101 posts tagged concept
101 posts tagged concept
MIT Labs - inFORM
Another interesting piece from the Tangible Media Group at MIT. inFORM is a Dynamic Shape Display that can render 3D content physically, so users can interact with digital information in a tangible way. Remote participants in a video conference can be displayed physically, allowing for a strong sense of presence and the ability to interact physically at a distance.
Stephan Zlotescu - True Skin
Interesting concept. Superb execution and direction.
I like the idea behind this; using the trigger of a bottle open to prompt experiences that can make your night. Bottles of Strongbow have been augmented with RFID tags to trigger events when the seal is broken. The dev blog is a nice example of the prototyping process, and you can track their progress as they try to make it a reality.
More info and pics here.
Not sure what this would realistically be used for but it looks cool. The membrane screen’s transparency, texture, and shape can be controlled dynamically using ultrasonic sound waves, and being a unique material, it allows objects to pass through while projection continues.
Real-time updates from cities around the world, based on geo-tagged, timestamped instagram photos.
These guys only recently came to my attention. They do some great stuff.
This is a prototype interactive t-shirt. If enough people like it they’ll be able to make it cheaper though. Weird thing for a brand-sponsored comms piece.
Disney Research - Botanicus Interacticus
More conductive gesture-based interactivity from the Disney Research team.
Unique view of the desk spaces of creatives, designers and developers all over the world.
Forgot to add this at the time so here’s the case study. User’s control a robot stone skipper, in a bid to remotely skip stones perfectly across a lake.
Cool project from Digital Kitchen turns an old playing piano into an automated robot piano that takes requests via Twitter.
User’s tweet @StanleyPiano and a custom moderation tool scrapes and filters requests that Stanley will know, and adds them to the play queue. Automated @replies are sent when a song is ready to be played, then a pre-made midi version of the song is loaded into Stanley. A USB midi interface then sends note data to Stanley’s hardware controller, with each note activating an electric solenoid valve that in turn plays one of the physical keys.
Stanley was designed to appear at the Capital Hill Blockparty in Seattle, and can play songs by all artists at the festival.
Razorfish - NFC Gumball Machine
Lovely video all round.