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Visual of Google Manhole

Google Manhole

Peculiar object of this week: A Google Manhole, via Bruce Sterling's Beyond the Beyond .

Visual of Follow The Money

Follow The Money

If you happen to be in the neighborhood, you may want to attend the lecture I will be throwing at the Follow the Money – The database as a narrative form conference this Thursday …

Visual of Manko & Escape [#10]

Manko & Escape [#10]

The children looked startled. 'Leaving?', Askr asked. 'But it's not time yet!', Embla said. Manko had no clue of what was going on. Not yet time for what? The red ball turned …

Visual of Consuming Illusions

Consuming Illusions

So you thought the 'consumption of illusions' was a typical digital world activity of second life residents and gaming addicts? Never underestimate virtuality in everyday life. …

Visual of Google tracks flue spread via sick searchers

Google tracks flue spread via sick searchers

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

Visual of Virtual Transgender Suit

Virtual Transgender Suit

A study by psychologists at Nottingham Trent University has found that 54 percent of all males and 68 percent of all females "gender swap" – or create online personas of their …

Visual of When Facebook gets Physical

When Facebook gets Physical

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

Visual of Real Mario (video)

Real Mario (video)

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

Visual of Digital Gastronomy

Digital Gastronomy

The food printer seems to be one of those lustrous concepts that continues to pop-up in the fantasy of techno-connoisseurs. Some years ago James King already proposed a printed …

Visual of Doll Box Coffins

Doll Box Coffins

This interactive piece called Boys & Girls was made by artist Job Koelewijn , who invites people to take place in the life size coffin–style Barbie & Ken packages, where …

Visual of iBookshelf: Simulation before Extinction

iBookshelf: Simulation before Extinction

As technology progresses we constantly have to adapt ourselves to an ever changing media landscape. Designers try to smooth the changes with a ' progressive nostalgic ' strategy: …

Visual of Mirror Neurons – Simulation at the basis of Human Civilization

Mirror Neurons – Simulation at the basis of Human Civilization

Within our society, imitation and simulation are typically seen as inferior symbols of a distorted mediated culture – think of fake Rolexes, plastic Christmas trees, silicone …

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

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

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

Visual of Browsing the Technological Sublime

Browsing the Technological Sublime

In this video, Geert Mul uses online photos to tap into the divine presence in image search #powershow http://bit.ly/uk79b0

Visual of Manko & Soup  [#6]

Manko & Soup [#6]

When Nada returned as promised with a small bowl of soup in her hands, Manko was sitting upright with a grumbling stomach. Even now that Manko could see normal again, Nada's hair …

Visual of Manko & The Children [#9]

Manko & The Children [#9]

As they went down the elevator shaft, going deeper underground, neither Nada nor Manko spoke a word. To Manko it seemed to take forever. In his mind, he went over the long …

Visual of Manko & Time [#13, The End]

Manko & Time [#13, The End]

Many things have been rumored about the artist called Manko since he vanished about a year ago. Some even went so far as to claim he had died. So it was all over the news when …

Visual of Pixelated Nature

Pixelated Nature

What happens if your childhood experience of your environment has been solely through video games? According to artist Shawn Smith, "pixels became a sort of map from which to …

Visual of Remote Kissing Device

Remote Kissing Device

Nobuhiru Takahashi, student at the Kajimoto Laboratory of the University of Electro-Communications in Chofu City, Tokyo, invented this Internet French kissing device. When a …

Visual of Resizing Daddy

Resizing Daddy

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

Visual of Social Microbial life

Social Microbial life

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

Visual of Timon and Pumbaa

Timon and Pumbaa

More real than you think. Peculiar image of the week. Via . Thanks Ton .

