http://vimeo.com/63591283 PneUI: Pneumatically Driven Soft Composite Material for Shape-Changing User Interfaces from Tangible Media Group "We present PneUI, an enabling technology to build shape-changing interfaces through pneumatically-actuated soft composite materials. The composite materials integrate the capabilities of both input sensing and active shape output. This is enabled by the composites’ multi-layer structures with different mechanical... Continue Reading →
Andy Ellison of Boston University Medical School scans food and vegetables inside a Philips 3 Tesla MRI - lots more images on his blog http://insideinsides.blogspot.com. Check out the interactive 3D versions too, e.g. a red bell pepper.
http://vimeo.com/36869769 This will be available soon in kit form. Note that it is very small, and will be fairly unstable. Nonetheless, pretty cool. "Piccolo is a pocket-sized stand-alone CNC platform. For under $70, you will be able to assemble your personal Arduino-compatible kit for tinkering, and playing with basic CNC output. Be it plotting a... Continue Reading →
http://youtu.be/Fyko81WAvvQ?hd=1 Dr. Austin Richards built the principal coil used in his Dr. MegaVolt performances in 1991 at UC Berkeley with the help of Paul O'Leary. They did an analysis of the coil's operation with a spectrum analyzer and digital storage scope, and did some fun performances, but there was something missing from the show: A... Continue Reading →
Authors: Kevin Karsch, Varsha Hedau, David Forsyth, Derek Hoiem Abstract: We propose a method to realistically insert synthetic objects into existing photographs without requiring access to the scene or any additional scene measurements. With a single image and a small amount of annotation, our method creates a physical model of the scene that is suitable... Continue Reading →
The system depicted was created by combining three components: a chatbot, a text-to-speech synthesizer, and an avatar renderer. Chatbots are machines designed to emulate the conversational abilities of humans, conversing with a human user and generally attempting to convince the user into thinking that the machine is human. In such a scenario, if a sufficiently... Continue Reading →
Usman Haque has, on several occasions, made the observation that there is an important difference between interactivity and responsiveness (see for example). A responsive system is a fundamentally linear set of relations, a kind of reaction where the same thing happens every time a given action is performed. ... http://www.creativeapplications.net/theory/what-is-at-stake-in-animate-design-theory/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLULRlmXkKo&feature=player_embedded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me5Zzm2TXh4&feature=player_embedded Organic User Interfaces article: http://www.organicui.org/?page_id=74