Posts Tagged ‘ Digital ’

Pocket Pixels?


The Dotti is cute, but more importantly, it’s versatile. In fact, it’s so versatile it’s capable of being used for a dizzyingly large variety of things. Outwardly, this box is an array of lights that can light up to notify you when you get… well… notifications, but it’s much more than that. It’s a canvas, that allows you to not just create your own art within its 8X8 framework, you can even pair multiple Dottis together to make a larger canvas for you to draw on.

The Dotti comes with a few tricks up its sleeves too. It acts as a clock when not delivering app or phone notifications to you. Play music and the Dotti comes alive by showing a dancing equalizer… and my favorite Easter egg is the game mode, that allows the Dotti to function as a die (singular for dice?). Shake the Dotti and it’ll flash a random number from 1 to 6, functioning as a die that you can play games with. Built with a lithium-ion battery that gives it as much as 750 hours of use on a single charge, there’s a lot the Dotti can do to not just keep you in the loop, but also keep you entertained.

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Solar Blinds That Charge Your Phone?


The Rolar Blinds do three things. They harness the energy of the sun, they cut the glare of the sun out during the day, keeping your indoors ambient, and they look absolutely gorgeous while they do the above two.

The Rolar Blinds stand at the crux between new-age photovoltaic printing techniques, a rise in demand for solar panels, and absolute graphic beauty, as they explore printing solar cells in manners that almost feel like graffiti, but with a more direct purpose, i.e., charging your devices. At the bottom of the blinds rest the cylindrical weights that come with a USB port that let you charge your devices or your power-banks by simply plugging them into the curtain and leaving them on a table nearby or the windowsill as you tap into the solar system’s largest (free) power source.

The cylindrical members (battery packs) are even detachable, allowing you to carry your power with you. However, the convenience of the Rolar Blinds takes second place to its graphical beauty that bring art and technology together beautifully and seamlessly.

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The Best Way To Work From Home.


It doesn’t matter how interconnected your devices are, how tight your scheduling skills might be, or how organized you think you are… the juggle struggle is real for those of us who work from home! Designed just for us, BAL is a modular system of interconnected smart screens that connect you to everything you need to be productive and efficient in an entirely new way.  Each hexagonal module can be programmed to display everything from the weather to important blogs and reminders to blueprints. All while being visually separated and available with just a quick glance up from your desktop. Perfect for users who operate visually and interactively, these touch screen panels are perfect for getting organized or simply staying in the know.

Meet The Robot DJ.


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Watch collaborative robot deliver a storming live set with his mentor, award‑winning DJ Yoda, at the unveiling of the next generation Ford Fiesta.

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Brooklyn artist Justin Maller has a series of digital portraits in “Facets” style.  He skills have been used to illustrate the likes of Darth Vader all the way to Daft Punk and beyond.  Check the method.

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The Future of Photography Is Here.


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The Leica-T is a premium mirrorless interchangeable lens camera milled from a single billet of aluminum. It is a minimalist design approach, developed in partnership with Audi, which requires maximum attention to detail.  Once cutting the unibody is complete, the camera has to be hand polished, something that takes at least 45 minutes. The end result is a camera that’s lightweight — just 95g — yet stronger and more rigid than devices built by gluing or fixing different layers and materials together.  As well as boasting a new precision manufacturing technique, the Leica T is also the first camera in the company’s 100-year history to come with a built-in wi-fi module to make image transfer simple and to boost the camera’s functionality via a dedicated smartphone and tablet app.  The app can turn a handset into remote view finder and shutter release system and will help to classify and examine captured images up close.

The Nova Climbing Wall.


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I have always been a fan of fitness and find the Nova Climbing Wall an interesting way to integrate workout installation into the interior design of a home. Essentially, Nova is a climbing wall with a compelling interactive interface. The wall includes panels with pattern-cut-outs, which replace the colored holds of regular training walls. Climbing routes, difficulty levels and routes are flexibly indicated through light and can be selected via the Smartphone App.  When not in use, you can create a modern ambiance just by the play of lights.

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Bringing Photographs To Life.


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There have been some advertisements that are innovative, attention grabbing, and a great use of technology to demonstrate a point.  The new super clever ad that’s been installed on subway platforms in Stockhlom is all of the above. The digital screens are equipped with ultra sonic sensors that activate as a train is passing, causing the woman’s hair to blow around just like in real life. I could watch this all day and I probably will. Damn the man! It’s Friday so it’s either this or take a nap under my desk. They’ll never find me! The ad is for Apotek, a pharmacy, and the tag line is: Makes your hair come alive.

The Colorgasm.


