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Visual of Boomeranged Metaphors

Boomeranged Metaphors

At the start of the digital era, metaphors from everyday life were used – in what was then the new computer environment – in order to make otherwise incomprehensible technology …

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Boomeranged Metaphors

Analogue vs Digital: Boomeranged Metaphors

Is it analog, or is it digital? It’s a boomeranged metaphor!

Visual of Pac-Man Boomeranged in the Real World

Pac-Man Boomeranged in the Real World

A life-size replica of the fammous1980s arcade game, complete with big ghosts and pac-dots.

Visual of Metaphors be with you

Metaphors be with you

These iconesque web images of shopping carts and bag icons where gathered by Ro London . I guess soon we will see 'Buy Now' buttons appearing in real life shops? Via …

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New Website Online

Filed under boomeranged metaphors.

Visual of p2p spiders

p2p spiders

It looks like spiders are learning from the web and use peer-to-peer technology to build their web: "Entomologists are debating the origin and rarity of a sprawling spider web …

Visual of Baby Loading

Baby Loading

Remember those long gone times when babies were delivered by white storks ? Today they are simply downloaded into mom's belly. How superhandy! Apparently every era creates its own …

Visual of 20 Pound Mouse Pointer

20 Pound Mouse Pointer

The recent discussion on boomeranged metaphors reminded me of this 20 pound mouse hand created a some years ago for a Paradise by the laptop light event on Next Nature. The …

Visual of Pixelhead

Pixelhead

I woke up this morning and grabbed my Iphone to have a browse on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. I looked at pictures of a far away friend and his family on a night out in …

Visual of Spambot Caught in Action

Spambot Caught in Action

Heard a loud clanking noise as I reached my apartment. This is what I saw.

Visual of Wow, Cool! A 3D model of the Save Icon!

Wow, Cool! A 3D model of the Save Icon!

When a floppy disk becomes a 3D printed save icon.

Visual of The Virtual Makes an Entrance into Reality

The Virtual Makes an Entrance into Reality

Draw to unlock, a virtual experience seeping into physical world.

Visual of Use and Abuse of Vegetational Concepts

Use and Abuse of Vegetational Concepts

Our proposal to study the financial system as an ecosystem is sometimes criticized as 'abuse of vegetational concepts'. Interestingly enough BBC documentary maker Adam Curtis now …

Visual of Breeding QR codes

Breeding QR codes

You look at the great dane and wonder what information the QR codes on its pelt might contain. You point your smart phone camera at the dog and realize you’ve been hit by a …

Visual of Hangout for Digital Natives

Hangout for Digital Natives

The Progress bar is where digital natives, icon fetishists , gold farmers , sufferers of augmented reality disease and other lovers of boomeranged metaphors meet. Via The …

Visual of Playing Dreams

Playing Dreams

Jayne Gackenbach, a professor of psychology and sociology at Grant MacEwan College, Canada has completed research which claims that video games alter the way the brain works. …

Visual of P2P Conduit

P2P Conduit

A peer-to-peer conduit? Now thats a peculiar image! See also: Google Manhole .

Visual of Design Your Sims

Design Your Sims

IKEA is going to sell furniture with Electronic Arts via The Sims 2 game. Soon, it will be possible for you game addicts, to refurbish your Sims living room into your own …

Visual of Cursor Kite

Cursor Kite

Cursor Kite brings the desktop of your computer outdoors. Nerdy? Yep, but the youtube video of the mouse pointer exploring the beach is fun to watch. Related: Boomeranged …

Visual of Favorite explorations of 2009

Favorite explorations of 2009

As we bid farewell to 2009, it’s a good time to look back at our explorations of the year. Here are some of our most popular and peculiar posts, in case you missed them the first …

Visual of Foldable Icons

Foldable Icons

In response to the Boomeranged Metaphors post of last week, visual wizard Ton Meijdam sent us these foldable icons. Print them, fold them and use them to decorate your 3D desktop …

Visual of Real Mario (video)

Real Mario (video)

These college students perform a "live-action" skit of the old school Super Mario Brothers video game at a talent show. Virtual for real in a high school musical  (hilarious …

Visual of Wii Gardening

Wii Gardening

For people who live small... Via Gizmodo . Related: Game on , Games become jobs , Boomeranged Metaphors , Simulating old nature on next nature . Thanks Jurrian.

