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Information Design : George Canciani – Zen Code

“Zero” Wristwatch

February 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ZERO wrist watch from Robert Dabi on Vimeo.

Wristwatch concept with no movable parts and implied animated analog information.

Tracking 18th-century “Social Network” Through Letters

February 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Visual mapping of thousands of letters exchanged in the 18th century’s “Republic of Letters”, during the French Enlightenment. This network of intellectuals, linked innovative ideas of the Enlightenment across national borders and language barriers. Cultural thinkers like Voltaire, Leibniz, Rousseau, Linnaeus, Newton, Diderot.

Glass Technology and Interface Sensors

February 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Corning Glass possibilities for a future visualization of specialty glass.

Putting Back the Face into Typeface

February 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Putting Back the Face into Typeface.
Some perspectives on the influence of letterforms on our information environment from typographer and design colleague Erik Spiekermann.

Transmediale.11 Response:Ability Trailer

February 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Transmediale – Response:Ability Film Trailer for Berlin’s festival of art and digital culture by Emilia Forstreuter.

Cultural Messaging: The English Language In 24 Accents

January 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Enlightened dramatized perspective on how the English language is communicated around the world from regional cultural filters. Each version has a specific character shaped by its social sphere of influence. Cultural form is the message.

The focus is on the accent. Some of the content in the video may seem offensive, but it’s simply improvised street language to convey the accent.

Impossible Software Startup

January 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 



Impossible Software dynamically delivers product placement to the digital video advertising industry. A potentially innovative technology if applied judiciously and not misappropriated by crass intrusive advertising.

Word Lens live photographic language translation app

December 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

This is a nice start for leveraging communications. Word Lens translates printed words from one language to another using the video camera on the iPhone.

Next Screen Technology

September 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

TAT Open Innovation Experiment on screen technology with stretchable screens, transparent screens and e-ink displays. Unfortunately content is still based on old structural paradigms.

Visualizing Pressible

August 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Jer Thorp is an artist and educator from Vancouver, Canada. Using Processing, he created this animation, showing an evolving system over the span of a year.

About his work: “I’ll be working with data from Pressible, a network of sites published by Teachers College students, faculty and staff. I’m interested in looking at the growth of this system, and in examining intertextuality between content in a network with a broad range of research interests.”

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