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Visual of Augmented (Hyper)Reality

Augmented (Hyper)Reality

Augmented (hyper)Reality offers a glimpse of an alternate universe, with augmented reality cranked up to the next level.

Visual of Dock painting

Dock painting

The new Bob Ross has arrived: his name be Gautam Rao. This painting shows a magnified part of the dock in OSX. I especially wanted to highlight the Picassoesque face on the Mac …

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fully automated news bulletin

News at Seven is a set of preferences for what a newsreport should be about. Using keywords entered by the user, the program selects news site RSS feeds and specific stories to …

Visual of Mona Lisa after one week in LA

Mona Lisa after one week in LA

Visual of Cloud producing cloud

Cloud producing cloud

As a kid I used to think that factories produce the clouds (not really, but it sounds nice). Later I found out that clouds produce clouds. Via flickr

Visual of Indoor sports: the hyper-hyper-reality

Indoor sports: the hyper-hyper-reality

Always wanted to take that parachute jump from the airplane, but never dared to? Why not try an indoor sky dive? Less interesting view, but more floating time. You can jump in …

Visual of Hire a Hyperreal Girlfriend to Look Better on Facebook

Hire a Hyperreal Girlfriend to Look Better on Facebook

Baudrillard intersects with social media in the world of fake online girlfriends.

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590

Digital becomes physical. Move your cursor using this mouse cursor. You can buy one here .

Visual of Breaking News: CNN shows CNN

Breaking News: CNN shows CNN

Today CNN.com shows a picture of a television tuned to CNN, in order to inform its viewers about nuclear tests in North Korea. Somehow I feel this is related to our investigations …

Visual of Animals in advertising

Animals in advertising

The work of photographer Michael Wolf, amazing photos of buildings, plants, food and furniture. And unicorns. His website is definitely worth a look .

Visual of Rock, paper, scissors

Rock, paper, scissors

A robotic hand controlled by the power of thought alone has been demonstrated by researchers in Japan. Subjects lay inside an MRI scanner and were asked to make "rock, paper, …

Visual of Wildlife is disappearing

Wildlife is disappearing

Visual of Wildlife is disappearing II

Wildlife is disappearing II

From the WWF campaign.

Visual of C_YK

C_YK

T-Mobile is the proud owner of a trademark which says it owns the colour Magenta. T-Mobile and its parent Deutsche Telekom, have trademarked magenta. The move means that if you …

Visual of Big Ass Browser

Big Ass Browser

First we had the internet. We stored all our texts and images in databases. Then came search engines to locate the data. Now is the time to interconnect it all; to share knowledge …

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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 Electronic tattoos

Electronic tattoos

http://www.youtube.co/watch?v=fW0BZsOcZZE It's like... the future! Check website .

Visual of Fake for Real: Can You Taste the Difference?

Fake for Real: Can You Taste the Difference?

You can't beat the real thing, but then again, some generations seem to prefer the other choice. Competition between cola brands goes back a long time. Over the years, the two …

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: Virtual Miss

Fake for Real: Virtual Miss

Which of these women do you think is more beautiful? At the 2002 Miss Germany pageant, the eight finalists were photographed from the same angle without makeup. The portraits were …

Visual of Meanwhile in the Woods..

Meanwhile in the Woods..

Peculiar image of the week, created by Roemer van Toorn.

Visual of Smiley Cushion

Smiley Cushion

I don't know how it is with you, but to me sending smileys in emails or text messages always feels a bit primitive. It's not that I don't like the icons, I really do. I just don't …

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To boldly Google...

...where no one has googled before! Of course this would be possible one day: browsing the universe from your desktop. Google did it again and unlocks space, the final frontier …

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Build a better being

Will Wright's hugely successful games SimCity and The Sims let players shape the structure of urban areas and the lives of virtual humans; his upcoming game, Spore , lets them …

Visual of Fake for Real: Fantasy Castle

Fake for Real: Fantasy Castle

Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle could be the single best-loved structure in the world. Ever wondered where Walt Disney got his enchanting fairytale aesthetic? The castle, which …

Visual of Fake for Real: The most famous reproduction

Fake for Real: The most famous reproduction

The Mona Lisa is the most famous painting in the world. Just about everyone knows the mysteriously smiling lady. But how many of us have actually been to the Louvre to see it with …

Visual of Flatscreen TV Now Required for Survival?