Visual of Video Game Logic Wins This Round

Video Game Logic Wins This Round

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

Visual of Virtual Offline Shopping

Virtual Offline Shopping

As the second most hardest working people on this planet, Koreans obviously dread their weekly shopping for groceries. It is therefore that Home Plus (Tesco in Europe) plastered …

Visual of A Computer that Nods and Waves When You Do

A Computer that Nods and Waves When You Do

Ever wish you could express yourself better over Skype? Tired of being a disconnected head-in-a-box? A team at Stanford University has rigged a Mac computer screen to shake its …

Visual of A More Realistic Mermaid

A More Realistic Mermaid

After being denied permission to reproduce the famed Little Mermaid statue from Copenhagen, the authorities of Vancouver decided to go for something more realistic.

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

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

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

Visual of Where Games are Made

Where Games are Made

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

Visual of 3D Pizza Printer for Astronauts

3D Pizza Printer for Astronauts

Printable pizza. The next big food innovation after sliced bread.

Visual of A Lifetime of Questions through Google

A Lifetime of Questions through Google

Google becomes the authority on existential questions about aging.

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

Interact with Friends (in Real Life) with Facebook Monopoly

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

Visual of 3D Print Your Thoughts

3D Print Your Thoughts

How incredible would it be to imagine a thing and have it magically appear in concrete form? After food , organs  and virtuality , here comes the thought printer!  Thinkerthing , …

Visual of Roulette for Your Facebook Account

Roulette for Your Facebook Account

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

Visual of Six Tweet Under: Live Forever via Twitter

Six Tweet Under: Live Forever via Twitter

A new company analyzes your personality and writing style in order to keep producing tweets after you die.

Visual of Hangout for Digital Natives

Hangout for Digital Natives

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

Visual of Transfer a Loving Tap Via Bluetooth

Transfer a Loving Tap Via Bluetooth

A bracelet able to transfer a touch between two people.

Visual of Angry Birds in Real Life

Angry Birds in Real Life

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

Visual of Innovative Nostalgia Can Afflict Anyone

Innovative Nostalgia Can Afflict Anyone

Hanx Writer, an app that digitally simulates the experience of typing on a typewriter.

Visual of Falling in Love According to Facebook

Falling in Love According to Facebook

Facebook data science analyzed what happens to our virtual life when we fall in love.

Visual of Nano Product: The Healing Game

Nano Product: The Healing Game

The Healing Game: a playful medicine.

Visual of Virtual Reality Headset for Chickens

Virtual Reality Headset for Chickens

A virtual reality headset could give chickens the freedom to roam without the roaming.

Visual of 3D Holography: the Future of Medicine

3D Holography: the Future of Medicine

A new technology aims to provide doctors with a true hologram of organs.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Add to Shopping Cart

Analogue vs Digital: Add to Shopping Cart

We don’t have to leave our homes to do groceries, buy new clothes, furniture, or anything. We can buy everything online!

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Los Santos

Analogue vs Digital: Los Santos

Los Santos is a big, fictional city in the state of San Andreas inspired by the City of Los Angeles.

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"The End": a Virtual Opera Singer, Millions of Fans and the Meaning of Death

Sixteen-year-old Japanese singer Hatsune Miku grew in short time to a worldwide popstar. With her colourful appearance she counts millions of followers on social media, she …

Visual of Facebook Turned into a Real Toxic Drug

Facebook Turned into a Real Toxic Drug

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

Visual of Hospitalised Veterans Experience Virtual Parade

Hospitalised Veterans Experience Virtual Parade

Google filmed the most recent NYC Veteran’s Day Parade in 360-degree video and created a VR version that would allow disabled or ill-healthed veterans to experience the parade as well.

Visual of Musical Journey Through the Human Body

Musical Journey Through the Human Body

De Motu is an interactive music app that let you experience your body through music and influence the sound with your own body.

Visual of Pac-Man Boomeranged in the Real World

Pac-Man Boomeranged in the Real World

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

Visual of The World's First Virtual Reality Park

The World's First Virtual Reality Park

A virtual reality theme park where visitors can explore the virtual world in a physical environment.

Visual of Solutions to Virtual Reality's Big Problem

Solutions to Virtual Reality's Big Problem

If you experience virtual reality sickness, here some solutions for you.

