Creative Inspiration

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

This invention helped me write again - BBC Stories

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 …

The Bachelor

Call for Applications to NASA Frontier Development Lab

April 27, 2017, Mountain View, CA – NASA Frontier Development Lab (FDL) announced the addition of new teams to its eight-week applied research …

John Coltrane Draws a Picture Illustrating the Mathematics of Music

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 …

Disney shows how you catch a real ball in VR

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 motion capture system that lets you grab a ball …

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

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 …

Apartment Building

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 2016 – Spring 2017 Lecture Series<p>The School of Design lecture series features a renowned group of transdisciplinary thinkers and …

MIT Media Lab

Do good with data

These concrete vases are a Brutalism fan’s dream come true

Sculptural and beautiful<p>Turns out that vases made out of concrete can be just as beautiful and sculptural as some of our favorite modern homes. Canadian architect and sculptor David Umemoto teamed up with Paris-based hat design company Larose to create a series of vases that are bold, Brutalist, …

If Rainbow Brite Had An Office, It Would Look Like This

See the shining light.<p>It’s not an optical illusion–the glass inside the creative media agency Canvas Worldwide‘s new Los Angeles office does change throughout the day. Like a visual mood ring, the iridescent expanse changes its gradient sheen depending on the time of day and the angle you see the …

Prototyping Risks when Design is Disappearing

The following takes inspiration from Liz Sanders and Pieter Jan Stappers’ recent metahistorical editorial article which periodizes design as:<p>1980s – …

Stop/Look/See - Photography by James Milmoe

Slick Alien-Horned 3D Sculptures Seem to Spin Forever - Creators

With a tessellating texture and self-moving body that hops into action as if balanced on a turntable, an elegant 3D sculpture dazzles with its pristine mathematical design. Engineered by the technically-deft John Edmark, the artist and hyper-learned student of mathematics, the mesmerizing abstract …

Sculpture

[Exclusive] The Guggenheim's First Robotic Artwork Is Out of Control

Talking to artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu, the ghosts inside the machine.<p>An enormous robotic arm, brandishing a giant squeegee, is poised over a pool of dark liquid which ceaselessly oozes outwards. With quick, smooth, aggressive movements, the machine performs a calculated dance, pivoting and …

Art

This Beautiful iOS Game Is Tappable Art

Like Monument Valley, Islands invites players to explore a strange, atmospheric universe.<p>Headshots. High scores. Puzzles. Platforming. <i>Infinite</i> warfare. These are familiar tropes of video games. But sometimes, games are a means to explore art, a place for curiosity to play.<p>Nowhere is this more true …

Small business advice, business ideas for UK start-ups

Latest on Startups<p>15% of the whole UK workforce are now self-employed, with the number having risen 174,000 in the last year alone…<p>In News<p>Incubators …

Physical Editions - Home

<b>Tristan Perich</b><p><b>Noise Patterns</b><p>PE010 - Device - $28.99<p><i>Noise Patterns</i> digs into the primitive particles of digital 1-bit audio that has become Perich's …

CAN Favorites 2016 – Vote Now!

At its best, creative inquiry offers intellectual nourishment, empowerment and solace. At the end of 2016, we need all of those, which is why …

Management

9 Emerging Tech Trends That Will Start Generating Billions in 2017

Here are some of the emerging technologies that will make billions of dollars starting next year.<p>Companies worldwide will spend $3.5 trillion on IT in 2017, market research firm Gartner predicts.<p>Above all else, companies are expected to increase their spending on software and services (as opposed …

Internet of Things

Light festival transforms Prague's landmarks into psychedelic works of art

WEIRD REALITY: Head-Mounted Art && Code – WEIRD REALITY is a conference and festival dedicated to exploring new and independent visions for virtual, augmented and mixed realities.

<i>WEIRD REALITY: Head-Mounted Art && Code</i> is a symposium dedicated to exploring new and independent visions for virtual, augmented and mixed realities. …

Augmented Reality

Flaming fuel on water creates ‘blue whirl’ that burns clean

View the videoBlue whirl<br>\Bloo werl\ n.A swirling flame that appears in fuel floating on the surface of water and glows blue.An unfortunate mix of …

National Academy of Sciences