Flatscreen TV Now Required for Survival?

GRONINGEN (NL) – Low-income people in the Dutch city Groningen should be able to buy a flatscreen television, according to the alderman of social affairs Peter Verschuren. The …

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In My Language

(Please don't click this video away too soon; it's self–explanatory and your time will be rewarded). mindhacks.com

Visual of Paradise Now

Paradise Now

Animation studios working in the field of architectural practice like Squint/Opera create glimpses of the future that are so beautifully convincing, you sometimes wonder if the …

Visual of Photoshop terrorism

Photoshop terrorism

Some months ago Iran did a test to show off their missile power which turned out to be quite embarrassing because one out of three did not work. Fortunately, they had a good copy …

Visual of The Invisible Movie

The Invisible Movie

In the Netherlands, there is a raging debate about a movie nobody ever saw. It seems that images have become so powerful, we don't even need them anymore to scare the hell out of …

Visual of Brand dating

Brand dating

Male - BMW, Armani, Durex - is looking for a Female - Dolce & Gabana, New York Times, Victoria's Secret. Branddating.nl is a (serious) dating site that relies on the …

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 Excuse me, I am lost

Excuse me, I am lost

So, if you don't have a clue what is going on here, imagine how that horned cow on the electricity pole must feel. Extrapeculiar image of the week.

Visual of Extinct Comic

Extinct Comic

As a kid we used to eat a cereal breakfast with rice pops. On the package of the rice pops there was a little blue bird called Dodo, who seemed to enjoy the rice pops as well. One …

Visual of Five strategies of Biomimicmarketing

Five strategies of Biomimicmarketing

Green electricity, Organic Shampoo, Jaguar convertibles, Red Bull, Bio Beef, Alligator gardening tools, Camel cigarettes and Puma sneakers. Once you develop an eye for it, it is …

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Mikel Uribetxeberria

Beautiful images by Mikel Uribetxeberria, I think that he also made videos out of this work. Or I saw something exactly like it in a gallery in Chelsea. Gimme more

Visual of Office Rebellion

Office Rebellion

These peculiar illustrations are part of a sixteen-page pamphlet produced to put inside the postage-paid, business-reply envelopes that come with junk mail offers. Every envelope …

Visual of Photoshopped Billboards

Photoshopped Billboards

Nice adbust in Berlins subway. Photoshop panels were put over the image to make reassure us that nobody is actually born that beautiful. More images . See also: Photoshop Beauties …

Visual of Sixth Sense

Sixth Sense

Although this TED video has been all over the web and commented on this website already, it still deserves a separate post: Desigineers Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry of the MIT …

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Battle of platforms

Ever wondered why there is so much competition in the world of operating systems? This video made by Leon Wang illustrates that "old nature" mechanisms like survival of the …

Visual of Invisibility Cloak Hides Objects Visible To The Naked Eye

Invisibility Cloak Hides Objects Visible To The Naked Eye

Some years ago scientists managed to build a rudimentary invisibility cloak, which was an impressive device but it had some important limitations, not least of which was that it …

Visual of MANKO & Plagiarism [#1]

MANKO & Plagiarism [#1]

In this first review of the works of Manko, we'll discuss the complex sorts of plagiarism in Augmented Reality art that are typical for our contemporary art scene. This introduces …

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Manko & The Invitation [#3]

Last month we discussed how the vacuum played a big role in Manko's life since he lost his right leg. Soon he developed this idea further, beyond the mere notion of extensions …

Visual of Nano Care™ Blueberry Paste Wax

Nano Care™ Blueberry Paste Wax

Surely we are quite attuned to some unexpected flavors in these quarters, but this Nano Care™ Blueberry Paste Wax wins our syncretic mash-up award for combining technorethoric …

Visual of The Virtual Lives of Extinct Animals

The Virtual Lives of Extinct Animals

What happens when next nature dreams of old nature? Such is the case with extinct animals that have ever come in contact with humans, particularly the dinosaurs, our own …

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Alex Gross

Indulge in the paintings by Alex Gross . There is 'something' next nature about them... If happen to have more information on what that 'something' is, feel free to enlighten us …