Visual of Virtual Nose for Video Game Players

Virtual Nose for Video Game Players

Nausea is a common feeling while playing video games. A solution would be to add a virtual nose to VR experiences.

Visual of Virtual Reality Can Intensify Emotions

Virtual Reality Can Intensify Emotions

Researchers discovered that people's reactions to 3D images of facial expressions are more emotional than the responses to classic 2D images.

Visual of Virtual Reality Dining Experience

Virtual Reality Dining Experience

Using immersive virtual reality and aromatics to make the brain believe we are enjoying a delicious dish.

Visual of Microsoft Is Betting on Mixed Reality

Microsoft Is Betting on Mixed Reality

The Microsoft HoloLens is a holographic computer that enables you to interact with high-definition holograms through augmented reality.

Visual of A.I. Can Guess Exact Locations of Images

A.I. Can Guess Exact Locations of Images

Google's PlaNet will be soon able to tell you where a photograph was taken by simply looking at its contents.

Visual of The Digital Life Project

The Digital Life Project

Researchers are creating accurate 3D models of living organisms to preserve the heritage of life on Earth.

Visual of Experience a Real Safari, Google-Style

Experience a Real Safari, Google-Style

Google launched the Mzansi Experience, a virtual tour to South Africa through Street View.

Visual of Technology: Intrusive or Supportive?

Technology: Intrusive or Supportive?

Is the use of personal devices becoming a replacement for the spectrum of emotions that make us all humans?

Visual of Explore Mars with NASA's VR Experience

Explore Mars with NASA's VR Experience

Exploring the surface of Mars at least 15 years before a human being in flesh and blood will be able to, this is the new ambitious idea of the people at NASA.

Visual of Photoshop Hacks Become In Real Life Art

Photoshop Hacks Become In Real Life Art

UV Production House reflects on popular online platforms for maker culture.

Visual of How Rare Is Virtual Gold?

How Rare Is Virtual Gold?

Part one of a ten part series exploring the design of an invisible technology: money.

Visual of VR as a Tool for Social Change

VR as a Tool for Social Change

United Nations aims at turning a playful technology into a serious medium.

Visual of Farming in Silico

Farming in Silico

Farming is more than manual labor. The hard part is knowing how to get the best yield. Thankfully, there’s an app for that: growing crops in silico.

Visual of FarmVille Turns into Real-Life Agriculture

FarmVille Turns into Real-Life Agriculture

A Japanese Start up brings Farmville back into real life by letting players grow physical food.

Visual of The Future of Dating

The Future of Dating

Introducing Tinder VR: dating technology from the future.

Visual of Virtual Baby Acts and Looks Impossibly Real

Virtual Baby Acts and Looks Impossibly Real

A rosy-cheeked kid learns her first words, cries when her babysitter leaves, smiles when she’s happy, but she’s not real. BabyX is an AI research-in-progress by a company named Soul Machines.

Visual of A Virtual Cure for the Socially Withdrawn

A Virtual Cure for the Socially Withdrawn

Using alternative reality as a cure for the socially excluded.

Visual of A Virtual Reality Retreat

A Virtual Reality Retreat

Are we sleepwalking into our technological future?

Visual of Virtual Networking, the Future Social Media

Virtual Networking, the Future Social Media

Virtual reality is already becoming a part of the conversation surrounding social media. Will it become the next popular social network?

Visual of Interview: Jeremy Bailenson on his latest book

Interview: Jeremy Bailenson on his latest book "Experience on Demand"

Virtual reality has come a long way. Like most technological leaps, it’s had a huge push from the entertainment industry, but current applications span a wide range of social and …

Visual of Next hospitals: How virtual reality is shaping the future of medicine

Next hospitals: How virtual reality is shaping the future of medicine

And it’s already showing incredible results. VR transports us to faraway worlds without even asking us to leave our chairs. Yet we usually hear about it in the context of video …

