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Visual of From Silver Screen to Computer Screen

From Silver Screen to Computer Screen

Fans of The Sims video game spent the Oscar Sunday evening making virtual copies of the red carpet fashions worn by Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, contender Keira Knightley and …

Visual of Handsets gets taken to the grave

Handsets gets taken to the grave

More people than ever are asking to be buried or cremated with their mobile phones when they die. The trend, which began in South Africa, has now spread to a number of countries, …

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MyTelescope

However very little (background) information is given; in November or December 2006 the MyTelescope.com project and website are said to be up and running for everyone who want's …

Visual of Conditioned

Conditioned

Work by George Bolster

Visual of First documentairy made inside Second Hype

First documentairy made inside Second Hype

After the many documentaries and TV coverage on Second Hype, now the first documentary made inside Second Hype is here. My Second Life is a documentary about a man named Molotov …

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MYDESKTOP.GIF

What do we have here? Looks like pretty cliché desktop screenshot from 1995. However, when we look at it from our nextnature perspective it gains some sort of prophetic value. Do …

Visual of Wifi Camera

Wifi Camera

Wifi Camera Obscura reveals the electromagnetic space of our devices and the shadows that we create within such spaces, in particular our wifi networks which are increasingly …

Visual of ABN Amro's virtual branch in Second Life

ABN Amro's virtual branch in Second Life

Dutch banking group ABN Amro has set up a virtual financial advice center in Second Life, the Internet-based role playing game. According to a Reuters report ( who recently opened …

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ALAVs

They make whale-like sounds, they feed, float and flock: Autonomous Light Air Vessels. video | alavs.com

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Anybody else hear that ringing?

An actress in Atlanta, has tried to answer her phone to the thrrrrup, thrrrrup, thrrrrup of a truck bouncing down a pothole-pocked street. Others say they thought they heard …

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 Big Brother enters virtual world

Big Brother enters virtual world

A version of the hit reality TV show Big Brother is to be staged in the online virtual world Second Life. Fifteen international Second Life residents will occupy a glass house on …

Visual of First Second Life Millionaire announced

First Second Life Millionaire announced

Anshe Chung is an avatar, or onscreen graphic character, created by a Chinese-born language teacher living near Frankfurt, Germany has proclaimed herself the first second life …

Visual of GPS Drawing - Global Positioning System

GPS Drawing - Global Positioning System

GPS drawings over land , on water , and in the air were created to investigate principles and techniques of geodesic drawing. The maps were made to measure travels and tracks and …

Visual of Harvesting traffic information through GSM's

Harvesting traffic information through GSM's

TomTom and Vodaphone want to use mobile phone signals sent from traffic jams to gather real-time travel information. The data will be used for TomTom users to establish if roads …

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Hypernose

Hypernose is a short movie made by students of the HKU/KMT. Klick to view it here Found at Lucky Coin Films

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Keyboard beam

Thanks to this device our pda's may become even smaller. Also piano's and dance clubs are made redundant. All you need is a charged battery. virtualdevices.net

Visual of Meta meta reality

Meta meta reality

Tringo is an online multiplayer game created by Nathan Keir (aka Kermitt Quirk) in December 2004 that runs inside the virtual reality platform Second Life. It is described as a …

Visual of Online Oxygen

Online Oxygen

600 million people worldwide are beginning to see online access as an absolute necessity. From airports to living rooms to roof gardens to classrooms to city parks, People want …

Visual of Online RPG Funeral Gets Ambushed

Online RPG Funeral Gets Ambushed

Since its launch in November 2004, World of Warcraft (Wow) has become the most widely played massively multiplayer online (MMO) game in the world. When a popular WoW player died …

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Playstation commercial

A peculiar image created by Erik Vervroegen for Sony Playstation.

Visual of Pushing the Desktop Metaphor

Pushing the Desktop Metaphor

Despite the metaphor, current virtual desktops (a) have little resemblance to the look or feel of real world desktops (b). Bumptop explores making virtual desktops behave in a …

Visual of Second Life

Second Life

Second Life is a privately owned, subscription based virtual world created in 2003 by San Francisco-based Linden Lab. Founded by former RealNetworks CTO Philip Rosedale, Second …

Visual of Social Robots

Social Robots

Smile! We are your friends. Robots will play an important role in our future society. We need to ensure that robots are socially compatible with us in order for society to accept …

Visual of USB Flashbag

USB Flashbag

Another gadget. An usb memory stick that is capable of changing its physical size, depending on the amount of data it holds. when the device is about to blow up one can see the …

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Virtual missing limb

"Many people who lose a limb experience the sensation that it is still attached to their body. This is also often accompanied by a feeling of pain in the missing appendage. …

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 Anti-Protection Vest

Anti-Protection Vest

Let us pretend you are a soldier and you are being sent to war. One of the first questions that should pop into mind: how will you prevent yourself from getting shot? Armor that …

Visual of Augmented Christmas

Augmented Christmas

The AR+RFID Lab at KABK (Royal Academy of Art, The Netherlands) sends this marker card, wishing an Augmented Christmas. Funny they need a real tree for hanging those markers... …

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Avatar machine

The virtual communities created by online games have provided us with a new medium for social interaction and communication. Avatar Machine is a system which replicates the …

Visual of Axe Effect - Almost like the Real Thing?

Axe Effect - Almost like the Real Thing?

I guess we shouldn't expect better from Axe. I'm sure it makes watching internet porn feel so much more like the real thing. One of those products that is a clear signal to RUN if …

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Biomapping

Bio Mapping is a research project which explores new ways that we as individuals can make use of the information we can gather about our own bodies. The project envisages new …

Visual of Brain biometric key

Brain biometric key

Using electrodes positioned around a person's scalp, scientists from the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas in Greece are developping a method for electronic identification …

Visual of Brain-computer interface for Second Life

Brain-computer interface for Second Life

While recent developments in brain-computer interface (BCI) technology have given humans the power to mentally control computers, nobody has used the technology in conjunction …

Visual of Candyfab

Candyfab

This home-built hot air gun printing in sugar has great potential for making all kinds of interesting foods. Imagine getting tired of your second life avatar --> just print out …

Visual of Catcam

Catcam

J. Perthold (Germany) has a cat called Mr. Lee; a cat with a cam! Through smart circuit-engineering, the VistaQuest Digital Keychain takes pictures every minute for 48 hours on …

Visual of Cell Phone Disco

Cell Phone Disco

Electromagnetic radiation of active mobile phone sets off the LEDs in relative proximity. Light shadow follows the conversation through the space. …

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CrackBerry addicts are suing their Employers

No self-respecting manager would be without a BlackBerry. But now these handheld gadgets, which provide workaholics with constant email updates, are being blamed for chronic …

Visual of Do you

Do you "MIND"?

NeuroSky (founded in 2004) innovator in "wearable" bio-sensor/signal processing systems and SEGA TOYS are developing mind-controlled computer games and next generation consumer …

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Earthrise on YouTube

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and public broadcaster NHK have released a video of the Earth rising over the lunar horizon. The video was taken on November 7 by the …

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Eyebox

Future billboards will be looking back at you! The Eyebox2 can track the gaze of several people at once from 10 metres away in order to know how much attention the billboard is …

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 Fake for Real: The Money Matrix

Fake for Real: The Money Matrix

It's fascinating how stock traders can get so excited about a few abstract numbers on an electronic display. These numbers represent real money, and every small fluctuation can …

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 Funky Forest

Funky Forest

I am a tree and I need water! Dance with me! Guide the river! Together with designer Emily Gobeille , Theodore Watson created the Funky Forest , an interactive ecosystem where …

Visual of Have a Break from Second Hype

Have a Break from Second Hype

Do something else for a change.

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 .

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Ibar

ibar | video | related post: Reac-table | Shadow-creatures and digi-ants

Visual of On the Internet, nobody knows you're a Dog

On the Internet, nobody knows you're a Dog

Yes I know this is a classic New Yorker comic everyone knows already. But I don't care! This is my blog, dammit, and I'll rant about fifteen-year-old memes if I want.

