Creative Inspiration

By Andrew Milmoe | Things that make me want to make art.

researching the problem space

<b>diversity, opportunity, access, innovation … for digital products</b><p>Acquire solid knowledge of your problem space so you can support more people & …

Milan Design Week 2018: Google's Debut Installation "Softwear"

Envisioned by Ivy Ross, VP of Hardware Design at Google, "Softwear" marks Google's debut installation at Milan Design Week. The underlying concept is the brainchild of trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort (also the curator of the show) who, in 1998, predicted that technology and nesting would combine …

Dynamicland

Our mission is to incubate a <b>humane dynamic medium</b><br>whose <b>full power</b> is accessible to all people.<p>1<p>A communal computer.<p>No screens, no devices. Just …

The Future Of Construction: Putting Innovative Ideas To Work At Autodesk's Workshop

Support the news<p>At a unique industrial workshop in Boston's Seaport, teams of researchers are creating the future.<p>They're experimenting with new …

This Guy Made an 8×10 Large Format Video Camera

Photographer Zev Hoover has created a rather unusual camera: it’s one of the world’s first 8×10 large format <i>video</i> cameras.<p>Hoover believes his …

Fjord Trends 2018

Fjord's 2018 Trends are our collective thoughts around the key trends that will impact businesses and society in the year to come.

Trends

Chihuahua OR Muffin? Searching For The Best Computer Vision API

You’ve probably seen this internet meme demonstrating the alarming resemblance of chihuahuas and muffins. Everyone in the AI industry (including …

Polaroid is back in the instant photography business it created and abandoned

When Polaroid stopped making instant film cameras in 2007 and ceased instant-film production the following year, it was sad—but also, in the era of digital photography, perfectly understandable. Left with little other than a famous name it could license out, the company kept going bankrupt and …

Microsoft’s autonomous gliders seek out thermal updrafts to stay aloft

Microsoft wants to build autonomous tech for aircraft that require little to no power to fly. It just completed tests in the Nevada desert of gliders equipped with self-guidance systems that help them track regions of rising hot air and predict their movement, with the aim of staying up in the air …

Gliders

The Concrete “Sound Mirrors” That Influenced WWII, Science, And Design

These massive concrete structures that dot the coast of Souther England have a brief but fascinating history.<p>If you visit Denge, a former Royal Air Force base on the Eastern coastline of Kent, England, you’ll find three enormous concrete structures. Two of the structures resemble a hollow ball, cut …

Co-Creating the Industrial Internet - Katrine Rau & Katrina Alcom, GE

Ivan Tolmachev Shares the Fundamentals of Product Design Every Founder Must Know

The way we work is changing. With rapidly developing technology and the Internet, people are not tied to physical location anymore. Combining work and travel allows people to explore the world while advancing in their career.<p>Today I am talking to Ivan Tolmachev, a Senior Product Designer at …

MarilynMonrobot

Dr. Heather Knight is an Assistant Professor of Robotics at Oregon State University. There, her CHARISMA research group uses methods from …

Robotics

This Is Your Chance to Have Your Designs Made by IKEA

The furniture giant has announced plans for a startup accelerator at its headquarters<p>It's no secret that IKEA believes great design should be accessible. The Swedish company earned its reputation bringing stylish, simple Scandinavian design to the masses, in the belief that design can vastly …

Startups

Move Over, Ikea: This Ultra-Portable Furniture Adapts To Any Apartment

The average person moves 11 times during his or her lifetime. Unfortunately, most furniture–which can be clunky and unwieldy–isn’t designed to handle so many moves. Plus, there’s no guarantee that your old stuff will fit into your new place. Lim + Lu, a young studio based in New York, and CL3, a …

Furniture

This invention helped me write again - BBC Stories

BBC

Did This Experimental Smartphone Just Solve One Of Tech’s Big Problems?

A new prototype from CMU is “a much more magical, powerful experience than what we’re seeing right now.”<p>Smart devices continue to infiltrate our homes, but they’re often dependent on slow, clunky smartphone apps. Manually pulling up a different app just to turn on a light, turn up the AC, or reboot …

Chris Harrison

John Coltrane Draws a Picture Illustrating the Mathematics of Music

Physicist and saxophonist Stephon Alexander has argued in his many public lectures and his book <i>The Jazz of Physics</i> that Albert Einstein and John …

Watch a dance performance change in real time with facial projection mapping

“INORI (prayer)” is a dance performance video that uses real-time facial projection mapping to change the look of the dancer’s faces. Over the course of about one minute, the dancers are made to look like skulls with empty eye sockets, big-toothed clowns, and terrifying dolls with their jaws …

Dance

Disney shows how you catch a real ball in VR

Virtual games could become that much more realistic.<p>It's relatively easy to boost the immersiveness of virtual reality by giving you gloves or props. But how would you have someone catch a real ball when they can't see where it's going? Disney Research has an answer: its scientists have developed a …

Virtual Reality

Augmented Reality Is About To Change Art Forever

The future isn’t about QR codes. It’s where the handmade blends with the hand-coded.<p>It’s just a few stones sitting on paper, rocks that look like they’ve been pulled from the nearest river and placed on a sheet of A9. But suddenly a lilliputian shadow appears, skipping across each stone as if it’s …

Design the Future with Sara Hendren

Skateboarding

The Aspen Institute

Apartment Buildings That Break The Pattern With Their Memorable Designs

Every apartment building is unique and special somehow which is pretty impressive and quite surprising actually considering how many apartment …

Home - Skilpod

Snel<p>Skilpod koppelt een uitgekiend design aan een geoptimaliseerd bouwproces. Een Skilpod gebouw wordt volledig in een productie-atelier geproduceerd …

A San Francisco startup is 3D-printing entire houses in just one day

If you’re looking to move but can’t find the house of your dreams, you may be able to just print out what you’re after in the near future.<p>A San Francisco-based 3D-printing startup, Apis Cor, has come up with an exceedingly affordable solution for building new houses. It can 3D-print concrete walls …

Design the Future | Transdisciplinary thinkers share their visions of how design can shape our world

About the Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 Lecture Series<p>The School of Design lecture series features a renowned group of transdisciplinary thinkers and …