Author: Rolf Coppens

Calm-technology

Eye 2.0

Now with Google smart look. Don’t worry, it is science fiction (still). Created by Sean Hamilton Alexander.…

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Digital-Presence

Online gamers unmasked

Photojournalist Robbie Cooper captured images of gamers and their real-life selves. Here are their stories. Bae plays a man because she thinks that male avatars have more charisma, she wants to “project…

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Digital-Presence

Meta meta reality

Tringo is an online multiplayer game created by Nathan Keir (aka Kermitt Quirk) in December 2004 that runs inside the virtual reality platform Second Life. It is described as a cross between…

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Info Toaster

Toasted bread as an information display device (originally developed in 2001 but somehow still intruiging): a toaster that parses meteorological information from the web & then browns bread with an image of…

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Fake-nature

Moving water

Libyan deserts are one of the hottest places on earth. That’s why they are making a river to them. The project known as Great Man-Made River is “an enormous, long-term undertaking to…

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Anthropomorphobia

Everyday robots

A beautifull movie about robots in everyday life. Made by 1st Avenue Machine. Watch the Quicktime here…

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Calm-technology

More leg = more money

The Stock market skirt Nancy Paterson made a blue taffeta & black velvet party dress that represents the real-time stock market situation by lowering or raising its hemline. When the stock price…

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Hypernature

Tree bombs

Disarm – or we will reforest you! Back in 1997, Moshe Alamaro “designed conical canisters, of a starchy biodegradable material, which each contain a seedling packed in soil and nutrients. The canisters…

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Hyperreality

Pimp my heart

The machine and the experience of the machine are becoming one. I’ve seen these kind of things in computer games, but now they are becoming real— Feels like plugging in to the…

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Hyperreality

Dock painting

The new Bob Ross has arrived: his name be Gautam Rao. This painting shows a magnified part of the dock in OSX. I especially wanted to highlight the Picassoesque face on the…

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Calm-technology

Weather forecasting umbrella

An umbrella that provides information about the likelihood of rain so that users can make a simple, informed decision about whether to take the umbrella with them as they leave their home.…

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Calm-technology

RFID ladybag

a purse that visually keeps track of valuable items such as keys, wallets, personal identification cards, & cellular phones through various sensors embedded in the bag. if something is missing, an iconographic…

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Made-to-debate

Robotic Action Painter

RAP is a new generation of painting robots designed for Museum or long exhibition displays. It is completely autonomous and need very little assistance and maintenance. RAP creates it’s own paintings based…

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