Visual of The Woods Smell of Shampoo

The Woods Smell of Shampoo

Named after the story of a city girl that washes her hair with pine-needle shampoo and one day walks in the woods with her daddy says "Daddy! The Woods Smell of Shampoo", this …

Visual of A €1,174 Chicken Coop for the Bourgeois Farmer

A €1,174 Chicken Coop for the Bourgeois Farmer

Long for farm-fresh eggs on the table? Dream about going to bed each night worrying about racoons, rats and foxes? Like the feeling of scraping chicken shit off your hands? For …

Visual of A Pill for Golden Poop

A Pill for Golden Poop

Sure, there's a pill to make your sweat smell like roses , but what about a pill that makes your poop look sparkly? Part of a high/low culture collaboration with Tobias Wong and …

Visual of Close Personal Friend

Close Personal Friend

You may want to spend 24-minutes on this Close Personal Friend. Made in 1996, this film anticipates contemporary phenomena like social media and self-branding.

Visual of Frying Nemo

Frying Nemo

Image consumption in the overdrive. Peculiar image of the week. Created by Erin Murphy, Victoria Bellavia, Yong Jun Lee & Sanggun Park . Thanks Jeroen van der Meij.

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Inside the Fastfood "Photokitchen"

Why does your food look different in advertising than it does in the store? A Canadian McDonald's marketing manager tries to answer this common question with a behind-the-scenes …

Visual of Nanotech Generates the Blackest Black

Nanotech Generates the Blackest Black

As the NANO Supermarket opens discussions on the ethics, purpose and usability of nanotechnology, Frederik De Wilde is researching its artistic possibilities. De Wilde is a guest …

Visual of Nature Deficit Disorder

Nature Deficit Disorder

Will this soon be public disease number one?

Visual of Slurpee Machines Add a New Flavor: Mashed Potato

Slurpee Machines Add a New Flavor: Mashed Potato

Convenience store chain 7/11 is serving up the latest in a line of futuristic near-foods: Instant mashed potatoes from a Slurpee-style spigot. The machine dispenses a stream of …

Visual of Twitter Followers as Currency

Twitter Followers as Currency

Imagine what you could do if you had one million Twitter followers. You would be so rich! Now seriously: Are followers becoming an alternative currency? Perhaps, although we are …

Visual of Video Game-Playing Robot Acts More

Video Game-Playing Robot Acts More "Human" than Humans

Computer-controlled players in video games can usually be spotted for their repetitive, illogical or unemotional behavior. Unlike humans, non-player characters (NPCs) don't get …

Visual of Colorized Photographs Blur the Line Between History and Simulation

Colorized Photographs Blur the Line Between History and Simulation

Is a colorized antique photo more or less "real" than the original?

Visual of Fake Shanty Town Simulates Poverty for Rich Vacationers

Fake Shanty Town Simulates Poverty for Rich Vacationers

You too can experience a life of grinding poverty in South Africa – with free WiFi and optional breakfast.

Visual of How Food Scientists Engineer the

How Food Scientists Engineer the "Bliss Point" in Junk Food

Cheetos and other junk foods are more carefully engineered than the average bridge.

Visual of Subway Beach

Subway Beach

What would a caveman make of this optical illusion?

Visual of The Anatomy of Mickey Mouse

The Anatomy of Mickey Mouse

Finally a full anatomical model of the renowned comic figure.

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 A Jet without Windows for a Better View

A Jet without Windows for a Better View

Supersonic jet replaces windows with massive live-streaming screens.

Visual of Breathing Lights

Breathing Lights

Inspired by the movement of spider webs in the wind, Dutch designer Jeroen Van Der Meij created Breathing Lights.

Visual of Food To Eat With Your Eyes

Food To Eat With Your Eyes

In Japan, fake food industry represents a century of old crafting tradition and a multi billion business.

Visual of It's Always Sunny with LED Panels

It's Always Sunny with LED Panels

An artificial illumination that is "authentic" enough to replace natural light.

Visual of Leaves & Logos Identification Quiz

Leaves & Logos Identification Quiz

Most people nowadays know more logos and brands than bird or tree species. Go test your own knowledge. Take a look at the leaves and logos above and see how many you can identify without looking them up.

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 Signs From The Near Future

Signs From The Near Future

Will these futuristic signs become part of our near future?

