The Ascent

May 5th, 2011 | Filed under: Art, Future, Interactive | 1 Comment »

A team of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students has created a system that pairs an EEG headset with a 3-D theatrical flying harness, allowing users to “fly” by controlling their thoughts. The “Infinity Simulator” will make its debut with an art installation in which participants rise into the air – and trigger light, sound, and video effects – by calming their thoughts. [RPI]


shape-shifting cellphone prototype (video)

February 2nd, 2010 | Filed under: Design, Future | No Comments »

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See Fabian Hemmert and his amazing, shape-shifting cellphone prototype (video) — Engadget.


Bike From Peugeot Design

February 2nd, 2010 | Filed under: Design, Future | No Comments »

Sleek Concept Bike From Peugeot Design – PSFK.


Hans Rosling

June 26th, 2007 | Filed under: Future, Mapping, Sustainability | 1 Comment »

Hans Rosling will teach you a thing or two. Just watch and learn.
via TED

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Dubai Inc.

February 9th, 2007 | Filed under: Architecture, Future, Sustainability, Urbanism | 3 Comments »

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Money. Fear. Disney. Debt bondage. Mega architecture.
Mike Davis writes on Fear and Money in Dubai at the New Left Review.

via Space and Culture


Perceptive Pixel

February 9th, 2007 | Filed under: Design, Future, Programming, Technology | 13 Comments »

Jeff Han’s new company, Perceptive Pixel, is finally out, hopefully building multi-touch interfaces for commercial applications.

via pixelsumo


BumpTop Prototype

October 3rd, 2006 | Filed under: Computing, Design, Future | 3 Comments »

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BumpTop Prototype Keepin’ it Real: Pushing the Desktop Metaphor with Physics, Piles and the Pen


Flood Maps

August 16th, 2006 | Filed under: Future, Scary, Sustainability, Urbanism | 1 Comment »

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Will your house become beachfront property by 2100? Find out with Flood Maps.

more at Times Online


Bump keying

August 9th, 2006 | Filed under: Future, Scary, Video | 5 Comments »

Scary! The bump keying technique is a lock picking technique that will open practically any lock by anyone with a bump key in a matter of seconds without any skill.

via MAKE


3D Plasma Display

February 19th, 2006 | Filed under: Future, Technology, Video | 1 Comment »



The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST, President: Hiroyuki Yoshikawa) and Keio University (President: Yuichiro Anzai), in collaboration with Burton Inc. (CEO: Hideki Kimura), have succeeded in the experimental fabrication of a device displaying “real 3D images” which consist of dot arrays in space where there is nothing but air.

via Interactive Architecture dot org