February 21st, 2013 | Friends | Categories: Art, Interactive, Mobile | Tags: book, ipad |
Disney announced a new bracelet-based system for park-goers: My Magic+. Green, glowing bracelets equipped with RFID technology, will soon allow Disney World visitors to make payments, receive alerts and better navigate the massive park. It will also collect more data about the people wearing them — and undoubtedly raise questions about privacy and the ethics of data collection in the process.
via New York Times
Re: Sound Bottle captures ambient noise and remixes it into unique, unexpected tracks. The bottle’s cork interface controls when it both records and plays back the sounds it captured — a fun use of technology to enhance the soundtrack of everyday life.
via Laughing Squid
… And will that image motivate you to open a 401k?
Wired magazine posted an article yesterday about a cool new digital campaign from Merrill Edge that shows you what you’ll look like in 30 years with the goal of incentivizing you to sock away money.
Contributed by Michael Phillips
The IKEA catalogue grows some digital limbs by using augmented reality.
Via Design Week.
Contributed by Jeremy Adirim.
The sleek application ARART uses augmented reality to amplify classic artwork.
via Design Boom
In this interactive musical installation laser pointers trigger sounds and visuals projected onto the interior of a Czech chapel.
via Laughing Squid
This Exquisite Forest is a collaborative storytelling tool. Inspired by the Surrealist drawing game of “exquisite corpse,” the site allows anyone to start an animation tree by drawing a series of short frames — a “seed” — or add on to an existing tree. The project, from Google’s Data Arts team, is also temporarily installed in the Tate Modern in London.
Touch this silver cube for a weather forecast. The Cryoscope uses a simple system with an Arduino controller to adjust heat or coolness levels to represent the temperature outside. Just enter your zip code in a webapp and feel tomorrow’s air temperature!
Some folks at MIT hacked a building to play Tetris on the side of it.
via laughing squid