Visual of A Self-Aware Mario Able to Learn and Feel

A Self-Aware Mario Able to Learn and Feel

Super Mario is now able to learn and feel in the confines of his 8-bit universe.

Visual of Electronic Skin can Detect Magnetic Fields

Electronic Skin can Detect Magnetic Fields

There is a new artificial skin technology that could give humans magnetoception in the future.

Visual of Experience Van Gogh in Virtual Reality

Experience Van Gogh in Virtual Reality

America artist Mac Cauley created a new way to experience the painting in virtual reality.

Visual of Permanent Eye-Color Change

Permanent Eye-Color Change

A new laser surgery can permanently turn eyes from brown to blue.

Visual of Seconds for Sale: Domestication of Time

Seconds for Sale: Domestication of Time

Time Ingot is a solid piece of lead alloy, its mass can slow down time in the immediate vicinity.

Visual of Smog: an Augmented Reality?

Smog: an Augmented Reality?

A few days ago, these images of iconic buildings in Beijing as they look with and without intense smog have been posted on Weibo, one of China’s most popular social media …

Visual of Bacteria and Drones: New Ways to Collect Samples

Bacteria and Drones: New Ways to Collect Samples

While a hipster-drink bacteria are hunting space organisms, robots are catching whale snot in the open ocean.

Visual of Welcome to the Hearth of the Sun

Welcome to the Hearth of the Sun

Solarium, a video installation by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), puts visitors in the hearth of the sun.

Visual of How Is Hi-Tech Changing Sports?

How Is Hi-Tech Changing Sports?

Hitech is changing sports, but what are the consequences?

Visual of Pokémon Go Improves Players' Mental Health

Pokémon Go Improves Players' Mental Health

Pokémon Go is shaping social relationships amongst individuals.

Visual of Men Pregnancy: Reality or Science-fiction?

Men Pregnancy: Reality or Science-fiction?

The first uterus transplant in the United States raises the question: could uterus transplants allow men to get pregnant too?

Visual of Waiter, There's a Pig in My Soup!

Waiter, There's a Pig in My Soup!

A miniature piglet staring at you from a soup, to remind you the origins of your meal.

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 Experience Death with VR

Experience Death with VR

Virtual reality experiment tries to help people frightened of death with outer-body experience.

Visual of New AI Model Can Mimic Any Human Voice

New AI Model Can Mimic Any Human Voice

Lyrebird is an AI model capable of synthesizing anyone’s voice from just a one-minute audio sample.

Visual of Turn Your Smartphone into a Microscope

Turn Your Smartphone into a Microscope

Discover the cellular world with stick-on camera lenses for your smartphone.

Visual of MIT's new voiceless interface can read the words in your head

MIT's new voiceless interface can read the words in your head

The way we interact with the technology in our lives is getting progressively more seamless. If typing terms or addresses into your phone wasn’t easy enough, now you can just tell …

Visual of Simulacra and Simulations

Simulacra and Simulations

The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth--it is the truth which conceals that there is none. The simulacrum is true. -Ecclesiastes If we were able to take as the …

Visual of Fake for Real

Fake for Real

Fakeness has long been associated with inferiority. Fake Rolexes that break in two weeks, plastic Christmas trees, leaky silicone breasts that cause cancer, imitation caviar. Even …

Visual of The copypaste Bird

The copypaste Bird

One might think this video is just another witty flick made by some media artist. It is not. This is a real bird living in Southern Australia. In order to attract females, the …

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 …

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Next Nature Interview

For the Venezuelan Magazine Platanoverde , Gabriela Valdivieso y Lope Gutiarrez-Ruiz interviewed artist/scientist Koert van Mensvoort and discussed some of the idea's behind Next …

Visual of ALAVs

ALAVs

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

Visual of Anabukin-chan

Anabukin-chan

This is one of the weirdest things I ever saw... It's a commercial for a construction company. The text goes a little bit like this: Anabukikonten is "Anabuki Construction Co." …

Visual of Better than the real thing

Better than the real thing

Written by Debbie Mollenhagen PART 1: FROM LINEAR TO CIRCULAR Designer living has become designing life. I often ask myself: did it taste like the real thing? But when I open my …

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 Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2 is a manmade closed ecological system in Oracle, Arizona. Constructed between 1987 and 1989, it was used to test if and how people could live and work in a closed …

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 Eye 2.0

Eye 2.0

Now with Google smart look. Don't worry, it is science fiction (still). Created by Sean Hamilton Alexander.