Visual of Face the future of intimacy with Kiiroo

Face the future of intimacy with Kiiroo

Meet the teledildonics, an ingenious species of bi-directionally controlled sextoys from the future, available today. These touch emulating vibrators find each other on social sex …

Visual of Researchers are using VR to help teachers understand autism

Researchers are using VR to help teachers understand autism

Researchers are using VR as an empathy tool to help neurotypical teachers understand their students with autism. There have already been attempts to use VR to help autistic …

Visual of How Pokemon are affected by climate change

How Pokemon are affected by climate change

You know climate change is real when dead coral Pokemon start to wash up on (virtual) beaches. Behold, Cursola, world’s first dead coral Pokemon. On the origins of Cursola While …

Visual of Three ways virtual reality is revolutionizing teaching

Three ways virtual reality is revolutionizing teaching

You’ve probably heard how Virtual Reality (VR) is going to change everything: the way we work, the way we live, the way we play. Still, for every truly transformative technology, …

Visual of Netflix: Symbol of quarantine

Netflix: Symbol of quarantine

Since the 16th of March 2020, the government of the Netherlands applied new measures to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Schools, cafes, restaurants and sport …

Visual of How emojis represent the past, present and future within Next Nature

How emojis represent the past, present and future within Next Nature

It's that time of year again; the Unicode Emoji 13.0 has announced that 117 new emojis are to be implemented in the second half of 2020. It got us curious of what these new emojis …

Visual of 'The Invention of Morel’ is a techno-lovestory from the future, written in 1940

'The Invention of Morel’ is a techno-lovestory from the future, written in 1940

Octavio Paz says calls  The Invention of Morel , “ without exaggeration… a perfect novel. ” According to Borges, “ to classify  [it]  as perfect is neither an …

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 …

Visual of Artificial island Dubai #2

Artificial island Dubai #2

On the second day, Dubai created the world...

Visual of Biojewellery

Biojewellery

Designing Rings with Bioengineered Bone Tissue. Married couples used to wear a ring as a symbol of their affective relationship. But with these bioengineered rings made out of …

Visual of Designing for Next Nature (workshop report)

Designing for Next Nature (workshop report)

The extent to which new technologies are intervening with everyday life can hardly be underestimated. Virtual realities, nano- and biotechnology are increasingly providing new …

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 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 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 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 Klima Kontrolle

Klima Kontrolle

Klima Kontrolle (video) is a project by Roel Wouters and Luna Maurer . A fan is placed in front of a computer screen and accelerates until it blows away the entire desktop. …

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 missing limb

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 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 Car Navigation - Just Follow the Red Cable

Car Navigation - Just Follow the Red Cable

Just follow the yellow brick road ... thin red cable and you know where to go! Instead of looking at a small 6 inch screen, or listening to less than exact turn by turn …

Visual of Delete-Key-Eraser

Delete-Key-Eraser

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

Visual of Fake for Real: Actress Plays Virtual Character

Fake for Real: Actress Plays Virtual Character

Tomb Raider, featuring superwoman Lara Croft, was one of the most successful video games of its generation. Although many computer games had previously been created as spin-offs …

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: Disasters like from a Movie

Fake for Real: Disasters like from a Movie

Two disasters in New York, with the Emirpe state in view. In The Day After Tomorrow, a Hollywood blockbuster about climate change, New York is submerged by a catastrophic flood. …

Visual of Fake for Real: The Real Life of flat Characters

Fake for Real: The Real Life of flat Characters

Cartoon characters fuel our imagination. For the duration of the book or movie, they supply us with an alternative playful identity; an escape from the dull monotonous everyday …

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: Redefining Nemo

Fake for Real: Redefining Nemo

After having seen Disney's blockbuster 'Finding Nemo', every scuba diver that happens to meets with the original white orange striped clownfish underwater, will unmistakable think …

Visual of Fake for Real: Sim City

Fake for Real: Sim City

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

Visual of Fake for Real: World View

Fake for Real: World View

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

Visual of 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 Have a Break from Second Hype

Have a Break from Second Hype

Do something else for a change.