Visual of Out of Body Experience

Out of Body Experience

Did you have your Out of Body Experience today? We knew already that our nature is merely how we perceive it, but now scientists from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale in Lausanne …

Visual of Printing virtuality

Printing virtuality

Phone, internet, television, photography, even books or music: today it is hard for the mind to escape from virtual worlds. A day without communication or interaction could make …

Visual of Sandwatch

Sandwatch

Nice analog to digital watch by Balykin Pavel

Visual of Second Life is not Sustainable

Second Life is not Sustainable

What has a virtual world got to do with CO2 emissions? Electricity. Second Hype creator Linden Lab consumes an enormous amount of electricity on its 4,000 servers that support …

Visual of Spatial planning - Learning from Second Life

Spatial planning - Learning from Second Life

Written by Joop de Boer from Studio Golfstromen - strategy, planning and design on the city. In the virtual world 'Second Life' everything is possible. That's most obvious in the …

Visual of TeleBombing

TeleBombing

The MQ-9 Reaper is loaded, but there's no one on board. Its pilot, as it bombs targets in Iraq and Afghanistan, will sit at a video console 7,000 miles away in Nevada. Although …

Visual of The Professors Doppelgänger Robot

The Professors Doppelgänger Robot

Although there are numerous researchers out there creating humanoid robots, none are as explicit about the close relation between anthropomorphism and narcissism as professor …

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VeinViewer

Talking about transparent interfaces: this machine uses infrared light for detecting vains under the surface of the skin. Watch video . www.luminetx.com

Visual of Weed

Weed

Peculiar image created by Koert van Mensvoort .

Visual of You only live Twice

You only live Twice

Yes, I understand the media interest in Second Hype (Of course we don't take it serious as a virtual reality concept. Steering a mouse, sitting behind a flat screen, moving 3D …

Visual of Augmented Reality Girlfriend

Augmented Reality Girlfriend

Using the special cube, stick, and web camera, ARis will appear and move around in the monitor of your PC. When you touch her by the AR Stick, she shows various reactions. You can …

Visual of Avatarian Graveyard

Avatarian Graveyard

Avatarian Graveyard supplies a service for virtual addicts – people who excessively or compulsively spend time in virtual environments – to help them reintegrate into everyday …

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 Catch and eat fishing by phone

Catch and eat fishing by phone

For mobile gamers in western Japan, a hearty seafood dinner awaits just a few key clicks away, thanks to a unique new cellphone fishing game that rewards successful players with …

Visual of Did you know? 2.0

Did you know? 2.0

Update of the video " Shift happens " by Karl Fisch. Wonderful, concise video that helps raise awareness of the issues of globalization in our newly connected world first raised …

Visual of Enjoying Nature in the Cave

Enjoying Nature in the Cave

Now let us analyze this setup for a moment: You are looking at an avatar character inside a 3D model of a virtual reality cave, enjoying a 'natural' landscape – welcome in the …

Visual of Face swapping for privacy

Face swapping for privacy

Face swapping software finds faces in a photograph and swaps the features in the target face from a library of faces.  This can be used to "de-identify" faces that appear in …

Visual of Fake-Space Race

Fake-Space Race

Some weeks ago we pondered over the oddity of a space race in cyberspace . Rockets and jet-packs –so cool in the previous century– don't make sense in a virtual environment. The …

Visual of Get wasted in Second Life

Get wasted in Second Life

Second Hype's fashion industry is large and catty enough to have supermodel divas and social scandals, so it's probably inevitable that these should be available, too: animation …

Visual of How to build yourself a night elf

How to build yourself a night elf

Artist Max Kor, built himself a World of Warcraft Night Elf from scratch. Check his tutorial for an inside peek in surreal beauty construction. We are waiting for night elves to …

Visual of If avatars could vote

If avatars could vote

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has made a play for online gamers, placing in game campaign advertisements in a series of popular titles from video game giant …

Visual of Image Fulgurator

Image Fulgurator

This gun style camera projects messages on the objects of which people take pictures. It can not be seen by the naked eye, but is only visible on the pictures strangers take of …

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 …

Visual of Not just Second Life, but Multiple Lives

Not just Second Life, but Multiple Lives

How real is World of Warcraft? When lines get blurred and people voluntarily throw themselves in a state of digital schizophrenia; current values and norms change in ways …

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 Reconstructing Faces

Reconstructing Faces

The video below is featuring a computer-generated replica of actress Emily O’Brien’s face at high-definition resolution. The Image Metrics process takes a captured video and …

Visual of Remote pets

Remote pets

Humans have domesticated animals for thousands of years. The earliest known evidence of a domesticated dog is a jawbone found in a cave in Iraq and dated to about 12,000 years ago …

Visual of Scientists Extract Images Directly from Brain

Scientists Extract Images Directly from Brain

(Extracted directly from Pink Tentacle , thanks!): Researchers from Japan’s ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories have developed new brain analysis technology that can …

Visual of Second Skin Trailer

Second Skin Trailer

Second Skin takes an intimate look at computer gamers whose lives have been transformed by the emerging genre of Massively Multiplayer Online games (MMOs). World of Warcraft, …

Visual of Tail communicator

Tail communicator

'The LED Dog Tail Communicator' is an initiative of James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau, and it is part of the larger 'Augmented Animals' project. Its focus points to technological …

Visual of The first map of the internet

The first map of the internet

Its simplicity is one of a kind and it takes my breath when I realize that this little drawing is actually the internets Big Bang point of origin. It shows the first node on the …

Visual of The Internet's presidential attention

The Internet's presidential attention

Now that we've recognized the internet as a living entity , we can begin to wonder what the internet is thinking of. Would it be possible to communicate? Ask questions? Read its …

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 Voodoo Communication Device for Lovers

Voodoo Communication Device for Lovers

Voodoo is an ancient religion, originating from Africa, who’s mystical practice is believed to bring reward to those who are willing to place their destiny in the hands of loving …

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 …

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In-Formed

With this project, Nadeem Haidary is trying to make life's facts more tangible by creating products that tell you facts and statistics about the context that the item is designed …

Visual of Anthropomorphic 3d webcam

Anthropomorphic 3d webcam

This new 3D webcam with two cameras spaced approximately as far apart as human eyes is our anthropomorphic object of the week. Can you feel it, watching you? The little brother …

Visual of 'Atlantis' Turns out to be Interfacial Artefact

'Atlantis' Turns out to be Interfacial Artefact

Since the days of Plato, the lost city of Atlantis has captivated the imagination of many.  The city, if you don’t already know, was said to be a naval power located roughly 600 …

Visual of Augmented Phone Browsing

Augmented Phone Browsing

This video shows the first beta version of TwittARound – an augmented reality Twitter viewer on the iPhone 3Gs. It shows live tweets around your location on the horizon. Because …

Visual of Beaming Up Business

Beaming Up Business

This report on spooky showhost holograms appearing on national TV might be a bit of old news..., but I guess still worth posting. The word "hologram" CNN uses in this Youtube, is …

Visual of Brainwave Binoculars

Brainwave Binoculars

The eye passes on more information to the brain than the brain will process. In that sense, the brain functions as a filter. But on the battlefield the risk of neglecting …

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 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 Miracle Banana Diet

Miracle Banana Diet

The 150 people watching this Youtube-commercial right now, will copy the source and blog or twitter it forward because it diggs. 40 of them have remorse over the fact that it is …

Visual of Pixxxel

Pixxxel

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

Visual of Project Natal: You are the Cursor

Project Natal: You are the Cursor

Today browsing and gaming is dominated by the shortcomings of machines, for machines simply do not know who is on the other end. Man needs to interact; therefore man needs to …

Visual of Re-visualizing Molecular Science

Re-visualizing Molecular Science

I vividly remember being offended throughout my high-school education because 'atoms' where consistently presented as these perfect slick round little spheres. At one time I even …

Visual of Repairing the Scars of War

Repairing the Scars of War

Lenka Clayton : A series of five digitally repaired images taken in Lebanon of buildings damaged by the 2006 conflict with Israel. The images were taken specifically for this …

Visual of Schöne Aussichten

Schöne Aussichten

Schöne Aussichten is a photo series created by Wibke Schaub .