Visual of Firefox crop cirle - Aliens prefer firefox

Firefox crop cirle - Aliens prefer firefox

Take back the field. This past weekend, the OSU Linux Users Group descended on a field in Oregon to create a 45,000+ square foot crop circle of Firefox.

Visual of Fruit-flavoured Breathing

Fruit-flavoured Breathing

A group of manufacturers are selling canned oxygen. It comes in flavors and it's a bit like bottled water: a thing that you can get for free but might pay for anyway. But why …

Visual of Grow Your Own 1up Mushroom Kit

Grow Your Own 1up Mushroom Kit

Deep in the basement of an ancient house in Sonobe (tucked in the fields of Kyoto, Japan), an amazing discovery has been made: real 1up Mushrooms . The seller claims that eating …

Visual of Hypernose

Hypernose

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

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 Info Toaster

Info Toaster

Toasted bread as an information display device (originally developed in 2001 but somehow still intruiging): a toaster that parses meteorological information from the web and then …

Visual of Kernwasser Wonderland

Kernwasser Wonderland

The construction of this nucleair powerplant near Kalkar (DE) started in 1973. After the build was finished, in 1991 it was decided not to use it for political reasons. The …

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 Need for Speed

Need for Speed

A transformation of the big flashing arrows from the computer game Need for Speed Underground 2, NFSU 2 to physical space. Although computer games generally try to imitate the …

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 Pimp my heart

Pimp my heart

The machine and the experience of the machine are becoming one. I've seen these kind of things in computer games, but now they are becoming real— Feels like plugging in to the …

Visual of Playstation commercial

Playstation commercial

A peculiar image created by Erik Vervroegen for Sony Playstation.

Visual of Sababa

Sababa

The Sababa is the first real time lava visualiser kit of global city flows. It takes the lava lamp one step further by reconstructing it according to the language of the current …

Visual of Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain

Leonard Knight started this massive desert art project in 1985, Niland, California. For nearly 20 years he created the landscape with every shade and type of paint ... and just 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 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 Sketch furniture

Sketch furniture

Is it possible to let a first sketch become an object, to design directly onto space? This is a question that Front Design have just asked in their project Sketch Furniture. "The …

Visual of Surreal toys

Surreal toys

These and more surreal toys / sculptures are collected by the Underground Beinart collective (Australia). beinart.org

Visual of Surreal weather conditions

Surreal weather conditions

Fascinating old nature. Somehow I find it hard to believe these weather photos are not computer rendered. Must be because of my Hollywood-special-effect-conditioned mind.

Visual of The Animal Sweater

The Animal Sweater

The pattern on the Animal Sweater suggests a new way to experience commercial imagery. The Animal sweater, designed by Karl Grandin, was first shown at The Biggest Visual Power …

Visual of The Sleeping Garden

The Sleeping Garden

How to design an expierience of retrieving in nature in the middle of Holland's second-biggest city? Design a park, built entirely from used railway sleepers. That was the basic …

Visual of Tropical Dome

Tropical Dome

The largest indoor beach in Europe, near Berlin. www.my-tropical-islands.com

Visual of Virtual roast

Virtual roast

This bird died for the sin of all carnivores and for the sake of other Xmas-dinner-turkeys. Give it a practice on: roastaturkey.com

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 Visual Kitchen

Visual Kitchen

This concept is a cutting board that has an integrated scale within a defined area on it's surface. This allows a person to both cut and measure ingredients on the same surface …

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 World Mapper

World Mapper

The toy export map of the world. The toy import map of the world. The way we map things can make a world of difference. Worldmapper's maps transform traditional cartographic …

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 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... …

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 Ceci n'est pas une Montagne

Ceci n'est pas une Montagne

  This is not a mountain, this is a building. Expedition Everest is a "themed roller coaster" attraction created by the imagineers of Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida. …

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. …

Visual of Super Mario Cloud

Super Mario Cloud

Cory Arcangel hacked and modified a piece of hardware'the cartridge on which the game "Super Mario" is stored, or rather, was stored to produce "Super Mario Cloud" This is …

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 …

Visual of Email Flight Sim

Email Flight Sim

This must be the best worst software concept I've seen this year.. An email mailbox represented as a 3D, virtual LAX airport. in this world's coolest email program, based on the …

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 Hyper Animals

Hyper Animals

No no, don't worry! These hypernatural animals aren't the genetic surprise of some mad scientist, it is artist Sarina Brewer resampling, remixing and stitching together her Custom …

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Ibar

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

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 Nanosculpture

Nanosculpture

This copy of Rodins "Le Penseur" / "The Thinker" (1880) shouldn't have that much on its mind... By using laser-technology, Korean researchers have crafted the microscopic version …

Visual of Fake for Real: Natural Breasts?

