Jeff Han : Multi-Touch Interaction

February 13th, 2006 | Filed under: Computing, Design, Technology, Video | 4 Comments »

Multi-Touch Interaction Research
[demo video] | pressure-sensitive, high-res, 36″x27″ rear projected
Jeff Han, you rock.

Christian Schneider : Monk Agents

February 12th, 2006 | Filed under: AI, Design, Programming | No Comments »

::christian_schneider and 5000 agents draw Thelonious Monk.


February 12th, 2006 | Filed under: Design, Mapping, Programming | No Comments »

a t m o s p h e r e presents a large cloud of information on a wide presentation screen that can be manipulated by three handheld devices mounted on plinths within the gallery space. The visitor takes one of the devices and physically moves it within a designated area, thereby manipulating the information presented both on the screen and the larger projection.

NextEngine : $2500 Desktop 3D scanner

February 1st, 2006 | Filed under: Design, Products, Technology | 5 Comments »

NextEngine is a 3d desktop laser scanner requiring no special background or lighting and has a field size of 13.5″ x 10.1″ (also includes additional software to generate composite models from multiple scans).

via Engadget

The Quiet Revolution

January 30th, 2006 | Filed under: Architecture, Design, Products, Sustainability | 1 Comment »

The Quiet Revolution
, a vibration-free silent wind turbine developed by XCO2, slated for its first installation this March (2006), could produce 10,000 kWh per year at an average wind speed of 5.8 m/s.

via Treehugger

Nevel : Moving Labyrinth

January 29th, 2006 | Filed under: Architecture, Design, Programming, Social | 1 Comment »

NEVEL is a moving labyrinth (11 X 11 m) consisting of 9 programmable walls able to rotate 360°. Architecture comes alive, walls become doors, spaces open and close, visitors are locked up and set free again.

via wmmna

Draw-Something draws something for you

January 12th, 2006 | Filed under: AI, Design, Programming | 2 Comments »

Draw-Something, by Rob Myers, is a program that generates original drawings. It does so by generating a simple random polyline scribble then drawing around that using a simple maze-running algorithm.

Daniel Rozin

December 17th, 2005 | Filed under: Design, Programming, Video | No Comments »

Daniel Rozin is still going at it with is deep exploration into all kinds of mirrors. Circless Mirror, his latest interactive piece, uses 900 motors each controlling a randomly selected gradient disc. [video]

CodeTree: Open Code Repository

December 14th, 2005 | Filed under: Design, Programming, Social | 1 Comment »

The CodeTree project, created by Rich Hauck, is attracting coders into its tagged, commented, and open repository of programs.

via abstractmachine

MSN History Visualization v2.0

December 12th, 2005 | Filed under: Design, Internet, Programming, Social | No Comments »

MSN History Visualization v2.0
parses IM data into a 3-dimensional interactive word-usage analysis.

via information aesthetics