Visual of Second Sight - Augmented Contacts

Second Sight - Augmented Contacts

Getting information as fast as possible and on the spot is the trend. So what could be more direct than having information fired directly into the eye? Today - together with his …

Visual of Sion Chicken

Sion Chicken

How SecondLife ends up to be a virtual chicken farm? Watch Patrick Davison explain about the rise of Next Nature on the social platform. Image by Kaie Magic | Related: Confetti …

Visual of The Internet Mapping Project

The Internet Mapping Project

Kevin Kelly -- senior maverick at Wired -- asks people how they see the internet and if they can, visualize it. Here is how: "The internet is vast. Bigger than a city, bigger than …

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 Think Hello

Think Hello

Remember Asimo ? Honda has now developped a new Brain-Machine Interface technology that allows humans to control the humanoid robot simply by thinking certain thoughts. The BMI …

Visual of Turning Brain Waves into Tweets

Turning Brain Waves into Tweets

Are you using Twitter and looking for faster ways to update your followers with your utterly mundane status on what you are thinking? Adam Wilson from the University of Wisconsin …

Visual of Virtual Characters tortured for Science

Virtual Characters tortured for Science

In the classic Milgram Experiment conducted in the 1960s, volunteers were told by an authority figure to deliver electric shocks to another person as punishment for incorrect …

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 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 Augmented Reality Maps

Augmented Reality Maps

Since a few years the internet in combination with mobile phone technology brought us something that we refer to as augmented reality : A digital projection that is placed over …

Visual of Breathe, Believe, Surf the Web

Breathe, Believe, Surf the Web

A while ago a plan was proposed within the European Union to add a  “Three Strikes, Out” law regarding to copyright infringement. After three accuses of copyright infringement by …

Visual of Clouding the brain

Clouding the brain

Man is a flexible species. We tend to adapt quite rapidly to new environments. But how fast can these adaptations turn to new evolutionary traits? For instance: to what extent is …

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 First tweet from space

First tweet from space

That's one small tweet for man, one giant tweet for mankind. The virtual realm has physically expanded once again as Timothy Creamer a.k.a. Astro_TJ made Twitter history by being …

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 Infobesity

Infobesity

Could this 2.0-bird be suffering from Infobesity ? Then it must be the result of excessive infocalorie consumption. Following people and news-sources on microblogservices like …

Visual of Inkjet Bio-Printing the Skin

Inkjet Bio-Printing the Skin

In the series of bio-printer stories this inkjet-like bio-printer seems to be the most convincing product to hit the market soon. It sprays skin cells directly onto burn victims,  …

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 MANKO & Vacuum [#2]

MANKO & Vacuum [#2]

I should tell you the story of how Manko lost a leg. You need to know about this incident to understand his recent works. So please forgive me, I first have to go back to that …

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

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 On the Road

On the Road

Excuse me, I am lost. Can you point me to the information super highway? Rendering by Chris Baker, photo Erik Pawasser. Via Wired . See also: Car Navigation - Follow the red cable …

Visual of Pixel Terror in New York City

Pixel Terror in New York City

Unsure whether this video by Patrick Jean should be interpreted as an allegorical vision of the utterly transmuting effect the digital has on the physical , or that it is just an …

Visual of Smart vending machine

Smart vending machine

  At Tokyo's Shinagawa Station visitors can now select beverages from a 47-inch touch panel. An embedded camera will recognize your gender and age, allowing the machine to …

Visual of SMSlingshot

SMSlingshot

Urban intervention, naughty boy-style! The public media interventionists of VR/Urban have designed a cool tool to intervene into next nature: the SMSlingshot. A wooden, embedded …

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 Stephen Hawking: Übermensch

Stephen Hawking: Übermensch

This sculpture of scientist Stephen Hawking – who is both highly intelligent as well as highly dependent on technology – is our peculiar image of the week. Created by by Dinos …

Visual of Sign Out Forever

Sign Out Forever

An earlier post on Next Nature learned that The Good People behind Webwill provide us with a service to extend our lives on social networks after our physical death. But what if …

Visual of The most expensive liquid

The most expensive liquid

Printer ink is assumed to be the most expensive liquid on Earth. If you believe the many websites that quoted the figure above. But little research learns that this is figure is …

Visual of Where do Cursors come from?

Where do Cursors come from?

Out of the cursorwoods of course! Our peculiar image of the week was created by Nathan W. Pyle . Thanks Willem H. Lucas .

Visual of Wiiron

Wiiron

Gets your cloths 'virtually' unwrinkled. Peculiar object of the week.

Visual of A Bug's Afterlife

A Bug's Afterlife

When fruit flies die, they don't go to heaven, but they do get to go to outer space. At least that's the conceit of artist  HsienYu Cheng's Collector: Afterlife , which zaps bugs …

Visual of Back to the Tribe

Back to the Tribe

Traditionally, technology is seen as a force that diminishes our instincts and puts us at a distance of nature. Increasingly however, we realize technology can also energize and …

Visual of Bare necessities

Bare necessities

According to a research by JWT AnxietyIndex the changing mediascape is upon us. Do to the recession people are forced to validate their luxuries and it turned out that teens and …

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 Effortless Learning

Effortless Learning

Matrix-style learning sounds like an impossibility, yet new research suggests it might become reality. Boston University and ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto …

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 Gaming Glitches

Gaming Glitches

Some beautiful images from games gone wrong. If you have more of them, post a link in the comments Via

Visual of Hi, a Real Human Interface

Hi, a Real Human Interface

By Multitouch Barcelona , via Trendbeheer .

Visual of Humane Technology #6: Improve the Human Condition

Humane Technology #6: Improve the Human Condition

And now for the sixth and final principle: Humane technology improves the human condition and helps people realize the dreams they have of themselves. No matter what your …

Visual of Hungry Birds

Hungry Birds

A while ago I wrote a post about birds which tried to adapt to the city by singing louder and in different tones than before. Now it seems the birds have taken this adaptation to …

Visual of I am not a Robot. I am a Unicorn.

I am not a Robot. I am a Unicorn.

At Cornell Creative Machines Lab they were curious to see how two "chatbots" would make conversation. Powered by Cleverbot , created by AI researcher Rollo Carpenter, the robots …

Visual of New steps to meld mind and machine

New steps to meld mind and machine

Until now we've seen the types of brain-computer interface where the human has to put on some sort of bulky hat full of wires to control a machine. It won't be like that for long: …

Visual of Pregnant Avatars

Pregnant Avatars

This interview from 2008 is exemplary for a time when people started experimenting on humanizing anonymous avatars in the virtual realm. Shopping, building, going on holiday, …

Visual of Robo-teacher

Robo-teacher

Say hello to teacher Engkey ! The city of Daegu — South Korea, introduced 29 robot teachers in 19 elementary schools as part of a large scale project to robotize teaching. The …

Visual of Steve Jobs 1955 -2011

Steve Jobs 1955 -2011

Steve Jobs , former Apple CEO, passed away on Wednesday October 5th after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Technology conceived from his vision has changed the world …

Visual of The Institute for Digital Biology

The Institute for Digital Biology

" The Institute for Digital Biology researches next steps in the evolution of the internet, where websites and services develop into living creatures ." This scenario lives in the …

Visual of Typing Out Evolution

Typing Out Evolution

From the exhibit "What Machines Dream Of" in Berlin comes Life Writer , a work by Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau. As the participant types, letters are projected on a …

Visual of Voodoo Phone

Voodoo Phone

Japanese professor Hiroshi Ishiguro from Osaka University has quite a track record of threading the uncanny valley. Remember his Doppelgänger Robot and Geminoid Female ? His …

Visual of YouTube preserves unmediated Nature

YouTube preserves unmediated Nature

On Youtube, there's a whole sub-genera of safari videos that show, in gruesome detail, what exactly it means to live and die in Old Nature. The above film is a particularly …

Visual of 21st Century Dutch Landscapes

21st Century Dutch Landscapes

For centuries the Dutch landscape has been known for its highly cultivated formal structure, however with the introduction of Google Maps a whole new layer of formalization has …

Visual of Biosphere meets Technosphere

Biosphere meets Technosphere

Now who's gonna scare who? Our peculiar image of the week was sent in by Béla Zsigmond .

