The post-apocalypse recession is bound to be a doozy. If you don't have the stomach for looting (why aren't you in heaven, pussy?), or don't have a gold stockpile, you'll probably have to barter for basic survival needs.
Unlike traditional mood ring voodoo, Poker Face measures bodily conditions like pulse and galvanic response to assess your mood, revealing it on the iPhone's display—and a wristband vibrates when you're starting to feel like a prick.
The Life Dress is a glowing dress made out of dragon skin, LEDs, wires, and Arduino hardware that models the life and death of cells. It is squishy. I imagine Milla Jovovich wearing it out with Bruce Willis, killing aliens.
Data empowerment through iPhone apps. That seems to be the running theme. Project Noah—for networked organisms and habitats—is a location-based eco-field guide, submission-powered wildlife spotter, and mission dossier. And it's pretty slick.
The way it moves, it's unnatural—it made me want to jump out of my skin.
The idea behind Mobile Logger is simple: Logging and analyzing trip data—particularly from bikes—via open source iPhone app that collects a ton of data, from route and noise level, to speed and altitude, aggregating it for cool visualizations.
The Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU's Tisch School is where all kinds of ridiculously creative techno-wizardry happens so it's pretty exciting they're seriously opening up the program with a Summer Camp for grown ups. Do check it out. [ITP]