Visual of How to print an Organ?

How to print an Organ?

What to do about the shortage of human organ donors? An emerging branch of medicine, called organ printing (future vision alert) , takes a patient's own healthy cells and uses a …

Visual of Human Tetris

Human Tetris

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

Visual of Modernistic Vaginas

Modernistic Vaginas

The influence of modernism and its trend of thought that affirms the power of human beings to create, improve, and reshape the world, along with its clear universal style 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 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 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 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 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 To boldly Google...

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 …

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 Animator vs Animation

Animator vs Animation

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

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 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 Click me

Click me

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

Visual of Fake for Real video

Fake for Real video

Video of the Fake for Real Memory Game , presented by Hendrik-Jan Grievink & Koert van Mensvoort at the Style First exhibition in the museum Mudac , Lausanne, Switzerland. …

Visual of Faked Fireworks at Beijing Olympics

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. …

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 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 Lion and giraffe fooling around

Lion and giraffe fooling around

This is the peculiar image of the week, sorry Koert ; ) Excuse my crap quality.

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 PacMan's Skull

PacMan's Skull

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

Visual of Remember nature? Fake or real?

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 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 Search Engine

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 …

Visual of Self Control Freak

Self Control Freak

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

Visual of 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 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 Wear Your Social Network

Wear Your Social Network

Get Wickd (props for the name boys – totally wicked!) is a tech-fashion brand that sells basic clothes with barcodes that can link your mobile phone to any page on the web, from a …

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 Your grand-grand-parents new media

Your grand-grand-parents new media

19th century people needed some explanation to understand the difference between the regular candlelight and the electrically simulated candlelight. Note the disclaimer at the …

Visual of A.T.R.E.E.M.

A.T.R.E.E.M.

Meet A.T.R.E.E.M. (acronym for Automated Tree-Rental for Emission Encaging Machine), a device that compares daily activities, energy and products to the growth of a tree. "From an …

Visual of Cursor Kite

Cursor Kite

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

Visual of 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 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 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 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 Pantonebow

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 …

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 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 Virtual Money Is a Pleonasm

Virtual Money Is a Pleonasm

Have you heard the buzz on virtual money in online games? Some years ago the first virtual millionaire was announced, yet there have also been reports on people being practically …

Visual of Wallpaper Escape

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 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 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 Digital Trashcan in a Physical Office

Digital Trashcan in a Physical Office

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

Visual of Fat/slim magnifying label

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 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 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 & 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 …

Visual of Manko & The Invitation [#3]

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 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 Manko & Zero [#4]

Manko & Zero [#4]

The way down was slow and somehow greasy. Total darkness surrounded them. Gill turned on the car radio and the LED's lit up their faces in a green pulsating glow. 'Jovi Rocks!', …

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

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

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

Visual of 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 Search Stories

Search Stories

Once upon a time humans told stories by painting on cave walls, showing plays in an amphitheater, pressing text on paper and shining light trough pieces of film. Today we tell our …

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 The world according to data

The world according to data

A map of the world, drawn in two layers: the red for population density (over 2 persons per square mile) and the black overlay for connections between Facebook friends. Made by …

Visual of Twitwee Clock

Twitwee Clock

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

Visual of When Dreams become a Commodity

When Dreams become a Commodity

As neuroscience progresses, we gain access to previously inaccessible and unexplored areas of the human mind. Consequentially the intricate processes in our brain are cultivated …

Visual of Wiiron

Wiiron

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

Visual of Alex Gross

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 An Ecstatic Dialogue with Richard Doyle

An Ecstatic Dialogue with Richard Doyle

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

Visual of Angel with Cellphone adorns Cathedral

Angel with Cellphone adorns Cathedral

To mark the twelve-year restoration of the Sint Jan cathedral in Den Bosch, a new statue of an angel carrying a mobile phone was added to the building. The angel joins the many …

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 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 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 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 Games become punishment: Gold farming in prison

Games become punishment: Gold farming in prison

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

Visual of Hi, a Real Human Interface

Hi, a Real Human Interface

By Multitouch Barcelona , via Trendbeheer .

