I finally fulfilled my childhood dream and it made me feel like a kid again: I played a video game as myself in the freaking game. It was beyond incredible and so weird, but oodles of fun. This is the best thing.
Putting 50 mirrored balls in a semi-lighted room seems like a terrible idea. Actually it seems like a great idea for a rave and a bad idea for an art installation. But it worked out pretty well at the CLICK Festival in Denmark.
This could be the most important design advancement in years. Not since the Pantone color-capturer have you been able to preserve something from your travels and recreate it at home as a 3D model. Hook up a 3D printer, and...
3D? Terribly lame when it's tossed into devices as a bullet point feature. Making stuff in 3D yourself? Almost always cooler than you think. Trimensional for iPhone takes a picture of your face and maps your mug in a 3D model. You wouldn't think it but it's kinda creepy seeing your face in 3D.
A UC Berkley team has built a giant room-scanning backpack, brimming with lasers and cameras, that can map an interior and generate a 3D model. The potential utility for services like Google Maps is huge, but also, laser backpack.