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Tomek Płonka Illustrations.


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Having the ability to turn the mundane, or ordinary into a noteworthy site is hard to do in any medium.  But Tomek Płonka has a style of illustration that makes something as basic as Mickey Mouse something to gaze at for hours.  Check the method.

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@BramVanhaeren’s Amazing Digital Illustrations.


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Illustration is a difficult skill to master on its own, as is finding one’s particular style, subject matter, and medium.  Belgian artist Bram Vanhaeren has a developed a fascinating combination of these facets.  His work started at great, and is only getting better.  His illustration style is unique, his subject matter started with sports heroes and inspirational athletes, then evolved to artists, actors, politicians and other inspirational figures.  Vanhaeren’s eye catching style even landed his work the cover of Advanced Photoshop Magazine, you can see more of his work here.

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The LYNK Collection.


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Wearable technology should make life easier, not more complicated. It should complement your fashion sense, not compromise it. It should create envy while providing you with essential customizable information at a glance. It should balance the rational with the emotional.  The LYNK Collection by LUNATIK simplifies the inevitable link between your life and technology. It represents singular focus to bring minimal, simple and intuitive design that is accessible to all. It is smartwear for the rest of us.

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While everyone else is peddling the expected, they seek out unseen connections between people, technology and lifestyles.  An obsessed about everything they create, and exceeding user expectations is what drives LUNATIK.  Founded in 2010, the crowd-funded game-changer, LUNATIK was created by award-winning design entrepreneur Scott Wilson and his Chicago-based product and brand incubation firm, MINIMAL.

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The ROLI Seaboard.


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The Seaboard is a radically new musical instrument that re-imagines the piano keyboard as a soft, continuous surface. In realizing this powerful concept as a refined product, we have brought together years of innovation on several fronts. The Seaboard’s polyphonic pitch bend, vibrato and per-note dynamic changes are all available at your fingertips, marrying the intuitiveness of a traditional instrument with the versatility of digital technology.

Learn To Play With Your Food.


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Pixelate is a Guitar-Hero-style eating game in which players compete in a one-minute showdown to see who can eat the most food in the correct order. (Yeszir) A digital interface built into a custom dining table shows players which foods to eat and when, while the game detects whether they’ve eaten the correct food by measuring the food’s resistance on the fork. Pixelate gameifies the act of eating, challenging players to consider whether they think before they eat, or eat before they think.
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Million Killer Ideas is a creative digital agency mostly focused on advertising, mobile applications, new media and online campaigns. MKI mission is to increase engagement on social network by helping brands harness the unique value of each social network.

Star Wars 1313 May Create A New Force Of Cinema.


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Announced last summer, plans for Star Wars 1313, a state-of-the-art video game take on the Star Wars universe, are now on hold following the closing of LucasArts earlier this year. Today, however, The Inquirer managed to get a sneak peek at the work that went into the development of 1313 when Lucasfilm’s chief technology strategy officer Kim Libreri spoke at a BAFTA event in London.

“Everyone has seen what we can do in movies.  …We think that computer graphics are going to be so realistic in real time computer graphics that, over the next decade, we’ll start to be able to take the post out of post-production; where you’ll leave a movie set and the shot is pretty much complete.”

Libreri theorizes that the advancement of digital technology could lead to a point where big screen filmmaking could eschew post production, effectively providing directors with a finished VFX shot immediately after they shoot it.

“If you combine video games with film-making techniques, you can start to have these real deep, multi-user experiences.  Being able to animate, edit and compose live is going to change the way we work and it’s really going to bring back the creative experience in digital effects.”

It remains to be seen precisely how new technology might affect J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII or any of the other live action films in the Lucasfilm pipeline but, as you can see from the video below, the video game landscape is expanding rapidly.

AUDI Designs Science Fiction Car: Fleet Shuttle Quattro


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The AUDI design team has developed an entirely virtual car for summit entertainment’s film adaptation of best-selling novel ‘ender’s game’. The makeup of the fictional AUDI, called the fleet shuttle quattro, is adapted to suit the futuristic environment of the science fiction film, using the latest technology to digitally integrate the sleek automobile into the movie. By combining cutting-edge design and innovative technology, the car reflects the essence of the film — ‘ender’s game’ is the epic adventure of a brilliant young student who must determine the future of earth and the human race by fighting a hostile alien race. The fleet shuttle quattro marks the first time the company has conceived a purely virtual AUDI for a feature film. The fleet shuttle quattro can be spotted zooming through the world of ‘ender’s game’, when the movie premieres to on november 1, 2013.