Visual of Physical Scrollbars

Physical Scrollbars

Scrollbars is a series of installations and physical scrollbar-representations created by Dutch artist Jan Robert Leegte. According to the artist, most of us consider the …

Visual of The Death of Paper

The Death of Paper

And so it begins. For this 1-year old, a magazine is just a broken iPad.

Visual of A Second Life for Rescued Plastic Pens

A Second Life for Rescued Plastic Pens

Artist Willis Elkins "rescues" plastic detritus from the sea. His most recent venture, the Jamaica Bay Pen Project , retrieves sun-baked, useless pens from the shores of New …

Visual of Charging Phones by (and with) Camp Fire

Charging Phones by (and with) Camp Fire

With areas of New York still without electricity, BioLite  recently came to the rescue of Brooklynites by   setting up a charging station  with camping stoves that convert excess …

Visual of Game Player Hired as Football Manager

Game Player Hired as Football Manager

FC Baku from Azerbaijan hired an 21 year old new manager who never trained a real team before. He was chosen for his knowledge of Football Manager, the videogame.

Visual of New Museum Preserves

New Museum Preserves "Extinct" Noises

Growing up, I had a cockatiel that could mimic the bleeping cacophony of a dial-up connection with dead accuracy. I never stopped to think that my bird (still alive) preserves a …

Visual of Cavemen Used 'Facebook' Already

Cavemen Used 'Facebook' Already

Scientists claim to have discovered a “prehistoric version of Facebook” used by ancient tribes to communicate with each other.

Visual of Out of Network

Out of Network

Artist Filippo Minelli aims to point out the gap between the reality we still live in and the ephemeral world of technologies.

Visual of Virtual Offline Shopping

Virtual Offline Shopping

If the Korean Virtual Shopping Store becomes a success, all shop shelves will soon be LCD Screens.

Visual of 3000 Years Old 8-Bit Music Instrument

3000 Years Old 8-Bit Music Instrument

The more iconic video game audio track played with an ancient woodwind. The resulting sound is pure 1980s nostalgia.

Visual of Disney-Themed Prosthetics for Children

Disney-Themed Prosthetics for Children

Open Bionics is helping children in need for bionic hands. With Iron Man, Frozen, or Star Wars-themed prosthetics, their fantasies become reality.

Visual of The Human Smart Home Assistant

The Human Smart Home Assistant

Artist Lauren McCarthy launched a project called LAUREN in which she embodies a eponymous human smart home assistant.

Visual of Google technique may also track extinctions

Google technique may also track extinctions

Boomeranged metaphor in the news: Google's algorithm for ranking web pages can be adapted to determine which species are critical for sustaining ecosystems , the BBC reports . …

Visual of Digital Trashcan in a Physical Office

Digital Trashcan in a Physical Office

The Swedish design group Front brings the principle of the digital computerdesktop trashcan back to the physical world. When your trashcan basket is full it bulges outward. When …

Visual of Living with First-Person shooter disease

Living with First-Person shooter disease

Now how is this for a Boomeranged Metaphor ? Gene suffers from first person shooter disease, also known as Duke Nukem’s disease. It is such a sadness. See also: When Facebook gets …

Visual of When Virtual Experiences Seep into our Physical World

When Virtual Experiences Seep into our Physical World

404 error on the Toilet.

Visual of Under the Pavement, the Internet!

Under the Pavement, the Internet!

Boomeranged Metaphor in everyday life.

Visual of Fake for Real: Digital Trashcan

Fake for Real: Digital Trashcan

At the beginning of the digital era, several metaphors from the physical world were transferred to the digital environment in order to make, otherwise incomprehensible, technology …

Visual of Call for Proposals: Designing for Next Nature

Call for Proposals: Designing for Next Nature

Nowadays, children know more corporate logo's and brands than bird or tree species. The average Western person has more worries about the instability of financial markets and …

Visual of 8-bit Icon Watch

8-bit Icon Watch

Remember that aggravating 8-bit pixeled watch icon that used to replace your mouse cursor whenever your Apple computer was ‘taking time’ to finish a task? Displaying a wristwatch …

Visual of Belief System Meets Operating System

Belief System Meets Operating System

The façade of an Indian temple constructed from a large-scale print of a Facebook Wall.

