Skylar Tibbits' experiments in computation and ornamentation have resulted in the following set of beautiful jewelry. His copper cuffs are waterjet cut and made using “path responsive surface curves." To be honest, I'm not quite sure what that means but I'm assuming it has something to do with 3D modeling and fabrication tools. Anyone who can expand upon this, please comment away… Continue
In my hunt for unique sensors, I stumbled upon some interesting gas sensors that I wanted to share with all of you. So if you're interested in working on a project that can sense or "smell" a variety of environmental gases, these off-the-shelf sensors available via Futurlec may be a great starting point.
The exhibition is an attempt to visualize how the new artificial fibers developed through use of emerging technologies will spur a new wave of creation. These high tech fibers have unique characteristics — some are as fine as… Continue
Added by Syuzi on April 9, 2009 at 12:20pm —
Dirk Winkel reinvents the boombox with a modern and stylish twist. His version of the ghetto blaster, Nu Blaster, can be carried across your hip or on your shoulder and works with your MP3 player of choice.
A new product with an innovative use of wearable technology was posted over at ThinkGeek today - Check out their Interactive Portal T-shirt, which uses wireless video and display screens to simulate the results of the teleportation gun from the game… Continue
If you're a fashion designer and don't know what rotational molding (aka rotomolding) is, you're probably not alone. Rotomolding somehow made its way to Marloes ten Bhömer's vocabulary and the end result is a provocative and futuristic pair of heels that are to die for.…
The result of a collaboration between a graphic designer, Michiel Schuurman, and a fashion designer, Berber Soepboer, the Color-In Dress is a DIY garment that can be hand-colored using markers. This playful ensemble was created for the textile factory "… Continue
There's been a bunch of activity and discussion around nitinol on this site. For all of you who are curious about nitinol, I want to share these wonderful nitionl experiments by Ted Ullrich. Ted is an interactive designer that creates mash-ups between the physical and digital world. For his master's work, he is experimenting with creating a variety of tangible and phyiscal computing devices. You can view some of… Continue
Added by Syuzi on March 26, 2009 at 8:32pm —
Mark Meagher, an architect, researcher and PhD candidate based at the EPFL Media and Design Lab in Lausanne, Switzerland is experimenting with smart inks to create decorative and dynamic architectural panels.
Mark is interested in creating " temporal patterns as part of the experience of architecture, analogous to the way a…Continue
Added by Syuzi on March 26, 2009 at 10:36am —
Marian Sturkenboom is a jeweler who makes silicone-based accessories infused with photochromic and phosphorescent pigments. Her smart ink jewelery is part of her Sun and Moon collection and subtly changes color in sunlight or begins to glow when it becomes dark.
Sturkenboom's work reminds of me of bioluminescent jellyfish because of the… Continue
Bret Renfer designed a novel interface to play back digital beats using ordinary buttons and conductive thread. It appears to work via capacitive sensing so when your finger touches the thread on the surface of the buttons, it plays a beat. The buttons in this case are just decorative. I do like the idea of using buttons as both mechanical closures as well as input devices. This could have an interesting… Continue
According to Lacoste in 2083, tennis will go high tech. Not only will your shoes be smart, but so will your playground fully equipped with pressure sensitive walls. This future scenario takes place 75 years from now — my gut says it won't take that long. Enjoy the… Continue
Added by Syuzi on March 22, 2009 at 11:53pm —
Girli Concrete is an R&D project for the Tactility Factory (a colloboration between Belford and Morrow) that fuses textiles with cement to create beautiful "soft" building surfaces. Traditional textile assembly techniques such as weaving and embroidery are used to create decorative textures on concrete panels.
Take a look at the images below. They are quite… Continue