Posts Tagged ‘ sci-fi ’

Naomi Kizhner’s Parasitic Powered Jewelry


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In the dystopian future of The Matrix, humanity has been converted into a renewable crop by energy-starved sentient machines, with “farms” of human bodies harnessed and harvested for their metabolic output. It’s one of those disturbing sci-fi premises which can leave one suspicious of artificial intelligence, robotic vacuums, and the whole “internet of things” trend. But maybe Agent Smith and his robotic compatriots were onto something in regards to the human body as a renewable energy source. The ‘e-pulse conductor’ is a pendant without a chain, harvesting bioelectricity from the human body’s neurological system, “plugged” into the spine via pincer interface. Industrial design graduate student, Naomi Kizhner of Jerusalem’s Hadassah College envisions jewelry one day serving purposes beyond adornment, a three-piece collection connecting and converting the human body into one gigantic battery for biological data feedback. Energy Addicts’ entomological-styled accessories hints of early David Cronenberg at hisbest/worst, the jewelry’s macabre beauty furthered by how each piece is worn: sharp pincers and stings pierce skin, establishing an “interface” between body and each bio-electrically powered accessory. Blood Bridge: designed to tap directly into the action of ulnar artery – the body’s main blood vessel – the pulmonary flow of the heart spins an enclosed wheel to generate electricity.

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Audi A9 Concept Car Repairs Itself And Changes Color


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Spanish designer, Daniel Garcia, imagined a four-door sports coupe for the Audi lineup. Garcia designed the Audi A9 Concept as a possible replacement for Audi’s current flagship model, the A8. The A9 Concept was designed using Audi’s current design styles and is a luxury sports sedan aimed to compete with the likes of the Porsche Panamera, Aston Martin Rapide and the Lamborghini Estoque. The designer says that he drew inspiration for the design from Santiago Calatrava’s architectural design displayed in his buildings in ”La Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias” (The City of Arts and Sciences) which is located in Garcia’s hometown of Valencia.

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The most amazing feature of the car is the single-piece windscreen/roof which is to be designed using a currently undiscovered nanotechnology material. This material will allow the car to repair any damage automatically as well as change color and opacity, changing visibility in both directions. The nano-material sounds very sci-fi and the cars exterior matches that theme. Moreover, the car boasts an unique ‘electronic painting’ system that allows the owner to change the vehicle exterior colour with the touch of a button. The powerhouse beneath this moving work of art will be an advanced hybrid system consisting of an internal combustion engine paired with four electric motors in the wheels.

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Jthree Concepts x Adidas Originals


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These are 2 pieces commissioned by Adidas Originals for 2 Originals stores in the US. Both pieces will be displayed along side a series of other artist’s works. Jthree Concepts, [aka jared Nickerson] tried to go with a more rustic feel and theme for this project. The pattern based design he introduced a number of additional themes including sci-fi, classic small town signage and Adidas Originals culture.

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