What if your keyboard wasn’t a keyboard at all? Florian Kräutli has developed an ingeniously simple alternative called the Vibrative Virtual Keyboard. By placing an iPhone on any surface, that surface becomes a keyboard. Technically, the phone’s accelerometer is measuring vibrations on that surface. Kräutli’s software maps those vibrations to a point of origin on the table. ..read more..
These invisible figures are the creative work of artist Rob Mulholland, who makes these sculptures out of mirrored Perspex (or acrylic glass). It has been called the Predator effect after the 1987 film where an alien life form seamlessly blends into its background. Mulholland has previously installed these chameleon-like figures in the woods around Alloa, ..read more..
http://youtu.be/ZIGzpi9lCck Mercedes Benz has announced its new Invisible car. Created to advertise the car’s ability to produce zero emissions and protect the environment, Mercedes-Benz covered the automobile in several mats of LEDs on the driver side of the car and mounted a Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR camera on the opposite side of the vehicle. ..read more..
it fits! kindly invites you to a trend presentation of fullinsight & Peclers on Tuesday October 18nd (in Dutch) or Thursday October 20th (in English). 02.30 pm Welcome & registration 03.00 pm Non-Seasonal presentation by it fits! / fullinsight 03.45 pm Break 04.00 pm Influences & Colors for Spring/Summer 2013 by Peclers 04.45 pm drinks and snacks. ..read more..
A project, two years in the making, was revealed this week at the Computer Human Interaction conference in Boston College. The device created by students from Texas A&M University is called ZeroTouch and looks like an empty picture frame. Don’t let the looks deceive you, though. It is equipped with infrared sensors and embedded LEDs which help ..read more..
Ben Alun-Jones has created a chair of optical illusion called the “Affinity chair”. From a distance there is a blending of materials, which wouldn’t normally catch the eye, but up close, an object appears, revealing something not seen before. The Affinity chair is made from clear acrylic covered with that mirror film you sometimes see ..read more..
Japanese professor Susumu Tachi at the Kelo University claims that he and his research team have finally developed a system that can make you “invisible.” Professor Tachi has spent the last years developing ‘invisibility goggles and invisibility cloaks’. With this invention he wanted to create a vision of invisibility, for example, to make a room ..read more..