Visual of Complete Computer Simulation of a Bacterium Holds Hope for Medicine

Complete Computer Simulation of a Bacterium Holds Hope for Medicine

Researchers at Stanford and the J. Craig Venter Institute  recently created the first complete computer model of an organism. The simulation models the genome and life processes …

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 Featured Page #02: Google Nature

Featured Page #02: Google Nature

During the coming weeks, we will present a selection of our favourite pages from the Next Nature book . This week the second one in this series: Google Nature. Imagine you are an …

Visual of Gangnam Autonomy

Gangnam Autonomy

"A robot is a mechanical apparatus designed to do the work of a man. Its components are usually electro-mechanical and are guided by a computer program or electronic circuitry. By …

Visual of Gravebook

Gravebook

Your last poke. Our peculiar image of the week was created by Han Hoogerbrugge.

Visual of iPhone Entertainment for Pets

iPhone Entertainment for Pets

Children can be effortlessly entertained for hours thanks to tablet and smartphone games, but these technologies also provide a solution for the lazy pet owner. More videos of …

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 Mul & De Mul – God's Browser

Mul & De Mul – God's Browser

Philosopher and professor Jos de Mu l and media artist Geert Mul set out to visualize the Gods Browser in a unique art-science collaboration. The result is a conceptual poem of …

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 Portal to the Internets

Portal to the Internets

Is this progressively nostalgic telephone booth the smallest internet café in Asia,  an exit from the Matrix, or did Dr. Who just get his car pimped? You say! Peculiar picture …

Visual of Sight – As Second Life becomes First Life

Sight – As Second Life becomes First Life

So you thought your live was already pretty much media-saturated? Indulge in the design fiction film Sight and you'll realize you ain't seen nothing yet.

Visual of That Website Smells!

That Website Smells!

Do you ever miss being able to smell the woods in an online travel journal? The odor of a new leather jacket in an online shop? Or perhaps you just couldn’t find the words in an …

Visual of The NBIC Convergence: When Machines and Matter ‘Have Sex’

The NBIC Convergence: When Machines and Matter ‘Have Sex’

The Singularity , as popularized by Ray Kurtzweil, refers to a near term, theoretical time when machine intelligence greatly surpasses our own. At this point we will experience a …

Visual of The Right to Privacy

The Right to Privacy

Privacy is a right. A right given to people by telecommunications companies and social networking websites. It can be described by multiple-choice lists of settings. And it seems …

Visual of Using a Robot to Virtually Attend School

Using a Robot to Virtually Attend School

There are many people in the world for whom, for various reasons, it is impossible to leave the house or hospital. This means these people are not able to go to work or school. …

Visual of What do AR-Burgers taste like?

What do AR-Burgers taste like?

Augmented Reality is supposed to be just over the "Peak of Inflated Expectations" of Gartner's hype cycle . This video, however, is vaulting the technology directly onto the …

Visual of Anthropo-scene #2: The Mind's Lianas

Anthropo-scene #2: The Mind's Lianas

What are the physical forms of the noosphere?

Visual of Bird Sounds Visualised

Bird Sounds Visualised

Made to beat the real thing. By digital artist Andy Thomas .

Visual of Bye Bye Barbed Wire: Cow-Mounted GPS Will Enable

Bye Bye Barbed Wire: Cow-Mounted GPS Will Enable "Virtual Fencing"

A device that remotely controls cattle's movements promises to transform the American landscape.

Visual of Chinese Whisper Challenge Pits Man Against Machine

Chinese Whisper Challenge Pits Man Against Machine

Ever played "telephone" or "chinese whispers" as a kid? Now, you can pit your speech recognition skills against a computer.

Visual of Software Fakes an Active Social Life While You're on the Sofa

Software Fakes an Active Social Life While You're on the Sofa

CouchCachet promises to give you the fully-booked, in-the-know life while you are on the Sofa.

Visual of Dad Hires Virtual Hitman to Kill Son's Online Avatars

Dad Hires Virtual Hitman to Kill Son's Online Avatars

A 23-year-old in China was recently puzzled why his online avatars were being killed off at disproportionate rates. After asking around, the young man eventually discovered that …

Visual of Deliver us from Digital Bluntness

Deliver us from Digital Bluntness

Peoples attitudes online are wholly different from their behaviours in real life

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 Electric Skin Could Allow Robots to Feel

Electric Skin Could Allow Robots to Feel

A new kind of piezotronic transistor mesh could make for robotic skin that’s as sensitive as your own is, covered in thousands of tiny mechanical hairs.

Visual of Exploring the Offline World, if It Still Exists

Exploring the Offline World, if It Still Exists

The surprising results of a year offline in the "real" world.

Visual of Free Solar Chargers in the Streets of NY

Free Solar Chargers in the Streets of NY

Solar chargers for everyday emergencies.

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 Gamers Care as Much for Their Avatar as for Their Best Friend

Gamers Care as Much for Their Avatar as for Their Best Friend

Emotionally the avatar has a similar position as ones best friend, despite its "virtual" presence and the often longer lasting relationship with ones best friend.

Visual of Ghost Imaging: Taking Pictures of the Invisible Thanks to a New 3D Technique

Ghost Imaging: Taking Pictures of the Invisible Thanks to a New 3D Technique

British research group created anew scanning technique permits to obtain 3D images and detect wavelengths that our visual system is not able to see.

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 Google's Shoes Talk to Runners

Google's Shoes Talk to Runners

Need a personal trainer? Google's new sneakers fulfill the role of a human coach.

Visual of Hug & Pay

Hug & Pay

The rise of digital currencies reduces the need for physical interaction and communication between people. At the same time every payment method still leans on trust. But how can …

Visual of I Forgot My Phone

I Forgot My Phone

Simple yet elegant short film on a girl that forgot here phone and realizes the impact of our Society of Simulations.

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 Lions Relax in Morning Traffic

Lions Relax in Morning Traffic

A pair of apex predators bring traffic to a standstill.

Visual of Moral Shortcomings in the Technology Debate

Moral Shortcomings in the Technology Debate

Digital and genetic techniques increasingly influence life. Our belief in progress through technology stands in the way of a moral debate on this development. By Rinie van Est We …

Visual of Pixel Nostalgia Leads to Digital Pointillism

Pixel Nostalgia Leads to Digital Pointillism

The return of megapixels.

Visual of Relics of the Past

Relics of the Past

Yes grandchildren. Back in the old days we used to *read* books.

Visual of Serious Gamers Assist Society

Serious Gamers Assist Society

New citizen science games are bringing gamification to serious issues.

Visual of Slogans for the Early Twenty-First Century

Slogans for the Early Twenty-First Century

I miss my pre-Internet brain.

Visual of Spy Agencies Infiltrate in Online Games

Spy Agencies Infiltrate in Online Games

For NSA, spying on you isn't enough, they monitor your avatar too.

Visual of The Hedonometer Uses Social Media to Measure Global Happiness

The Hedonometer Uses Social Media to Measure Global Happiness

Scientists are using Twitter, blogs, and news sites to categorize the global psyche.

Visual of The

The "Silk Pavilion" Combines Digital and Biological Architecture

The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out, the warms build pavilions made of polygonal silk panels.

Visual of The Talking Window: a New Audio Medium

The Talking Window: a New Audio Medium

Advertisers have figured how how to induce auditory hallucinations into your morning commute.