Visual of Digital trashcan

Digital trashcan

The TEMPO is a fake product with a real idea. As I am really neat and eager to clean up my digital desk I tend to throw away too much files. This digital trashcan copies the stuff …

Visual of Social Media Potatoes

Social Media Potatoes

Please note that this virtual snack makes you really fat.

Visual of Everything is Fake

Everything is Fake

This is the first viral internet movie I've seen that's actually aware of being a viral. I just can't wait until this happens for real -including the car stunts- when will virals …

Visual of Real women advertise RealDolls

Real women advertise RealDolls

At the 2011 Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, a photograph of a flesh-and-blood woman advertises a RealDoll, the life-sized sex mannequin made for people with a fetish for …

Visual of Old Window

Old Window

With the arrival of Windows 8 these are historical images.

Visual of Acoustic Instrument That Sounds Digital

Acoustic Instrument That Sounds Digital

Yaybahar is an acoustic instrument that emits sounds like a music synthesizer.

Visual of Facebook Turned into a Real Toxic Drug

Facebook Turned into a Real Toxic Drug

The popular social network icon has been turned into a potentially lethal narcotic substance.

Visual of my death space

my death space

What happens to your digital presence when you die? Does your website, MySpace and Second Life live on? Nope, it goes to mydeathspace.com Funny enough, the Amsterdam based …

Visual of Delete-Key-Eraser

Delete-Key-Eraser

Remember no-tech? Back in the days, we would ocassionally write down things with a pencil on paper. If we made a mistake, we would rub something that looks like an delete button …

Visual of Digizerk

Digizerk

Henk Rozema displaying his invention (2006), the digital tombstone "Digizerk". It was only a question of time that global digitalization would be introduced on cemeteries. The …

Visual of Paradise by the Laptop Light

Paradise by the Laptop Light

Paradise by the Laptop Light is a visual power event with short films, speedlectures, special guests and one laptop. It will be held on 23 November 2007 16:30, as part of STRP Art …

Visual of Fake for Real: Reflections in the Cave

Fake for Real: Reflections in the Cave

The Lascaux cave conserves some of the first images created by man, dating back to around 15,000 BC. The depiction of large animals on the cave walls is considered as a …

Visual of Fake for Real: Sim City

Fake for Real: Sim City

At right is a picture of the city of Toronto seen from a 45-degree angle. At left is a screen shot from the computer game Sim City, in which the player's objective is to develop …

Visual of Fake for Real: World View

Fake for Real: World View

In ancient times, heroes like Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus explored unknown territories of the globe. The climax of these terrestrial explorations was reached at the …

Visual of Global Warming Mug

Global Warming Mug

Al Gore would love one of these mugs; displaying what happens when the world heats up and oceans begin to rise. Via Shikake | See also: ScaryIdeas.com | Related posts: Design A …

Visual of Human LCD

Human LCD

New media technology from South Korea: a gigantic human display compiled from supporters cheering their soccer teams . One pixel per supporter. See also: Skyscreen , A4 e-paper .

Visual of Human Tetris

Human Tetris

A tribute to the virtual world boomeranging back to the physical world by Mega64 . Or do you rather prefer the corny japanese gameshow version? Via Engadget ,

Visual of MemorySticks / USB-tree

MemorySticks / USB-tree

Now here's a nice piece of dead old nature I would like to stick in my computer! Notice the beautiful micro-organism-patterns. Designed by Oooms.nl Related posts: Sunflower …

Visual of Out of Control

Out of Control

The Made and the Born: Neo-Biological civillization, written by Kevin Kelly, excerpt from Out of Control : The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World, …

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"Powerbutton" Button

Powerbutton is a badge. Found on buzzworks.nl .

Visual of Slogan: The Future is Analog

Slogan: The Future is Analog

I first saw this statement on the Artvertising building . Let this be our slogan of the week.

Visual of Animator vs Animation

Animator vs Animation

What happens if the user interface becomes a landscape? Watch the short film by Alan Becker.

