The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves...– Mark Weiser, 1991 The Computer for the 21st Century
A short, nerdy exposé on the iPad
To my tech friends: (with and without a capital ‘T’). I was struck today watching the announcement of the iPad, that Apple is fulfilling the rather specific prediction of tangible/ubiquitous computing forefathers Hiroshi Ishii and Mark Weiser of MIT. In his Sept. 1991 paper titled “The Computer for the 21st Century”, Mark Weiser identifies the following characteristics of...
.. In the logic of the Net there is a shift from nouns to verbs. Economists now...– Kevin Kelly,founder of WIRED.. in his book Out of Control : The new biology of machines.. (via sreikanth)
Gabe plays with Gauss’ Law. MVI_7807 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
These are hundreds of tiny mirrors on actuators, reproducing an image seen by a tiny camera located at the center of the wall. Daniel Rozin at bitforms gallery
Daniel Rozin at bitforms gallery on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
A small hickup, but no change in direction or speed: In the last months of 2009, ‘Tomorrow Lab’ was the decided name of my physical prototyping efforts: http://tomorrow-lab.com/laboratory.php However on January 10th, 2010, a multi-national company called Tomorrow Lab launched in Europe. “TomorrowLab is a consulting company and innovation catalyst, headquartered in Belgium. The...
Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu (SO – IL) is a proactive agency that develops...– SO-IL » SO – IL
TheSixtyOne - A new Music Player →
I take a nightlight from IKEA and change its function to put my computer to sleep. One tap of the nightlight turns on the light and puts my computer to sleep… a sortof alternate presence. Another tap does the reverse. The rechargeable batteries inside the nightlight can be charged by the USB connection to the Mac. It is a very simple hack of an everyday object for the purpose of simplifying the...
The Las Vegas Monorail Company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday, one...– Las Vegas Review-Journal America: Where declaring bankruptcy helps enable future $500 million expansions. U-S-A! U-S-A! (via bunch) (via thomaswheatley) I think what many people misunderstand (including transportation planners in city governments) is that most cities in the United States are...
- UNIQLO ユニクロ interactive projects. →
optikalounge: All of the uniqlo interactive projects combined in one places.
NYC taxis vs. Healthcare
I agree, clarity in pricing empowers people. it’s one of the reasons I felt exhausted buying things in India where few prices are written on products, people are expected to negotiate for price, and the starting price is doubled because I have white skin. This would make for an excellent and useful design project- a pricing guide document, website, or app that outlines acceptable prices for...
Remember, the currency of the internet economy is attention, not dollars.
Wow! $499 touchscreen net-tablet. (via 60gritbeard)
Atlas sound live with the Selmanaries (Audio)
Listening now! thomaswheatley: dominickbrady: Via Southern Shelter Click link for audio files and commentary. Atlas Sound, backed by The Selmanaires, playing material from the Logos LP. John Fernandes (Circulatory System) sits in on clarinets and violin. Track 1 – When I Get Home Track 2 – The Screens Track 3 – Coffin Trick Track 4 – Criminals Track 5 – My Halo Track 6 – Walkabout Track...
Zoe Strauss. American Photographer. Also search for her on Flickr. Studioscopic: Zoe Strauss on Vimeo (via Vimeo)