Tag: Magical-Interaction


Neon Waterfalls

Natural landscape lit up by artificial light. It’s Neon Luminance, a project by San Francisco-based photographers Sean Lenz and Kristoffer Abildgaard, that transforms the waterfalls of Northern California into a glowing scenery using a colorful range of glow sticks, lasers, road flares, headlamps.

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Musical Journey Through the Human Body

If you want to take a journey through your body and experience the sound of your blood flow, there’s an app for that! De Motu is an interactive music app that enables the users to follow their blood as it circulates through the organs, letting them experience the human anatomy through music and influence the sound with their own body.

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Artificial Intelligence

The Sound System that Knows your Mood

BeoSound Moment, by Danish company Bang & Olufsen, is a sound system that uses artificial intelligence to predict the music the user is in the mood for. The device works thanks to a recent innovation, called PatternPlay, that enables the system to learn listening behavior and musical preferences from every interaction with the user.

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Controlling Smart Devices with the Skin

Wearable devices have become increasingly popular and important in design, with a particular attention to the skin. According to the researchers behind iSkin project, the epidermis is indeed the next frontier.

iSkin is a flexible, stretchable and visually customizable on-body touch sensor for mobile computing. Simply place the patch on any part of the body and you have your own touch interface. With a few simple taps you can answer calls, play music or answer an email.

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Intimate Technology

New Friends? Let Social Textiles Help You

Although social media helps us connect with more people in a highly efficient way, the act is still far from real human interaction. We share posts, upload photos or post status updates, looking frantically at our screens for likes, shares or comments. A group of students at the MIT Media Lab, named Fluid Interfaces Group, is working on an electronic textile that might help us interact with people based on our social media profiles.

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Solaris: Mind-Controlled Magnets

Have you always want to move objects or control machines just by thinking about doing it? Well, I know I have. In the last week we came across a project named Solaris, an installation that gives participants the power to control a pool of ferrofluids (magnetic fluids) with their brainwaves.

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Goehring of the AutoNOMOS research team of the Artificial Intelligence Group at the Freie Universitaet (Free University) demonstrates a hands-free driving of the research car named 'MadeInGermany' during a test in Berlin

BrainDriver: the Mind Controlled Car

German researchers have just made possible to drive a car using only the thoughts.

The BrainDriver consists of a headset with 16 sensors that monitor electrical signals from the brain. After reading these signals through the skull, the system has to turn them into instructions for the car.

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Touchscreen (2)

Use a Touchscreen Without Touching it

The development of touch technology has opened many possibilities of interaction with our electronic devices. Until now, you’ve had to physically touch the screen in order to interact with it. To solve this issue Tom Carter, PhD student at the University of Bristol’s Interaction and Graphics, designed UltraHaptics.

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Urban intervention, naughty boy-style! The public media interventionists of VR/Urban have designed a cool tool to intervene into next nature: the SMSlingshot. A wooden, embedded interaction device –equipped with an ultra-high frequency radio, a hacked Arduino board, laser and batteries – to shoot your own message directly onto a building or media facade. With some tucked away beamers, it works like magic. Reclaim the screens!

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Wifi Dowsing Rod

Today’s technology advances so rapidly that people are often unable to update their media schemas in time and as a result are left cluelessly in awe of it all. Mike Thompson’s Wifi…

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Running on non-newtonian fluid

These dudes from the Spanish TV show El-Hormiguero mixed cornstarch and water made on a concrete mixer truck, effectively creating a pool of non-newtonian fluid – which is almost like normal water,…

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Augmented Phone Browsing

This video shows the first beta version of TwittARound – an augmented reality Twitter viewer on the iPhone 3Gs. It shows live tweets around your location on the horizon. Because of the…

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