Tag: Digital-Presence

Digital Native

Grandma Wants Google Glass

Disoriented grandparents being guided around the mysteries of new technologies by their patient grandchildren, who cruise the online world with the assurance of digital natives. Just a cliché!

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Designed-by-Evolution

What Bits Want

Digital bits have lives. They work for us, but we totally ignore them. What do bits really want? Here are the life stories of four different bits.

By KEVIN KELLY

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Digital-Presence

Electronic Make Up

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.

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Boomeranged Metaphors

In Memory of New Materials Gone

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!

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Design-for-debate

Graffiti Drones

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.

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Digital Native

Land Art in Minecraft

If Mindcraft is our next landscape, should we do land art in this environment as well? Artist Jan Robert Leegte takes the lead and presents a remake of Robert Smithson’s renowned Spiral Jetty for the digital generation.

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Digital-Presence

Balloon-Powered Internet For Everyone

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.

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Boomeranged Metaphors

8-Butt

These pixel panties! True pixel-nostalgics might want to match them with the 8-bit Icon Watch. Peculiar image of the week.

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Digital-Presence

OpenWorm: The First Digital Organism

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.

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