Visual of Michael Najjar – High Altitude

Michael Najjar – High Altitude

The rock formations in the High Altitude photo series don't exist physically, yet they are very present in our society of simulations . The photos visualize the development of the …

Visual of Let the Algorithms Roam Free

Let the Algorithms Roam Free

In this TED talk, Kevin Slavin explains how computer algorithms are breaking free of their virtual habitats and changing the physical world to their liking. Through algorithms, …

Visual of Manko & Dinner [#7]

Manko & Dinner [#7]

Manko blinked. Then blinked again, and again and again. While he did, he went through various layers at once and he was dazzled and amazed, his jaw dropped at all that he saw. He …

Visual of Manko & Life [#8]

Manko & Life [#8]

Manko sighed. Nada: 'Did you like it?' Manko: 'I have to admit that if this is the starter, I'm not sure I'll survive the main course.' Everyone at the table laughed. Manko: 'Let …

Visual of Manko & Nothing [#5]

Manko & Nothing [#5]

Manko was completely cut off from everything around him, virtually dead, buried alive inside of his own body. He remembered Zero's advice not to panic, but to no effect. He had no …

Visual of Mastering Bambi

Mastering Bambi

In the film Mastering Bambi, artists Persijn Broersen and Margit Lukacs have stripped the landscape of its cuddly, anthropomorphic characters. Over the course of the film, the …

Visual of Morphing Cutlery

Morphing Cutlery

Imagine a world where the shapes of all objects around you would be able to change on the fly. Envision a future where nanotechnology and morphing become ubiquitous and blend in …

Visual of Occasionally Extinct and Virtually Alive

Occasionally Extinct and Virtually Alive

Japanese researchers are currently working on cloning a mammoth, and plan to produce a fluffy new prehistoric calf within four or five years . The bucardo, an extinct subspecies …

Visual of Sin free for just €1.59

Sin free for just €1.59

For just £1.19 ($1.99, €1,59) you can download an app for your iPhone which offers tips and guidelines with the sacrament, "the perfect aid for every penitent" as the description …

Visual of The Non-Human Noosphere

The Non-Human Noosphere

The definition of the noosphere as "the sphere of human thought on earth" is woefully anthropocentric. It ignores that fact that our fellow sentient organisms have noospheres of …

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 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 Don't turn that page, it's patented

Don't turn that page, it's patented

Apple's recent work on iOS has been using as much references to "natural" elements as possible, making the digital as physical as possible. Doing how they do, they have been …

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 Monkeys Fall into the 'Uncanny Valley' Too

Monkeys Fall into the 'Uncanny Valley' Too

The uncanny valley, a phrase coined by Japanese robotic researcher Masahiro Mori nearly three decades ago, describes the uncanny feeling that occurs when people look at …

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 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 Can This Virtual World Save the Real One?

Can This Virtual World Save the Real One?

A Dutch artist designs a Utopian eco-socialist online society.

Visual of Computer Algorithms Are Already Replacing Human Journalists

Computer Algorithms Are Already Replacing Human Journalists

Will writing software eventually replace journalists?

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 Now Dads Can Experience Pregnancy Too

Now Dads Can Experience Pregnancy Too

A new device replicates the kicking and moving of a baby inside a mother's womb.

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 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 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 Filling Vacant Lots with Augmented Reality Grocery Stores

Filling Vacant Lots with Augmented Reality Grocery Stores

A Chinese company wants to transform vacant lots into virtual shopping centers.

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 Travels to a Place in Your Memory

Google Travels to a Place in Your Memory

Google Maps preserves a place that's too dangerous to visit.

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 Killing Cancer Cells, Arcade-Style

Killing Cancer Cells, Arcade-Style

A speculative nanotech pill that lets you virtually rove your body, zapping cancer cells as you go.

