The Guerrilla Movement To Deploy Sensors All Over Your City

“You want to see our sensor?” Pierre Forcioli-Conti gestures at a high window that leads to the roof. “You’ll have to climb over Matt’s desk and go out the window.” No problem. I wriggle through the window and climb out on top of the the refurbished 1940s movie theater on Mission Street in San Francisco. It doubles… » 4/01/15 6:30pm 4/01/15 6:30pm

​How Autodesk's Experimental Lab Gave Us an Odd Little Star Wars Movie

The long rectangles of San Francisco's famous piers gave the city a blocky, geometric border with the Bay over a century ago. Now these abandoned remnants of the Barbary Coast are being rejuvenated by companies like software giant Autodesk, whose Pier 9 Workshop is so experimental that it feels like science fiction. » 3/30/15 10:00am 3/30/15 10:00am

Watch more cute monster animation drawings get inserted into daily life

I just love the fake cartoon reality that augmented reality artist Marty Cooper creates within our world because his character drawings pack so much personality that I just want them to be real. Here he is with part three in his Aug(de)mented Reality series, which splices crazy cute monster drawings into normal… » 3/24/15 10:30pm 3/24/15 10:30pm

Gorgeous silk lamps bloom like flowers when you turn them on

Studio DRIFT made these lovely lamps that feel alive because they've been designed to bloom like a flower. It's a beautiful idea that's even more gorgeous when you see it happen, I would love to walk into my living room and have these ethereal lights dance for me as they descend and shine up the room. » 3/18/15 12:33am 3/18/15 12:33am

The completely fascinating and rare art of hand drawing puzzles

This is Robert Kirtley and this is his workshop. Watch him artfully draw puzzles and manufactures puzzle die masters all by hand. It's such a fascinating process to see and a skill that has grown increasingly rare in the world of puzzles. In fact, there are only a few other people in the entire world who hand draw… » 3/16/15 7:25pm 3/16/15 7:25pm

The stunning view a computer sees when you dance

We're just faceless shapes made of dots and lines and nodes to a computer. And that's kind of awesome. This experimental project by Maria Takeuchi uses Microsoft Kinect to capture the motion data of a dancer and then rebuilds those movements into a stunning dancing body made of dots and lines and nodes. » 3/10/15 9:37pm 3/10/15 9:37pm

New Printing Tech Allows the Blind to Touch Priceless Paintings

Walking into a museum and putting your hands on a priceless painting is normally, uh, frowned upon. But in Madrid right now, an unusual exhibit is inviting visitors to touch some of the most famous paintings in the world—so that the visually impaired can experience them, too. » 3/10/15 6:45pm 3/10/15 6:45pm

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