Items tagged "technology":

  1. littlelimpstiff14u2:

    Goldner Geva

    Goldner Geva is an Israeli design studio carving the way forward with their unique combination of materials and technology. Carbon fibres are bonded with wood in a technique derived from the aviation and space industry. Together, they unite the advanced Hi-Tech world with the most ancient of construction materials. With the resulting hybrid, “solid wood takes on a virtuosic flexibility formal, exposing it in a brand new and amazing way,” as Gal Golder explains.

    One half of the design duo with Iftah Geva, Goldner trained as a mechanical engineer, while Geva studied industrial design at the Holon Institute of Technology. Together, they are opening up new paths in woodwork to create curved, polished works that emphasise the natural beauty of the wood as much as the inherent strength of the carbon fibres.

    (via hifructosemag)


  2. ilovecharts:

    The Planes In The Air

    via Andy, from London.


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  4. Kelly Dobson - “ScreamBody”, 1999-2004

    "ScreamBody is the first of the series of Wearable Body Organs. ScreamBody is a portable space for screaming. When a user needs to scream but is in any number of situations where it is just not permitted, ScreamBody silences the user’s screams so they may feel free to vocalize without fear of environmental retaliation, and at the same time records the scream for later release where, when, and how the user chooses.


  5. archatlas:


    The “neurocam” is a wearable camera system that detects your emotions. It automatically records moments of interest based on an analysis of the users brainwaves. The smartphone camera is triggered to automatically record and save 5 second GIF clips of scenes.

    The “neurocam” is an extraordinary experiment that challenges the way future cameras can evolve and how humans may interact with such devices. The “neurocam” allows humans emotions to become integrated with devices, and we see this as a totally new experience.


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  7. prostheticknowledge:

    The Story Of Innovation in a Minute

    Promo put together by WIRED Italia shows a history of modern technology, with a file created on an early Apple gets transferred from machine to machine:

    Innovation is not technology but culture. Something able to travel through time thanks to the enthusiasm and passion of people. Here’s the story of an information flow in its switching between different machines, different formats and file-extensions, different communication protocols and over almost 30 years of technology, from the ZXSpectrum of 1982 to the 3D printers of today.

    This is how it works. A Macintosh SE/30 displays a file on its screen and saves it as WIRED.TXT on a floppy disk. The floppy is read using a serial peripheral device connected to an IBM Thinkpad. Changing the file-extension from .txt to .jpg, you are seeing the text for what it was originally: a barcode image, which you can open and display with dPaint. The barcode is interpreted by an app that uses a smartphone camera. It’s an http address. The address is copied and sent via SMS to an old Nokia5410i. This Nokia model was among the first to send emails, so it can transfer the SMS text to the email client of an iPad. The iPad activates the address which was written in the email. It’s a .htm page containing a link to a downloadable file: WIRED.WAV.

    The file is played and connected with a mini jack to the audio port of a ZXSpectrum. The Spectrum detects it as a .TAP file, a faithful reproduction of audio cassette format which Spectrum used to play and save contents. The programme inside the WIRED.TAP file is a slideshow loading a single image: a QRcode. The QRcode is photographed using a small digital camera. The photo, stored in the SDCard, is read from a laptop and loaded into an album on Wired Facebook account. An eBook page appears in the browser mode. The eBook is scanned, the QRcode image is cropped and then printed on special paper for heat transfer and then ironed on a T-shirt. T-shirt is photographed with an iPhone that reads QRcode for the url it contains. The iPhone sends the address to a laptop: it’s a page containing the WIRED.STL file. The laptop uses this file to produce the Wired logo with a RepRap 3D printer. That’s it. Easy, right?

    WIRED Italia

    (via crookedindifference)


  8. chubbymon:


    dataSTICKIES are the next generation of data portability. They are graphene-based flash drives that replace USB pen drives and hard discs.

    USB-based drives can be inconvenient to use as the positioning and insertion of the drive in the USB slot needs to be done precisely. When the slots are at the rear of a device, as is the case for many desktop computers, this task becomes even more troublesome.

    dataSTICKIES solve this problem by carrying data like a stack of sticky-back notes. Each of the dataSTICKIES can be simply peeled from the stack and stuck anywhere on the optical data transfer surface (ODTS), which is a panel that can be attached to the front surface of devices like computer screens, televisions, music systems, and so on. The special conductive adhesive that sticks the dataSTICKIES to the ODTS is the medium that transfers the data. This special low-tack, pressure-sensitive adhesive is capable of being reused without leaving marks like a repositionable note. When the dataSTICKIES are being read by the device, their edges light up.

    (via lustik)


  9. cjwho:

    How 3D printing will change architecture and construction

    Protohouse by Softkill Design


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  11. red-lipstick:

    Grzesiek Wróblewski (Wroclaw, Poland) - Fuck Me Gently from a Self Portraits series, 2013

    (via 2headedsnake)


  12. imaginingcities:


    Real-Life Instagram Turns A City Into An Indictment Of Our Distracted Photo Culture

    Artist Bruno Ribeiro thinks we spend too much time taking photos with our phones. So he created an analog version of Instagram and placed it near London landmarks. Surprise: people took out their phones to capture the moment.

    Walking down certain London streets, you’ll run into “Real Life Instagram”: an analog version of the app made of cardboard and cellophane and stuck to a post or wall to frame an interesting view.

    The artist behind the project, Bruno Ribeiro, explains that he was inspired to create it both as a tribute to Instagram and a reminder that it’s worthwhile to occasionally leave your phone in your pocket.

    “I’m a huge fan of Instagram—both the app itself and also the way it changes our habits,” Ribiero says. “It brought photography to our daily life, not just when we’re on vacation. It made us more observant of details—things we haven’t seen before, and it made us learn more about photography in general.”

    On the other hand, he says, Instagram is just another way that we stay tethered to our phones, and he wants to help push people to disconnect. “I’m from a pre-Internet generation,” he says. “I’m 35 years old—I’m kind of an old guy. I think the obsession with being connected 24/7 is kind of weird. I’ve been living abroad for a long time, so I see technology bringing people who are physically far away closer, but it’s simultaneously pushing people away from their own neighbors.”

    The project, he hopes, will help people take a moment to notice things about the city. “I want to say, look at this amazing cathedral you’re missing because you’re checking your email,” Ribiero says. “But I also want to bring a little joy to people’s lives—it’s not that I want to be very serious and make a statement. I don’t want to preach. If people are commuting and see these on a lamppost or a wall, and they smile, for me, it works.”

    Love this project

    (via humanscalecities)