addressed are the implications of these new technologies on the design process and how they change […]
Commissioned by the Greater London Authority as part of Wonder series that are celebrating Olympics and Paralympics, Bloom is designed and developed by Alisa Andrasek and Jose Sanchez from The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL. Designed in neon pink (the official Olympics color), Bloom is conceptualized as an urban toy that seeks the engagement of […]
Created by Quinten Swagerman, Jasper van Loenen and Mr. Stock, the Pristitrope is a modification of the zoetrope, a pre-cinematic optical toy that shows short, looped animations. Instead of using static illustrations, Pristitrope is equipped with 18 tiny LCD screens, merging a digital way of showing images with an analogue way of showing their movement.
Created by Matthieu Minguet, knot (e) is a custom built device that offers a new way of using objects that we connect to our mobile devices. The prototypes, shown in the form ropes, harness themselves to revisit the new node as input data. As an extension of a conventional listening device, it allows the user to […]
Created by Joelle Aeschlimann at ECAL, Little Boxes is a music box prototype created for the iPad. It consists of a tangible part composed of three separate music boxes that interact with an iPad in different ways. When placed the device, turning the lever generates the music and visual content.