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 The Visible Flight of Seagulls

The Visible Flight of Seagulls

A long exposure turns seagulls into airplanes.

Visual of Twitter Gets Real in the Form of a Hotel

Twitter Gets Real in the Form of a Hotel

A hotel where all communication is conducted by Twitter hashtag.

Visual of Virtual Reality Treats Nicotine Addicts

Virtual Reality Treats Nicotine Addicts

Scientists are using virtual reality environments to help people quit smoking.

Visual of Visualizing Drone Attacks

Visualizing Drone Attacks

The visualization of every known drone attack in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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 World's Worst Job? Being a Human Robot at Amazon's Fulfillment Center

World's Worst Job? Being a Human Robot at Amazon's Fulfillment Center

Workers are completely controlled by algorithms in Amazon's fulfillment center

Visual of 8-Butt

8-Butt

Pixel panties for pixel-nostalgics.

Visual of All This Technology Makes Us Anti-Social

All This Technology Makes Us Anti-Social

Then and now.

Visual of Balloon-Powered Internet For Everyone

Balloon-Powered Internet For Everyone

Project Loon by Google has the mission of providing Internet access to rural and remote areas, with a hot air balloon network.

Visual of Drone Crash

Drone Crash

During a triathlon ace a drone operated by a local photographer hit one of the athletes.

Visual of Electronic Make Up

Electronic Make Up

If this technique become widely accessible it could allow you to regain anonymity in webcam and facetime conversations.

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 Exploring the City Soundscape

Exploring the City Soundscape

Buq are electronic life forms that shift the experience of the street scape from the primarily visual to a more auditory experience.

Visual of Graffiti Drones

Graffiti Drones

Last month graffiti artist Katsu presented his graffiti drone called the ‘’spray copter’’.

Visual of Grandma Wants Google Glass

Grandma Wants Google Glass

Everyone adapts to new technologies!

Visual of High-Tech Cemetery

High-Tech Cemetery

In the Ruriden cemetery, in Tokyo, over 2.000 Buddhas statues are illuminated by high-powered color changing LED lights.

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 Land Art in Minecraft

Land Art in Minecraft

If Mindcraft is our next landscape, should do land art there as well?

Visual of Listening to Wi-Fi

Listening to Wi-Fi

Modern technologies give deaf people the ability to hear again, not only regular sounds but also the invisible Wi-Fi signals.

Visual of Lonely Sculpture Your Next Tinder Match?

Lonely Sculpture Your Next Tinder Match?

Tinder users beware: somewhere out there a mechanical finger is surfing the popular dating smartphone app. This could be your next match.

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 OpenWorm: The First Digital Organism

OpenWorm: The First Digital Organism

The first digital life form is an interactive worm based on its real biology.

Visual of Play Buttons on Paper Magazines

Play Buttons on Paper Magazines

Updating the old paper magazine into the digital realm.

Visual of Sidewalk Lane For Smartphone Users

Sidewalk Lane For Smartphone Users

Dividing the sidewalk in two lanes: one for cell phone users and one for non-cell phone users.

Visual of Slogans for the Early Twenty-First Century

Slogans for the Early Twenty-First Century

I miss my pre-Internet brain.

Visual of The Evolution Of The Desk 1980 - 2014

The Evolution Of The Desk 1980 - 2014

Objects that normally used to surround us became more and more virtual, radically changing the aspect of our workplace.

Visual of Web Access Is A Basic Human Right

Web Access Is A Basic Human Right

"It's time to recognize the Internet as a basic human right" its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said.

Visual of The World As A Desktop

The World As A Desktop

Airplane controlled by computer cursor.

Visual of Touching your Unborn Child

Touching your Unborn Child

Thanks to 3D Babies and a mere $600,- you can now experience that excitement of holding your baby in your hands before he or she is born.

Visual of Turning Objects into Musical Instruments

Turning Objects into Musical Instruments

Mogees: the device that can turn everyday objects into unique and unusual musical instruments.

Visual of Under the Pavement, the Internet!

Under the Pavement, the Internet!

Boomeranged Metaphor in everyday life.

Visual of What Bits Want

What Bits Want

Digital bits have lives. They work for us, but we totally ignore them. What do bits really want? Here are the life stories of four different bits.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: 3D Printing

Analogue vs Digital: 3D Printing

In both vases pictured, you can put your flowers in water. The manufacturing process is the analogue/digital difference.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Add, Browse, Destroy

Analogue vs Digital: Add, Browse, Destroy

Just like Lego, Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: All Art in the World

Analogue vs Digital: All Art in the World

Visit a couple of museums from all over the world in a single day. The world’s most famous paintings are just one click away.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Augmented Reality

Analogue vs Digital: Augmented Reality

No longer is the perception of the analog limited to its physical elements.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Basic Parts of Matter

Analogue vs Digital: Basic Parts of Matter

Do you think you are made from bits and bytes? Stop playing video games and spend some more time offline! Both atoms and bits are basic parts of matter.

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 Analogue vs Digital: Digital Mediated Experience

Analogue vs Digital: Digital Mediated Experience

he always-available camera in our pockets compels us to shoot photos and videos every minute a day.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Digital Pets

Analogue vs Digital: Digital Pets

In 1996 Tamagotchis were the most bought pets in the world. More than 40 million(!) were sold.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Digital Value

Analogue vs Digital: Digital Value

Common currencies – like the Euro – are almost all controlled by federal institutions.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Handwriting

Analogue vs Digital: Handwriting

Will handwriting soon be history? Or will we always prefer a handwritten love letter from our beloved?

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Horseless Carriages

Analogue vs Digital: Horseless Carriages

E-mails don’t reach you in envelopes.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Information Storage

Analogue vs Digital: Information Storage

In search for information people once used to go to libraries.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Innovative Nostalgia

Analogue vs Digital: Innovative Nostalgia

Browsing through your virtual bookshelf gives you the feeling of having an easily accessible collection of books, just like your good old analog one.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Interactive Van Gogh

Analogue vs Digital: Interactive Van Gogh

Did Vincent van Gogh ever imagine his paintings would be sold for millions?

Visual of Analogue vs Digital Memory Game

Analogue vs Digital Memory Game

The Analogue vs Digital Memory Game explores the different ways of seeing, thinking and experiencing across the digital divide.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Messenger Service

Analogue vs Digital: Messenger Service

Social media empowered the mass by providing them with a tool to spread their voices.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Never Lost with GPS

Analogue vs Digital: Never Lost with GPS

Before global positioning systems, we all used maps. And they could be very annoying.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: News, Now and Then

Analogue vs Digital: News, Now and Then

We are all journalists in a century in which Twitter is the main news outlet.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Phoning

Analogue vs Digital: Phoning

Remember these? If you are a digital native there is a chance you never noticed one of them.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Skeuomorphism

Analogue vs Digital: Skeuomorphism

Floppy disks have not gone extinct yet. You might not realize, but you are clicking on them every day.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Take a Selfie

Analogue vs Digital: Take a Selfie

No, the selfie at the top isn’t the latest post of Albrecht Du?rer on Instagram.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Thumbs Up

Analogue vs Digital: Thumbs Up

Will the children of the future think Mark Zuckerberg came up with the thumbs-up gesture?

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Vinyl Revival

Analogue vs Digital: Vinyl Revival

CDS have been largely replaced by digital downloads and mp3 players. Conversely, vinyl sales have begun to grow.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: War at Home

Analogue vs Digital: War at Home

First-person shooter games let you immerse in a battlefield from the moment you press play.

Visual of Artworks that Look Virtual, but Are Completely Hand Painted

Artworks that Look Virtual, but Are Completely Hand Painted

These paintings by  Johnny Abrahams look almost computer made - except they are not. Working mainly with black and white acrylic paints and with a lot of patience, the American …

Visual of Computer Generated… Errrmm?

Computer Generated… Errrmm?

This image, generated by a computer, portrays a representation of what seems to be some kind of squirrel-meets-sea-lion-meets-slug-type of creature.