Fake for Real: Natural Breasts?

It is true, they are rare, but they do exist: girls with tiny waists and large breasts. Occasionally, women are simply born like this. The only problem they have - in a world …

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 Peculiar Car

Peculiar Car

Another peculiar object, from Matthew Barney's Cremaster 4 .

Visual of Pixel shirt

Pixel shirt

The Ironic Sans blog brings you Pre-Pixelated clothing! Stop worrying about whether or not the producer of that Reality TV show you're on will pixelate your carefully chosen …

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 Simulacra for Dummies

Simulacra for Dummies

Anyone can explain Baudrillard with this move. After the recent passing-away of this philosopher, it seems appropriate to post this movie as an ultimate "Simulacra for Dummies". …

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 objectuals

The objectuals

The Objectuals is a series of work by artist Hyung Koo Lee , it features an interesting mix of visual distortion apparatus for the human body. Lee says that he experienced …

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 Waterworld - Old nature meets next nature

Waterworld - Old nature meets next nature

Atkin's Architecture Group recently won the first prize award for an international design competition with this hyperreal entry. Set in a spectacular water filled quarry in …

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 1 Whole human

1 Whole human

Peculiar product of the week. Found at.

Visual of Apparently things are improving in Darfur?

Apparently things are improving in Darfur?

Unfortunately this stylish refugee is merely an advertising fata morgana.

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 …

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Ceci n'est pas une Potato Chip

Proctor and Gamble, the maker of Pringles , has successfully argued in a British court that their product is ‘not a potato chip’. Pringles are also officially now, not potato …

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Click me

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

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 for Real: Ceci n'est pas une Montagne

Fake for Real: Ceci n'est pas une Montagne

Ask a child to draw a mountain and you will get something like the Matterhorn. The shape of this famous mountain, situated on the Swiss-Italian border in the Alps, is one of the …

Visual of Fake for Real: Man in the Mirror

Fake for Real: Man in the Mirror

Some days when we look in the mirror we like what we see, some days less so. Would it not be great to be able to tweak the image a bit? After all, it is our main manifestation to …

Visual of Fake for Real: White House

Fake for Real: White House

The White House, seat and symbol of the US government, is built in a Roman style, which was in turn inspired by Greek architecture. At left, we see it applied in the Villa …

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Faked Fireworks at Beijing Olympics

A local Chinese newspaper, The Beijing Times , revealed some of the staggering fireworks at the opening of the Beijing Olympics were actually not fireworks, but computer graphics. …

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Flying Penguins

Last week, the BBC reported a colony of penguins that had gained the ability to fly (video) . The penguins were reported to fly thousands of miles and spend the winter in the …

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Hollywood on Canvas

Peculiar image of the week. Source: Worth 1000 , via Trendbeheer . See also: Mona Lisa goes LA , The Photoshop Beauties .

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Is it a bird?

Benjamin Verdonck's Giant Nest in Rotterdam.

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Remember nature? Fake or real?

Visiting the American Natural History Museum in New York, I pictured myself in about, let's say 150 years from now, trying to explain my younger family members what nature looked …

Visual of Saturn (Directors Cut)

Saturn (Directors Cut)

The struggle between the born and the made is being fought out in a wardrobe on Saturn. By: 1stavemachine.com | Related: Sixties Last

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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 …

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Search Engine

"Google has stationed approximately a million computers worldwide to be able to process the 40 billion searches per month. One search request uses as much energy as a low-energy …

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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, …

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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 …

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Some Kids Don't Like Chicken

But they love dinosaur! Judge for yourself whether this dinosaur nugget product is supposed to give kids a history lesson on the evolutionary relation between dinosaurs and birds …