Kisai Neutron LED Watch by TokyoFlash


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The digital time presented in a new and innovative form, Kisai Neutron features sub-surface LED light bars that curve around your wrist like a time piece from the future. A customizable design, you can choose whether the watch displays the time by pulsing in & out or waving up & down. Integrated motion sensor technology means you can activate the display with a flick of the wrist or at the touch of a button. Kisai Neutron is very easy to read. Touch the button and four digits of time will appear on the display. These indicate the time in your choice of 12 or 24 hour format. Depending on whether you choose fade mode or wave mode, the digits will pulse in & out or wave up & down. Touch the lower button and the date is displayed in the same way in your choice of DD/MM or MM/DD format.

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Myspace Run $20 Million Campaign for Relaunch


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Now that Myspace is back and open to the public once again, they’re keen to make sure everyone knows about it by running a $20 million ad campaign that will span broadcast, radio and digital platforms. The campaign is the beginning of an effort for the once-dominant social network to climb back to the top, but co-owner Chris Vanderhook knows it’s not going to be easy, recognising that “no fancy marketing campaign” will change Myspace’s image overnight. The television spot will feature a party scene with Pharrell, Sky Ferreira, RiFF RaFF, and more… Do you think Myspace are going to make a comeback?

Digital Destruction Watch by Ross McBride


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The Digital Destruction Watch is a good analogy for how old has to make way for the new. Designed by Ross McBride the watch features a face where the analog dial seems to have been destroyed by the elements and made way for the digital era.

Time marches on. The old must make way for the new, but sometimes it does not go willingly as with the Digital Destruction Watch. Set in an analog body, the traditional mechanical dial seems to have shattered to make way for the digital LCD screen. The “crown” is actually a button that switches between time, second, and date modes, as well as activate the backlight. -Ross McBride

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Fall-Off Table by Sam Stringleman


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This interesting design concept was created by industrial designer from New Zealand Sam Stringleman. Fall Off is a computer generated table in which surface density is defined by the placement of objects on a virtual table through a web interface. As a virtual object, for example a laptop or coffee cup, is moved around on the table, the epicenter of the structure follows. This forms supporting density on the top surface and structural form on the underside which accommodates splayed legs. The surrounding density is controllable through a digital falloff, representing a gradual decrease. With the addition of more objects the density increases to a state of equilibrium with just enough structure to perform the required task but move it and it will Fall off.

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The Clock White by Humans Since 1982


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Sweden based Humans since 1982 teamed up with Australian engineer David Cox to accomplish this mind bending clock concept. This artistic clock re-contextualizes time in a mix of old and new, analogue and digital. The clock is made of 24 two-handed analogue clocks. Six clocks make up a number, each of them displaying either one of its corners or one of its sides. All 24 clocks create one giant display similar to that of a digital watch. This work is notable for its digital/analogue format and the choreography that takes place between the minutes.

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Oakley AirWave Ski Goggles With Head-Up Data Display.


Oakley just debuted a new pair of tricked-out snow goggles that offer some unique features, such as Recon Instruments’ latest heads-up technology, allowing wearers to see maps, speed, temperature and playlists all while carving up the mountain.  All of this information is displayed in the lower righthand corner of the goggles, which is perceived by the wearer to be the size of a 14-inch/36-cm screen that is five feet/1.5 m away, so you won’t need to refocus the eyes, Oakley states.  Additionally, Oakley’s Airwave goggles feature GPS, Bluetooth and a host of other onboard sensors.

You can access a friend tracker to locate ski pals and preloaded maps of 600 ski resorts around the globe, as well as stream music wirelessly, make calls, or send texts with stock messages via a “glove-friendly” wrist remote control.  Available October 31, you can purchase the Airwave goggles for $599 via Oakley.com, Apple.com and select Apple stores in North America, Europe, and Japan.  By downloading a corresponding iPhone, iPod Touch, or Android app, you can operate the goggles via the wrist device.  Other ski goggle options include the Zeal iON, which feature antifog, high-density polarized lenses, like the Airwave, but with a built-in HD camera to capture the action.  You can capture both 1080p video and eight-megapixel photos with a 170-degree wide-angle lens. The camera automatically adjusts for light levels and has an infinity focus — all for a price of $399.

Fascinating Manipulations by Christophe Huet


Take a look at fascinating images created by genius Photoshop retouch master from France, Christophe Huet. He is the one who creates the famous advertising for Playstation, Nike, Motorola, Surfrider Foundation, etc. His work is a perfect fusion between old-school photography and digital created composites. Somehow, he melts the thin barrier between reality and his own tortured imagination resulting in viscerally surreal images.