Visual of Facebook's Internet Drone Unveiled

Facebook's Internet Drone Unveiled

Facebook introduced its solar-powered drone project aimed to provide internet access to rural areas.

Visual of Flights Delayed Due to iPad Crash

Flights Delayed Due to iPad Crash

Dozens of American Airlines flights were grounded as pliots' iPads crashed.

Visual of Gamers Stuck in Traffic Jam for Ten Minutes

Gamers Stuck in Traffic Jam for Ten Minutes

Games are typically played to escape our dull or stressful everyday reality, yet they are also made to become increasingly realistic.

Visual of Googles Natural Tracking Technology

Googles Natural Tracking Technology

We may soon all be making natural gestures to interact with our digital devices.

Visual of Let Strangers Cheer You up on Twitter

Let Strangers Cheer You up on Twitter

There is now a new application that allows random people to cheer you up on Twitter.

Visual of Mark Zuckerberg Discovers 'Books'

Mark Zuckerberg Discovers 'Books'

Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today.

Visual of MyWebwill Dead Before its Subscribers

MyWebwill Dead Before its Subscribers

The company MyWebwill helped you to manage your digital afterlife. Unfortunately for its subscribers the company itself has now deceased.

Visual of First Testings of Google's Project Loon Announced

First Testings of Google's Project Loon Announced

Google plans to connect more than 100 million people in a cheap, new and sustainable way, in a territory where only one person on three has access to the Internet.

Visual of Sharing Your Newborn's Heartbeat

Sharing Your Newborn's Heartbeat

These parents use the Apple Watch to share their newborn child's heartbeats with friends and family.

Visual of Let the WiFi Angels app soundtrack your holidays!

Let the WiFi Angels app soundtrack your holidays!

he WiFi Angels app lets you sense electromagnetic radiations by turning the WiFi networks around you into a celestial choir.

Visual of You Only Live Online

You Only Live Online

Peculiar slogan of the week.

Visual of Your Cat Can Post on Instagram Now

Your Cat Can Post on Instagram Now

Your cat might be able to take photos and share them on Instagram by itself soon.

Visual of Anonymity Becomes the New Privacy

Anonymity Becomes the New Privacy

Artists respond to biometric technology and data collecting software through subversive projects.

Visual of Are There Pokémon on the Moon?

Are There Pokémon on the Moon?

Pokémon Go is slowly taking over our planet. People know more Pokémon than bird or tree species. However, avid players will have noticed that some of the first-gen Pokémon are not available in the game yet.

Visual of Breaking Language Barriers

Breaking Language Barriers

We have witnessed significant progresses in the field of real-time translation, and this new wearable translator, called ili, sums up perfectly this essence.

Visual of Father Hires Gamers to Virtually Kill His Son

Father Hires Gamers to Virtually Kill His Son

This father in China hired some professional gamers to find his son on online games and kill his avatar.

Visual of When FB Told Everyone They Were Dead

When FB Told Everyone They Were Dead

Due to an algorithmic error, Facebook mistakenly "memorialized" vital user accounts with a banner announcing the user’s passing – turning their friend walls into memorial walls.

Visual of Fitness Trackers Help Improve Cycle Paths

Fitness Trackers Help Improve Cycle Paths

Tracking your workout can help improve the safety and optimize routes for cyclists and pedestrians in your town.

Visual of Goodbye Password, Hello Selfie!

Goodbye Password, Hello Selfie!

Companies try a new, more secure payment system using selfies.

Visual of Internet Open Daily from 7:00 to 22:30

Internet Open Daily from 7:00 to 22:30

Symbol of the stalled development in the socialist state, or design for silence, quietude and meditation?

Visual of Mapping the Online World

Mapping the Online World

The world looks quite different online, based on the country-code domains

Visual of Medieval VR Headset

Medieval VR Headset

How will the future perceive our so-called modern VR technologies?

Visual of Photoshop for Voice on Its Way

Photoshop for Voice on Its Way

What if we can no longer rely on authenticity of voice recordings? A demo software to alter them premiered recently.

Visual of Solar-Powered Donkeys to Stay Online

Solar-Powered Donkeys to Stay Online

Turkish shepherds are installing solar panels on their donkeys to stay connected.

Visual of Solving Crimes Thanks to Amazon Echo

Solving Crimes Thanks to Amazon Echo

Amazon's Echo smart speaker may have witnessed a murder. But will it talk?

Visual of VR Surgery and Live Stream Operations

VR Surgery and Live Stream Operations

There is a new breakthrough coming from the operating room: an app, called MDLinking, that connects 8.5 million doctors world wide.

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 Wi-Fi Hotspots Take Over Old Payphones

Wi-Fi Hotspots Take Over Old Payphones

New York City decided to definitely say goodbye to neglected payphones and replace them with Wi-Fi hotspots.

Visual of PC Problems? Better Call a Witch!

PC Problems? Better Call a Witch!

Meet the witch who casts viruses out of computers with magic.

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 Obsolete Presence

Obsolete Presence

Our peculiar object in these summer weeks is a sculpture by Aram Bartholl, made for the Odyssey expo in Arnsberg.

Visual of Visualize the Hidden World of Digital Networks

Visualize the Hidden World of Digital Networks

Have you ever wondered what the infosphere looks like? Dutch designer Richard Vijgen’s app Architecture of Radio is a field guide to the hidden world of digital networks.

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 The Digital Mythology of... Super Mario

The Digital Mythology of... Super Mario

Mythology still surrounds us, we just relate to it differently. Games and movies have replaced pantheons and folk tales. Fairies and gnomes left the forests and the rivers and moved to virtual realities.

Visual of The Birth of a Digital Nation in Estonia

The Birth of a Digital Nation in Estonia

Due to its digital citizenship program, something interesting is happening in Estonia. In July there were more new applications for e-citizenship than newborn babies. Are we …

Visual of Cyborg Cabin Crew

Cyborg Cabin Crew

Air New Zealand is equipping its flight attendants with AR headsets to explore in-flight optimization, giving its passengers a glimpse of what the future air travel service might look like.

Visual of Celebrate World WiFi Day

Celebrate World WiFi Day

Download the WiFi Angels App: next time when you search for WiFi, just follow the angels.

Visual of The Next Nature Guide to Games in 2017

The Next Nature Guide to Games in 2017

In the next nature, many people spend as much time in the digital world of gaming as they do in the real world. We have covered video games before, but this year we thought it …

Visual of Nomophobia: the Fear of Phonelessness

Nomophobia: the Fear of Phonelessness

Nomophobia, no-mobile-phobia, is the fear of being separated from your smartphone.

Visual of One Minute on the Internet

One Minute on the Internet

With the rise of modernity, we have domesticated ourselves with new technology: discover how the world spends one minute on the Internet.

Visual of Your First AI Friend for Life

Your First AI Friend for Life

Replika is your friend for life. He is 100% AI chatbot that you “raise” by chatting with it.

Visual of Selfie Time with Your Dead Beloved One

Selfie Time with Your Dead Beloved One

Forever by your side. Elrois a South Korean firm developed an app that allows you to engage with your dead friends lovers or idols.

Visual of Smell of Data Documentary on Nextnature.net

Smell of Data Documentary on Nextnature.net

The Smell of Data documentary will make its online debut on nextnature.net.

Visual of Speech Development Lost in Screens

Speech Development Lost in Screens

A study shows that screen time for kids between six months and two years triggers expressive speech delay.

Visual of Swap Your Smartphone for a Pineapple

Swap Your Smartphone for a Pineapple

Dutch commercial telecom provider Ben recently launched an advertising campaign to sell smartphone plans by promoting disconnection.

Visual of A Virtual Counselor for Mental Health

A Virtual Counselor for Mental Health

A Facebook chatbot that offers interactive cognitive behavioral therapy. It’s called Woebot and it's your personal virtual counselor.