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The Evolution of the Richer

Are we on the verge of a future human evolution, one that isn’t, at least in it’s very core, “the survival of the fittest”, but rather “the evolution of the richer”? Think about …

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The Photoshop Beauties

Usually we don't realize the hours of photoshopping spent on magazine and advertising images before publication. The raw photographic material reveals a lot about the fine craft …

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 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 '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 …

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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 Carhenge

Carhenge

Jim Reinders, an experimental artist with a history of using curious media, became so enthralled by the beauty of the famous Stonehenge in England that he had to recreate it. …

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Crowdsourced drink

Remember the days when the flavor of a fruity drink was simply connected to an apple, orange, strawberry, kiwi, or perhaps – if you felt really exotic – an acai berry? Nowadays we …

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Future babes

A future in which prosthetic patches prevent bodies from aging? Or a sexists view on femininity in robotics?   Either way, the question is whether they are up- or downgrades of …

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How will Michael Jackson appear in heaven?

Our beloved King of Pop, Michael Jackson, who died tragically at the age of fifty after suffering cardiac arrest, was one of the most widely beloved entertainers and influential …

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Josh Keyes

There is something about the work of Josh Keyes. He might be the Bob Ross of our generation. He has site.

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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 …

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Pantonebow

Never believed in pots of gold anyway. Related: Credit on Color - rainbow of credit cards | Datafountain - money translated into water | Ceci n'est pas une Roche | Faked Fireworks …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Wallpaper Escape

Found sportswear a d, will be reality some day... (with magical goggles of some sort) Related: Recreation in NextNature | Big Ass Search Engine | If Giraffes lived in the US | …

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 …

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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 …

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Fat/slim magnifying label

With an optical trick, this German bottle of water is trying to prove its effectiveness for the body. Though drinking water is a necessity for life, the downside of this product …

Visual of In Pursuit of Artificial Flavoring

In Pursuit of Artificial Flavoring

Following in the footsteps of a Marco Polo-esque spice trade, next nature explorers Jon Cohrs and Ryan Van Luit travel by canoe past massive cargo ships and factories in search of …

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 Next Nature Movie #5: American Beauty

Next Nature Movie #5: American Beauty

During the selection of the top ten of next nature movies we’ve doubted quite a bit between the Truman Show (1998) and American Beauty (1999). The Truman Show tells the story of a …

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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 …

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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 Space Monkey

Space Monkey

During the 1960s, monkeys were sent into outer space as part of the US space exploration program. But they didn’t all return, until now. Via scaryideas.com | Related: WWF

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Virtual Realities by NL Architects

Some beautiful "visual thoughts" by NL Architects . On the left: Minimum Speed 200 kh/h. On the right: United Airlines. On the left: desert irrigation made beautiful with this …

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A day made of glass

This video shows the design vision of Corning, a company that specializes in glass. Not just any glass, but glass incorporating technology, electronics and displays. And it sure …

Visual of A Rare Giant Crane in Manhattan

A Rare Giant Crane in Manhattan

In this Petcha Kutcha presentation, Mike Dickison comes to a very funny conclusion: Although Big Bird might superficially resemble other ratites like the ostrich or emu, he is …

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Gaming Glitches

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

Visual of Incredibly Shrinking Humanity

Incredibly Shrinking Humanity

Arne Hendricks thinks we can solve the ecological crisis by shrinking every human on earth to 50cm tall: http://bit.ly/sxxNr1 #powershow

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, …

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Theriomorphous Cyborg

The Animal Architecture Awards have just announced the winners of their 2011 contest. Taking first place is Simone Ferracina's Theriomorphous Cyborg , a (speculative) augmented …

Visual of Visualizing Wifi Landscapes

Visualizing Wifi Landscapes

This project explores the invisible terrain of WiFi networks in urban spaces by light painting signal strength in long-exposure photographs. A four-metre long measuring rod with …

Visual of Windmill Trees

Windmill Trees

A new Dutch landscape with windmills up to 120 meters. Designed by NL Architects .