Visual of As real as it gets

As real as it gets

Art Directors Andreas Junus and Irawandhani Kamarga; copywriter Darrick Subrata and photographer Anton Ismael (Indonesia) went through some trouble , visualizing Photoshop's …

Visual of Burka dating

Burka dating

This burka transmits a self-chosen image of the women wearing it over bluetooth to nearby sellphones. It's a concept by Markus Kison, and it seems like no laws of the Koran are …

Visual of Car tech makes reality look like a game

Car tech makes reality look like a game

Tech company Fuijtsu released a new way to look around you while driving a car. Following the old fashioned neck turning and mirroring this tech has cameras around the vehicle to …

Visual of Click me

Click me

Humans become web-banners. Click me! By Irina Blok.

Visual of Gameboy Bricks a million years from now

Gameboy Bricks a million years from now

A million years from now that hand would probably look more evolved, but the idea is nice: What if we would mold objects of the now into stone or bricks to preserve them over time …

Visual of Google tracks flue spread via sick searchers

Google tracks flue spread via sick searchers

This Tuesday, search giant Google released an experimental tool that tracks the intensity and movement of the influenza virus across the United States by monitoring the number of …

Visual of Hurricane$ approaching

Hurricane$ approaching

Economy is ecology . At least, according to the biomimicmarketeers of the US Wachovia Bank who created this weather report like newspaper advertisement. Nowadays most people worry …

Visual of Old nature compared

Old nature compared

The comparison graphics are a bit dull after a while, but I think this video illustrates how people deal with the forces of Next Nature; If we want to understand why managers, …

Visual of PacMan's Skull

PacMan's Skull

PacMan's skeleton is our peculiar object of the week. It was created by Le Gentil Garcon , in collaboration with Fransois Escuilia, palaeontologist, from the comparative …

Visual of Paradise by the Laptop Light

Paradise by the Laptop Light

Paradise by the Laptop Light is a next nature event with short films, speedlectures, special guests and one laptop. It will be held on 12 September 2008 16:30-17:30, as the …

Visual of Photoshop for real

Photoshop for real

Student work from Central Saint Martins in London. All the credit goes to Henry Hadlow and Ed Cornish. Via

Visual of Press [CTRL] [S] to save the environment

Press [CTRL] [S] to save the environment

The people at Preem.se – the Swedish organization responsible for this advertisement – must think this is the way to promote environmental protection with a younger generation of …

Visual of Self Control Freak

Self Control Freak

WARNING: Spending too much time behind the computer, may cause the leaking of elements from the digital environment into everyday life. Self control freak Olivier Otten is …

Visual of Third Life

Third Life

Long after Second Life servers have been shutdown, Augmented Reality is a common place . Thanks to our bioengineered eyes, or our electronic contact lenses , and years of data …

Visual of When Facebook gets Physical

When Facebook gets Physical

What would it be like if the communication on a social networking site like Facebook was actually played out in everyday life? Hilarious sketch by Idiots of Ants (thanks Martijn ).

Visual of World of World of Warcraft (WOWOW)

World of World of Warcraft (WOWOW)

Videogame players celebrated this week as a hotly anticipated sequel to the popular online video game World of Warcraft hit the shelves. The nine million gamers can now play a …

Visual of Children's Dictionary Dumps 'Nature' Words

Children's Dictionary Dumps 'Nature' Words

To make way for modern tech terms such as BlackBerry, blog, voicemail and broadband, the latest edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary has opted to drop terms pertaining to old …

Visual of China limits use of 'virtual' currencies

China limits use of 'virtual' currencies

By DAVID BARBOZA SHANGHAI — China made public on Tuesday regulations aimed at cracking down on the use of virtual currencies amid worries that a huge underground economy was …

Visual of Conversations at the doctor

Conversations at the doctor

A mother takes her sick child to the doctor. Who, after careful investigation, concludes the child has a 'virus infection'. The kid is offended and shouts: "But Doctor! I am not a …

Visual of Game On

Game On

Game over? Game on. I can't help but wonder if gaming might influence our notion of death. Does anyone know of research in this direction? Anyhow, this classical PlayStation 2 …

Visual of Games Become Jobs: Gold Farming in China

Games Become Jobs: Gold Farming in China

Chinese workers slaying monsters to earn gold for western consumers. It sounds surreal, but it is a far from virtual reality for the so-called 'gold farmers', who are working in …

Visual of Google Everything

Google Everything

Filippo Minelli envisions Google total world domination in his very own stickery manner. See also: Google tracks flue via sick searchers , Google 2084 , Google DNA , Google …

Visual of Google 'Opt Out' parody

Google 'Opt Out' parody

The Google Opt Out Feature Lets User protect their privacy by moving to a desolate village where the are guaranteed an environment free from Google products. Participants will …

Visual of GPS Parody

GPS Parody

And you thought GPS was supposed to make life easier? Created by Sheepfilms . Related: Find Brain, replace with GPS , GPS influence on street signage . Via Beyond the Beyond .