Visual of The Dictionary of Online Behavior adds a virtual layer to your vocabulary

The Dictionary of Online Behavior adds a virtual layer to your vocabulary

To some extent, it's a chicken-and-egg question: Are you unable to think about things you don't have words for, or do you lack words for them because you don't think about them? …

Visual of Digital islands: How this tiny country is embracing e-governance

Digital islands: How this tiny country is embracing e-governance

Recent years have proved that if you want to look for which countries are adopting innovative digital governing solutions, you don’t look at the usual tech suspects like the US or …

Visual of 'e-End' means removing a person from online life

'e-End' means removing a person from online life

When two people have a fight it is not really the end until it’s e-end. We finally have a chance to kick somebody out of our lives. People typically remove someone from friends or …

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 Gamers are the new athletes: Sports in video games from Pong to VR

Gamers are the new athletes: Sports in video games from Pong to VR

Sports have always had an important place in human societies, providing entertainment, exercise, and a demonstration of the exceptional things the human body can achieve. But in a …

Visual of 'Overpresent' means to actively exist both offline and online

'Overpresent' means to actively exist both offline and online

Physics teaches us that it is not possible to be present at two places at the same time. However, some users of social networks seriously challenge that fact. The amount of …

Visual of 'Thrillification' is thrill about getting notifications

'Thrillification' is thrill about getting notifications

Checking for new notifications has become a habit that is hard to resist. For some users of social networks it is a kind of an impulse. When receiving and opening notifications, …

Visual of 'Clickvalue' is the subjective value of someone’s like, retweet or share

'Clickvalue' is the subjective value of someone’s like, retweet or share

Although all likes, shares, and retweets come from the same act of clicking, not all of them carry the same value. If you are in love, the most valuable like will be the one from …

Visual of Digital detoxes are a solution looking for a problem

Digital detoxes are a solution looking for a problem

With New Year’s resolutions in full swing, many people may have chosen to cut down on their tech use – or even give it up altogether. The  growing popularity of such “digital …

Visual of 'Play e-dead' means to avoid being visibly active online

'Play e-dead' means to avoid being visibly active online

Playing e-dead means to avoid being visibly active online because of not having answered to someone’s message or comment. This is a part of a social media code of conduct; if you …

Visual of 'Forcie' is a selfie that you don’t voluntarily take part in

'Forcie' is a selfie that you don’t voluntarily take part in

There are many reasons why somebody doesn’t want to take a photo at a certain place in a certain moment or with a certain people and put it online. The reason might be anything …

Visual of '(Un)postable' is the quality of being (un)suitable for a post on social media

'(Un)postable' is the quality of being (un)suitable for a post on social media

When perceiving the world around us as a potential Instagram post, some thoughts, stories and situations can easily be packed into a tweet or a photo, while others are harder to …

Visual of Cameleon concept car

Cameleon concept car

The GloCar uses LED lights to change body panel colours, intensity and frequency. A driver can thus choose at will to either stand out or blend in. Alongside the cosmetic value …

Visual of CCTV total world domination

CCTV total world domination

Painting by Banksy . Related: Cellphone Treemasts

Visual of Crowd counter

Crowd counter

Crowd counter is a piece of software able to track moving features within a video clip. It works on the assumption that points that move together are most likely part of the same …

Visual of Datafountain: Money translated to water

Datafountain: Money translated to water

"In the morning paper, I can read the weather report as well as the stock quotes. But when I look out of my window I only get a weather update and no stock exchange info. Could …

Visual of Dataplant: Money translated to plants

Dataplant: Money translated to plants

Remember the datafountain ? Of course there are many other applications of information decoration: datawallpaper, datasounds, datafurniture and dataclimate. The picture above …

Visual of DNAncestry Project

DNAncestry Project

"Become a part of history." and "Your journey begins" are just two quotes from the Trace your ancestry with DNA website. That says enough about the business behind it, but what I …

Visual of Dreamkeeper

Dreamkeeper

Skin conductivity sensors are used to deduce the emotional state of the sleeper. This information is brought to 3-D studio where a script is used to transform this into physical …

Visual of Eternal Sunset

Eternal Sunset

Eternal Sunset endeavours to ensure you can enjoy the sunset live from any location, at any time. As the sunset moves westward, Eternal Sunset continuously tunes into different …

Visual of Google Mapping in Physical Space

Google Mapping in Physical Space

Aram Bartholl's Map project converts Google map markers into physical objects that can be moved around public spaces. The size of the rebuilt red Marker in reality corresponds to …

Visual of Incognito

Incognito

Incognito is a new skin cream line that let's you be unrecognizable for the CCTV cameras on the streets and public spaces like banks, city halls ATM's etc. …

Visual of WiFi-enabled Ambient Rabbit

WiFi-enabled Ambient Rabbit

There may even come a moment that our connection with an industrially manufactured coke bottle may be richer and more mythical that our relation with a genetically analysed and …

Visual of Online gamers unmasked

Online gamers unmasked

Photojournalist Robbie Cooper captured images of gamers and their real-life selves. Here are their stories. Bae plays a man because she thinks that male avatars have more …

Visual of PictoOrphanage

PictoOrphanage

PictoOrphanage opened its gates to all abandoned creatures we thought should be saved from falling into oblivion. these helpless, lonely waifs and strays could be found …

Visual of Post History

Post History

Jos de Mul (Erasmus University Rotterdam), published in Next Nature Paperback, 2005 For someone whose main instrument is a computer, the world becomes a gigantic database. We see …

Visual of Release - messages from the deceased

Release - messages from the deceased

'Release' is a product that terminal patients can use to leave audio messages for their relatives, for after their death. People living with the notion that they will soon die …

Visual of Second life prostitute

Second life prostitute

The world's oldest profession has made quick inroads into virtual life. You can make a quick buck if you're willing to accept in-game money for sexual services -whether that's …

Visual of Sky-catcher

Sky-catcher

Luna Maurer has launched her long-expected website on december 18th 2006: From July 2005 a camera on the roof of De Balie (famous building in Amsterdam) is 'catching the sky' in a …

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 Universal Connections - USB fetish

Universal Connections - USB fetish

USB was originally only used by computer experts and nerds. Nowadays USB (universal serial bus) has developed into an every-day item and symbol for connecting the digital with the …

Visual of Virtual Miss Germany

Virtual Miss Germany

Scientists are looking for the most beautiful woman in Germany... At the 2002 Miss Germany pageant, the eight finalists were photographed from the same angle without makeup. The …

Visual of Wifi SM: Feel the global pain

Wifi SM: Feel the global pain

You have the impression that the disasters of the world do not touch you anymore? You feel vaguely sorry for other people's misfortunes but you don't feel the inner urge which …

Visual of Wine making = Math

Wine making = Math

Enologix makes software that predicts how a wine will rate in reviews even before it is made. It claims that wine quality can be measured chemically, and a score assessed, much …

Visual of Contour door

Contour door

Silly inventions like these make me wonder why man continuously seeks interaction with the things surrounding him. Should buildings or offices be allowed to talk? "This door was …

Visual of Augmented Cognition

Augmented Cognition

The Augmented Cognition System will help the brain adapt to data on computer-screens. If there's too much/little data, it will decrease/increase the information for you. If the …

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 DNA as Information Storage

DNA as Information Storage

Scientists have written a message into the DNA of a living organism , a breakthrough they believe could lead to a new era of organic computers capable of healing themselves if …

Visual of First A4 colour e-paper unfurled

First A4 colour e-paper unfurled

Philips presented an A4-sized colour electronic paper . A paper-thin and bendable viewing panel. "This represents the next generation in display technology," Chung In-Jae, chief …

Visual of Forbidden Girl

Forbidden Girl

You don't have permission to access girl on this server. It's a pitty. But it is a good idea for a campaign against violence on women.

