Augmented Reality Billboard Inserts Viewers in a Street Confrontation

April 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

“The goal of the PSA is to encourage citizens to stand up for public workers in violent confrontations. The augmented reality billboard, placed above a busy intersection in Amsterdam, shows a real-time view of the street below but superimposes a green screen-filmed street fight into the otherwise empty curb space. As passersby stop to stare at themselves on the billboard, they are confronted with a tense altercation occurring right in front of them.”

Volkswagen Bik.e for Ecological Mobility

April 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Volkswagen’s has produced a brilliant two-wheeler for ecological and sustainable mobility for the future. VW has a team designing unconventional solutions like the eBike, which can be folded and stored in the spare tire compartment. It means taking additional mobility with you, beyond the car itself. This is a new category of sustainable products supplementing cars, by being good for the environment, and a joy to use.

Organizing Twitter’s Content into Segments

April 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

“Eddi” organizes Twitter’s content. Researchers at PARC Lab, feed tweets into a search engine to extract content topics. “Eddi” takes the tweets, and feeds them into Yahoo!’s search engine. The search engine points “Eddi” to the topics contained in the tweet. “Eddi” then classifies all the tweets, and summarizes all the activity in a tag cloud. This approach generates tags by tapping the web’s collective intelligence.

AR Gesture Interface with Two Webcams

April 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Live demo of Augmented Reality gesture interface, shown by TysiacSlow at the AR Business Conference in Berlin.

Artificial Paradise, Inc. An Experimental Film Anticipating Organic Virtual Reality

April 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Artificial Paradise, Inc is an experimental film anticipating a future where a major corporation has developed an unique software, based on organic virtual reality, which holds all the lost memories of humankind. A user connects to this database of the forgotten…

Film by Jp Frenay

Douglas Rushkoff on Being a Programmer or Being Programmed

April 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

SWSX, Austin TX. Rushkoff’s talk on the value of being an active participant in the programming of technology’s ecosystem.