Visual of Pixxxel

Pixxxel

Internet porn graphics transferred to real life objects. A nice photography project by Jean Yves Lemoigne .

Visual of Real Mario (closeup)

Real Mario (closeup)

In next nature, video game characters become part of your everyday environment, however I am no sure if I would hire this guy to do my plumbing. This hyperreal Mario was created …

Visual of The Next Hacking Frontier: Your Brain

The Next Hacking Frontier: Your Brain

WiredScience writes: Hackers who commandeer your computer are bad enough. Now scientists worry that someday, they’ll try to take over your brain. In the past year, researchers …

Visual of Windows XP Revisited

Windows XP Revisited

The most distributed image ever is being phased out. What remains is a hill in Sonoma Valley, California. Charles O’Rear used to pass that hill almost daily between his home in …

Visual of Your Grandparents Google

Your Grandparents Google

Yes Child. Back in the days, before computers existed, we Googled by postcard. Although it exists for less than 20 years, online search has become such a commonplace activity it …

Visual of Digitally Enhance your Ego

Digitally Enhance your Ego

Avatars, almost every internet user has at least one of them running around somewhere on the web. We control then in numerous games and forums, but do they also control us? …

Visual of From Analog to Digital, back to Analog

From Analog to Digital, back to Analog

Bitquid is an installation by Jeroen Holthuis which shows digital information transferring in an analogue way, through the use of fluorescent liquid. Nowadays the use of internet …

Visual of Logorama

Logorama

Sometimes you come across something that is not directly related to Next Nature, but só well made that it deserves a place on this website. Logorama, a 16 minute animation by the …

Visual of Memory Helmet

Memory Helmet

Protection is the fundamental purpose of the helmet. This helmet, a conceptual design project by Seungjoo Lee , enables the storage and protection of memories. Plug in your USB to …

Visual of Norwegian boy saves sister from moose attack using world of warcraft skills

Norwegian boy saves sister from moose attack using world of warcraft skills

Hans Jørgen Olsen, a 12-year-old Norwegian boy, saved himself and his sister from a moose attack using skills he picked up playing the online role playing game World of Warcraft.. …

Visual of Social Avatar Beats Death

Social Avatar Beats Death

Avatars are commonly known as virtual characters in the digital realm representing a user. But what if avatars could house personal history, profile and ideas? Could that enable …

Visual of South Korea Rules 'Virtual' Money on Par With 'Real' Money

South Korea Rules 'Virtual' Money on Par With 'Real' Money

Our regular readers know that whenever we write about money in these quarters, we always feel obliged to write the words 'virtual' and 'real' between brackets, as money is by …

Visual of Twitwee Clock

Twitwee Clock

Haroon Baig from Germany has figured out a way to key up the amount of 50+ Twitter addicts. This progressive nostalgic cuckoo device displays new tweets from any twitter stream or …

Visual of BitFriday - First Crash for Digital Currency

BitFriday - First Crash for Digital Currency

On June 10, the digital currency Bitcoin lost 30% of its value in a few hours, dropping from US $28.92 to $20.01 per coin. Bitcoins are a largely untraceable form of money, …

Visual of Dead Drops

Dead Drops

Wikileaks gone physical? Aram Bartholl’s Dead Drops is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. USB flash drives are embedded into walls, …

Visual of Gamers Solve Enzyme Riddle

Gamers Solve Enzyme Riddle

In a vivd example of the blur between culture and nature, players using an online game called Foldit have helped solve complex questions for researchers about enzyme models. The …

Visual of Games become punishment: Gold farming in prison

Games become punishment: Gold farming in prison

Remember the gold farmers in China who put in eye-straining hours to earn virtual money in World of Warcraft?  Gold farming has now made the leap to the country's corrupt penal …

Visual of Hi, a Real Human Interface

Hi, a Real Human Interface

By Multitouch Barcelona , via Trendbeheer .

