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Philips – Entertaible

January 14, 2006 |

Philips have made the Entertaible which is a 30” LCD touchscreen table that has been developed for social gaming applications for people in places like bars and restaurants, and perhaps one day in the home. It also has built … Read More

LonelyHome – Tobi Schneidler

January 10, 2006 |

A spin off from the Remote Home project another project by Interactive Architect Tobi Schneidler called Lonely Bench. Part of their LonelyHome project.

A ‘self conscious’ piece of furniture reluctant to its use. The sensors for this version … Read More

Autonomous Pedestrian Interfaces for Community Networking

January 4, 2006 |

Here’s Leonardo Amerigo Bonanni’s Masters Thesis at MIT exploring the design of a street furniture system to provide autonomous computer kiosks in the form of bus stops, public bathrooms, atms and other shelters. Nice modular and adaptive designs but … 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

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

Clever Carpets

November 14, 2005 | | One Comment

Not that I would consider carpet my first choice for interior design, its interesting now how more and more inteligent systems are being introduced into furnishing products such as carpets.

Carpets with inbuilt intelligence can now run office functions … Read More

Interactive Pillows

November 2, 2005 | | One Comment

Stemming from the need for more subtle forms of communication to complement existing IT devices, this project explores interactive pillows as a means of enhancing long-distance communications. Through natural interaction with a pillow in one location, dynamic textile patterns are … Read More

Ambient Devices

October 21, 2005 |

Present day computer technology, including PDA’s and cellphones, utilize only a fraction of our sensory and cognitive capabilities.

Ambient devices elegantly embed digital information into the objects and environments that surround us. These displays are in the form of … Read More

Tableportation

October 17, 2005 |

TABLEPORTATION is a local media system designed to fuse mediated and physical space, to experiment and play with social boundaries, to encourage and allow new forms of interplay between people at different tables in the café.

Video cameras monitor … Read More

Disco Dance Floor

October 11, 2005 |

Okay this isn’t ground breaking interactive architecture but I love the dedication.

Watch the Video and check out the Documentation of the Project

# 1,536 LEDs # 128 square feet # 4,096 colors # 30 frames/second # 20,000 hand-soldered … Read More

lightspace – Low Res Interactive hypersurfaces

October 7, 2005 |

Lightspace provides interactive lighting and entertainment products to numerous industries including Nightclubs, Family Entertainment Centers, Theme Parks, Fashion Shows, Special Events, Stage Lighting & Sound, Health Clubs and Architectural Lighting & Design.

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UVA – LED Walls – Kabaret London

October 2, 2005 | | 2 Comments

UVA are producers and designers of performance video and environmental graphics for live events. Last year they installed one of these systems into the Kabaret Club on Beak Street, Soho, London.

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Barco’s MiPix Modular LED Blocks allowing … Read More

Kinetic Lighting – Front & the Interactive Institute

September 23, 2005 |

Between 20-25% of the energy consumed in UK households is used by lighting. So a light that indicates how much energy is being consumed within the home at any moment seems a particularly appropriate innovation

Stockholm-based industrial designer Front … Read More

IDEO – Dilbert’s Ultimate Cubicle

August 30, 2005 |

Scott Adams approached IDEO to create Dilbert’s Ultimate Cubicle, an attempt to address the myriad issues connected with partition-based offices. The result is a modular cubicle that allows each worker to select the components and create a space based on … Read More