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16/06/2014 / Environment, Objects

Developed at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Minibuilders is a research project comprised of a family of small-scale construction robots capable of constructing objects far larger than the robot itself. Each of the robots is designed to perform ...
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24/02/2014 / Android, Featured

Google's got a new consumer hardware initiative. It's a mobile phone with machine vision eyes, ultra-fast inner-ears and spatially aware brains. And around that 5" Android reference hardware, they're trying to coordinate the biggest party in Spatial Computing this side ...
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Created at the Tangible Media Group / MIT Media Lab, inFORM is a Dynamic Shape Display that can render 3D content physically, so users can interact with digital information in a tangible way. After the leaked video the project went ...
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31/08/2013 / Advertorial

For the third time, KIKK Festival will take over Namur (Belgium) to showcase the latest movers and shakers in the worlds of digital art and design. KIKK brings together the world’s most talented creative coders, innovators, designers, artists and researchers. On ...
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19/07/2013 / Featured, Objects

Created by the Disney Research group and presented at the most recent SIGGRAPH 2013, Aireal is a low cost, scalable haptic technology that delivers expressive tactile sensations in mid air. Aireal enables users to feel virtual objects, experience dynamically varying textures and ...
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11/06/2013 / Objects

Realised by the students of MA of Advanced Studies class at the Chair for CAAD and supervised by Manuel Kretzer, Resinance is part of an ongoing series of projects exploring the potential use of smart materials in an architectural context. Influenced by ...
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17/08/2012 / Objects, Other

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 ...
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09/08/2012 / News, Other

Presenting at SIGGRAPH earlier this week, Disney researchers showed off REVEL, experimental technology for adding virtual textures to everyday objects using electrical charge. You can touch two-dimensional objects, projections or objects in the distance and receive sensation of touching a texture or ...
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31/10/2011 / Featured, Review

Visual Complexity is a site maintained by Manuel Lima which collects projects that deal with complexity in information. Not always about communicating clarity the site's predominant focus was acknowledging beauty that exists in complex representation of information and data. Within a year of ...
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17/01/2011 / Featured, Theory

Grey Walter’s robotic tortoises ELSIE Usman Haque has, on several occasions, made the observation that there is an important difference between interactivity and responsiveness (see for example -pdf). A responsive system is a fundamentally linear  set of relations, a kind of ...
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26/11/2010 / c++, MaxMSP, Theory, Tutorials

The project "Interactive Swarm Space" (ISS) explores the application of swarm simulations for the creation of interactive and immersive spaces. It aims to develop tools and strategies for establishing meaningful relationships between swarm behavior, interaction, perception, as well as musical ...
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“feelSpace” is a research project undertaken by students at the University of Osnabrück’s Institute of Cognitive Science, supervised by Prof.Dr. Peter König. The project is based on the fascinating notion that the human brain is flexible enough to ‘learn’ a ...
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05/10/2008 / iOS

I only came accross this today and my first impressions are - fantastic. its extremely engaging and one can't help but repeatedly create new forms of 'life' :) . Available on AppStore for mere $0.99. Description: Explore the world of Conway's Game ...