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GestureTek’s Illuminate® interactive multi-touch table

January 25, 2010

“GestureTek’s Illuminate® multi-touch table brought the touch interface from the James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, to life. Inspired by the film, the British Film Institute in South Bank, London, hosted an event to show film enthusiasts how the multi-touch interface could be created for real, rather than as a post-production effect. Seeper created the engaging interactive multi-touch content. GestureTek’s U.K. dealer, Paradigm Audio Visual, provided the hardware.”

Video Source: GestureTek

Short film Life on a Leash

March 9, 2010

Rob Prior | A short 3D film I made last year. I am currently putting together my second short film which will be named ‘Chiyo.’ Here you can follow the film’s progress from original thoughts, to sketchbook drawings all the way through to the final outcome… your opinions and comments during this process my well influence some of the directions I decided to take.

Video Source: Rob Prior

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Life on a Leash Website

Bionic legs give new hope

September 9, 2010

In Aukland, New Zealand, wheelchair users have new hope of improved mobility after a company unveiled a new type of robotic leg. According to the developers, these bionic legs mean paraplegic people can do much more than they can with existing technology. The designer, Richard Little, is enthusiastic about this new technology: “There’s no other device that we know of that’s autonomous and allows people to stand, walk go up… read more

Video Source: euronews

Scientists grow new heart

January 13, 2008

Scientists at the University of Minnesota experimenting with tissue engineering having created a working rat heart by using heart cells from newborn rats.

Video Source: Associated Press

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University of Minnesota News: “Researchers create a new heart in the lab”

Nuance hosts ‘The Amazing Race’ — text messaging and speech recognition competition, pits man against machine

October 24, 2006

Medialink & Nuance | Nuance Communications, Inc., provider of speech and imaging solutions, hosts the “The Amazing Race: Mobile Text Messaging,” a challenge to determine the fastest and most accurate way to send text messages and email using mobile devices. In a classic match-up of man vs. machine, the Amazing Race pits the most proficient 3-key and T-9 typists, including the world champion of text messaging, against Nuance Mobile Dictation,… read more

Video Source: Medialink / Nuance

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ABC | Experiment shows brain function improves with exercise

January 5, 2012

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Source: ABC News

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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

Video Source: Vimeo / DISPLAX Interactive

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Dynamically Changeable Physical Buttons

March 19, 2010

CHRIS HARRISON | Physical buttons have the unique ability to provide low-attention and vision-free interactions through their intuitive tactile clues. Unfortunately, the physicality of these interfaces makes them static, limiting the number and types of user interfaces they can support. On the other hand, touch screen technologies provide the ultimate interface flexibility, but offer no inherent tactile qualities. In this paper, we describe a technique that seeks to occupy the… read more

Video Source: Chris Harrison

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Chris Harrison's website & Pneumatic Displays project details

Google Instant launch

September 9, 2010

Google | On September 8, 2010, Marissa Mayer and Ben Gomes hosted a search event at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to announce Google Instant. Check out this video from our event.

Google Instant is a new search interface and infrastructure enhancement that is fast and predictive, making search easier by showing you relevant search results instantly on the results page as you type. When people use… read more

Video Source: Google

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Keynote: Don Tapscott – Zeitgeist Europe 2010

January 26, 2011

Video Source: Don Tapscott

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This remote-controlled machine might one day weave a building

April 29, 2012

weaver

Inspired by nature, a three-week old remote-controlled machine at the MIT Media Lab is weaving a cocoon-like structure. Eventually it will be autonomous.

Video Source: IDG News

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Cole Gerst | Buckminster Fuller: Poet of Geometry the book

March 18, 2014

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Cole Gerst | A video about the book Buckminster Fuller: Poet of Geometry by author and illustrator Cole Gerst. Buckminster Fuller was a renowned 20th century inventor and visionary born in Milton, Massachusetts on July 12, 1895.

Dedicating his life to making the world work for all of humanity, Fuller operated as a practical philosopher who demonstrated his ideas as inventions that he called “artifacts.”

Fuller did not limit… read more

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

Video Source: bbtv

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MovieReshape software

October 14, 2010

The MovieReShape software was developed at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrucken by Christian Theobalt and colleagues, and enables movie-makers, both amateur and professional, to dramatically change the appearance of people on video without computer editing each frame. The software can quickly and easily manipulate parameters such as muscularity, body bulk, height, waist and hip girth, and length of legs.

Video Source: Max Planck Institute for Informatics

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Nova | Making Stuff with David Pogue: materials science super stories — smaller stuff

February 1, 2011

Nova: Making Stuff — with David Pogue | How small can we go? Could we one day have robots taking “fantastic voyages” in our bodies to kill rogue cells? The triumphs of tiny are seen all around us in the Information Age: transistors, microchips, laptops, cell phones. Now, David Pogue takes Nova viewers to an even smaller world in “Making Stuff: Smaller,” examining the latest in high-powered nano-circuits and micro-robots that may one day… read more

Video Source: Nova

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