Solar Roadway - This rather folksy home spun video highlights a prototype for an interesting rethinking of paved surfaces. The Solar Roadways project, the brainchild startup of Scott and Julie Brusaw, is still in its infancy, but if successful will produce commercially available road tiles that collect energy from the sun and distribute it back to the local owner or can also be used to power LED lights embedded in the units.
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Momentum - UK based artists UVA have created another stunning installation this time at the Barbican Center in London. The piece uses suspended lights and sound sources that swing in precise time to create intricate patterns creating an austere, otherworldly experience that challenges viewers conceptions of space.Read More
Skybox - World’s first hi-def on-demand satellite video. Mountain View company Skybox Imaging has recently announced the first imagery from its Skysat-1 mini satellite. This is the first of 24 satellites able to transmit hi resolution video satellite imagery in realtime. the resolution is such that movement of vehicles, changes in environment and other feature extractions can be delivered on a reliable basis. Information like this could prove valuable to city planners as well as traffic control for larger events.
Mogees - Make an instrument out fo almost anything. This ingenious device uses a piezoelectric sensor that uses the acoustic properties of whatever substance it it placed on to generate sound when plugged into a mobile device with the necessary app. The app takes the audio signals coming from the sensor amplifies and alters it to create variances that respond to physical gestures.
MIDEN - Virtual dissection tool medical students. The University of Michigan has developed a new tool for its Michigan Immersive Digital Experience Nexus (MIDEN). The system uses immersive video projection and position tracking to allow medical students and professionals to perform dissections and complicated surgical procedures on a virtual three-dimensional patient from a multitude of angles, and allows for greater understanding and development of anatomy and procedures.
In an exhibition to honor legendary graphic designer Jurriaan Schrofer, LUST, a Dutch design studio designed an interactive installation that transcribes data from Kinect controllers into typography that changes the verbal projected spec into words associated with a given place or topic.