Catherine Bracy describes how hacking can be just as much a force for good as it is for evil. She spins through some inspiring civically-minded projects in Honolulu, Oakland and Mexico City — and makes a compelling case that we all have what it takes to get involved.
Behavioural economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counter-intuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we’re not as rational as we think when we make decisions.
Music is inherently social, but almost all of the popular music services that exist today are optimized for individual listeners. Chune is a new social music concept designed for parties, offices, and other shared use settings. Users who have the Chune app installed on their phone can tap a custom speaker, and through the magic of NFC, their playlists and musical tastes are transferred to it, creating a crowdsourced mixtape.
A great example of location based 1-1 music sharing. More info on http://milab.idc.ac.il/student-projects/studio-projects/clashers/
“The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” William Gibson 1993. New innovations need at least 20 year to become mature.
Ubiquity means everywhere, that is no hard term. That is why he introduces the notion of transparency. This is not invisible!
“If the dining room table where in the bathroom, it would stand out. If it is in the dining room, you don’t even notice it. It is not that you can’t see it. It is a question of it is it in an appropriate place serving an appropriate function, such that it doesn’t impede upon the activities that are normally taking place in that particular location.”
This is what he calls wherable technology.
Innovation is all about risk.
Design is flow.
A first technology test of one of the concepts for my graduation project. This big soft-touch button allows you to put expression in the next song you wan’t to hear. If you want to hear something completely different, hit the button hard. If you want to hear something similar, touch it softly.
Browsing music history of yourself and others is always interesting
A beautiful project of Marc de Pape. The Chime is an interactive installation which translates every day life of the city to a musical score. It is not intended for direct interaction, but to record actual life. This poetic approach to information decoration appeals to me. Why should the data that is represented always be useful? Why can’t it be just something beautiful, something to enjoy, something that helps you look differently at the world?
Today I started exploring Cinema 4D. I have always been fascinated by low-poly and faceted objects. Graphic artists like JR Schmidt and Timothy Reynolds. This quick exploration of a random, low-poly blob is also the header animation at my homepage. I will definitely continue this work.
Three dark days of Easter ago. Snow fell down on the pie. The stable passed by racing. Theodore was gawking. Cool dudes, those ridget chaps. Fumbling, with a misguided pineapple on the floor. Think of the musac: Bon apetit! Not on tuesday. The rest is blazon. Howler!