Tactile 3D : Your Desktop in 3D

March 26th, 2006 | Filed under: Computing, Mapping, Products, Virtual Reality | 9 Comments »

Tactile 3D is a user interface made to browse and organize all your existing files in 3D using shapes and sounds to identify folders and files on your hard drive. [free trial]


Google Finance

March 24th, 2006 | Filed under: Internet, Mapping | 2 Comments »

Get hooked | Google Finance beta


Airbus A380 assembled in 7 Mins

March 16th, 2006 | Filed under: Building Tech, Fabrication Tech, Video | 4 Comments »

Length: 73 m (239 ft 6 in)
Wingspan: 79.8 m (261 ft 10 in)
Height: 24.1 m (79 ft 1 in)
Wing area: 845 m² (9,100 ft²)
more at A380 Wiki [video (google)]

via Screenhead


Themail : Visualizing Email Conversations

March 11th, 2006 | Filed under: Internet, Mapping, Programming, Social | 2 Comments »

Themail parses your email conversation history into a revealing analysis of what you talk about to whom and how often. [pdf]

via information aesthetics


A Force More Powerful

March 11th, 2006 | Filed under: Products, Social, Urbanism, Virtual Reality | 3 Comments »

A Force More Powerful is the first and only game to teach the waging of conflict using nonviolent methods. Destined for use by activists and leaders of nonviolent resistance and opposition movements, the game will also educate the media and general public on the potential of nonviolent action and serve as a simulation tool for academic studies of nonviolent resistance.

via Z Partners


Google Earth + Domus = Hyper Domus

March 8th, 2006 | Filed under: Architecture, Internet, Virtual Reality | 1 Comment »

From the March 2006 issue (Domus 890), readers will be able to take a “virtual guided tour” of the buildings published in Domus thanks to a preconfigured itinerary that can be loaded in Google Earthâ„¢. This itinerary will take you on a tour of the most recent architectural projects, viewed in context. [Hyper Domus]


Your normal day, a project for anyone who wakes up in the mornings.

March 8th, 2006 | Filed under: Internet, Photography, Social | No Comments »

Is your normal day is as normal as mine? Scan the globe for a glimpse of what other people go through in a day and upload your own normal day. Your Normal Day is by Björn Fagerholm.


Selective Laser Melting : 3D Printing in Metal

March 8th, 2006 | Filed under: Fabrication Tech, Mechanical Tech, Products | 1 Comment »

MCP Group’s MCP Realizer takes 3D printing / rapid prototyping into the world of metals. MCP uses a technique called SLM (Selective Laser Melting) which uses ordinary metal powders (bronze, zinc, stainless steel, tool steel, titanium, cobalt-chrome alloys) and a laser to melt thin layers of geometry repeatedly to produce finished parts. more>

Treehugger


Document Icons : The morphology of a document

March 4th, 2006 | Filed under: Design, Internet, Mapping, Programming | 1 Comment »

Document Icons by Amber Frid-Jimenez generates iconic shapes based on a document and its histogram of words to create a intuitive visual search engine for documents. The relationships between 100 documents can be viewed in an instant.

via information aesthetics