Posts Tagged ‘ Invisible ’

Transparent Trucks Of The Future?


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Art Lebedev might not be a household name in the U.S., but it’s one of the leading design studios in Russia, and it has been known to turn out some pretty interesting ideas. The latest is a system of cameras and screens that lets the traffic behind a semi-truck see what’s on the other side.  By putting a camera on the front and a set of projection screens on the rear doors, the traffic behind can see what’s coming–even around bends. That could be a huge help when attempting to pass a semi on a narrow two-lane road, where even following at proper distances it’s hard to see what’s ahead.  The design is, for now at least, prohibitively expensive as it requires the car approaching from behind to have a wireless projector capable of displaying the transmission from the truck’s front-mounted camera in order to project the image onto the rear of the truck.

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The design negates the need for large, bright screens on the rear of every cargo trailer in existence, but at a cost.  Such a projector would have to be incredibly bright to be seen in daylight and also robust to withstand the conditions experienced by the average automobile, but it does show where the future of road safety could be headed. After all, who would have thought ten or twenty years ago that we’d have heads-up tunr-by-turn GPS displays and pedestrian-recognition night-vision cameras in production cars by 2010?  Art Lebedev Studio director and designer Artemy Lebedev calls this rolling display concept “Transparentius” and offers it purely as a conceptual take on future road safety.

 

Think Invisible.


Think Invisible is an awesome project created by Adri Bodor & Mark Szulyovszky and is made at Colabs… How can you see anything that isn’t there actually? It is the core question of Think Invisible. Circles give deficient contour of the pictures – that’s the simple method how we make hundred-times-seen pictures interesting again. It is not the magic that lets you recognize the whole design, but your mind. This tricky illusion of the contours intentionally shows important details, and hides all the rest. Since what matters is invisible. Take a careful look on the pictures below and let’s see how many of them you can recognize.

An Invisible Television?


Ask yourself, “what’s the next step in television innovation?” The answer might just be transparency – an invisible flatscreen that blends into the home environment when not in use, much like the Loewe Invisio. This magnificent TV is not a big black blot in standby mode, like how all television sets are. It’s a clear, frameless glass surface that keeps the room in its “visually unaltered” state.

Michael explains,

“As the first of its kind, the Loewe Invisio introduces technical innovation, combining conventional LCD and the latest TOLED display technology. This allows to create non-transparent / solid moving pictures with rich color reproduction and full contrast range from solid black to pristine white.”

Just what my spot needs.  Loewe Invisio is a 2011 iF Concept Design shortlisted design. Winners for the competition will be announced soon.

The Air Umbrella


Imagine an umbrella with no canopy, (yeah, thats like thinkin of Lil Wayne with no dreads.) The barrier between you and the raindrops is a sheet of steady air that is blown out by this hollow pipe. Physics and a lot of engineering stuff is clogging my brains to accept this design, but if I put these dark clouds of doubt out of the way, we may have something in this concept. Think about it.  You can control the length of the stick and the size of the air canopy and have one of the dopest umbrellas around. (all the photos below are concept photos.)