Visual of Natural Car Alarms

Natural Car Alarms

While hiking in Trinidad, artist Nina Katchadourian was struck by the similarity of bird calls to car alarms. One inspires us to poetry, the other makes us groan and pull the …

Visual of Resizing Daddy

Resizing Daddy

A little girl gets angry at her father, and uses her index finger and thumb to make a pinching motion . No, she's not trying to hurt him. She's using iPad sign language to say, "I …

Visual of Social Microbial life

Social Microbial life

MyMicrobes , interestingly dubbed "Fecesbook" by ABC News , is the new social network for your gastrointestinal bacteria. For only $2,100 and a bit of poo you can become a member …

Visual of Transformer Owl

Transformer Owl

So, what do you get when an owl watches too much animated TV cartoon series? An amazing shape-shifting Transformer Owl! Now seriously, we don't actually think this wondrous White …

Visual of Video Game Logic Wins This Round

Video Game Logic Wins This Round

Adapting video games to real life has become a fairly common, jokey way of exploring the games' surreal aspects.  I saw kids with balloons playing Mario Kart on my college campus, …

Visual of Gordan Savicic - Facebook Suicide

Gordan Savicic - Facebook Suicide

Slowly but steadily the digital environment is becoming the primary living space where we interact and define ourselves. According to Gordan Savicic however, some things are still …

Visual of Gravebook

Gravebook

Your last poke.

Visual of Just Browsing

Just Browsing

Dutch designer Boris Rijksen experiences a culture shock when he enters the real world after a day of screen work. Before, the ‘digital immigrant’ struggled to understand digital …

Visual of Millions Mourn After Massacre Leaves City Littered with (Virtual) Dead

Millions Mourn After Massacre Leaves City Littered with (Virtual) Dead

"Earlier today, certain realms were affected by an in-game exploit, resulting in the deaths of player characters and non-player characters in some of the major cities," wrote a …

Visual of Nature Deficit Disorder

Nature Deficit Disorder

Will this soon be public disease number one?

Visual of Pixelated Camouflage for Digital Warfare?

Pixelated Camouflage for Digital Warfare?

We guess the general that ordered the pixelated camouflage pattern didn't quite quite understand what 'digital warfare' is all about.

Visual of Put on your Pixelhead

Put on your Pixelhead

A while ago we wrote about the Pixelhead mask by artist Martin Backes . Now he informs us that the masks are for sale. Get one while they last!

Visual of Transfer Your Window!

Transfer Your Window!

Imagine you buy a special kind of window which you can place on your wall wherever you want, enabling you to get different views, not always looking at the same tree or house of your neighbors.

Visual of Turn Your Laptop into a Retro Typewriter

Turn Your Laptop into a Retro Typewriter

Miss the soothing clacking of typewriter keys? Long for satisfying clang of a carriage return? Noisy Typer , a piece of freeware for your Mac, adds the nostalgic noises of a …

Visual of Vector Stones

Vector Stones

These stones were dug up by future archaeologists, some centuries after the integration of the digital and the material world was completed. No seriously, our peculiar image of …

Visual of Where Games are Made

Where Games are Made

For his Made of Myth series, Marc Da Cunha Lopes goes back to the places where the elements of great game classics were made. You really didn't think it was all virtual, right? …

Visual of Design Looking Backwards

Design Looking Backwards

Should digital technology imitate that which exists, or could it also surpass it?

Visual of Digital Sharing Becomes Physical

Digital Sharing Becomes Physical

The embedded "share" button in the new Playstation assumes that sharing is at the center of our existence.

Visual of From Street View Pics to Real-Life Ghosts

From Street View Pics to Real-Life Ghosts

The pictures of Google Street View come to life.

Visual of Google Birdhouse Shows Birds Their Way

Google Birdhouse Shows Birds Their Way

Putting the birds into the bird's eye view of Google Maps.

Visual of Interact with Friends (in Real Life) with Facebook Monopoly

Interact with Friends (in Real Life) with Facebook Monopoly

A Facebook version of Monopoly forces players to interact with each other in meatspace.

Visual of Internet Archeologists Reconstruct Vanishing Digital Artifacts

Internet Archeologists Reconstruct Vanishing Digital Artifacts

Data doesn't live forever – and a new breed of archeologists are trying to recover it.

