It's weird to see a working Nest thermostat on display at a Smithsonian museum in Manhattan. It's even weirder to tinker with the gadget, pushing buttons and changing settings. But touching and tinkering with technology is the Cooper Hewitt future museum's specialty.
Have you ever held your smartphone up to your laptop screen and thought about how cool it would be if the two devices could work together, physically? Well now, thanks to a team from the MIT Media Lab, they can. New software lets you use your smartphone as an extra interface for a computer, and it looks awesome.
The most experimental story told at this year's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah wasn't just on a movie screen. Pandemic 1.0, a transmedia project including film, phones, actors, interaction, tweets and multitouch, made the entire town its set.
If you happen to find yourself at the ARS Electronica Center in Linz, Austria thinking, "that facade could do with a bit more color," you're in luck—a special smartphone application lets passersby paint the building in real time.
Sassy songstress Robyn's new single is a catalog of stuff that's currently pissing her off: her email, her diet, her high heels, her boyfriend, and seemingly everything else. The song's interactive video lets you add your own gripes via Twitter.
You might think that these goldfish have it pretty good, each luxuriating in its own personal tank. But they're actually hard at work making music.
People have come up with a lot of interesting ways to put a digital spin on analog media, but Analogue Tape Glove takes a uniquely hands-on approach: Its special gloves let you stroke a tape wall to make sweet music.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then this new interactive sign from IBM really, truly wants to get on your good side. It changes its appearance based on what you're wearing.
What's more terrifying than a call coming from inside the house? The call coming from inside the theater. That's the thought behind Last Call, an interactive horror film in which the main character calls a random audience member for help.
I spend all day online, but sometimes I like to pretend that I'm doing something exciting out there in the real world. Vectorial Elevation let me control 20 gigantic spotlights in Vancouver. I almost forget I was in my sweatpants.
We've covered how technology has shaped relief efforts in Haiti and shown how it has affected our perception of the nation's continuing tragedy. CNN is now offering new perspectives of the devastated nation with three interactive, immersive videos.
London's interactive bar, TwentyFour, promises one thing — if there's a lack of feminine eye-candy, you can always pass the time by staring blankly at the ever-changing walls. The bar combines thousands of LED color combinations with walls that are, in fact, projection screens, creating one of the coolest bars I've…