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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 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 The Anatomy of Mickey Mouse

The Anatomy of Mickey Mouse

Finally a full anatomical model of the renowned comic figure.

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 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 World Responds to Bitcoin

The World Responds to Bitcoin

From small stores to the US government, what the world thinks of bitcoin.

Visual of Treating Mental Illness with Video Games

Treating Mental Illness with Video Games

Neurofeedback shows promises in treating a range of mental ailments.

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 Tykkään or En tykkää? Digital Voting Takes to the Streets

Tykkään or En tykkää? Digital Voting Takes to the Streets

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

Visual of 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 Wi-Fi Visualization: Surrounded by Waves

Wi-Fi Visualization: Surrounded by Waves

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

Visual of A Jewel That Stops You From Checking Your Phone

A Jewel That Stops You From Checking Your Phone

For every smartphone user to recognize, is that merely the lighting of your screen, a vibration or ring distracts you from almost every activity. Even when you are spending time …

Visual of Drone Diver's License? Get it Online!

Drone Diver's License? Get it Online!

The online course to get your drone driver’s license for civil use.

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 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 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 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 Remote Surgery

Remote Surgery

Remote surgery is the new step towards robotic surgeons.

Visual of Seduction Between Chatbots

Seduction Between Chatbots

Two chatbots seduce each other.

Visual of Signs From The Near Future

Signs From The Near Future

Will these futuristic signs become part of our near future?

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 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 Travel By Drone

Travel By Drone

See the world, travel by drones!

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 Up in the North: the Rising Kingdom of Google Earth

Up in the North: the Rising Kingdom of Google Earth

Nation states and geographical borders. But for how long?

Visual of WikiGalaxy

WikiGalaxy

Turning 100,000 entries from the Wikipedia into a growing nebula of human knowledge.

Visual of You Push the Button, It Does the Rest

You Push the Button, It Does the Rest

A button to simplify your internet affairs!

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Simulated Farming

Analogue vs Digital: Simulated Farming

Want to grow some vegetables but don’t want to get your hands dirty? There is an app for that!

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 Art Experiment Allows to Kill with a Click

Art Experiment Allows to Kill with a Click

Florian Mehnert, A German artist, has launched an experiment that will give internet users the power to shoot a rat with a single click on their keyboard or smartphone. A …

Visual of Artificial Intelligence Able to Create Music

Artificial Intelligence Able to Create Music

Emily Howell is an interactive interface able to compose and perform her own pieces of music.

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 Death Threat by a Twitter Bot

Death Threat by a Twitter Bot

Dutch developer Jeffrey van der Goot got questioned by the police after one of his Twitter Bot released a tweet containing a death threat.

Visual of Digital Mountains Shouting Your Tweets

Digital Mountains Shouting Your Tweets

Ever feel the need to hear two digital mountains read your tweets aloud with deep and sonorous voices?

Visual of Drone Maps Christ the Redeemer

Drone Maps Christ the Redeemer

The current technology has not been able to replicate Christ the Redeemer perfectly, until now.

Visual of Eventually, Drones Will Be Everywhere

Eventually, Drones Will Be Everywhere

City of Drones puts you in a first person view of a drone drifting through an abstract futuristic cityscape.

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 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 Hunger Games for Robots

Hunger Games for Robots

How would you feel if robots inherited ethical complications of existence?

Visual of Living Underground with Fake Sunlight

Living Underground with Fake Sunlight

Coelux skylight recreates natural sunlight using Nano Technology.

Visual of Meet the Modern Miners

Meet the Modern Miners

A visit to a massive, secretive Bitcoin mine that is said to make 800.000 Euro per month.

Visual of Nasa's Projections on Global Warming

Nasa's Projections on Global Warming

Researchers at Nasa's Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) in Maryland can deploy a supercomputer called the "Discover".

Visual of Australians Wake Up One Hour Early Due to System Error in Their Mobile Phones

Australians Wake Up One Hour Early Due to System Error in Their Mobile Phones

The glitch meant many woke an hour earlier than usual, leaving not just phone customers but whole households unhappy about rising early.

