In this reverse pop–art work called Toy Emissions (My friends all drive Porsches) they navigated a smoke emitting toy car through the streets of New York.
Now here is something for the NANO Supermarket: Massachusetts-based Draper Laboratories have developed a special injectable ink with nano–particles. This ink eventually could replace painful blood glucose tests which diabetics need to do on a regular basis.
Squishy nano spheres, embedded in the ink, consist of three different parts: a glucose detecting molecule, a color changing dye and a glucose mimicking molecule. Those three parts continuously move around in the sphere, approaching the surface the glucose detecting molecule either latches onto the mimicking glucose molecule or a glucose molecule making the color of the sphere change either to yellow or orange. The sampling process repeats itself every few milliseconds and is therefore much faster then most current blood testing systems.
Will the next step be to let our skin tell when we’re irritated or happy?
With an optical trick, this German bottle of water is trying to prove its effectiveness for the body. Though drinking water is a necessity for life, the downside of this product is, that it takes approximately 8 litres of virtual water to produce 1 litre of bottled water. Drinking water may look good on the body… The carbon footprint is BIG AND FAT.
In his short animation Augmented (Hyper)Reality, Keiichi Matsuda’s offers a glimpse of an alternate universe, with augmented reality cranked up to the next level. But what to think of these kind of slick animations that provide us with either utopian or dystopian visions of our technofuture?
The Swedish design group Front brings the principle of the digital computerdesktop trashcan back to the physical world. When your trashcan basket is full it bulges outward. When half-full, it is in permanent motion. The internal basket pushes downward while the external slats try to maintain an upright position.
To draw attention to a stand at the publishing house of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, a publisher hired some flies. The paper mini-banners — attached with self-dissolving wax — were designed so that a fly could fly with it, but low and for short distances, constantly landing on the visitors.