Tag: Information Decoration

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Augmented-Bodies

Listening to Wi-Fi

Modern technologies can give deaf people the ability to hear again. With hearing aid people who lost their hearing can instantly hear the lost sounds again they were missing. Frank Swain was one of these people who retrieved their hearing again, thanks to this. Not only can he hear all the regular sounds around us, but also the invisible Wi-Fi signals.

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Digital-Presence

High-Tech Cemetery

Japanese people use to turn to technology for solutions to many of the issues of life, and now death too.

In Japan, a crowded country with a fast-ageing society, there is a shortage of final resting places, especially in the big cities. With a population expected to shrink by nearly 30 million people over the next 50 years, the funerals and graves market is very alive. The Ruriden cemetery, in Tokyo, is a hi-tech solution – multi-storey graveyards.

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Augmented-Bodies

A Jewel That Stops You From Checking Your Phone

For every smartphone user to recognize, is that merely the lighting of your screen, a vibration or ring distracts you from almost every activity. Even when you are spending time with your lover, friends, family or colleagues, any event on your screen seems to outrange the interaction you are physically part of. Being honest, does the screen really makes you happy, and does that tweet, like or Instagram truly enlight you? Research shows that people value off line interaction over online communication, which furthermore for a larger part contributes to people’s wellbeing and feelings of happiness (Leefritme, 2010).

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Information Decoration

High Frequency Trading Visualized

Our peculiar image of the week is titled “High Frequency Captured on the Surface of Augmented Objects” by Ryota Matsumoto, Mixed Media 140718 110cmx85cm.…

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Information Decoration

Styles for Anti-Face Detection

Face-recognition technology is arriving. Surveillance cameras can already pick out individual faces of suspects, and soon even smartphone app may allow you to identify strangers on the street and look up their Facebook page.

Neo-tribal privacy loving make up style that helps you avoid face recognition
Neo-tribal privacy-loving make-up style designed to avoid face recognition

In anticipation of the emerging face-recognition technology, privacy-lovers have been developing anti-face-recognition camouflage strategies for some time now. More recently, designer and technologists Adam Harvey reverse-engineered the algorithms behind face detection.

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Humane-Technology

Smart Tags Change Color as Food Spoils

Knowing whether food has spoiled without tasting it, is now possible. Smart Tags, developed by Chinese scientists, are small gel-based tabs that stick to containers of food and change color when something has expired.

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Global-Image-Economy

Age of Internet Empires

Inspired by the videogame Ages of Empires, this old-timey map illustrates the most visited websites in each country, with the size of nations altered to reflect the number of Internet users there.

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Fake-nature

Camouflaged Ships

Some animals use camouflage on different levels. The ones mimicking the environment are the most difficult for predators to find. Far more fascinating way of camouflage consist in confusing the predators with certain acts or body prints.
Sins guns and vessels found each other, people were looking for solutions to hide from the enemy, giving life to a peculiar species of ship: the camouflaged ship.

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Hyperreality

The Pulsating Heart of Tokyo

An astounding tangle of multi-colored water flowing throughout 18 arteries represents what happens every day in the pulsating heart of Tokyo. This is how Takatsugu Kuriyama, from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, creates a 3D map of the subway system of the Japanese capital, visualizing the city as a creature.

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Talking Window
Digital-Presence

The Talking Window: a New Audio Medium

The streets of marketing are endless, and sometimes intrusive. The latest space to be taken over by advertising is the train window. The broadcast company Sky is experimenting with this medium to advertise its products on German public transportation.

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