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Paper-thin Batteries

December 15, 2005 |

NEC Corp. said Dec. 7 it has developed a thin, pliable battery that can be charged in about 30 seconds. The new product, 4 centimeters square and 0.3 millimeter thick, can light a light-emitting diode for about 20 minutes after … Read More

3D LED Matrix BIG and small Voxels

December 14, 2005 | | One Comment

Cubatron

Cubatron‘s maker claims it to be the “world’s largest true 3D color graphics display” however I know from speaking to someone who specializes in interactive architectural lighting that there is a much bigger one being developed for one of … Read More

Allianz Arena – Herzog & de Meuron

December 13, 2005 | | 4 Comments

Allianz Arena designed by Swiss architectural office Herzog & de Meuron for FC Bayern München and TSV 1860 München.

A cascade of colour (white, red, blue) can be projected onto the smooth lozenge-shaped curved exterior made of inflatable ETFE … Read More

RCA & Philips – Glowing Places

December 12, 2005 |

Glowing Places

Glowing Places is a concept from an investigation into innovative ways for people to interact with light in public spaces. The plastic seating, embedded with LED (light-emitting diode) strips and sensors, measure the presence of people … Read More

Intelligent Automatic Doors

December 12, 2005 | | 2 Comments

Those Japanese have done it again. This time a door that senses the approaching shape of an object entering and opens to that shape. This new design entails strips equipped with infrared sensors that open to the approximate shape … Read More

Elementlabs – Versa TILE and Versa PIXEL

December 9, 2005 |

elementlabs

One of the many interactive hypersurface technology companies on the market.

Below are two of their products the Versa TILE and Versa PIXEL

Versa TILE

Video – I feel a little sorry for the kid.

How does it … Read More

The Space Between

December 8, 2005 | | 5 Comments

I’ve just seen the first printed copy of this new magazine devised by Christian Kerrigan and Nick Tayler. Its strong empasis is highlighting young talented people from a whole range of artistic disciplines from London to New York to Barcelona … Read More

The Future of Wearable Computing

December 8, 2005 |

Interesting introductory article on the future of ‘Wearable Computing’

Image Above – Motion Aware Clothing M.A.C. unobtrusively integrates various sensors as well as computational and communication abilities in a textile. ” Currently a 1kg, A5 sized subnotebook with … Read More

Sonia Cillari – Evolving models and interactive environments

December 7, 2005 | | One Comment

SONIA CILLARI discribes herself as a digital architect, her projects explore digital architectural models which can be viewed online in interactive 3D.

“These projects explore the application of dynamic methods to design architectural models in digital environments.

Against the … Read More

Surface Architects – Razorfish HQ

December 6, 2005 | | One Comment

Surface Architects won a limited competition to design a radical landmark headquarters for the once monolithic but now defunct Internet design company Razorfish, with an explosion of sensory layers to provide a complex and varied environment for 500 staff.

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LightTank

December 5, 2005 |

This came from old class mate Chris O’Shea aka Pixelsumo. He’s blogged an experiment some of his collegues at AllofUs (Orlando Mathias and Mickey Stretton) did with a tank of water and a projector.

“By projecting simple white … Read More

SPOTS – realities:united

December 5, 2005 | | One Comment

SPOTS, which is on show at Potsdamer Platz 10, is currently one of the world’s largest media facades. For a period of eighteen months, the eleven-storey glazed main facade of this office building will host the light and media art … Read More

Architects of Air

December 4, 2005 | | 2 Comments

Chill out zones are enjoying something of a revival at the moment, along with all architectural things one vaguely associates with the 1960’s. so it comes as no surprise to find “luminarium” by the outfit collectively know as Architects of … Read More

Interactive Architecture at Plymouth University

December 3, 2005 |

I spent the whole of Friday at Plymouth University’s Architecture School with Kirsty Curnow‘s Unit. Jason Bruges of famed interactive architects Jason Bruges Studio and my humble self did talks on our work and then spent the afternoon doing tutorials … Read More

Vital Signs – narchitects

December 2, 2005 |

an interactive installation for the Libery Science Center (NJ) designed to show breaking news about science to visitors in the museum. a continuous moebius strip of LEDs & projection screens allows visitors to view streaming information from all sides … Read More

Inflatable Space Architecture

November 30, 2005 | | One Comment

Tourists need accommodation, and Las Vegas hotelier Robert Bigelow is aiming to supply it. Adapted from TransHab, a never-used NASA design for an inflatable space station, Bigelow’s Nautilus space station module will provide 330 cubic metres of living space … Read More

Sensacell

November 30, 2005 | | One Comment

Here’s a cool little sensor product that uses capacitive sensing technology (the measure of minute electrical changes in elecrical capacity caused by objects moving in the immediate proximity of the sensing electrodes). What that means is that large conductive … Read More

Hello.Wall – AMBIENTE

November 29, 2005 |

The Hello.Wall is an ambient display that emits information via light patterns and is considered informative art.

As an integral part of the physical environment, Hello.Wall constitutes a seeding element of a social architectural space conveying awareness information and atmospheric … Read More