Visual of Roulette for Your Facebook Account

Roulette for Your Facebook Account

A new game lets you play chicken with your life on Facebook.

Visual of The Angry Bird Spotters Guide

The Angry Bird Spotters Guide

Why are these birds so angry? Probably because they don't appear in the scientific literature.

Visual of Tykkään or En tykkää? Digital Voting Takes to the Streets

Tykkään or En tykkää? Digital Voting Takes to the Streets

Helsinki tested out a Facebook-like interface to get public opinion on a new construction project.

Visual of 8-Butt

8-Butt

Pixel panties for pixel-nostalgics.

Visual of Angry Birds in Real Life

Angry Birds in Real Life

Every bird spotter that encounters the real Northern Cardinal bird nowadays, at least for one second will think: "Hey! Isn't that the one from angry bird?".

Visual of Emoticons Among US

Emoticons Among US

What if emoticons were not just a replacement for the written word, but creatures looking for a place in society?

Visual of In Memory of New Materials Gone

In Memory of New Materials Gone

A deceased scrollbar in a Church. What does it mean?

Visual of In Suburbia Anything Can Happen

In Suburbia Anything Can Happen

Without social bonds and solidarity, anything can and does happen: a small house surrounded by new big buildings.

Visual of Not On The App Store

Not On The App Store

There isn't an App for everything, and we need a sticker that reminds us so.

Visual of Play Buttons on Paper Magazines

Play Buttons on Paper Magazines

Updating the old paper magazine into the digital realm.

Visual of Predator VS Alien

Predator VS Alien

Your backyard is a dangerous place.

Visual of The World As A Desktop

The World As A Desktop

Airplane controlled by computer cursor.

Visual of Adblock Plus Now Sells Acceptable Ads

Adblock Plus Now Sells Acceptable Ads

Adblock Plus, world’s most popular ad-blocking tool, just announced they are launching an advertising service for “acceptable” ads.

Visual of Fiction to Reality: Invented Traditions

Fiction to Reality: Invented Traditions

It’s true that mexicans celebrate Day of the Dead dressing as skeletons and setting shrines to death, but the carnivalesque parade with giant puppets was a surprise to every local who watched the movie.

Visual of Flip-Flop Selfie

Flip-Flop Selfie

These two boys use the nap of their flip-flop as a camera to take an imaginary selfie. Still, their selfie went viral and it became our peculiar image of the week.

Visual of Pokémon Go Improves Players' Mental Health

Pokémon Go Improves Players' Mental Health

Pokémon Go is shaping social relationships amongst individuals.

Visual of The Wordless Language

The Wordless Language

Emoji are taking our communication to a faster, simpler level.

Visual of Bringing The Web into Real Life

Bringing The Web into Real Life

Web 0.0 is sa project by street-artist Biancoshock where web apps are contextualized in real life.

Visual of Anime Characters at Your Service

Anime Characters at Your Service

Take a look at this video to get an idea of what life with a virtual anime assistant would look like.

Visual of Ad Blockers Go Real Life

Ad Blockers Go Real Life

The Brand Killer augmented reality headset boomerangs ad blocking into the physical realm.

Visual of DNA Hacking: Catch a Computer Virus

DNA Hacking: Catch a Computer Virus

We know how it feels to catch a cold; how might it feel to catch malware?

Visual of Meet the Emoji Snake

Meet the Emoji Snake

Python breeder designed emoji snake.

Visual of Online Ads in Offline Locations

Online Ads in Offline Locations

Ever stood in front of a mountain and wondered which other mountains you might like after seeing this one? No? Well, it's what we do everyday. London-based artist duo Scott Kelly …

Visual of Skyscraper Fails to Load Its Textures

Skyscraper Fails to Load Its Textures

In New York, observant residents were surprised to see a skyscraper that looked like it was struggling to load its textures.

Visual of Is eSports really sport?

Is eSports really sport?

eSports is the huge industry that’s growing up around competitive online gaming. Let’s take a look at how this cyberpunk sporting world came to be.

