Public interactives Digest

By annebalsamo | Emergent Media, New Technologies, and the transformation of human experience in urban spaces.

D&D group builds custom digital tabletop with 4K touchscreen

Integrated workstation for the DM puts this build over the top<p>We know that more people are playing Dungeons & Dragons online than ever before. But the same digital tools that let you play with friends remotely can also improve in-person games as well. One group of handy gamers took that concept to …

Dungeons and Dragons

KM3: A New Public Art Event in Montreal for Fall 2017

KM³: A New Public Art Event in Montreal for Fall 2017<p><i>Press release - For immediate release</i><p><b>Montreal, October 24, 2016</b> – The Quartier des Spectacles …

The Arts

Smile, you’re in augmented reality dentistry

For someone getting major dental work or reconstructive surgery, it can be hard to visualize what they’ll look like afterwards. You can do casts and make wax molds, but that’s a bit… 19th century, isn’t it? A Swiss startup brings the, in retrospect, obvious solution of augmented reality to the …

Augmented Reality

Apple is betting that augmented reality is so much more than Pokémon Go

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has described augmented reality as a “a big idea like the smartphone,” which should give you a sense of how important the iPhone maker thinks AR really is. So it's no surprise that analysts are expecting to hear big things about Apple's plans for AR as it looks to the …

Augmented Reality

How Blockchain Is Kickstarting the Financial Lives of Refugees - MIT Technology Review

For a refugee in a new country, identity—at least in the official sense—can be among the hardest things to recover. And without an official ID it is …

Bitcoin

This smartphone app plays smooth jazz when you put it on the sofa

Computer scientists from the University of St Andrews have developed a smartphone app that uses the device's front-facing camera to recognise what …

Front-Facing Camera

Art installation shows baby peering over US border wall

A French guerrilla artist unveiled Thursday a massive installation at the U.S.-Mexico border that depicts a child peering over the border fence.<p>The …

Immigration

How to show you're having fun at interactive exhibition 29Rooms: Take a branded selfie

Many millennials believe if you can't share your experience on social media, then it never happened.<p>Enter media company Refinery 29's 29Rooms, an …

Show You

Echo: new Dubai festival looks at what happens when art, design and technology converge

Casually throwing around phrases like “generative design”, “living technology” and “experiential marketing”, Noura Hawilo might as well be speaking …

United Arab Emirates

Can a public art festival change the way residents and developers see Buford Highway?

Living Walls cofounder Monica Campana and WeLoveBuHi founder Marian Liou hope so<p>Photograph by Darnell Wilburn<p>In 2016 Monica Campana, the cofounder …

Street Art

Virginia scraps touchscreen voting machines

The Virginia State Board of Elections moved Friday to do away with touchscreen voting machines in the state by November's election, a move aimed at …

Government

America's Latest Utopian Experiment

A next-generation mountain town in Utah is following a long tradition of turning to design to change the world.<p>On my final night on Powder Mountain in Eden, Utah, I joined a yoga class in a window-walled lodge with dream catchers dangling from the rafters. The class’s attendees were blissed out …

Salt Lake City

Inventions & Creations

Coke broke records with their 3D billboard 😱

Sony’s Xperia XZ1 will ship with Android Oreo and a camera that doubles as a 3D scanner

It’s hard to shake the feeling that Sony’s Xperia line exists primarily as a method for getting its camera technology out in the world. It’s not that they’re not solid phones, it’s just the company doesn’t seem particularly concerned with selling a lot of them, or doing much innovating outside of …

Tablets

The Virtual Reality Game Gathering Data for Dementia Researchers

Navigating an ice-walled lake or scouring a swamp for a hidden monster may sound like a fun premise for a virtual-reality video game. But there’s a …

Virtual Reality

As sensor technology evolves, drones don't need eyes to see

Why should a flying robot need to see the world the same way we human beings do?<p>Conventional cameras only scratch the surface of what’s possible for drone vision systems. The simple truth is that there are other categories of visual sensors ready to grant autonomous platforms new ways of …

Drones

How Wearable Tech Makes Senior Living Smarter

<i>The 21st Century Senior Living Community is a series brought to you by CDW, a provider of technology solutions and services focused exclusively on</i> …

Digital Health

Dallas Fort Worth airport upgrades with digital signage, kiosks

What happened to speculation in architecture?

<i>This is a preview of our September issue, out tomorrow.</i><p>What happened to speculation in architecture?<p>At a recent symposium at the Yale School of …

Architecture

Over 20 LinkNYC kiosks installed around Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, will be Wi-Fi activated in coming weeks

Newly installed LinkNYC kiosk on 37th Ave. in Jackson Heights<p><i>August 31</i><i>, by Nathaly Pesantez</i><p>A flurry of LinkNYC kiosks have been installed in Jackson …

Wi-Fi

The inaugural Big Anxiety Festival is looking to change perceptions around mental health

A stacked line-up of artists, scientists and communities will come together to dissect mental health in the 21st century at Sydney’s inaugural Big …

Museums of Contemporary Art

New Columbus Convention Center Sculpture Called ‘Ultimate Selfie Machine’

This online and self-paced event course is designed to give you and/or your team unlimited access to the latest trends and critical information for …

Event Planning

Media art to fill giant facade in Seoul to celebrate PyeongChang Winter Olympics

By Woo Jae-yeon<p>SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korean young artists' media art will festoon the giant facade of a building in central Seoul, in a …

Winter Olympics

Check out the new glowing art installation coming to Madison Square Park

Public art installations at Madison Square Park do not mess around.<p>This summer, renowned artist Josiah McElheny brought a trio of glass sculptures to …

Art

Miami-Dade getting hundreds of touch-screen internet kiosks

With fewer and fewer residents using public transit, Miami-Dade is pulling out all the stops to add riders.To improve the ride and blend more …

Miami

Sony's Interactive Tabletop - The Projector Of The Future

The Japanese tech giant, <b>Sony</b> has started up what they call the <i>“Wow Factory”</i> in a warehouse on Trinity in Austin. The team of Future Lab by Sony have …

Augmented Reality

Star Wars: The Last Jedi toys will arrive alongside an augmented reality scavenger hunt

But you can collect your digital Porgs right now<p>September 1st has already been pegged as the day that toys from <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> will be hitting store shelves, but today Disney is announcing that launch will also include an augmented reality component that will allow fans to unlock and …

Star Wars

Microsoft patents an augmented reality wand

Microsoft has been working on its Windows Mixed Reality headsets for most of the year, but we haven’t heard much about the company’s plans with HoloLens. The software giant unveiled VR motion controllers earlier this year, for Mixed Reality headsets, and now it looks like Microsoft is working on a …

Augmented Reality

Arduino powered and 3D printed, this robot translates to sign language | ZDNet

The video is compelling evidence that technology convergence and falling prices are driving novel, low-cost robotics development.<p>Sign language …

Arduino