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May 9th, 2012
| Friends | Categories: Augmented Reality, Development, HCI (Human Computer Interaction), Inspiration, Interactive, Mobile, Social, Technology, Tool | Tags: app, Augmented Reality, chat, Inspiration, Interactive, Mobile, real-time, robot, Social, Video, webcam |
Nubot is a doll ready to host smartphone video chats via Skype.
The remote user can control the doll’s body gestures (wave, bow, turn) giving them more of a physical presence.
The folks at
Nuuo that developed Nubot use it to have teleconferences between their offices.
We’ve seen a more mobile, albeit less cute, telepresence robot named
Texai in the past.
May 4th, 2012
| Friends | Categories: Data Visualization, Inspiration, Social | Tags: maps, Social |
A very cool project from the smart people at Carnegie Mellon University to map (and remap.. and remap)
.. Neighborhoods that emerge in the moment, based on check-in and social graph data.
Contributed by: Ralph Paone
December 12th, 2011
| James Taylor | Categories: Architecture, Art, Data Visualization, Events, Inspiration, Installation, Interactive, Outdoor, Sculpture, Social, Technology | Tags: Art, Data Visualization, Inspiration, Installation, Interactive, mood, Projection, Sculpture, Social |
Fühl-o-meter assesses the sentiment of peoples faces’ and projects the ambient mood of the city through a smiley face atop a tower.
November 16th, 2011
| James Taylor | Categories: Development, Online, Technology, Tool | Tags: development, Online, Social, Technology, tool, utility |
If this then that puts the internet to work for you. The free service allows users to set up a number of ‘recipes’ that fit the structure: if this happens, then do that. For instance, if rain is in the forecast, then send a text notification or if there’s a new post on Craigslist for a certain item, then send an email. Simple utility.
November 1st, 2011
| Katy | Categories: Online, Social, Technology | Tags: API, circles, google, Social |
This project from Brazilian company D3 uses the new Google+ API to
visualize the closeness of your circles on Google+. Curious how many people in your circles looped you into theirs as well? About how many people only you’ve circled, or who the lurkers on the outside are who’ve only circled you?
Give it a try here:
Aside from providing a new tool for social network investigation, the Circle of Trust visuals are beautiful and it’s exciting to see what the first experiments manipulating Google+ API yield.
Contributed by Sergio Mugnaini
October 5th, 2011
| Friends | Categories: Interactive, Online, Social | Tags: Online, smile, Social, webcam |
On the site
Two of Us, anyone can take a picture of themselves smiling and share it with another smiling stranger.
Amazingly simple, but still a fun way to connect and add some humanity back to the Internet.
August 31st, 2011
| Katy | Categories: Online, Tool | Tags: Online, Social |
This just makes a lot of
sense. People post needs, others who can help post solutions.
Needs vary from anything like “a dog-friendly hotel in Orlando” to “a good book on Python” to “an inexpensive, non-hydrogenated, corn syrup free powdered coffee creamer.” And if you’re not currently in need, you can browse and follow other peoples’ needs, loop in other friends who might be helpful or agree with posted solutions — all with a clean, easy to use interface.
Contributed by Sosia Bert
August 10th, 2011
| James Taylor | Categories: Architecture, Augmented Reality, Data Visualization, Design, HCI (Human Computer Interaction), Inspiration, Installation, Interactive, Mobile, Outdoor, Social, Technology, Tool, Video | Tags: ar, Augmented Reality, Data Visualization, environment, Interactive, interface, Mobile, Projection, real-time, Social, Technology |
Keiichi Matsuda imagines what it would be like when digital layers of information converge with the physical environment – no device required. (Best viewed in 3D if you have 3D glasses handy)
August 3rd, 2011
| Friends | Categories: Inspiration, Online, Social, Strategy, Tool | Tags: Car, renting, sharing, Social, swapping |
A new social car swapping site, this service allows individuals to put their own vehicles up for rent at an hourly rate they get to set (e.g. Tesla Roadster $50/hr).
No idea how it all works or whether it will catch on, but it’s pretty interesting.
Test driving is becoming a lot more “social” and “consumer driven” than before.
Contributed by Ralph Paone
July 18th, 2011
| Friends | Categories: Data Visualization, Interactive, Reference, Social, Strategy, Technology, Video | Tags: Data Visualization, Facebook, Interactive, Online, Social, Technology, Video, web |
Kinetic type video of social media stats from Erik Qualman’s
Socialnomics v3 book.