Room-E: Walkthrough Demonstration
frog has been prototyping interactions for the Room-E, an experiment in surround computing. In this short, frog Fellow, Jared Ficklin demonstrates some of the bright new interactions for Room-E.
Delicious icons from IBM’s Smarter Planet advertising campaign by Ogilvy launched in 08/09.
Nice collection of hi-res IBM graphics here, sampling various promotional campaigns conducted over the years.
Dark Arts: Meet the architects of Tumblr’s cyberpunk renaissance
We’re in a weird time for the way the future looks; somehow House of Cards can slyly introduce a floating text-message interface to their present-day political drama without so much as blinking, but most of our iconic near- and far-future worlds run on tracks laid down well before the ’90s. And it’s not just the recycling of every franchise from Star Trek to RoboCop: Avatar’s and Prometheus’ huge budgets couldn’t hide their indebtedness to the grandiose sci-fi storyboards of the ’70s. Which isn’t even to mention Oblivion.
Used bookstore find from earlier this evening: The World of the Atom, two volume boxed set containing the landmark documents of atomic physics, published in 1966.
Audio is now available for the recent talk by Bruce Sterling and Dan Reed, “Imagining and Being Imagined by Technologies: A Conversation with Two Futurists,” kicking off the Designing the Future series sponsored by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa.