Author: Rolf Coppens

Hyperreality

Pixel shirt

The Ironic Sans blog brings you Pre-Pixelated clothing! Stop worrying about whether or not the producer of that Reality TV show you’re on will pixelate your carefully chosen t-shirt. Beat them to…

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Guided Growth

Sleeping beauty

Where there is light, there is life. When you switch on the lamp, it provides you with light. You provide it with the generating power it needs togrow. Similar to living organisms,…

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Dynamic-architecture

Sketch furniture

Is it possible to let a first sketch become an object, to design directly onto space? This is a question that Front Design have just asked in their project Sketch Furniture. “The…

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Biomimicmarketing

Park-card

Business card slash micro-terrain by Tur & Partner, landscape architects. It’s a portable garden: impregnated with seeds, in the photosynthetic presence of sunlight and water, the paper eventually sprouts. While most direct…

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Next n8 Nature

During the upcoming Amsterdam Museumnight, the Institute for Timebased Arts (Montevideo) will be hosting a show called Natural Habitat, in which artists play with the borders between nature, culture and technology. The…

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Made-to-debate

Roachbot

After the nuclear war, the only one that will be left are the roaches. This guy thought it was a good idea to start building cars for them. Watch the video on…

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Augmented-Bodies

Evolution

From the street to the street. Watch the evolution of beauty here.…

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Fake-nature

Underground animals

The Animals, made up using tube lines, stations and junctions on the London Underground map. I like these because it makes such a complex system really personal and funny. Watch this Whales…

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Calm-technology

Lifestyle pets

ALLERCA has produced the world’s first scientifically-proven hypoallergenic cats. These cats allow some of the millions of people with feline allergies to finally enjoy the love and companionship of a household pet…

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Hyperreality

Digital becomes physical. Move your cursor using this mouse cursor. You can buy one here.…

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Eat this!

Sushi made up of flavoured sheets printed out on an inkjet printer. Using ink-jet printers and lasers in the kitchen may seem like a futuristic vision but at Moto restaurant in Chicago,…

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Back to the Tribe

Playing Dreams

Jayne Gackenbach, a professor of psychology and sociology at Grant MacEwan College, Canada has completed research which claims that video games alter the way the brain works. Gackenbach has been researching dreams for almost 30 years, and in 1997 she polled a group of her students on the effects gaming had on their dreams, with inconclusive results.

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Calm-technology

Need for Speed

A transformation of the big flashing arrows from the computer game Need for Speed Underground 2, NFSU 2 to physical space. Although computer games generally try to imitate the physical world, there…

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Hyperreality

Visual Kitchen

This concept is a cutting board that has an integrated scale within a defined area on it’s surface. This allows a person to both cut and measure ingredients on the same surface…

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