Visual of A Society of Simulations

A Society of Simulations

An interviewer once asked Pablo Picasso why he paints such strange pictures instead of painting things the way they are. Picasso asks the man what he means. The man then takes out …

Visual of ‘Optimism is our duty’: A conversation with Koert van Mensvoort

‘Optimism is our duty’: A conversation with Koert van Mensvoort

We live in a world in which we control the biology of a tomato at such precision, you could think of it as a product of technology, instead of a product of nature. Think about it, …

Visual of The World is not a Desktop

The World is not a Desktop

Mark Weiser (originally written for ACM Interactions ). What is the metaphor for the computer of the future? The intelligent agent? The television (multimedia)? The 3-D graphics …

Visual of The Playboy Interview

The Playboy Interview

In 1961, the name of Marshall McLuhan was unknown to everyone but his English students at the University of Toronto – and a coterie of academic admirers who followed his abstruse …

Visual of The Uncanny Valley of the Pussycat Dolls

The Uncanny Valley of the Pussycat Dolls

Make no mistake, you're not looking at the latest Barbie line: These are the The Pussycat Dolls. Formerly an LA stripper show burlesque show, now upgraded to be pop music …

Visual of An Ecstatic Dialogue with Richard Doyle

An Ecstatic Dialogue with Richard Doyle

When techno–optimist and fellow at the Hybrid Reality Institute , Jason Silva, meets with Richard Doyle, author of Darwin's Pharmacy: Sex, Plants and the Evolution of the …

Visual of Now Wait, Did Tanks Have Lasers WWII?

Now Wait, Did Tanks Have Lasers WWII?

Realistic WOII movie Fury had to cater to the gaming generation with hyperrealistic Star Wars style laser shooting tanks.

Visual of Beatles Zebra Crossing

Beatles Zebra Crossing

Realize it's metaphors we live by.

Visual of Artvertising: pixel ads become physical

Artvertising: pixel ads become physical

In the early days of digitalization many metaphors from the physical world were translated to the digital world; think desktop folders, trashcan and shopping cart. Now we have …

Visual of Real Nature is not Green

Real Nature is not Green

At the edge of the woods along the motorway near the Dutch town of Bloemendaal, there stands a mobile telephone mast disguised as a pine tree. This mast is not nature: at best, it …

Visual of Packet garden

Packet garden

Packet Garden is an experimental artwork that seeks to provide an alternative and accessible approach to visualizing daily internet use. Plants are also grown for each protocol …

Visual of Computer crash virus

Computer crash virus

Yes. Evelien Lohbeck takes metaphors seriously (but with humor).  

Visual of Peer-to-Peer Immigration

Peer-to-Peer Immigration

At the beginning of the computer era, many objects and experiences from everyday life were transferred to the digital environment in order to make technology understandable (think …

Visual of Supermarket – Our Next Savanna

Supermarket – Our Next Savanna

We are living in the future and we find it boring. The best place to gather evidence for this claim is the supermarket. To begin with, try and have a fresh look at the word:  …

Visual of Cultivating the Money-verse

Cultivating the Money-verse

Alright, we were mistaken. Money isn't virtual after all.   A recent TV commercial of a Greek bank shed light on the issue. Your money lives, is anthropomorphic and inhabits an …

Visual of Next Nature Movie #2: Being There

Next Nature Movie #2: Being There

The main character in ‘Being There’ (1979) is a simple-minded gardener named Chance, played brilliantly by Peter Sellars, who has spent all his life as a servant in the Washington …

Visual of A Clockwork Forest

A Clockwork Forest

Has nature become a fairytale or do we want it to be one? In their installation The Clockwork Forest , artist collective Greyworld seems to opt for the latter. The work of art …

Visual of Pixel Space

Pixel Space

If the moon were only one pixel: a scale model of the solar system that shows how big our milky way actually is.

Visual of Ectogenesis, Artificial Womb, Human Egg?

Ectogenesis, Artificial Womb, Human Egg?

The artificial womb is on the verge of becoming a reality, but how it will affect our culture is for us to decide.

Visual of The beginner's guide to biohacking

The beginner's guide to biohacking

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term 'biohacking'? Perhaps you are now thinking of a bunch of kids sitting in their kitchen with a DNA kit, (wannabe) …

Visual of The religion named Artificial Intelligence

The religion named Artificial Intelligence

Would you pray to a Robot deity? A group of Japanese buddhists is already doing so. Meet Mindar , the robot divinity shaped after the buddhist Goddess of Mercy, also known as …