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teamlab’s color-changing floating spheres in singapore respond to human touch

presented at national gallery singapore, the orbs are packed with data-collecting sensors that monitor and mimic human touch.The post teamlab’s …

Singapore

These Color-Changing Tattoos Monitor Your Health, No Wearable Needed

Researchers at MIT Media Lab and Harvard Medical School teamed up to create tattoo ink that reacts to your body’s chemistry.<p>What if tattoos weren’t just decorative, but could convey real-time data about your body?<p>That’s the vision of the MIT Media Lab researcher Katia Vega, whose project …

hironao tsuboi’s tangible paper calendar syncs with your smartphone

kosho tsuboi blur the analog and the digital with 'magic calendar'—a display made from high resolution electronic paper that and syncs with google …

Google Calendar

This New Neighborhood Will Grow Its Own Food, Power Itself, And Handle Its Own Waste

ReGen Village, outside of Amsterdam, doesn’t need a grid or food systems. It’s a model for a future, fully closed-loop settlement.<p>If you live inside one of the houses in a new neighborhood being built in an Amsterdam suburb, your dining room might be next to an indoor vegetable garden. Outside, …

Palimpsest – Collective memory through Virtual Reality

Created at the Bartlett School of Architecture / Interactive Architecture, Palimpsest uses 3D scanning and virtual reality to record urban spaces and …

Virtual Reality

JavaScript Experiments

Some JavaScript experiments. You can see them online using the links below. Google Chrome is the best browser for these demos, but Opera or Firefox …

The Album That Plays Itself

Tristan Perich’s new album, Noise Patterns, is a dumb machine that turns data into noise into hypnotic music<p>You don’t need an MP3 player, a turntable, or a CD player to listen to Tristan Perich’s new album, <i>Noise Patterns</i>. All you need is a pair of headphones—“not earbuds,” says the composer—and a …

Headphones

All World Maps Lie. So Which One Should We Use?

An analysis of four prominent maps, including the one Google, Apple, and Bing use–but shouldn’t.<p>In November 2014, the Russian invasion of the Ukrainian peninsula, Crimea, became a virtual battlefield on Google maps. Initially Google Maps displayed Crimea as a disputed area with a dotted border. …

Running Modern Code on Hardware from 1927

These Maps Reveal The Coasts You're Actually Facing When You Look Out To Sea

If you looked straight out across the Atlantic Ocean from the east coast of the United States what would you expect to be facing? It’s fairly likely …

Studio Oddness Creates Vases With Random Designs Using Bubbles

Adrianus Kundert and Thomas van der Sman of Studio Oddness in Eindhoven are fascinated with amorph structures and randomness. To them, these two …

Furniture

geologist cuts 3D maps in wood using satellite data

<b>geologist cuts 3D maps in wood using satellite data</b><br>(above) 3D wooden map of bay area<br>all images courtesy of wooden 3D maps<p><b>a geologist took advantage</b> …

These Ceramics Were 3D Printed Using Music and Sound Waves

Designer Olivier van Herpt and Studio Van Broekhoven have manipulated clay in a most unique fashion. Utilizing sound vibrations while 3D printing in …

3D

Weaved. Programmable Textile – Modelling fabrics into three-dimensional structures

After the experiments in physical programming in the "Traces" project we reported on last year, Dana Zelig decided to examine the possibility of …

Engineering

This World Map Shows Which Cities Have The Most Smog, In Real Time

A new map updates with current pollution levels in cities around the world. First stop, Beijing.<p>On a new world map of smog, a giant dark bubble hovers over Beijing. The city, now in the middle of its first-ever emergency “red alert” for air pollution, has closed schools and temporarily taken cars …

anna marinenko hand-knits ohhio chunky wool collection

<b>anna marinenko hand-knits ohhio chunky wool collection without using needles</b><br>all images courtesy of ohhio<p>ohhio is a design studio focused on creating …

Electronic Skin May Transform the Way We Interact With Tech

Author: Chelsea Leu. Chelsea Leu Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.30.15.<p>Time of Publication: 2:00 pm. 2:00 pm<p>Your skin is an interface between your …

Engineering

Behance

Electron microscope slow-motion video of vinyl LP

Microscopy

Scroll Drawing

We've taken an in-depth look at how SVG line drawing works before. It's a clever trick where you use dashed lines for the stroke, but the gap in the …

Adobe

The Making Of FiftyThree’s Beloved Paper App For The iPhone

Three years in the making, the new app dares to rethink how people have worked with words on screens for decades.<p>FiftyThree could have launched its new iPhone app three years ago and quickly amassed millions of users. But the New York-based company decided to take the scenic, more thoughtful route. …

UX Design

Fe₂O₃ Glyphs on Kickstarter

Created by multi-award winning typographer Craig Ward and experimental photographer Linden Gledhill, Fe₂O₃ Glyphs is a generative ornamental typeface …

Typography

This Snatch Of Code Can Give Any Website Better Typography

Typeset is a new Javascript tool that can make any website worthy of Gutenberg. (Not Steve.)<p>Good typography on the web is pretty rare, because it’s hard. Consider quotes. Books use smart quotes, or quotation marks that mirror each other both horizontally and vertically on either side of the term …

A New Approach to Traditional French Press Coffee

Fellow set out to develop a new method to brew coffee instead of the traditional French Press route. The Duo Coffee Steeper works by using full …

Coffee

Codedoodles – New platform for showcasing experiments built with web technologies

Created by FLUUUID, codedoodl.es is a new platform for showcasing small creative coding experiments built with web technologies.<p><i>The aim of these</i> …

thermo color map displays attractions according to weather conditions

jul 28, 2015<p><b>thermo color map displays attractions according to weather conditions</b><br>all images courtesy of camilla hempleman<p>‘bath °C thermo color map’ …

What Is Zero UI? (And Why Is It Crucial To The Future Of Design?)

What does UI design look like after screens go away? Fjord’s Andy Goodman explains.<p>For better or worse, a large amount of design work these days is visual. That makes sense, since the most essential products we interact with have screens. But as the internet of things surrounds us with devices that …

Richard Prince’s Instagram Paintings Are Genius Trolling

What does the internet do? The internet <i>hates</i>. Obviously, it does lots of other things, too — it jump-starts insurrections, appropriates, lusts, …

BitTorrent Rolls Out Bleep, Its Super Private, Cloud-Free Messaging App

With no central server or personal details needed, Bleep is the peer-to-peer tech company’s answer to chat app privacy concerns.<p>Snapchat and other ephemeral chat apps might delete messages from your phone after they’re read, but as with other texting and messaging apps, that data is still sent …

BitTorrent