Archive for the 'tech' Category
Using cameras to navigate your interface has been around for some time, but just a refresher, here’s yet another one called FluidTunes! Only for MacOSX. Again cool, but overtime, I’m not sure if I’d use! Cool is not always usable in the long run, hence cool becomes uncool!
Adobes playing around yet again with manipulating images, but this time in video! Take a peek at this video demo showing the simplicity in adding anything to an existing video which then latches onto objects without any post production. This is nothing groundbreaking since Video Tracking has been around for some time, but it’s good to see a corporation such as adobe giving it a go!
Also check out Video Tracing!
Artist Sakurako Shimizu has a great set of jewelry, the Waveform Series, based on sound. She inputs noise or spoken sound, then translates that it into a wave format which is then laser cut into metal pieces turned into necklaces, rings, brooches, etc. A ring with a wave saying “I do”…pretty cool! If only there was a way to play it back directly like the top of a vinyl record!
A few months back I noticed an oozing mustard filled hot dog sliding down the back windshield of a taxi cab. I’m guessing a pedestrian threw their hot dog of the reckless taxi cab after nearly getting hit by them! This sight amused me for the next few blocks driving!
- Japanese Lotion Spin Game Challenge (video)
- Charlie Rose vs Charlie Rose video
- Drawing with Water video
- Automatically make your last Flickr image your Twitter background!
- Zink Tomy, the camera with a built in printer!
- A Tire hits a car dealership!
Hahaha, awesome mashup video! Bruce Lee nun chucks his way into ping pong!!! (I’ve been on a ping pong crave for the past year)
Kokuyo adds a simple twist to a highlighter pen allowing you to highlight, circle, or outline any text!
Several years ago I slammed my highlighter into a corner and left 2 jagged edges leaving vampire like tips (I might have also just carved a triangle out with an exacto blade late into a creative night procrastinating). Anyhow, I used the pen until it dried up, but I never thought I’d see this accident turn into a product! Accidents(procrastinating) are sometimes the best inventions!
How awesome! Seongyong Lee added a little air bubble to his utensils designs which float them like buoys with handles in the air, and a nice scooper for your punch bowl!
I’m off to Camden Maine again for this years “Pop!Tech 2008:Scarcity and Abundance” Conference! This years lineup of speakers and musicians are awesome! I’m not sure how much time I’ll have to post, but make sure to watch the FREE live online video stream!(9am-6:30am EST) Check out the entire speaker list and schedule here, otherwise I’ll list a few highlights below:
- Chris Anderson, Editor Wired magazine
- Stephen Badylak, Regenerative Medicine
- Malcolm Gladwell, Tipping Point, Blink, New Yorker
- Van Jones, human rights and civil rights activist
- Jay Parkinson, online doctor
- Clay Shirky, all things web
- Frank Warren, Post Secret Founder
- Benjamin Zander, renaissance musician
- Imogen Heap, musician
- Erin Mckean, lexicographer
- Chris Jordan, photographer
- the unusual, suspenseful, mind blowing, amazing!!!