Visual of Google 2084

Google 2084

Tongue in cheek speculation on what Google's home page may look like in 2084, created by Randy Siegel for NY Times. Frankly, I don't think this is very realistic: We don't have to …

Visual of Hug T-Shirt

Hug T-Shirt

If you're longing for the touch of a loved one who is a few thousand miles away, what better way than to pick up the Hug Shirt for the both of you? This shirt is capable of …

Visual of iBiogenetics

iBiogenetics

In 1998 at the introduction of the iMac , Apple declared that the "i" stood for "internet". Apple later adopted the "i" prefix across its consumer hardware and software lines. …

Visual of Map of Online Communities

Map of Online Communities

Just in case you hadn't seen this one . Informational spaces define physical spaces, rather than the other way around. The map is the territory? Let's just hope the territory can …

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 Pencils made from cremated humans

Pencils made from cremated humans

Artist Nadine Jarvis fabricates pencils from carbon left over of cremated humans -- it's part of a larger "research project into post mortem." She notes that "240 pencils can be …

Visual of The surrealist were telling the truth

The surrealist were telling the truth

After Magritte; Surrealism in the 21th century. Peculiar image of the week, created by Isabel Lucena.

Visual of The Desktop Factory - Do It Yourself

The Desktop Factory - Do It Yourself

Nowadays, most people can't make anything at home because it's too expensive. Roboticist Hod Lipson wants you to stop shopping and use his portable 3-D printer to make your own …

Visual of The Metaverse Roadmap

The Metaverse Roadmap

In ancient times heroes like Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus explored the unknown territories of the globe. Today world traveling has become a teenage tourist activity, but …

Visual of TV Helmet

TV Helmet

TV-Helmet (Portable Living Room) made by in the '60s by Walter Pichler- Photo: Werner Kaligofsky. Via: We make Money not Art , Mouse . Related: Conditioned , Schöne Aussichten , …

Visual of Vanity ring

Vanity ring

For all you self-Googlers out there. And yes.. that means you too! Back in the old days (pre-next-nature) you used to wear gold rings and lots of bling you show off your wealth …

Visual of Victoria 4.0

Victoria 4.0

Victoria has great realism, perfect imperfections, and incredible ease of use. Based on live human models she is trying to close the gap between real life and models typically …

Visual of RFID implant opens doors

RFID implant opens doors

Amal has two RFID implants, one in each hand. His left hand contains a 3mm by 13mm EM4102 glass RFID tag that was implanted by a cosmetic surgeon. His right hand contains a 2mm by …

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 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 Computer crash virus

Computer crash virus

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

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 Light weeds

Light weeds

Lightweeds is a project by Simon Heijdens and currently exhibited at the MoMA - part of the Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition . The organisms - plants, weeds, trees - exist …

Visual of Meet the Worms, Viruses and Trojans

Meet the Worms, Viruses and Trojans

Now there is an interesting biomimicmarketing technique we had not seen before. For their new marketing campaign internet security company Messagelabs worked with digital artist …

Visual of Software that Ranks Female Beauty

Software that Ranks Female Beauty

Earlier we reported software that predicts how a wine will rate in reviews even before it is made . Now, for puber-geek delight, lets try that for women. Tel Aviv University …

Visual of Space Race in Cyberspace?

Space Race in Cyberspace?

After having build nightclubs, shopping malls and natural resorts, second hype residents have constructed a spaceport in their metaverse. They sure have a lot of different rockets …

Visual of The Blogging Houseplant

The Blogging Houseplant

Meet midori-san ,  the first blogging houseplant! Through sensors connected to the leaves of this Sweetheart Hoya reads bioelectric currents through the plant, this gives …

Visual of The Telepresence Frame

The Telepresence Frame

The Telepresence Frame is a domestic object which utilises the fact that one's bodily functions are digitised in order to create a new form of telepresence. Allowing loved ones to …

Visual of Type trousers

Type trousers

Beauty and the Geek jeans by Erik de Nijs. The trousers offer a full Querty keyboard layout as well as a mouse, speakers and a little joystick. As he calls it: "Beauty is skin …

Visual of Work in progress

Work in progress

"I think we are all "work in progress", this necklace is featuring a cool progress bar to indicate that." Nice work Irina!

Visual of A Future Love Story

A Future Love Story

By MARCEL VAN DER DRIFT. Ten years from now, a cell phone gently sinks to the bottom of the river. It's one of the latest models. The clever design, trendy colours and nifty …

Visual of Autimacy

Autimacy

Autimacy [aw-tih-muh-see] - noun, plural - cies. The term was coined by Simona Kicurovska .

Visual of Computational Wood

Computational Wood

Dr. Herb Smokler teaches us how to husband and harvest Computational Wood. Omitting he jerky production value of the video, one has to appreciate the inventive idea of treating …

Visual of Digital Overruns Nature: Pixel Attack

Digital Overruns Nature: Pixel Attack

Apparently, camouflaging oneself with digital patterns rather than nature-imitated patterns functions as a better camouflage within "old-nature" situations. So the digital …

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 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 Inorganic Flora

Inorganic Flora

By highlighting the geometric and mechanical structure of flowers, computer graphics illustrator Macoto Murayama produced these beautiful renderings. These flowers must not be …

Visual of Let the robots do the teaching

Let the robots do the teaching

"Upon returning to class after the Golden Week holidays, students at a Tokyo elementary school were delighted to find their teacher had been replaced by a robot. The talking …

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 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 Ars Electronica 2010: Artists Adressing NextNature

Ars Electronica 2010: Artists Adressing NextNature

Sind wir noch zu retten? That was the slogan of this year’s Ars Electronica festival in Linz (Austria). Titled ‘REPAIR’, the media art festival urged to leave our scepticism and …

Visual of First man infected with computer virus

First man infected with computer virus

Doctor gets chip. Chip gets virus. Virus infects other devices... Dalek shoots doctor? Dr. Mark Gasson of Reading University implanted a RFID chip under his skin last year. It is …

Visual of ISEA 2010: Artists addressing NextNature

ISEA 2010: Artists addressing NextNature

At ISEA 2010 , the International Symposium on Electronic Arts, media artists and media researchers from all over the world present their work in Dortmund (Germany). This year, …

Visual of MyWebwill.com – Serving your last online wishes

MyWebwill.com – Serving your last online wishes

We live an increasing amount of our lives online, but what happens to our digital identity after we are gone?  Until now our blogs, photos and social network accounts have lived …

Visual of Brainscan App

Brainscan App

By hooking up a commercially available EEG headset to a Nokia N900 smartphone, Jakob Eg Larsen and colleagues at the Technical University of Denmark in Kongens Lyngby have created …

Visual of Playing With Pigs

Playing With Pigs

Besides children and pets , it turns out that pigs are also attracted to interactive interfaces. Pig Chase is a computer game in which pigs and people can play together. The aim …

Visual of Portable Data Silence

Portable Data Silence

Experience full data silence with the Faraday Bag. Made from electromagnetic shielding silver coated fabric, it prevents devices inside it from being contacted. Made by artist …

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 Acoustic Instrument That Sounds Digital

Acoustic Instrument That Sounds Digital

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

Visual of Invisible Girlfriend

Invisible Girlfriend

Virtual for Real relationship.

Visual of The Ideal Phone Might Be The noPhone

The Ideal Phone Might Be The noPhone

Your next phone could be the noPhone: a technology-free alternative to any smart mobile device.

Visual of The Self-Portrait of the Digital Age

The Self-Portrait of the Digital Age

The series Museum of Selfies combines the original art of portraiture with its modern counterpart, the the smartphone self-portrait.

Visual of An Adblocker for Your Eyes

An Adblocker for Your Eyes

Most VR concepts and products are coming from big tech companies. With their ad-driven business models they are likely to fill your Glass, Hololens or Oculus with ads at some …

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Caught on Film

Analogue vs Digital: Caught on Film

Digital cameras have made us think less about taking a snapshot. Why should you think twice?

Visual of Xian'er, When Religion Meets A.I.

Xian'er, When Religion Meets A.I.

A robot monk has been created in China, mixing spirituality with artificial intelligence.

Visual of The Tree of (After) Life

The Tree of (After) Life

The Bios Incube is a smartphone-connected biodegradable urn that turns cremated remains into a tree.