Visual of Braille 2.0

Braille 2.0

Text for blind people using the Braille alphabet has been around for some time. But instead of making separate books for the visually impaired, why not change the way we all read? …

Visual of Featured Page #01: Hypernature

Featured Page #01: Hypernature

During the coming weeks, we will present a selection of our favourite pages from the Next Nature book . To kick the series off, we’ll start with a spread about hypernature; the …

Visual of Nanotech Bracelet Detects Allergies

Nanotech Bracelet Detects Allergies

Designed by Luc de Smet, Awear is a speculative bracelet that can detect and record the sources of allergies for children in uncontrolled environments, such as schools and …

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Pantone SkinTone

Should made-to-order babies become a reality in the near future, one piece of the design puzzle has been solved now Pantone has release their SkinTone system. Indexing 110 skin …

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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!

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Seaside Swimming Pool

Always good to see a swimming pool exactly where you need it. At San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chili they know how to cater people that love nature – except for the rocks, bites …

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 …

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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 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.

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Interview: Floris Kaayk, the Visionary Creative Mind Behind Human Birdwings

Floris Kayak discusses online hoaxes and the future of technology.

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"News Machine" Illustrates the Effects of Media Distortion

The  News Machine  is a contraption that explains the news distortion that happens when a message is broadcast through different media. The starting point is a tweet sent from a …

Visual of The Pulsating Heart of Tokyo

The Pulsating Heart of Tokyo

An astounding tangle of multi-colored water flowing throughout 18 arteries represents what happens every day in the pulsating heart of Tokyo. This is how Takatsugu Kuriyama , from …

Visual of The Visible Flight of Seagulls

The Visible Flight of Seagulls

A long exposure turns seagulls into airplanes.

Visual of This Color-Changing Glass Could Stop Date Rape

This Color-Changing Glass Could Stop Date Rape

Because date rape drugs are odorless, colorless and tasteless, victims don't normally realize they've been attacked until it's too late. In a clever, necessary bit of information …

Visual of Traffic organized by Color

Traffic organized by Color

Made by Cy Kuckenbaker

Visual of Wi-Fi Visualization: Surrounded by Waves

Wi-Fi Visualization: Surrounded by Waves

An artist visualizes WiFi waves across landmarks in Washington, DC.

Visual of All Humans Piled Together Are So Tiny

All Humans Piled Together Are So Tiny

All humans on Earth put together are not enough to fill the Grand Canyon. We are so small yet so present.

Visual of Browsing the Map of Space Ship Earth

Browsing the Map of Space Ship Earth

Besides finding their way, people look at to transport them to another place, or in this case, another perspective on planet Earth.

Visual of Flight Paths Of Birds Captured On Video

Flight Paths Of Birds Captured On Video

Visualizing of the flight paths of birds.

Visual of Glow in the Dark Trees

Glow in the Dark Trees

Daan Roosegaarde is exploring possibilities to replace streetlights with luminous trees.

Visual of Modern Society Contradictions

Modern Society Contradictions

Pawel Kuczynski portraits the contradictions of today’s world.

Visual of Moonwalk Nike

Moonwalk Nike

Nike sneakers with lunar surface pattern, to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon.

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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 Smart Tags Change Color as Food Spoils

Smart Tags Change Color as Food Spoils

Smart Tags stick to containers of food and change color when something has expired.

Visual of Timeline Of The Far (not so bright) Future

Timeline Of The Far (not so bright) Future

BBC predicts the far future.

Visual of Do Kids Know Where Dinner Comes From?

Do Kids Know Where Dinner Comes From?

Swimming salmon fillets confuse educate children about where dinner comes from.

Visual of Experiencing Animal Vision Through Virtual Reality

Experiencing Animal Vision Through Virtual Reality

Eyes of the Animal is an interactive project that invites the public to an uncommon virtual reality setting conceived especially for experiences in actual forests, giving the opportunity to see the world as an insect would.

Visual of Mini's Augmented Reality Driving Goggles

Mini's Augmented Reality Driving Goggles

The popular car brand is working on augmented reality goggles that enhance the driving experience.

Visual of Seeing the Sun Through Data

Seeing the Sun Through Data

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space museum has taken the sun observation to the next level with a giant public display of images and data that show the sun in hyper-real detail.

Visual of The Most Romantic City? Not Paris!

The Most Romantic City? Not Paris!

San Bruno in California is the only city with a hearth-shaped neighborhood.

Visual of The Weather Machine

The Weather Machine

The Weather Machine: an installation that explores rain, clouds and sun heat to recreate the weather occurring outside.

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.