Japanese artist Nobumichi Asai is known for mapping computer generated images onto cars, docks, building and more. His latest canvas? A real, live human face.
Using a combination of real-time face tracking and projection mapping, a layer of “electronic makeup” is added to a model’s face. If this technique becomes widely accessible it could allow you to regain anonymity in webcam and facetime conversations.
Our peculiar image of the week is a new work by Jan Robert Leegte celebrating the long gone Apple scrollbar. This physical incarnation of a deceased scrollbar is currently on display in the Main Church in Haarlem, Netherlands.
Now lets analyze. Exhibiting a deceased scrollbar in a Church… what does it mean? Well, dear intelligent reader: please participate and evoke a profound thought in your brain on the relationship between technology and religion now. Can you do that? If you can, please remember: Jan Robert Leegtes work made you do it!
Last month graffiti artist Katsu, member of the online free culture and technology collective F.A.T Lab, presented his graffiti drone called the “spray copter”.
In his journey to find innovative ways to expand to previously inaccessible spaces, Katsu, took his art out from the material world and went into the digital sphere.
Both Google and Facebook have challenging intentions to bring the Internet to the next billion people, and while Zuckerberg’s dream involves drones with lasers, Google is planning to create a hot air balloon network.
With a system of balloons traveling on the edge of space, Project Loon will attempt to connect to internet the two-thirds of the world’s population that doesn’t have access to the Net.
OpenWorm is an open science project aimed at building the first digital organism, a microscopic worm called C. elegans.
The idea is to create an interactive worm based on its real biology. Living in a browser, the virtual simulated model will be accessible to anyone with a computer.