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Honda short film Living With Robots

March 3, 2010

HONDA | What’s behind our collective obsession with robots? Join us as we ponder life with robots alongside science-fiction screenwriters, professors, philosophers, engineers and other thinkers.

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Highlights of Honda at Sundance and ASIMO’s (robot) Film Festival Debut

March 3, 2010

HONDA | Living With Robots, an all-new short documentary film from Honda, debuted at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 22, followed by a live 10-minute demonstration of the worlds most advanced humanoid robot, ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility).

The sixth film release in Honda’s popular “Dream the Impossible” Documentary Series, Living With Robots was directed by award-winning filmmaker, Joe Berlinger, (Brother’s Keeper, Crude, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some… read more

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Stunning and prescient architectural futurism of the 1920s

March 2, 2010

CHRIS FAGAN | A Visual Exploration of the Fritz Lang’s Film Metropolis and its relationship to other Futurist works of the 1920s, including Le Corbusier’s The City of To-Morrow & Hugh Ferriss’s The Metropolis of Tomorrow.

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Interview with famed futurist designer, Syd Mead, on video games, the auto industry, and the design process by bbtv

March 2, 2010

BBTV | Boing Boing TV Gadgets editor Joel Johnson’s interview with his hero, futurist and artist Syd Mead, on the evolution of conceptual design. In this installment, we go inside Syd’s studio in Pasadena, CA, and learn more about the creative process behind his work for movies, television, and automobile design — both Hot Wheels and life-sized — and how Syd feels about design in the video game industry. Mead… read more

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Interview with famed futurist designer, Syd Mead, on high-tech gadgets and concept cars by bbtv

March 2, 2010

BBTV | Boing Boing TV Gadgets editor, Joel Johnson, meets with his hero, futurist and artist Syd Mead, to discuss the evolution of conceptual design. Mead is a former designer for Ford Motor Company and US Steel. His designs have appeared in many movies, including Aliens, Tron, and Blade Runner.

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Interview with Syd Mead, famed futurist artist who designed the world of Blade Runner by bbtv

March 2, 2010

BBTV | The 1982 cyberpunk cinema classic Blade Runner remains one of the most influential science fiction movies of all time, and tops many a nerd’s favorite films list.

Today on Boing Boing tv, Boing Boing Gadgets editor Joel Johnson visits the studio of artist and futurist Syd Mead, who designed the film’s dystopian look and feel. We learn about the 4 alternate opening scenes designed by Syd (one… read more

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Syd Mead: Visual Futurist documentary trailer

March 2, 2010

SYDMEAD.COM | Visual Futurist: The Art & Life of Syd Mead : Exhaustive interviews with some of the greatest minds in design share their experiences working with Syd Mead in automotive, industrial, and film design. Listen to Syd Mead recall his influences and life tales of working on some of the largest projects the world has ever undertaken. Travel through the film projects such as Blade Runner and TRON with… read more

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Concept cars of the future

March 2, 2010

ipodwheels YouTube channel | Some recent high-tech concept cars from the LA Auto Show. Manufacturers like Honda, Mazda, Toyota, Volkswagen, General Motors, Nissan and Mercedes Benz have come up wit revolutionary designs that are fit for the probable roads of the future.

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Short Film World Builder

March 2, 2010

World Builder is a 2007 award-wining science fiction short film by Bruce Branit (co-creator of 405) in which a man uses holographic tools to create a virtual world for a woman he loves. The filming was completed in a single day, but the post-production computer graphics required 2 years.

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405 short film by Bruce Branit & Jeremy Hunt

Microsoft® Live Labs™ Pivot™

February 25, 2010

MICROSOFT | At Microsoft® Live Labs™ we’re all about experiments, and Pivot is our most ambitious to date. Pivot makes it easier to interact with massive amounts of data in ways that are powerful, informative, and fun.

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Wii remote-controlled robot percussion

February 22, 2010

POPULAR SCIENCE | A musician has harnessed the power of two Nintendo Wiimotes to become a cyborg percussionist with the robo-band Jazari. His playing of one drum machine can evoke an automated response from another, so that he can go around the drum circle in a beautiful display of human-robot improvisation.

The man behind the machine, Patrick Flanagan, is a composer who cites music theory, music cognition, and machine… read more

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GE Healthcare’s Vscan, pocket-size ultrasound

February 14, 2010

Like a Star Trek “tricorder,” medical tools for diagnosis and treatment are becoming smarter, smaller, wireless, and more portable. Running intelligent software that can see patterns that the naked eye might miss, diagnostic tools like this super-small ultrasound will revolutionize access to healthcare.

GE | This ad showcases typical doctor/patient interaction throughout time, but in present day, it is enhanced with the Vscan from GE Healthcare, a product that… read more

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Press Release | GE Healthcare Introduces Vscan™ Pocket-sized Visualization Tool for Point-of-care Imaging

DISPLAX Multitouch Technology

February 13, 2010

DISPLAX | This DISPLAX Multitouch Technology uses a controller that works by processing multiple input signals it receives from a grid of nanowires embedded in the film attached to the enabled surface. Each time a finger is placed on the screen or a user blows on the surface, a small electrical disturbance is caused. The microprocessor controller analyzes this data and decodes the location of each input on that grid… read more

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Mag+

February 12, 2010

This conceptual video is a corporate collaborative research project initiated by Bonnier R&D into the experience of reading magazines on handheld digital devices. It illustrates one possible vision for digital magazines in the near future, presented by our design partners at BERG.

The concept aims to capture the essence of magazine reading, which people have been enjoying for decades: an engaging and unique reading experience in which high-quality writing… read more

Video Source: Vimeo / Bonnier R&D

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“Augmented (hyper) Reality: Domestic Robocop” by Keiichi Matsuda

February 10, 2010

KEIICHI MATSUDA | The latter half of the 20th century saw the built environment merged with media space, and architecture taking on new roles related to branding, image and consumerism. Augmented reality may recontextualise the functions of consumerism and architecture, and change in the way in which we operate within it. A film produced for my final year Masters in Architecture, part of a larger project about the social and… read more

Video Source: Vimeo / Keiichi Matsuda

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