Visual of We Are What We Like

We Are What We Like

According to a study our PC, equipped with a list of things we "Like" on Facebook , knows us better than our friends.

Visual of You Can Be the Avatar by 2040

You Can Be the Avatar by 2040

Although it still is a theory, nanotechnology might enable us to control the elements, except fire.

Visual of AI Teenage Girl Hit by Depression

AI Teenage Girl Hit by Depression

An AI was intended to improve human-like experiences in regards to the company’s customer service chatbots, but has fallen into a suicidal depression instead.

Visual of Who Are These Trolls Invading China?

Who Are These Trolls Invading China?

China's government fabricates about 488 Million social media posts every year as a strategy to distract from critics to the regime.

Visual of Coming Soon: Video Face Hacking for All

Coming Soon: Video Face Hacking for All

team of computer scientists at the universities of Germany and California has created what they call photoshoping videos in real time.

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 Geography Class via Smartphone

Geography Class via Smartphone

A new Google Maps app is designed to get kids exploring the Himalayas without having to actually go outside.

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 Japan Is Ready to Pay Bills with Bitcoins

Japan Is Ready to Pay Bills with Bitcoins

Japan is the first country to accept the bitcoins as payment method for basic services.

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 Tangible Money in Digital Currency Era

Tangible Money in Digital Currency Era

The Scrip, a new universal cash device is bringing back the old metallic sparkle of the money and mixing it with today’s technology in order to fill the deficiencies of our credit and debit cards.

Visual of Racist Robots and Bloodthirsty Crowds

Racist Robots and Bloodthirsty Crowds

It took less than 24 hours for Twitter to corrupt an innocent AI bot and teach it morally repugnant things.

Visual of The Movie Written by Artificial Intelligence

The Movie Written by Artificial Intelligence

Sunspring is a Sci-Fi short movie entrirely written by an artificial intelligence.

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 AI & VR Impact on Architects and Engineers

AI & VR Impact on Architects and Engineers

Future workspace, human interaction and unique experiences: here’s how artificial intelligence and VR impact on architects and engineers.

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 Take Your Data Selfie

Take Your Data Selfie

Do digital footprints match real life goals?

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 Experience Death with VR

Experience Death with VR

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

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 Work Remotely in VR Nature

Work Remotely in VR Nature

Breakroom is a VR app that lets you fill your daily working tasks in a simulated nature surrounding, enhancing productivity and mental balance.

Visual of Make the World Your Office

Make the World Your Office

Imagine being able to enter your office through a digital representation of reality. It sounds crazy, but it’s possible with augmented and virtual reality.

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 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 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 Virtual Poetry Museum Opens in Amsterdam

Virtual Poetry Museum Opens in Amsterdam

A virtual museum for poetry opens "its doors" at Museumplein in Amsterdam.

Visual of AR City: Paving the Way for Augmented Reality Navigation

AR City: Paving the Way for Augmented Reality Navigation

Augmented reality applications are a promising alternative to GPS. At least that is what Blippar’s AR City app claims to be.

Visual of Slowing down to start up: Here's the first chapter of our crypto deep dive series

Slowing down to start up: Here's the first chapter of our crypto deep dive series

It takes years to design a new banknote, having hundreds of people working on every little detail, all done under the watchful eye of governments and professionals. However today, …

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 Here’s what manufacturing enhanced with virtual reality will look like

Here’s what manufacturing enhanced with virtual reality will look like

Robots are coming for our jobs. Virtual reality is coming to make the jobs that remain easier to accomplish. All of the world’s manufacturing sectors are in the process of …

Visual of The new Next Nature book is here!

The new Next Nature book is here!

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

Visual of This artist carried 99 smartphones and caused a virtual traffic jam

This artist carried 99 smartphones and caused a virtual traffic jam

“ Google choose the fastest route to home.” Today, drivers are better informed about routes and traffic than ever before . Using 'mapping apps', drivers can see traffic before …